The DJ Transitions Course

The DJ Transitions Course

How do you get from the latest pop music into some energetic house? How do you seamlessly transition between music that is a totally different BPM? How do you DJ a wide range of genres confidently to a crowd? Inside this course are the answers!

USD $185.00

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The DJ transitions online course is designed for DJs who want to learn how to confidently mix between any genres. Any DJ, from a club DJ to wedding DJ will need to know how to mix up all genres of music and keep the crowd engaged. Whether you’re taking requests or playing to a diverse audience this is a skill you should take the time to master!

  • Do you want to learn how to mix songs with very different BPMs?
  • Would you like to be able to play any genre of music confidently?
  • Do you currently have a large music library but aren’t sure how to mix all the different genres?
  • Do you want to learn how to mix to a diverse crowd in any environment and keep everyone happy?
  • Do you want to learn techniques that will help your DJ routines unique and stand out from other DJs?

If you answered yes to any of the above then this course is for you!

This course is suitable for anyone who knows how to perform basic DJ blends and mixes, understands about EQ control and phrasing and can beat match confidently. If you’re just starting out and struggle with any of those techniques then we would recommend taking one of our beginner DJ courses first. We have beginner DJ courses available for:

Rekordbox

Serato

Traktor

XDJ RX2

This course contains 25 lessons in which you’ll learn:

Getting Started

We’ll show you how to access and change various settings on your DJ software and hardware, like being able to access new BPM ranges and more.

Easy DJ Transition Methods

In this section of the course you’ll learn some of the easiest and most effective ways to transition between totally different genres. We will show you how to drop mix to new genres, use FX to transition and even your DJ software/hardware’s sampler.

Mixing Different Genres Together

In this section of the course you’ll learn how to combine different genres together to create live mash ups. We’ll show you how to mix any genre together, like rock and hip hop, or pop & funk for example. This section of the course explains how to get creative with different genres of music. It’s not just about jumping from one song to another, it’s about layering and combining the genres together.

Wide BPM Transitions

DJs music libraries can be vast and cover a wide range of BPMs. When playing to a diverse crowd you will find that you need to play lots of different genres, even back to back. How do you get from a song at 128bpm to one at 102bpm? What happens if you’re mixing trap but the crowd want rock or house music? How do you mix into a totally new genre with style and confidence? In this section of the course we have tutorials explaining multiple ways to move up and down your music library. No request will be too complex to mix in after completing this section of our DJ transitions course.

Advanced DJ Transition Techniques

Transitioning between genres is not only a practical skill for playing to crowds but a creative one too. In this section of the course we teach things like finger drumming to help you perform during your genre transitions. You’ll learn how to finger drum various drum patterns, use acapellas to switch genres and even use wordplay or tone play to move into new areas of your music library.

Advanced Beat Gridding – Bonus Section

Some music DJs mix is recorded live. This means it doesn’t have a constant bpm throughout. However with digital software such as Rekordbox or Serato you can create elastic beat grids. After taking this section of the course you will even be able to SYNC a live rock or disco song into a house beat and more! Please note this section is for Serato or Rekordbox users. Unfortunately Traktor doesn’t support elastic beat grids yet.

DJ SOUND FX PACK
When you become a member of one of our DJ courses you will also get access to our DJ sound FX pack. This is full of sounds and samples to use in your DJs sampler. These are used in some lessons inside this course so you can load them in and follow along.

CROSSFADER MUSIC PACK
The Crossfader music pack contains a variety of exclusive music produced by friends of Crossfader to help you build your library whilst mastering the basics of mixing.

STUDENT FORUM
As a Crossfader student you’ll also have access to this courses forum where you can meet and chat with other students and the tutor himself.

The course has been developed so nearly any DJ with any setup can learn how to transition between any genre confidently! The course is filmed using a variety of dJ controllers, using the Rekordbox & Serato DJ software. There are also specific videos on how to set up certain effects and settings in Traktor Pro 3.

This course is suitable if you’re using a controller with Pioneer’s Rekordbox, Serato DJ Pro, Virtual DJ, Traktor or Alogoriddim’s DJAY Pro as long as you can change the tempo range. Also if you own a Pioneer XDJ RX or XDJ RX2 all in one unit, or the Denon Prime series.

Our dedicated DJ tutor Jamie Hartley started working in the industry as a full time DJ over a decade ago at the age of 16. Since 2014 he’s worked to build Crossfader from a small UK based DJ school where he taught aspiring DJs in his studio, into what you see today, a global online DJ school and community.

From working one to one for years in a studio Jamie has developed foolproof and systematic ways of breaking down DJ skills and techniques so you can master them! A lot of other DJ schools will show you how things work rather than teach you the creative skills needed to help you stand out from the crowd.

The DJ Transitions Course

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