DJ Controller Courses
What Are They?
We developed product-specific courses to help you learn the basics of mixing by following along on your exact piece of DJ equipment. For example, you can learn how to mix using your DDJ-400, DDJ-200 or DDJ-SB3 from Pioneer DJ. These are all entry-level controllers, and due to their popularity, we decided they needed dedicated courses. Master the basics of mixing your favourite music and learn the software with your DJ controller. Please be aware you do not need to buy a product-specific course and a beginner software course. The lessons in each are similar; however, DJs can take software-specific courses with a wide range of equipment and controllers.
Our DJ Controller Courses
Pioneer DDJ-200 DJ Course
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-200 is one of the most popular controllers for aspiring new DJs! However, because it has multiple setup options, such as Bluetooth connectivity, a variety of apps such as WeDJ and DJAY Pro by Algorriddim, and it works with phones, laptops, and iPads, getting started can be highly confusing.
We’re here to simplify all that so you can focus on learning to DJ and enjoy mixing your favourite music. The entire course is filmed on all platforms, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re using an iPad, mobile or laptop. You will learn where to get music from, beat-match and perform professional mixes, use EQ’s, performance features and more!
The lessons all have screengrabs and overlays with detailed close-ups of what’s going on inside the DJ apps. All the music used throughout can be downloaded for free inside the course to follow along step by step! Click on the course to learn more.
If you’re already confident with the basics of mixing and your DDJ-200, then move on to our Rekordbox Intermediate Course here.
Pioneer DDJ-400 DJ Course
The Pioneer DDJ-400 is probably the best selling controller of all time. It’s perfect for any DJ who wants to learn but then take their skills to pro DJ booths worldwide. Learn how to master everything from fundamental music theory to beat matching and use EQs to effects. Start performing with your favourite music whilst sounding like a pro DJ!
Filmed with the DDJ-400 and Rekordbox, this course means you can easily plug in your controller and follow along with the same music used, thanks to our exclusive Crossfader Music Pack and DJ Tools. Click on the course to learn more.
If you’re already confident with the basics of mixing and your DDJ-400, then move on to our Rekordbox Intermediate Course here.
Pioneer DDJ-SB3 DJ Course
Our Beginner Online DJ Course for the Pioneer DDJ-SB3 is the perfect way to get you started on your journey to becoming a confident DJ. We will teach you the core skills every DJ needs to master and have you mixing in no time, from installing the Serato DJ Lite software & plugging in your controller to selecting the right music.
This course will build your confidence and love for DJing one lesson at a time. Master the fundamentals of music theory, beat matching, mixing and effects. You can even follow along step-by-step thanks to our exclusive Crossfader Music Pack and DJ Tools provided inside. Click the course to learn more.
If you’re already confident with the basics of mixing and your DDJ-SB3, then move on to our Serato Intermediate Course here.
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What Equipment Will I Need?
To make the most of these courses, you will need to own the product specific to the course, such as the DDJ-400/DDJ-200/DDJ-SB3 from Pioneer DJ. You will also need access to a mobile phone, iPad or laptop to connect your DJ software if you take the DDJ-200 course. Or access a laptop/computer if taking the DDJ-400 or DDJ-SB3 course. Please note some software such as Algoriddim DJAY Pro for the DDJ-200 is free to download but has paid upgrades.
What DJ apps or software do you use in the course?
You can take these courses if you choose to use any of the following DJ apps/software:
Pioneer DDJ-200 Course
WeDJ by Pioneer DJ (iPhone and Android App – Mobile)
DJAY by Algoriddim (iPhone & Android App – Mobile & iPad)
Rekordbox DJ – Laptop DJ Software (This is free and plugs and plays with the DDJ-200)
Please note* We don’t cover edjing Mix in this course.
Pioneer DDJ-400 Course
Pioneer DDJ-SB3 Course
Serato DJ Lite
Serato DJ Pro
Do I Need To Buy A Software Specific Course Aswell?
You do not need to buy the DDJ-400 course and the Rekordbox Beginner Course.
The same applies to the DDJ-SB3 course and Serato Beginner Course. The lessons inside each cover the same topics; however, in the Serato Beginner Course, there will be lessons filmed on various other pieces of DJ equipment. The sample applies to the Rekordbox Beginner Course.
What Music Should I Use?
Inside the course, you will learn how to access the various DJ friendly streaming services inside each DJ app. Each streaming service has access to millions of songs; however, you can follow each lesson inside the course step by step for free, thanks to our exclusive Crossfader Music Pack. You can download this pack free of charge after purchasing the course. You will learn how to import this music into your DJ app, ready to follow along step by step. We also give you access to our Crossfader DJ Tools to help you master fundamentals such as beat matching by ear.
Who's the tutor?
Our dedicated DJ tutors, James Holland, Lawrence James & Jamie Hartley, have over 40 years of combined DJ experience from working as both resident and guest DJs while playing at some of the biggest clubs and festivals around the UK.
Each tutor has a broad knowledge of technology, mixing and the industry, ready to help you start your journey as a DJ!
What Support Will I Receive?
After you enrol in a course, you will instantly access all the videos and lessons to watch as many times as you like. Each lesson has a dedicated comments area for you to ask tutors any questions you may have. You can also get in touch with tutors via email if you’re having problems, and we’re there to support you every step of the way.
How Do I View My Course?
Purchased courses are instantly accessible via our student portal learning area. You can access your course and lessons 24/7 and watch each video as many times as you like. If you have an iPhone, we also have an iOS app to access our learning portal on the go! Everything in the app syncs up with the web so that you can work seamlessly between the two.
You can also take your lessons on the move by downloading them for offline viewing inside the app. Just like Netflix!
Which Languages Are The Courses Filmed In?
Our courses are all filmed in English. Unfortunately, we don’t have subtitles available in other languages. Multi-language support is something we will be adding in the future so check back for updates.