DJ OR PRODUCER?

PLAY OR MAKE MUSIC

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Course Structure

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Duration: 48 hours (2 Hours per day) Classes: Monday to Friday / 3 days a week / Weekends

Overview

The course is designed with a complete beginner in mind and so supports those with little to no knowledge of DJing, as well as those with some experience already. Students will be guided through all the different types of DJing equipment available, the modules also provide more detailed information about each stage of the mixing process.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to equipment
  • Connections
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Cueing (finding the first beat of the bar)
  • How tracks are structured (Beats, Bars, Phrases)
  • Cut/chop Mix (using cross fader)
  • Mixing Points
  • Adjust speed using pitch control
  • Beat matching techniques and transitions
  • Harmonic Mixing
  • Advanced Effects like reverb, delay, flanging
  • Cue Points and Looping
  • Play using Pioneer rekordbox software
  • Managing music collection
  • Recording your live set
  • Burn your Final Mix
  • How to create a DJ Profile

  • Duration: 72 hours (2 Hours per day) Classes: Monday to Friday / 3 days a week / Weekends

    Overview

    This Course will take your DJing to next level. You will get to showcase your creativity by incorporating various tricks and techniques into your live performance sets. It will improve your timing and record control with Turntablism techniques, and teach you when & how to utilise scratch patterns in your live mixes.

    Course Contents

  • Introduction to equipment
  • Connections
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Cueing (finding the first beat of the bar)
  • How tracks are structured (Beats, Bars, Phrases)
  • Cut/chop Mix (using cross fader)
  • Mixing Points
  • Adjust speed using pitch control
  • Beat matching techniques and transitions
  • Harmonic Mixing
  • Advanced Effects like reverb, delay, flanging
  • Cue Points and Looping
  • Play using Pioneer rekordbox software
  • Play using Traktor Pro 2 software
  • Extended Breaks
  • Beat Juggling
  • Basic Scratch
  • Tears
  • Quarter/Eighth/Sixteenth Note
  • Stab – Back Stab
  • Combine Both Hands
  • Drags and Transforms
  • Managing music collection
  • Recording your live set
  • How to create a DJ Profile
  • Duration: 24 hours (2 Hours per day) Classes: 2 days a week / Weekends

    Overview

    Ableton Live is an increasingly popular choice for DJs who want to take their mixing skills into the 21st century. The Ableton Live DJ course shows you how to integrate Ableton into your existing DJ set up or perform a DJ set entirely from your laptop. You'll learn how to set up controllers and mixers plus how to mash up beats and acapellas to create your own unique remixes.

    Course Contents

    - Introduction and Setup
  • Setting up your audio card with Ableton Live
  • The Session and Arrangement views
  • Creating your DJ template
  • Loading audio files from the browser
  • - Warping Audio Files
  • Organising your tunes
  • How to use Warp Markers
  • Warp modes
  • Warping an entire track
  • - Using Controllers
  • MIDI MODE optimization
  • APC 40 and Trigger Finger
  • - Mash-ups and Remixing
  • Sampling sources
  • Cleaning and editing samples
  • Warping acapellas
  • Extracting acapellas
  • - Effects & Processing
  • DJ's guide to EQ
  • Types of filter and their uses
  • Reverb and Delay, Distortion effects
  • Third party performance effects
  • - Performing with Ableton Live
  • DJing alongside Ableton
  • DJing with Ableton only
  • Performing a Live set
  • Recording your mix
  • Duration: 72 hours (2 Hours per day) Classes: 2 days a week / Weekends

    Overview

    Currently in use by some of the world’s top producers, Ableton Live is a revolutionary approach to music creation and performance. In this course, you will cover all the music production skills needed to create and perform tracks in any style. This software will give you straightforward way to get your creative ideas down needed to produce a track.

    Course Contents

    - Introduction and Setup
  • Setting up your audio card with Ableton Live
  • The Session and Arrangement views
  • Loading and triggering clips
  • Global Quantization
  • - Using Audio Clips
  • Warping your audio files
  • Clip options
  • Clip envelopes
  • Audio editing
  • - Using MIDI Clips
  • MIDI sequencing and editing
  • MIDI files and commands
  • Drum programming with Drum Racks
  • Introduction to sampling with Simpler
  • - Arranging Your Track
  • Real time arrangement
  • Post recording editing
  • Traditional arrangement techniques
  • Automation envelopes
  • - Session View
  • Manipulation of clips
  • Recording changes
  • Legato Mode
  • Recording into the Arrangement View
  • - Effects & Processing
  • MIDI Controllers: overview and mapping
  • Ableton’s audio effects: an overview
  • Third party plug-ins
  • Vocoder, Beat Repeat, Auto Filter
  • - Mixing
  • Mixing theory and tips
  • Types of EQ and how to use them
  • Introduction to Compression & Limiting
  • Mastering
  • (Music Theory using Ableton Live)

    Duration: 10 Hours (1 Hour per session) Classes: 3 Days a week / Weekends

    Overview

    Getting stuck in your song writing ? Have original ideas but don’t know how to write the music ? The ability to write music isn’t as hard as you might think. In this course you’ll discover the fundamentals of music theory and turn your own chords and melodies into full fledged track.

    Course Contents

    - Introduction:
  • Basic understanding of a keyboard
  • Difference between black & white keys
  • - Scales & Modes:
  • Major Scales (Ionian Mode)
  • Minor Scales (Aeolian Mode)
  • Greek Modes
  • - Chord Writing:
  • What is a chord?
  • Basic Triads
  • Major & Minor Chords
  • Diatonic chords in Major
  • Intervals
  • - Advance Chords:
  • Seventh Chords
  • Added Tone Chords
  • Sus Chords
  • Power Chord
  • Inversions
  • studio Gear

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