Tone Play Mixing – Online DJ Course

Tone Play Mixing – Online DJ Course

Tone play is a creative way to transition and mix between different songs. This course will teach you how to come up with your own tone play transitions, perform better in your DJ sets and also play your equipment like an instrument. Its a creative DJ course with unique training tools to download inside the course.

USD $100.00 USD $65.00

Access to videos 24/7

Free performance tools and beats with this course

Unlimited views of your lessons

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Tone play mixing is a creative technique used by a lot of DJs who perform routines. It can also be used to transition between music in club sets and a way to blend different genres together. The art of tone play is being able to perform the melody of one song with the notes and sounds from another song. This can be done with hot cues or other technology such as pitch shifting/keyboard performance modes found on a range of equipment/software.

You’ll learn how to play your DJ equipment like an instrument, master some quite advanced music theory as well as perform advanced transitions perfect for anyone performing DJ routines.

This course contains 34 lessons in which you’ll learn:

Getting Started-

We’ll show you how to download your Crossfader piano tool and beats, and explain how these will be used in the course.

Music Theory-

You’ll learn some essential music theory to perform tone play transitions. We’ll teach you about major and minor scales and what a key is made up of.

Finger Drumming-

You’ll learn finger drumming an essential skill for tone play mixing. Follow along with the lessons using our beats and tools to practice your timing and coordination.

Playing your Equipment like an Instrument-

Once you have mastered finger drumming we will teach you how to play along with various melodies and patterns using our exclusive Crossfader piano tools. These tools can be loaded straight into your DJ software to then play along step by step.

Toneplay Transitions-

We will teach you how to perform everything from basic to advanced tone play transitions. Learn how to come up with your own tone play’s as well as use tone play to mix between totally different genres. There are tone play examples and tutorials using rock, funk, hip hop, house, dance music and more!

  • Piano Tools In Each Key (All you need is 8 hot cue pads)
  • Crossfader Melodic Beats (Play along in real time)
  • Crossfader Instrumental Beats (Perform your own melodies over the beats)

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.

You can take this course if currently have access to 8 hot cue pads on your equipment. The extra lessons using Pitch N Time DJ from Serato or Keyboard mode on Rekordbox can be performed if you own any of the following equipment:

Pioneer DDJ 400

Pioneer DDJ 800

Pioneer DDJ 1000

Pioneer DDJ XP1

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX

Pioneer DJ DDJ SP-1

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ

Pioneer DJ DJM-S9

Numark NS7II

Numark NS7III

Numark NV

Numark NVII

Akai Pro AFX

Denon MCX8000

Denon MC7000

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2

Reloop MIXON4

Roland DJ-808


If you own the DDJ RB/RR/RX/RZ/RZX then we will show you how to midi map the keyboard mode to your controller just like the DDJ 400 & DDJ 1000

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.

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