DJ TECHNIQUES: DJ Production course 5 day

DJ Production course 5 day

Course overview

Our unique and exciting DJ production course is a combination of our DJ techniques and music production courses where you are able to learn the basics of both mixing and making tracks.

It’s an innovative course designed for people who are unable to commit to one of our 8 week DJ production courses or live outside of London where traveling might be an issue. It is held on a one to one individual tuition basis where the course structure and timetable is flexible allowing you to study during the daytime, evening and weekends. You can attend the course for five consecutive days or spread it out over a longer period.

The course aims to teach you the basics of DJ’ingand music production in your preferred musical style and you will learn about subjects such as beat mixing, eq and filters, using samples, making drum loops, creating basslines, song structures, soundcards as well as using effects such as reverb and delay.

This is a practical course that follows a hands on approach enabling the student to get involved in DJ production process from day one which an essential ingredient of all our course. The course can also take the project led route where you can create or remix a song by the end of the course. This means you learn the skills needed to produce as you are creating.

You can also choose to spend the duration of the course concentrating on specific subjects such as music production or beat mixing. You can even base the course around working solely with software such as Traktor or Ableton.

This course is also particularly suitable for people who are thinking of purchasing a DJ production set up at home but have yet to decide what turntables, mixer, laptop, soundcard or software would be the most suitable for their needs. Our tutors and advisors are able to offer informed and impartial advice that will help you choose the best combination of hardware and software to suit your budget.

For further information regarding this or any other course please contact us at here and an advisor will be happy to assist you.

Snapshot of what you will learn during the course

 

Introduction

– what equipment and software is used by the modern DJ such as turntables, mixers, laptops and headphones

Music structure

– learn to count beats/bars and their relevance to mixing

Beat matching

– how to beat match, cueing and synchronizing two basic rhythms/beats together

Mixing techniques

– blend one record into another in one seamless motion and using the faders, equalisers and filters

Effects

– making your set sound professional by using kill switches and applying effects such as reverbs and phasers

Mix CD production

– record and edit a mastered mix of your dj set using editing software such as Ableton

Audio/sound editing

– learn to trim and edit loops, samples, vocals and create bootlegs

Sampling

– creating drum loops, sound/drum libraries and the creative use of filters and time stretching

Song structure

– learn to structure songs successfully by understanding tempo, beats, bars, verses and choruses

Music production

– using software such as Ableton learn the tips and tricks on how to successfully write drum parts, basslines and melodies

Mixing and mastering

– learn the basics of mastering to fine tune your mixes and then produce a final cd master

 

 

Course fees

One to one HK$7,300 for 5 days HK$13,800 for 10 days

 

Course dates

This course is currently only available on a one to one basis, therefore you are able to enrol at anytime.

 

How long does the course last? you have the choice of doing it over 5 or 10 days but this is a custom course so we could extend it or shorten it to suit you.

What time of the day do I attend the course? it’s up to you but most people start at 11am and finish around 5pm. We are open 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 12-7pm on weekends.

Can I change the content of the course? yes you can, it’s your course and you decide what subjects you want to learn with expert guidance from our experienced tutors.

Can I bring my own computer or equipment? you are welcome to bring in your computer if it needs a bit of a debug! If you need help in using a particular piece of equipment you might have at home, you can bring it in and base some tuition around that unit.

What’s the cost? the course costs just HK$7,300 for 5 days and K$13,800 for 10 days.

Can I pay in installments? unfortunately we are unable to offer payment plans at present

What’s next? if you would like to enroll, contact us at here and we will do the rest!

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