How to DJ Using Your Laptop Computer
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How to DJ Using Your Laptop Computer

Techniques Anyone Can Learn to Mix & Play Psytrance Music Live
3.4 (9 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.
1,291 students enrolled
Created by Dan Van Casteele
Last updated 8/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • What Software to Use
  • Where to Obtain Royalty-free Music
  • Where to Upload Your DJ Mixes
  • How to Choose Music for a Mix
  • How to Adjust the BPM of a track
  • How to Use the Crossfader
  • How to Easily Mix Two Tracks
  • How to Use the Sync Button
  • When to Let Two Tracks Play Simultaneously
  • When to Adjust the Volume of a Track
  • When to Start and End a Mix
  • Tricks to Mix Quickly
  • How to Prepare Your Performance
  • How to Create Your Mix
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  • You'll need a free software named Virtual DJ (but I'll tell you inside the first lecture where to get it)
  • You don't need any DJ material or software before starting
  • You must have a natural passion for electronic music
  • Anyone without any background in music can easily learn

In this course you will learn how anyone can DJ by simply using a laptop computer and why so many famous DJs are switching from their decks to the computers or using them altogether in their performances. This is a course for those willing to learn how to mix tracks easily and upload them to popular websites. And yet, any professional DJ can learn new techniques from this course as well as insights about how to select and play good music live.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wishes to become a DJ
  • DJs willing to learn new techniques
  • Anyone interested in mixing with a laptop computer
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:17
Materials and Resources
1 Lecture 00:15
Materials and Resources
How to Prepare Your Performance
1 Lecture 12:44
How to Create Your Mix
3 Lectures 27:50
How to Synchronize Tracks

How to Make Good Transitions

How to Mix Difficult Tracks
Demonstration With All the Techniques Learned
1 Lecture 25:07
How to Simultaneously Mix 6 Tracks
1 Lecture 00:34
About the Instructor
Dan Van Casteele
4.1 Average rating
9 Reviews
1,291 Students
1 Course
DJ, Author & Music Producer

Dan Van Casteele is a DJ, Author, Music Producer, Entrepreneur and Owner of Danmar Recordings.

Soon after starting his career in the year 2000, he received the title of best European music composer & producer by MTV Music Television and had a video of his winning track on MTV International being broadcasted to all over the world in August of that same year, as well as several of his own tracks broadcasted worldwide by famous radios, among which was UK Galaxy Radio.

In 2003, he was 2x world 1st place in Techno and Dance Music, and had more than 30 tracks as Top 20 world for Trance Music in several websites dedicated to music production, such as Vitaminic, eJay and Besonic.

As a DJ, DVC played different music genres, namely, House, Electro, Trance, Techno, Hardstyle, Hardcore-Techno, Industrial, Hiphop, Dubstep, Breakbeat, Gothic and Metal, and was a resident DJ in a Gothic Club.

From 2006 to 2009, while still performing weekly as a DJ for Gothic and Metal music, was also known as one of the most popular DJs for rave parties, being always at the top of the DJs list for events in which he was invited to perform. But he also organized many music events himself and personally directed 5 companies, which intended to promote performances of original musicians. And this, while dedicating himself to the recruitment and promotion of unknown and amateurs DJs, and the training of those who wished to become DJs themselves, all of which gained a quick notoriety and popularity through his own events.

At the end of 2009, DVC moved to Asia, where he would then continue performing as a DJ, and quickly became one of the most popular foreign DJs in China.

Between 2014 and 2015, while still seeing his tracks reaching Top 10 charts in different but popular websites, like Soundclick and Myspace, he decided to upload all of his mixes online, most of which reached the Top 100 charts of Mixcloud and House-Mixes.

By 2017, 35 of his mixes had reached the Top 100 charts of Mixcloud and House-Mixes, and in different genres - Psytrance, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Techno, Tech-House, Hard-Techno, Hardstyle, Hardcore, Speedcore, Frenchcore, and more.

His experience and knowledge remains published in books such as “Famous DJs Best Kept Secrets”, but also in online courses, and he has a total 17 Albums and 150 tracks for sale in the major music platforms.