Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX4

From Beginner To Pro
The Pioneer DDJ-FLX4 DJ Course

This step-by-step interactive video course will turn you into a DJ with your FLX4 Controller.

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Just got your hands on your DDJ-FLX4 and want to learn begin your journey as a DJ? Our Beginner course is designed with you in mind.

Get mixing on your FLX4 Today! Even If:

  • You have never touched a single button on your controller.
  • You need help understanding words like BPM, Tempo, and Hot Cues.
  • You’re not sure what genre you want to play.
  • You need to figure out where to start.
The details

What’s Inside The Beginner Course?

Module 1 - Getting To Know Your FLX4

  • Introduction To The Course
  • DJ Tools & Free Music Download
  • Rekordbox Interface & Preferences
  • Importing, Analysis & Music Management
  • Online Streaming Services
  • Sounds Inputs & Outputs
  • Basics Of Hardware

Module 2 - Beatmatching & Timing

  • Understanding Timing & Beat Matching
  • Catching The Number 1
  • Perfect Your Timing
  • Make Use of the Crossfader DJ Tools Pack
  • Understanding Sync and Why It Can Go Wrong
  • Grid Editing
  • What Is Quantize?
  • Timing With Hip Hop and Drum & Bass
  • Getting Used To The Tempo Adjust
  • Beat Matching Basics
  • Further Beat Matching
  • Beat Matching Other Genres of Music
  • Guess The BPM Game

Module 3 - DJ Mixing

  • The Golden Rule
  • Song Structure
  • Using The Golden Rule For Seamless Mixing
  • Time To Use Headphones
  • When To Mix In & Out
  • When To Mix Other Genres In & Out
  • EQs & Filters
  • Creating A Flawless Sounding Mix
  • Create A Flawless Sounding Mix with Hip Hop

Module 4 - Taking it further

  • Do More With The Filter
  • Smart Fader Tutorial
  • Smart CFX Tutorial
  • Extended House Set
  • Using Streaming For A Mix
  • Extended Hip Hop Set
  • Final Word
  • Bonus Content
Want to Master your FLX4?

Introducing the FLX4 PRO DJ course.

Take your journey as a DJ further by learning advanced tips, tricks and techniques and push your controller to its limits!

The details

What’s Inside The PRO Course?

Module 1 - Hot Cues, Beat Jump & Key Mixing

  • Hot Cue Settings

  • Where To Set Hot Cues

  • Take Control Of Your Mix

  • Where To Set & Use Hot Cues In Different Genres

  • Interactive Learning: Recapping Hot Cues

  • Using Beat Jump To Set Hot Cues

  • Quick Mixing Techniques

  • Using Beat Jump In The Mix

  • Interactive Learning: Beat Jump &

  • Hot Cue Quiz

  • Theory Behind Mixing In Key

  • Key Mixing Examples

  • Key Shift & Key Sync

  • Interactive Lesson: Key Mixing Quiz

Module 2 - Looping & Effects

  • How To Set & Save Loops

  • Using Loops On The Fly

  • Using Loops To Create Intros & Outros

  • Interactive Lesson: Looping Quiz

  • Example Mixes: Using Everything Taught So Far

  • Effects: How To Use The Echo

  • Effects: Doing More With the Echo

  • Effects: Using The Reverb Effectively

  • Effects: Frequency Based Effects Techniques

  • Unique Rekordbox Beat FX: Spiral

  • Unique Rekordbox Beat FX: Trans Effect

  • Unique Rekordbox Beat FX: Roll Effect

  • Unique Serato FX: Pan Delay & Version Echo

  • Interactive Learning: Which Is Your Favourite Effect?

