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Ultimate Scratching Course

  • 60+ Lessons
  • Beginner To Pro Techniques
  • Loops & Scratch Samples Included
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“That was the best Scratch course out there! It’s the only one that actually talks about timing and the ins & outs of it.”

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The details

Whats inside the course?

Module 1 - Setup & Basic Scratching Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Crossfader Setup
  • Download Scratching Tools & Crossfader Scratch Loops
  • How To Use The Crossfader Scratching Loops
  • The Baby Scratch
  • Basic Timing & Baby Scratch To A Beat
  • Splitting The Scratch
  • Off Beat Timing (Adding Swing To Scratching)
  • Basic Scratching Combo’s & Patterns
  • Double Time Scratching
  • Creating A Scratch Phrase To Use While Mixing
  • Drop Scratching
  • Baby vs Drop Scratch Pattern

Module 2 - Practical Scratching

  • Practical Scratching In Your DJ Sets
  • Forward Scratch Technique
  • Forward/Baby/Drop Combos
  • The Stab Scratch Technique
  • Stab Scratch Combo’s & Patterns
  • More Tips For Using Scratch Patterns In The Mix
  • Chirp Scratch Technique
  • Fast Cuts & Advanced Scratching
  • Intro To Triplet Timing
  • Applying Triplet Timing
  • Why Triplet Timing Is Important
  • Scribble Variations
  • Transformer Scratch
  • Adding Rhythm To Your Crossfader Cuts
  • Advanced Combos – PREVIEW THIS LESSON HERE
  • Tear Scratching Techniques
  • Drop Tear Scratching Techniques
  • One Click Flare
  • Advanced Flare Patterns
  • Two Click Flare Technique
  • Three Click Flar Technique
  • Twiddle Scratch
  • Crab Scratch
  • Boomerang Scratch
  • Military Scratch

Module 3 - Advanced Scratching & Combos

  • Scratch Combos – Baby Chirp
  • Scratch Combos – Chirp Tear
  • Scratch Combos – Chiro Flare
  • Scratch Combos – Chirp Stab
  • How To Combine Combos
  • Scratch Drop Mixing
  • Using Effects With Scratching
  • Combing Scratch Techniques While Mixing
  • Scratching With Acapellas
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Module 4 - Beat Juggling & Scratching with Genres

  • Advanced Scratching Whilst Mixing
  • Scratching With Hip Hop – (Level 1 & 2)
  • Scratching With Drum & Bass – (Level 1 & 2)
  • Scratching With House (Level 1 & 2)
  • Scratching With Trap (Level 1 & 2)
  • Beat Juggling Basics
  • Beat Juggling – Speeding Up
  • Beat Juggling Drills & Hand Placement Tips
  • Beat Juggling – Strobing
  • Beat Juggling – Chasing
  • Beat Juggling – How To Build Originality
  • Beat Juggling – Nas ‘I Can’
  • DJ Routines – Winning DMC Battle Breakdown
  • DJ Routines – Kanye West – Stronger
  • DJ Routines – Pound Cake vs CREAM
What’s Inside?

Only in this course will you find

Proven Strategy

A proven step-by-step method used to teach over 18000 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 scratch…QUICKLY! Within the first five lessons, you will get a quick win, learn to set up your equipment for scratching, and learn the baby scratch technique. You WILL be Scratching 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 any of these DJs?

Scratching is overwhelming to me.

I have lost that creative spark to try something new.

I envy those DJs who make it look ‘easy.’

I DJ regularly, but feel like I’m in my comfort zone too much.

I just don’t have the time to get to that next level.

That’s where we come in….

But who are we?

WE ARE CROSSFADER

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.

Questions?

FAQs

Do you cover my setup in the course?

The skills and techniques can be applied to any setup. Throughout the course there are examples on both entry-level & pro DJ setups. The course is designed to teach DJs using any setup the have.

What skill level is this course?

This is a complete Begginner to Pro DJ course. You will learn everything from setting up your equipment right through to world-class scratches, beat-juggling & DJ Routines.

Can I use my DJ software?

This course has been filmed on Serato DJ. While there aren’t any lessons on other software such as virtual DJ, Traktor, DJay, etc., You will still be able to learn the skills and techniques used in the course, and if you struggle to understand a lesson, our tutors will be in the course comments able to help you out with any issues you have.

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 Decksaver.com. 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!

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