DJ crash course to learn the fundamentals of DJ’ing
DJ crash course forcomplete beginners looking for a crash course introduction to DJ techniques. During this intensive yet fun DJ course you will receive practical hands on tuition from professional DJ’s who are talented, approachable and patient, who will teach you the basic skills needed to DJ in a bar or club.
“use industry standard equipment and the latest cutting edge DJ software from the start”
You will be taught in our brand-new, purpose-built, air conditioned DJ studios and not a classroom. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course where you will be exposed to the very latest DJ performance equipment such as the new Pioneer CDJ-3000 multi player at all times during your course.
Learn the skills necessary to be a successful DJ
During the course you will learn how to use the latest Pioneer DJ equipment and Rekorbox software. Learn to mix with traditional methods alongside the latest techniques with Macbooks, controllers, time coded vinyl and software.
What equipment to buy for a home set up
This DJ course is also very useful if you want advice on purchasing a DJ set up for home, our knowledgeable tutors can provide impartial advice on what equipment would best suit your needs.
How to promote and equip a club night
The course is also very useful if you want advice on promoting a club night and if you’re considering purchasing a DJ set up for home. Whatever your musical genre preference, we can teach you all the basic skills needed to start mixing and DJ’ing in clubs and bars.
Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you
Choose either the one, two or three day option which can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings. Whatever musical genre you prefer we can teach you all the basic skills needed to start mixing and DJing in clubs and bars.
Course overview and what you will learn
Introduction to DJ equipment and mixing
- Understanding equipment, set up and integration
- DVS and DJ formats overview
- Understanding song structures, beats and bars
- Setting mixer levels and monitoring
- Cueing up tracks and song structure
- Beat matching and tempo manipulation
Creative mixing techniques
- Mixing techniques using mixers and controllers
- Use of cuts and volume control
- Utilising equalisers and filters
- Mix transitions, developments and building techniques
- Structure mixing, cue mixing and phrase structures
- Sampling and creative looping techniques
Creative use of processors and set development
- Creative use of equalisation
- Advanced use of Effects
- Understanding harmonic mixing
- Essentials of set planning
- Mastering for streaming platforms
- DJ promotion and establishing a fan base
Book your place on the DJ crash course
I took the DJ crash course with the objective of generally knowing what decks did. I’d picked up odd bits of info from youtube tutorials but being at London AMP gave me a really solid foundation to play at house parties or consider going professional. The facilities were great and they have the new Pioneer CDJ3000’s which were amazing and I gained a good knowledge of what tech to go and buy afterwards. I would definitely recommend London AMP, they were brilliant.
“As I’ve been playing out regularly for the past 5 years I wasn’t sure what more I could learn. I was amazed at the depth of knowledge Chris has on DJ production and he has really opened up my eyes to the creative possibilities for DJs… cheers Chris!”
“I needed an overview of DJing and decided to enrol on this course as the course structure seemed perfect for me. The tutor was really patient and had a great knowledge of all styles of music. Taking the one-to-one option worked for me as I could stop the course and ask questions at anytime. Thanks a lot for all your help.”