  • Setting Up The Pad FX

  • Pad FX Techniques

Module 3 - Performance Modes & Smart Features

  • Backspin Techniques
  • Sampler Setup
  • Using Sampler When Mixing
  • How To Use Key Shift
  • How To Use Keyboard Mode
  • Smart Features: Get Creative With Smart Fader
  • Rekordbox Smart CFX Techniques: Reflect Echo Key Transition
  • Rekordbox Smart CFX Techniques: Vaporize Into Another Genre
  • Rekordbox Smart CFX Techniques: Noise Chopper Build Ups

Module 4 - Stems Mixing & Bringing It All Togethe

  • Stems: Rekordbox Setup & Midi Tutorial
  • Stems: A New Approach To Mixing
  • Stems: Mixing Radio Edits & Practical Mixing Techniques
  • Example Mixes: Putting Everything Together
  • Final Word
  • Feedback Form
  • Bonus Content
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Only in this course will you find:

Proven Strategy

A proven step-by-step method used to teach over 15000 students all over the world how to DJ from scratch


Everything you need

Our free Crossfader Music Pack provides the music used throughout the course. You also get a FREE 3 MONTHS TRIAL to Beatport or Beatsource (New customers only). You can watch each lesson 24/7 from our app, watch wherever you are offline, and adjust the playback speed to your preference.

Rapid Results

From speaking to our students, we know you will learn how to mix…QUICKLY! Within the first five lessons, you will get a quick win and learn the basics of beatmatching and timing. You WILL be DJing by the end of the day.

Certified Teachers

We are certified by Pioneer DJ & Serato as official trusted educators. Plus, we have had a combined 30+ years as full-time working DJs.

Interactive Learning

We want to make the learning experience as enjoyable as possible. We are the only DJ education platform to offer interactive feedback. We have found this keeps our students engaged and motivated throughout the course.

Join a global community of DJs

When you join the Crossfader, you’re welcomed into a global community of emerging talents, connecting with numerous students from around the world. This enables the establishment of fresh relationships and networks throughout your DJ Journey.

Are you currently asking yourself these questions?


How does this thing work?

What is beatmatching & timing?


How do I set up my FLX4?


Where do I download music?


What DJ software should I use?


How can I learn to mix like my favourite DJs?


Where do I even start?

That’s where we come in….

But who are we?


A team. A community. An education platform.

The first to review the latest DJ products. A passionate group of DJs. Certified by Serato DJ, Beatport and Beatsource. Recommended by Pioneer DJ.

Trusted worldwide with over 1 million subscribers across social media.

But we are also you!

We have been you at every step of the journey.
Now we’re here to help, share, educate and ensure you succeed!

Get to know these faces!

Meet the team

Lawrence James

  • Favourite genres – Hip Hop / Rap / R&B
  • Speciality In Education – I teach DJs how to be more creative & how to make a career djing using social media.
  • Career highlight – Selling out an 8-week summer of my own headline shows in Greece. Touring several O2 academies in the UK and ran a successful year of my own events in Dubai.

Jamie Hartley

  • Favourite Mixing Style – Open Format Mash Up
  • Speciality In Education – Vast knowledge of DJ software and hardware
  • Career Highlights – Warming up for Martin Garrix at one of his first club shows in Leeds, UK. Warming up for Jazzy Jeff at Mint Warehouse in Leeds. Playing a Boat Party in Ibiza. Playing to 10,000 plus people at multiple UK festivals.

Danny James

  • Favourite Genre – House / Techno / Drum & Bass
  • Speciality in education – Knowledge of specific genres & hardware
  • Career Highlight – Playing on the Deadmau5 UK Tour. Warming up for Andy C, Pendulum & Marshmello.




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Our Promise

Our Guarantee

We are confident in the quality and effectiveness of our DJ courses and guarantee you will be mixing your favourite music confidently within 30 days! If, after 30 days that hasn’t happened, just email us for a full refund.

Or, for any reason, if you find yourself unsatisfied with the package within the initial 30 days of enrolment, simply reach out to our customer support team, and we will promptly refund your investment without any hassle. We have complete faith that our education delivers and want you to feel confident joining us.


Pioneer DDJ-FLX4 DJ Course FAQs

Does the DDJ-FLX4 come with DJ Software?

Yes this controller unlocks Rekordbox and Serato lite, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing any DJ software right out of the box.

Does the DDJ-FLX4 have Bluetooth?

Yes, you are able to use Bluetooth to connect the Rekordbox DJ app so you can DJ with your smartphone or iPad right away!

Can I connect a Bluetooth speaker to the DDJ-FLX4?

We recommend using a wired connection to your speakers to prevent any latency.

Can I use my phone to DJ with?

Yes, the Rekordbox DJ app works with the DDJ-FLX4 wirelessly or using a USB C cable.

What software is best to use with the DDJ-FLX4?

