R4000 1 Month, 8 One-On-One Lessons (Payment plans available)
Course Pack Includes:
• Discounts on all gear purchased during a 12 month period
• Course Notes
• iMix T-Shirt
• iMix Cap
The Beginner Course aims 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 – dropping tracks in correctly, jogging tracks and beatmatching.
MODULE 1 – HISTORY OF DJING AND BUYERS GUIDE
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.
MODULE 2 – FUNDAMENTAL CONTROLS AND SETUP
Shows how to hook up a pair of vinyl 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. Then, compares this to the controls you find in djay, a popular DJing app for the iPad.
MODULE 3 – HOW TO CUE A TRACK
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.
MODULE 4 – KNOWING YOUR MUSIC
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 shuf e. There is also some information about how tracks are structured and an example of a standard song arrangement.
MODULE 5 – EQ AND FILTERING
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.
MODULE 6 – BEATMATCHING AND CREATING A SMOOTH MIX
Combines all the techniques learned so far on the course, and some new tricks, to provide some mixing examples.