Gives an outline of the different DJing formats available today,explaining how they’ve changed over the years and what the most popular formats are now.
Shows how to hook up the decks to a mixer and amp or speakers, and then explains the basic controls in this setup, which are the fundamental ones you find in all DJing formats.
Explains how to cue tracks with various DJing formats, to enable a complete understanding of the different considerations when using an entirely hardware or a software-based setup.
Teaches some of the musical considerations when mixing, to help students better choose the right track to play and know when to mix it. Topics covered include tempo, time signature and key,as well as swing or shuffle. There is also some information about how tracks are structured and an example of a standard song arrangement.
Teaches what the EQ and Filter controls on a DJ mixer do, so students have a better understanding of how to use them to change the sound of a track and improve your mix. Musical examples are shown through a spectrum analyser to enable a visual as well as aural demonstration.
Combines all the techniques learned so far on the course, and some new tricks, to provide some mixing examples.
Runs through some more of the effects you commonly find in DJing setups, including reverb, delay, flanging and gating.
Continues looking at more advanced DJing techniques by introducing cue points and looping, showing how they can be useful in various mixing scenarios.
Gives a summary of the main points that have been taught onthe course, and then provides some exercises to help improve jogging and beat matching skills.
At SoundAbode Studios, DJ training is considered as a serious profession and we believe that the ones pursuing them are future musicians. We help them develop different techniques to take individual tracks and mix them into one organic, seamless flow. The basic DJ training course is designed keeping in mind that the trainee is a complete beginner with little to no knowledge of DJing. This course also adds up to skillset of those with some experience already.
In Basic Dj Course we encourage trainees to use Native Instrument’s Traktor so that they can buy affordable midi controllers to practice the art form at home. We offer almost all different midi controllers available in the market to practice in academy, so that a trainee can decide which midi controllers fits their needs and budget.
To teach students how to mix, starting with a guide to the basic DJ formats available and then the essential and common controls you find in all setups. Then, to go through each stage of the mixing process in greater detail, so students have a good understanding of all the considerations and technical aspects of the whole process. Then, to put everything together in several mixing examples, ranging from simple blends to more complex mixes using EQ dials and other effects. Finally, to summarize everything that’s taught and provide exercises to help students improve their basic DJ skills and understand the very foundations upon which music itself is created.
Native Instrument’s Traktor
Novation Control XL
Traktor X1 & Z1
Allen & Heath Xone K2
A Course for Everyone
Bang For A Buck
This course is specially tailored keeping in mind the needs and limitations that the young minds have. We encourage new age Djing techniques by encouraging trainees to learn software djing. To achieve this trainees are required to have a laptop and headphones.
We advice our trainees to buy midi controllers to practice the art form at home.
Easy To Grasp
We use most industry standard softwares which are widely used by artists and djs throughout the world. Softwares provide visual aid to learners giving them a brief idea about beat matching, cueing techniques and equalizers.
These new age techniques are possible because of modern softwares and high speeding computing power that is easily available today. We proudly put all of this into use so that we at Soundabode can make the art of Djing simple yet effective for our trainees.