DJ SKILLS - The art of mixing


This course will help you develop the DJ performance and mixing techniques you need to make the dancefloor rock.

Equipment & Set-up
  • Turntables, mixer and cartridges
  • Introduction to Pioneer CDJs
  • Leads and connections
  • Serato Scratch
Beats, Bars and Phrasing
  • Tempo and BPM (beats per minute)
  • Structure: beats, bars and phrases
  • Finding the first beat of the bar
  • Cueing a track: fader controls
Drop Mixing
  • Switching between styles and tempos
  • Matching levels
  • Cueing
  • Crossfading
Know Your Music
  • Reading vinyl grooves
  • Spotting tunes that work together
  • Reading the crowd
  • Structuring a mix
Beat Matching
  • Adjust speed of record/CD player
  • Manually adjust the speed of the record
  • Pitch shifting
  • Crossfading smoothly
Record Your Mix
  • Preparing to record
  • Basic recording technique
  • Basic editing
  • Burn your mix to CD

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