In this introduction to DJing course you will learn all the fundamental skills required to DJ.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of the DJ equipment and software used in professional environments such as clubs and festivals.
You will also learn core skills such as beatmatching, beat counting, equalising and basic mixing techniques. Ensuring you are fluent with the use of DJ equipment and can mix easily by the end of the course.
You will learn how to set up and work with Ableton Live.
We will begin by teaching you what MIDI tracks and audio tracks are and how they differ. You will also learn about different audio formats are and how they are used in production.
You will learn how to create any sound you want and utilise it for your own productions using various virtual instruments and samplers.
MIDI will affect the souds and music that your virtual instruments will produce, and knowing how to record and edit MIDI is a fundamental skill that is required. You will learn what it is, as well as all the different ways you can record and edit MIDI.
You will learn how to use samples and loops so that they work fit in your productions perfectly.
You will earn extremely advanced techniques to help you layer multiple samples and loops together to create a really powerful and full sounding result.
You will learn how to avoid nasty phasing issues and how to adjust the phase of your various audio and MIDI tracks so that they work in your favor.
Furthering the knowledge of Phase and Comb Filtering, you will learn what Mono compatibility is and why it is so important to get right! Ensuring your mix sounds good through any speaker system, whether it’s a big Club Mono system or a stereo pair of headphones.
We will take you through the signal flow of audio in a production scene. You will also learn how to gain stage all your tracks and plugins correctly so that you’re always working with the cleanest audio signals possible.
You will get a zoomed in view of Cassimm’s project files and learn his secrets for producing chart topping tracks.
You will learn how to program your drum sounds so you can always create the sound you want. Additionally, you will learn how to sequence your drums.
There are certain secrets related to sequencing drums known only to the top music producers. We teach you all of these secrets so you can apply them to your own productions.
EQs are a vital part of music production. You will learn what they are, how they work and how you can use them to enhance the tonality of any track. You will also learn how to use EQs to “unmask” instruments and produce a “clean” sounding track.
An equally important processor as EQs is compressors. You will learn how to use them in detail, as well as very advanced techniques used to enhance the tonality of any sound.
Noise Gates, Chorus, Phasers, Flangers, Tape Emulations, Echos & Delays,
You will learn how to set up microphones for recording. As well as how to record vocals and instruments.
You will learn how to comp, tune and process vocals to professional standard using an array of different processors and techniques.
You will learn how to use send/returns to add parallel processing to tracks. This technique can alter the tonality and sonics of a sound significantly depending on which processors (plugins) you use it with!
Knowing how to edit audio regions fluently, as well as how to add automation is a required skill for any music producer. We will ensure you master this skill throughout the course.
Bus processing isn’t required if you hire a mastering engineer, however we will teach you how to process your entire track so that you can play it out in clubs without having to hire a mastering engineer!
Depending on what your course, you may require some equipment at home as the lessons are taught via video calls. For music production, all you require is a laptop or computer with at least 4GB Ram and an intel i5 or i7 CPU. For the DJ lessons, you would require a DJ controller which can be connected to your computer, if you’re unsure whether you have the right equipment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lessons have a duration of two hours and can be scheduled for any available time throughout the week. Available times range daily from 10am to 10pm. You can either schedule them yourself via our calendar system (you’ll receive an email after purchasing a course), or you can get in touch with us via email or phone and we’ll schedule them for you.
At Soundflow we act similar to a record label for all of our alumni. We help promote your tracks and DJ mixes, we organise gigs all around the world exclusively for you and continue to offer support wherever else we can.
Play in venues all over the world, get record deals, enjoy discounts, collaborate + more with our partners & contacts
All locations are equipped with industry-standard and high-end professional equipment