About this course
The advanced DJ course polishes your skills, teaches you how to work with vinyl, and prepares you to take the stage at your first Technique Academy DJ gig. After taking the course, you’ll have the confidence to beat match on any equipment, CD, digital, or vinyl, and perform like a pro in front of an audience. You’ll then be ready to join the Technique Academy alumni and DJ at all the gigs we organise.
Learn In Person
Lessons are all taught one-on-one from our London studios. You’ll never be in a group, and you can learn at your own pace, with your favourite genre.
Taught By The Pros
As a team of seasoned professionals and international artists, we’ve worked tirelessly to craft a course that quickly elevates your craft and prepares you for your first gig set up by the Technique Academy .
There are four two-hour lessons that you can book any day of the week at any of our studios. All equipment is provided and lesson times are 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm or 8pm. Once booked you can reschedule when needed.
What Will I Learn?
- Advanced knowledge of Rekordbox
- Advanced Deck Setup
- Pitchshifting (find the tempo and beatmatch by ear alone)
- Pitchshifting on CDJs
- All about the Technics 1210 Turntables
- Cueing your records on vinyl
- Touching and adjusting the platter
- Pitchshifting on vinyl
- Advanced Tricks and FX Suited to your Music Style
- Planning your first live set
An in-depth understanding of the content in our Basic and Intermediate DJ courses.
Equipment & Software
- Pioneer Rekordbox
- Mixed In Key
- Allen & Heath
You’ll start learning how to use the Technics turntables in addition to refining your skills on the Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus and DJM mixer. If you want to take your skills further, you can also start learning how to use Allen & Heath mixers, the new Pioneer DJS-1000, Korg or Akai controllers. There’s also a dedicated course if you want to learn turntablism with one of our our scratching specialists.
Your First Gig
Plan for your first gig with Technique Academy. Start by preparing your set on Rekordbox with your tutors advice. Make sure you’re ready for DJ set the dancefloor on fire.
Ace the setup test and impress your tutor with all your skills you need to make a flawless transition in the club.
Advanced Beat Matching Challenge
Learn all about the theory of pitchshifting and how to beatmatch by ear with no tempo displayed on the screen.
You’ll be taught one-on-one by international artists and professionals that are some of the best instructors in London. A full list can be found on our tutors page.
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