Advanced DJ Course

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Advanced DJ Course will equip intermediate students with the skills needed to take their DJing to the next level. You will develop your proficiency by exploring advanced techniques, delving deeper into onboard effects and processing, and distinguishing yourself from the crowd by adding external hardware to your setup. We dig into the crucial business aspect of DJing, as well as what to do when things go wrong.

 

You will leave our advanced course with the further knowledge and skills needed to excel at any kind of hardware or software DJing.

 

In addition, our Advanced DJ Course students are in with a chance to book a slot at one of our Secret Sound Day Parties. We showcase our best students live at regular club events, and we’re always looking for promising talent.

 

Our Advanced DJ Courses are held in our studio in the heart of Dublin city. We provide all of the gear, so all you need to bring is your passion! Whether you want to improve your DJing in House, Soul, Breaks, Funk, Techno or any other type of music, we welcome all students of all ages.

MODULES

Module 5: Advanced Mixing Techniques
Dig deeper into the functionality of CDJs, exploring filters, effects, and adding beat juggling to your mixing arsenal.

 

  • CDJs – Advanced 1
  • High Pass and Low Pass Filters
  • Advanced FX 1 – Delays & Reverbs
  • Beat Juggling
Module 6: Rekordbox & Mixing in Key

Delve further into Rekordbox and enhance your mixes with further effects. Discover the possibilities of looping phrases.

 

  • CDJs – Advanced 2
  • Advanced FX 2 – Modulation & Reverse Rolls
  • Rekordbox advanced level
  • Mixing in key
  • Looping & Hot Cues
Module 7: DJ Business & the Analog World
Scrub up on your vinyl mixing skills on Technics 1210s. Mix instrumentals with a cappellas to produce unique new musical combinations on the fly. Add external hardware to your setup to add dimension, interest, and versatility to your performances. Understand the crucial business aspects of DJing.

 

  • Technics 1210s
  • Advanced mixing techniques
  • External FX pedals and hardware
  • Blending instrumentals and a capellas
  • The business of DJing
Module 8: Phrase Mixing, production & handling disasters

Get to grips with phrase mixing to avoid breaking musical structures in your mixes. Use filters and other effects to build tension and drama in drops. Explore the next step, where DJs move into music production and create their own tracks. What to do when things go wrong – handling technical disasters and covering mistakes.

 

  • Phrase Mixing
  • Using filters and effects to create drops
  • Moving into production: creating your own tracks
  • What to do when things go wrong

TUTOR

Alan Keane

Advanced DJ Course Tutor

 

Dublin based artist/producer Alan Keane is the founder of vinyl label Indicate. An honours graduate of the Dublin Sound Training Centre and IADT, Alan is a veteran live performer and has appeared at countless club nights and festivals over the last decade.

 

 

Performing and producing under the alias Pusher_(Indicate) since 2012, Alan has numerous releases under his belt and has secured their physical distribution worldwide.

 

 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“Great time, great craic, great people, great music – what more could you want for 5 weeks of music tuition. In fact I finished the course and ordered my setup right away! The tutor is a top bloke, no issues whatsoever, very engaging, assisted when needed and let us enjoy our course.”
John Turner

 

“Went into the course not even knowing the basics and finished with a confident knowledge of mixing and experience with decks. Great course for kickstarting your DJ life! Highly recommended.”
Roly Smithers

 

“Excellent. It wasn’t even like going to ‘class’ – it was more enjoyable! I found the tutor to be sound. He never made mixing boring and we all had a laugh as well which made us want to attend. He taught us well, was well spoken, clear and to the point when explaining how to use Traktor and answered all our questions. Always obliging to help during the course and after the course too. I would recommend Secret Sound to anyone who wants to start DJing. You will have a great experience and you will enjoy it throughout. ”
Jason Molloy

 

“Really easygoing, realistic atmosphere to learn in, the kind of environment where you can have a laugh while learning at the same time. I was never afraid to ask a question.”
Amy Coyle

 

“This course happened to be the best thing I could have done at this moment in time. I learned all the key aspects of DJ’ing that I needed, thanks to the tutor, who was patient and explained things very well and gave me my own time to understand and get things, nothing was rushed or skipped. Thanks a lot to the Secret Sound guys, really nice fellas and made you want to come back week after week. 10/10 – best around in my opinion”
Liam Shannon

 

“Excellent course, very detailed and very reasonably priced. Great introduction to Djing and highly recommendable. Ideal times and sufficient hours to cover all topics included on the course. The tutor was brilliant, very encouraging and supportive in classes, and great for help and advice outside of the course.”
Vourneen Ryan

 

“Fresh and well taught course that gave me motivation and knowledge to do more and better. Very reasonably priced for the amount of hours and high level of knowledge of the tutors.”

Ann-Marie Murphy

 

“Classes were great and the tutor knows his biz. The course gives a great overview of the various methods of mixing and was perfect for me as I knew nothing about mixing before.”
Greg Ler

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Course Package Includes:

 

  • Extensive classroom tutoring with extra time before every class dedicated to helping students one-to-one with specific questions and issues.
  • Access to our online Q&A wall, where you can post your questions and have them answered by our practicing professionals. Every question stays up on the wall, so our database keeps growing as each questions is answered for all to see.
  • Weekly downloads including class notes, resources, FX banks and sample packs

PRICE & SCHEDULE

Price:
€250 (Cash, cheque or bank transfer accepted)
Students are required to pay a €50 deposit to secure their place on this course, which will then be deducted from their remaining balance. Balance should paid in full on or before the night of the first class unless a payment plan has been arranged.

 

Schedule:
4 weeks (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Saturday afternoons 12-2pm OR 3-5pm for four weeks

 

What You Need:
We provide all of the gear, and no experience is necessary. We encourage students to bring their own vinyls, CDs or mp3s, but you are not required to have your own equipment.

 

Discounts:
10% Student & Unemployed Discount applicable

 

Status:
ENROLLING NOW (max 4 students per class)