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DJ WEEK

Nowadays, it’s no longer just about mixing two records together. Rather, it’s about controlling the technology. That’s why it’s important to understand which buttons and sliders make sense and which are better ignored. With us you learn on club standard equipment.

Whether digital or analog, here you will learn everything about technology and equipment which DJs work with. We will teach you technical basics on CDJs, controllers and turntables, and special features on mixers. As well as fundamental terms like effects, sound characteristics, frequency, amplitude, phase or interference to elevate your DJing. We will also go into crowd reading and how to create mixtapes/podcasts. 

You will learn how club-oriented electronic music is constructed, how it works, what you can do with keys and how to deal with beat or quantization patterns.

On the 5th day we will practice mixing under real conditions in the club. Subject to change if Corona makes it impossible.

In 5 consecutive days (a total of 25 hours) you will have enough time to play, play and play… in the EMS Studio Berlin. Through practice you will become confident.

Skills: None
Equipment: Laptop and Controller (if needed)
Format: Small group
Duration: 1 week (5 days). 5 hours per day (theory and practice)
Suitable for: Beginners and advanced

Content

  • Player
  • Set preparation and structure of all devices
  • Mixer & Mixing Techniques
  • Effects, Effect chains, Filter vs EQs
  • Volume / Level
  • Standard equipment in clubs
  • Beat matching
  • Overview of various styles
  • Learning different techniques for different genres
  • Tension and crowd reading
  • Non linear mixing / Live editing
  • Harmonic mixing
  • Tempo- and genre change
  • Compression, distortion and interference
  • Analog / Digital signal transmission
  • Extern vs. Intern mixing
  • Synchronize (e.g. with Maschine, or Ableton Push)
  • Trouble shooting
  • Creating DJ Mixes, Mashups / Remixes / Edits
Hands on Vinyl Workshop

The fascination for the record is unbroken. Vinyl is sexier than ever before. Our hands-on vinyl workshop provides the essential, basic knowledge that you need to play records. We’ll explain how records work, how to use them as a DJ and what equipment you will need.

We also discuss the choice of a suitable turntable: does it really have to be a Technics? We explain the correct setting and how to find a suitable cartridge.

An important reason for using records is often their special sound. Many talk about it, but few have really compared. In the workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the special sound of vinyl and compare it thoroughly with CD, MP3 etc.

Vinyl knows no SYNC button. So if you want to DJ with records, you have to master mixing without technical aids. The workshop teaches the basics and shows strategies that you can use when practicing at home, so you can quickly improve your skills.

Content

Basic

  • Record player and pickups
  • Vinyl cutting
  • Acoustic characteristics and basics that are important for the handling of records
  • Myth and truth about the sound of records
  • Formats: LP, 12″, 7″, 10″
  • Does it have to be Technics 1210 MK2?

The right setting

  • Tone arm / Weight / Antiskating
  • Settings on the mixer – Settings on the PA

Mixing with vinyl

  • Manual beat matching
  • Pitch riding

Skills: None
Equipment: None
Format: Small group
Duration: 5 hours

Melodic Techno
Ableton Live Template

Simply download – click and use.

19,00 

Rave Techno
Ableton Live Template

Simply download – click and use.

19,00 

Classic Oldschool Trance
Logic Pro X Template

Simply download – click and use.

19,00 

EMS – Extraterrestrial Sounds

No standard sounds – drones, athmos and FX for your tracks.

19,00 

ALL About Pioneer CDJs Workshop

For years now, Pioneer has been providing THE standard for clubs worldwide. Therefore, it is important for every aspiring and experienced DJ to know how to work with Pioneer equipment.

In this workshop you will learn everything about working professionally with CDJs but also with mixers and other players.

We explain how to manage and prepare your tracks with Rekordbox. We also cover the combination of CDJs with vinyl and controller or Ableton Live.

Content

  • Recordbox
  • Effects
  • Acoustic characteristics and physical principles
  • USB use
  • Vinyl mode
  • Mixer settings
  • Manual beat matching
  • and much more…

Skills: None
Equipment: None
Format: Small group
Duration: 5 hours

“It’s about music! Not one music style is better than the other, not one music style is more truly than the other. The whole thing is based on respect.

It’s all about respect, respect to the music, respect to the DJs, respect to the crowd and respect to each other.

It’s all music, music never separates people!“
(Carl Cox)

prefer learning alone?

You can also complete all courses in individual coaching.

We coordinate the topics with you and start with your current level of knowledge. We assist you on your way to your goal. You can book our individual coaching sessions either by hours or in the form of packages. You save money on all package bookings.

Individual lessons or packages are also transferable to other topics of your choice.

All DJ One-on-One Coaching can be done with Pioneer CDJS or Vinyl and can also be combined

You have a question about a coaching, product or a specific hardware?

Send us your individual request or arrange your personal consultation or trial appointment.

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