Rekordbox
DJ Courses

Beginner to advanced

overview

Rekordbox DJ is one of the most powerful pieces of DJ software available. However, this brings with it some challenges! Knowing where to get started and learning this software can be a confusing process. Our online DJ courses for Rekordbox DJ controllers such as the Pioneer DDJ 400, DDJ 800 and DDJ 1000 will help you go from a beginner to advanced DJ! Learn everything from fundamental mixing techniques, EQ control and transitions to advanced sampling, sequencing and mash-up mixing.

We pride ourselves on not just showing you what a button does, but how to use it creatively. The lessons all work in chronological order so that as you master one skill, you’ll be able to combine it with others, instantly improving your creativity. Each DJ tutorial within the course features screen grabs and overhead shots of the equipment, making it easy for you to follow along step by step.

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common questions

Why Have we split the lessons into 3 courses?

We have split our Rekordbox DJ lessons into 3 DJ courses, beginner, intermediate and advanced. If you’re a DJ that already knows the basics we don’t want you to have to watch hours of video footage that’s just not relevant to you. However, if you’re starting and you’ve already spent lots of money on DJ equipment we don’t want you to have to spend a fortune for all the lessons if you don’t need them right away. Meaning, you don’t have to spend money on all the advanced tuition until you feel you need or want them!

Which course is right for me?

Here is breakdown to help you choose the right course to start at:

Rekordbox Beginner DJ Course

This is the perfect starting point if you’re just getting started with Rekordbox or your DJ controller. If you’re struggling to beat match by ear manually or need to master phrasing and music theory this is the place to get started.

Rekordbox Intermediate DJ Course

This is the perfect DJ course to start with if you already know how to beat match manually by ear and can mix intro to outro confidently. This course will help you discover all the creative tools available within Rekordbox and your controller. You’ll learn how to start mixing creatively, use the effects to their full potential, mix between genres and more!

Rekordbox Advanced DJ Course

Are you already a confident DJ who know’s their equipment and Rekordbox inside out? Are you looking for more inspiration on how to combine the performance features to create routines and perform advanced mixing techniques? If so this course is for you.

What equipment will I need?

To make the most of this course, you will need some Rekordbox ready DJ equipment using Rekordbox performance mode.

Controllers:

  • DDJ-1000
  • DDJ-800
  • DDJ-400
  • DDJ-200 (BEGINNER ONLY)
  • DDJ-RZX (Please note we don’t cover the video aspect of this controller)
  • DDJ-RZ
  • DDJ-RX
  • DDJ-RR
  • DDJ-RB
  • DDJ-SZ (DEDICATED SERATO COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE)
  • DDJ-SX2 (DEDICATED SERATO COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE)
  • DDJ-SX (DEDICATED SERATO COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE)
  • DDJ-SR (DEDICATED SERATO COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE)
  • DDJ-SB2 (DEDICATED SERATO COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE)
  • DDJ-SB (DEDICATED SERATO COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE)
  • DDJ-WeGO (BEGINNER ONLY)
  • DDJ-ERGO (BEGINNER ONLY)
  • XDJ-R1
  • XDJ RX (Please see below)
  • XDJ RX2 (Please see below)
  • XDJ XZ (Please see below)
  • XDJ RR (Please see below)

DVS Setup:

If you’re using a digital vinyl system (DVS) to control Rekordbox with turntables, then our courses may be applicable depending on what other devices you’re using to control the software. If you have a DJM S9 or a DDJ XP1 add on controller, these will help you perform all the techniques taught in the lessons. Please note that we don’t show you how to control turntables or tips for nudging the record manually.

XDJ RX2/RX/RR/XZ users:

These Rekordbox courses feature controllers that take full advantage of the Rekordbox DJ software, and although the XDJ all in one units can be used with a laptop, some of the features covered in the intermediate and advanced courses may be harder to perform using this setup. If you own an XDJ all in one unit, then we have dedicated courses filmed in stand-alone mode with USBs.

What music should I use?

Inside all of our courses are free download links to third party downloads. This list gets updated every few months with loads of new tracks to help build your library. Some of these tracks may be used inside your course to help you follow step by step and other lessons feature paid for music. All the techniques taught can be applied or adapted to most music libraries. Our aim is for you to be able to get creative and mix confidently with your own music library.

There is also a free direct download for our Crossfader Music Pack filled with exclusive music from friends of ours. You won’t be able to find these tracks anywhere else!

Our beginner courses also have Crossfader DJ Tools available to download. These tools are developed by us to help you master basic skills such as timing and beat matching manually.

Who's the tutor?

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 teaching you the creative skills needed to help you stand out from the crowd.

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