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How to DJ – The Professional Guide

Learn How to DJ using this Professional guide, suitable for all levels whether you want to improve or get started now!
Instructor:
Tommy Swindali
244 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Real secrets from DJs living the dream
Learn the basics of how DJ software works
Learn how to Beat Match
Everything you need to know to do your first DJ gig
How to prepare for shows
Where to find music
The business of DJing
And much more

If you have ever dreamed of being a DJ with people dancing to your music and all whilst having the time of your life then this course will show you how. 

From the bedroom to the hottest clubs, events and mainstage festivals. 

Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to enhance your current skills or a new aspiring DJ looking to get started. 

Whatever your level of experience, the wisdom in this course is explosive and it is an absolute must to skyrocketing your success as a DJ.

This easy to understand guide will enable you to master the essentials of DJing. 

Including, gear, music, techniques, business, and the industry as a whole. You’ll learn how to research and purchase the best DJ equipment, on your budget. 

Where to find music, how to smoothly mix music and create solid playlists to rock any dance floor. 

Plus you will learn how to get paid gigs at parties, clubs, events and so much more!

Anybody can be a DJ and if you’ve ever wanted a single book that gives you all the secrets to a successful career as a DJ, then this is that course.

Introduction

1
Welcome

In The Mix:

Discover The Secrets

to Becoming a Successful DJ


2
Introduction

A lot of people have the misconception that DJing is really hard to get into but it's actually really simple. All you need is the passion and you can start out with something as simple as a smartphone, or a DJ controller. anybody can be a DJ as long as they work hard and are motivated to achieve their goals


Equipment

1
Beginner Equipment

Beginner's Guide To DJ Equipment Setups

2
CDJ

The Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus and Nexus 2 are currently the club standard for CDJ’s and will likely stay that way for the next five years.


3
DJ Mixer

The DJM900 Nexus is an industry standard mixer that will probably be around for the next five years. It is easy to understand and very reliable.


4
Laptop DJ

Some DJ’s prefer working with a laptop when mixing

5
USB

Nowadays the majority of DJ’s are playing from USB. It’s possible to also use SD cards with newer CDJ’s but for the majority USB is more popular in addition to being quicker and handling larger sizes for a more affordable price.


Music

1
Where to Find Music

Where you find music depends on what you need it for. For example if you are playing a wedding, you will get music from a different place than if your playing at a club.


2
Import and Manage Music
3
Live Mash Up

Live Mash Up

Software

1
Rekordbox

Rekordbox is a software for organizing your music library in preparation for use with Pioneer CDJ’s.

2
Serato

Serato is a DJ software that enables you to organize and playback music with CDJ’s or a controller.

3
Serato Box

The Serato box links your software to DJ hardware.

How to Mix

1
Theory

Fundamentals of Mixing theory

2
Standard Mix

A standard DJ Mix

3
Bass Cut

Using bass cuts when mixing

4
Filters

Mixing with filters.

5
Delay

Using delays when mixing.

6
Flange

Mixing with flangers.

7
Tempo Down

Changing tempos

8
Loop

Using the loop feature.

How To Get Bookings

1
Gigs

Strategies to getting booked.

2
Agents

DJ agents and agencies

3
Branding

how to brand yourself

4
Producing and Promotion

producing and promotion and how it can help you get booked more

5
EPK

Electronic Press Kit

Preparing For a Show

1
Before Show

Pre show rituals

2
How to Read a Crowd

Tips on reading a crowd

3
Working With an MC

Tips on working with an MC

4
Dealing With Nerves

Tips on dealing with nerves

Bonus

1
Top Tips and FAQ
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
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