The great thing about this course is that all the lessons are filmed in Rekordbox and Serato, so you can decide which one you prefer.

Am I too old to start learning something new, like DJing?

Age is just a number when pursuing your passion for DJing! Many of our students started their DJ journey later in life and have achieved remarkable results. Our courses are designed for beginners, whether young or old, and our step-by-step approach ensures you can grasp the fundamental techniques and concepts. It’s never too late to learn something new and embrace the joy of DJing.

I don't know where to start and have no music to learn how to DJ?

No worries! We provide you with everything you need to get started. With our exclusive Crossfader Music Pack and Training Tools and a three-month free trial to popular music streaming services like Beatport or Beatsource, you’ll have access to a vast library of music for your DJing journey. We guide you through signing up and importing music, so you can start mixing immediately and learn the art of DJing quickly.

I'm afraid I'll be judged or criticised for my skills if I try to DJ in public.

We understand the fear of judgment when stepping into the DJing world. At Crossfader, we foster a supportive and inclusive community. We aim to uplift and help you become the best DJ you can be. You’ll be part of a family of DJs, with access to our private Facebook group and Discord community, where you can connect with fellow DJs, share experiences, and receive encouragement. Our dedicated customer service team can always address any questions or concerns.

I don't have time to dedicate to learning how to DJ.

We recognise that time is valuable, so our course is designed to fit your busy schedule. Each lesson is conveniently broken down into bite-sized sections, ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. This lets you learn quickly and squeeze in a quick lesson during your spare moments. Our program is available 24/7, allowing you to access the lessons whenever convenient. With just a few hours of focused learning each week, you can master essential DJing skills and progress on your DJing journey.

But do I need a music background?

We’ve got you covered in understanding the crucial music theory that applies specifically to DJs. Get ready to experience your favourite music in a whole new light and rediscover what makes it so special to you!

What’s Included?

Exclusive member benefits!

The Crossfader Music Pack:

Immerse yourself in creativity with over 165 handpicked songs and our complimentary sample pack. Created exlusively for our members, this music pack of over 150 tracks is curated to avoid copyright flags, making them ideal for live streams and social posts.

The Crossfader DJ Tools Pack:

Accompanying the Music Pack is the Crossfader Sample Pack, which features essential clips, including air horns, sub drops, and sweeps, designed to integrate seamlessly into your software sampler.

Enjoy Three Free Months of Beatport or Beatsource*:

Enjou three months of complimentary access to Beatport or Beatsource, the powerhouses of dance and electronic DJ music. Beatport, the go-to dance music hub, seamlessly integrates with major DJ software and hardware, offering millions of tracks. Beatsource caters to open-format DJs, boasting the latest chart-toppers, hip-hop anthems, unique intro tools, acapellas, and transition tracks. Activate your account now and elevate your mixing experience.

*Offer only applies to new customers of Beatport or Beatsource*

Decksaver Discount:

Preserve your equipment with an exclusive 15% discount at Shield your gear in style with top-quality protective covers, ensuring logevity and performance. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, this discount ensures your gear stays in optimal condition.

Two Free Months of Serato DJ Pro + Serato DJ Expansions

Grab two months of free Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Expansions; compatible with world-class DJ hardware, Serato DJ Pro is a favourite amoung DJs.

Practice on CDJs:

Hone your skills on Pioneer DJ’s Flagship Range at Pirate Studios, strategically located in the UK, US and Europe.

BPM Supreme Record Pool Discount:

Access an extensive library of music with 25% discount on your first month’s subscription to BPM Supreme. From exclusive remixes to mashups, BPM Supreme offers a diverse range of genres.

Two Free Months of Serato Studio:

Embark on your production journey with Serato Studio, a powerful DAW for creating mashups, remixes, and beats. Kickstart your production career with two months free!

Lexicon DJ Discount:

Organize, manage and prepare your music collection effortlessly with 20% off your first month!

We hope you enjoy these discounts and perks, and we’re confident that they will help you on your learning journey. We’re excited to see you grow as a DJ, and we’re here to support you every step of the way!

Get a free sample lesson

Want to sample just what is inside the course? Click below to watch a free lesson video

This lesson will teach you how to use the DDJ-FLX4’s unique smart fader feature to create seamless mixes.