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Ever wanted to be a DJ but thought it looked too complicated? Are you a self taught DJ but would like to improve your DJing skills?
Then this course is made for you! We'll cover all aspects of DJing, from the basics of setting up, which cables to use, and how to troubleshoot your gear, to basic mixing, beat matching, and more advanced techniques like telegraphing.
There's nearly 2 hours of comprehensive video content.
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Corin (half of the production duo Karboncopy) is a DJ with releases under the labels: Ministry of Sound and One Love, tells you why you should take this course.
Also David James, founder of Griffin Alliance and DJ for 20+ years gives his support for the course.
We talk about the tripod, how to set them up safely, and what heights are appropriate for certain dance floors.
This is a quick side note about speaker and tripod positioning for different room sets.
This video explains the difference between 'input' and 'output', as well as what each cable is used for and why they are important.
Knowing which cable goes where and why is very important in a DJ setup.
In this video, we describe the industry standard speaker - the Mackie SR450.
We explain what each button means, how to set them up, and a basic overview of how they work.
On the back of Mackie speakers, you'll noticed there are a few more buttons, lights, and sockets. In this video we explain what each one is for and how to take advantage of them.
In this video, we explain the purpose of the DJ mixer and DJ decks. We also explain how to set them up properly and get them ready to be used.
In this video, we talk in depth about the CDJs and their core functions - master tempo, auto cue, tempo slider, the jog wheel, and the track selection controls.
We'll focus on the lower end CDJ100, the industry standard CDJ1000, and the more recent CDJ900.
In this video, we'll go in depth with the mixer and its functions - channel selection control, master channel control, headphone control, and controlling gains and volumes.
We'll focus on the basic DJM300 and then industry standard DJM600. Once you know how to use both of these mixers, you'll know how to use any other mixer.
You're finally ready to play your first track. Make sure you have completed all the previous videos as they contain fundamental information for you to get the most value from this course.
We'll explain how to set the 'trim' or 'heat' of a track, cue the track, and perform a simple fade in mix.
In this video, I'll explain how to fault check in any scenario by using the technique: "follow the signal".
We'll also have some exercises for you to try and think about at the end of the video. The answers to the exercises will be in the next video.
In this video, we talk about packing up your gear and why it is important to tie your cables properly.
We'll also show you how to tie your cables properly to keep them lasting longer and for quicker setup times.
David has DJed in the top nightclubs, bars, and functions in Adelaide for more than 7 years. He has held residencies at the Dog & Duck, Red Square, Seacliff Hotel and Buddha Bar, among others. He has also DJed at hundreds of birthday parties, private parties, special occasions, and corporate functions.
A few years ago he opened up a 'school' to teach at risk students how to DJ, to re-engage them back into the school system. Since starting that venture, David has moved to a fully online experience.