Learn How to DJ (using Serato)
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Learn How to DJ (using Serato)

Learn the skills needed to go from absolute beginner to DJ pro.
4.0 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
239 students enrolled
Created by Colin Warn
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create basic DJ mixes
  • Understand what skills are needed to improve as a DJ
  • Understand the little known areas of where to get free music for their DJ sets
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Requirements
  • Must have access to a computer
  • Must have or be able to buy a DJ Controller
Description

Learn how to DJ using Serato, no experience necessary.

Learn from Colin Warn, a touring DJ with seven years of experience under his belt playing everything from wedding seminars to high school dances.  While not writing about himself in the third person, he also is an accomplished dance music ghost producer: Allowing him to give you insider secrets on where to get quality, free, unreleased tracks from up and coming artists.

In addition to this you will learn:

  • What the job of the DJ is
  • How to install and configure your Serato DJ equipment/software
  • How to navigate your DJ controller
  • How to understand music in beats, bars and phrases
  • The best pieces of equipment to accentuate your DJing gigs
  • How to navigate your Serato software

...and much more!

The first 1/4 of the course is open as a preview to anyone interested: So go ahead and try it before you buy it.

Hope to see you in the classroom.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to DJ
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to use Serato
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:15:29
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Welcome, Overview
3 Lectures 09:09
(BONUS) 7 Free Tracks and Resources Download
00:03

A little bit about myself, in addition to some tips/tricks for getting the most from this course.

Preview 01:49

So everyone knows they play music, but to what end?

Preview 07:17
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Setup
5 Lectures 22:13

Learn which controller is right for you based on your budget and goals.

Preview 05:15

A quick video on how to get Serato on your computer.

Preview 01:39

Learn which pair of headphones is right for you, depending on your budget/goals.

Preview 03:54

Optional piece of gear, but if you're looking for a microphone, here are my suggestions depending on your budget.

Note: I misspoke about which microphone I had.  I have a Shure PGA48-XLR, very close to the model I mentioned I had in the video.  Best part, this model is $14 cheaper.

Preview 02:53

Some insider secrets from yours truly on where to find quality, free, unreleased music from up and coming music producers.

A Music Producer's Perspective on Where to Find Music (Free and Paid)
08:32
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Learning How to DJ
5 Lectures 38:22

In this video, I share with you my favorite video for learning some essential DJ terminology.  Be sure to check out the resources page!

Beats, Bars and Phrases
01:30

In this video, we go over Serato and the corresponding features on a typical DJ controller.

Serato and DJ Controller Overview (Part 1)
16:48

What that last video's description said.

Serato and DJ Controller Overview (Part 2)
09:51

A bit more of an intermediate concept, but for those who don't want to rely on the sync button here's a great video on what you can do to start practicing your beatmatching.

Also check out the rest of this guys' YouTube channel.  Definitely my favorite hands down for learning the craft of DJing.

A Quick Note on Beatmatching
00:57

Putting everything we learned together into a basic DJ mix, with yours truly narrating over the top.

Preview 09:16
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Summary
2 Lectures 05:46

My tips/resource suggestions on how to continue improving as a DJ.

How to Continue Improving
04:23

Congrats on making it through the full course!  Here's to a great DJ career for you :D

Outro
01:23
About the Instructor
Colin Warn
4.3 Average rating
340 Reviews
5,509 Students
12 Courses
Music Producer, Ghost Producer, Composing 1-2 Tracks a Week

Colin Warn is a dance music producer and a Middle8Studio ghost producer, hailing from Seattle.  For some reason he also enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

Alter ego DJ Veaux. He's been teaching music production on forums from the legendary Laidback Luke production forums to the Max Vangeli "The Lab" forums for over four years.  His productions have received praise from the likes of Studio DMI, recording studio for artists like Diplo and Borgeous. He's made about 200+ tracks as of writing this bio from hip hop to dance music, and he continues to make 1-2 tracks a week.

Currently touring with Jordan Riley, so while he isn't on the road he's sitting down to figure out how he can help his fellow producer become the best artist they can be.