dj academy

Beginners Course 

The Beginners course is aimed at DJ’s who are interested in learning the basics of being a DJ. If you are relatively new to the art, or are looking to start, then this is the course for you. The focus is placed on the fundamentals needed to be a professional DJ. We will also assist you in creating a brand/profile in order to give you a firm platform for your future in the industry.

 

The Beginner DJ Course consists of 10 lessons and each lesson is 1 hour long. The following topics are covered in this course:

 

  • Common equipment used in the industry.

  • How to set up and configure decks, mixer and audio equipment effectively and efficiently.

  • Key features of the CDJ and mixer (jog wheel, pitch slider, display, faders, gain, etc.)

  • Basics of song structure (beats, bars and phrases)

  • Beat matching and fader mix.

  • The EQ section and using EQ while mixing.

  • Using basic effects to enhance your mix.

  • Creating a DJ profile (DJ name, bio, social network profile, etc.)

  • Where to purchase music and how to store and prepare your music for gigs.

  • Recording a final mix for use as promotional material.

 

  • Enroll anytime throughout the year - you could be starting your course within a week!

  • You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your timetable.

  • Pick your own study times – including evenings and weekends.

R4500

course price

intermediate course

 

The Intermediate DJ course focuses on the use of the equipment and expands on what was learned in the Beginner Course. This course is for DJ’s who are ready to take the next step in their career and is aimed at DJ’s who have completed the Beginner Course, as well as current DJ’s who are interested in expanding their knowledge.

 

The Intermediate DJ Course consists of 12 lessons and each lesson is 1 hour long. The following topics are covered in this course:

 

  • Techniques and features for improving beat matching, mixing, and use of EQ.

  • Creating loops and cue points, and mixing with loops.

  • Using Vinyl mode and setting new cue points.

  • Basic scratching techniques.

  • Advanced Effects: where and when to use effects in your mix.

  • Recording mixes digitally and dedicated mixing software.

  • Business Aspects: How to promote yourself and expand your profile.

  • Record multiple mixes for promotional use.

 

  • Enroll anytime throughout the year - you could be starting your course within a week!

  • You set the start date and subsequent classes - fit the course around your timetable.

  • Pick your own study times - including evenings and weekends.

R4500

course price

advanced course

R5000

course price

The Advanced DJ course is designed to help DJ’s develop into artists. This course focuses on incorporating the latest technology and advanced techniques in order to take your DJ skills to the next level, as well as assisting you in finalizing your brand and exposing you to promoters, clubs, managers and booking agents.

 

The Advanced DJ Course consists of 12 lessons and each lesson is 1 hour long. The following topics are covered in this course:

 

  • Advanced mixing, beat matching and looping techniques.

  • Creating teasers, drops and fills.

  • Advanced effects techniques.

  • Advanced scratching techniques.

  • Incorporating Traktor in your setup.

  • Keying tracks and mixing in key.

  • Recording you set digitally using Traktor.

  • Recording a demo mix to give to promoters.

 

  • Enroll anytime throughout the year - you could be starting your course within a week!

  • You set the start date and subsequent classes - fit the course around your timetable.

  • Pick your own study times - including evenings and weekends.

complete dj course

The Complete DJ course is a package that includes all the material covered in the Beginner DJ Course, Intermediate DJ Course and the Advanced DJ Course, as well as an introduction to sound engineering with the basic concepts and techniques useful to any DJ.

 

The Advanced DJ Course consists of 34 lessons and each lesson is 1 hour long Covering:

 

  • Beginner DJ Course

  • Intermediate DJ Course

  • Advanced DJ Course

  • Beginner Sound Engineering

  • Dj Software hardware

  • Traktor Dj

  • Set building

  • Building your Dj Profile/Brand

  • DJ marketing

 

  • Enroll anytime throughout the year - you could be starting your course within a week!

  • You set the start date and subsequent classes - fit the course around your timetable.

  • Pick your own study times - including evenings and weekends.

R10 500

course price

traktor dj course

The art of being a DJ has been completely revolutionized since the beginning of the digital era and Traktor has long been at the forefront of the digital DJ scene and continues to evolve as a powerful tool for any DJ. This course focuses on teaching all aspects of Traktor Pro and is useful for any DJ looking to learn how to use Trakor or just improve their knowledge.

 

The Traktor Course consists of 12 lessons and each lesson is 1 hour long. The following topics are covered:

 

Beginner Topics:

 

  • Setting up Traktor and Traktor hardware.

  • Overview of the Traktor interface and X1 Controller.

  • Basic music theory – Beats, Bars and Phrases.

  • Customizing, navigating and using basic features.

  • Creating music libraries and organizing music.

  • Cueing, internal mixing, and beat matching.

  • Using cue points and basic effects.

 

Intermediate and Advanced Topics:

 

  • Using different hardware with Traktor (S2 Controller)

  • Creating and editing loops.

  • Creating hot cues, advanced looping, and hardware features.

  • Advanced effects and using groups.

  • Creating new mapping for controllers.

  • Using acapellas and samples.

  • Recording in Traktor.

  • Mashups and remixing.

 

  • Enroll anytime throughout the year - you could be starting your course within a week!

  • You set the start date and subsequent classes - fit the course around your timetable.

  • Pick your own study times - including evenings and weekends.

R3500

course price