DJ Courses

Beginner to advanced


Traktor DJ is one of the most powerful pieces of DJ software on the market. It has features that other DJ applications don’t such as stem decks, remix decks and a bank of effects that provide endless creative possibilities. Learning how to make the most of all these features can be a confusing and daunting process. We’re here to help make learning Traktor DJ an easy process!

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 feature screen grabs and overhead shots of the equipment, making it easy for you to follow along step by step.

Traktor courses

common questions

Why Have we split the lessons into 3 courses?

We have split our Traktor 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 just starting out 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 won’t need them right away. This means you don’t have to spend money on all the advanced lessons until you really feel you need or want them!

Which course is right for me?

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

Traktor Beginner DJ Course

The Traktor Beginner Course is the perfect starting point if you’re just getting started with Traktor 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.

Traktor Intermediate DJ Course

The Traktor Intermediate Course 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 the creative tools available within Traktor and your controller. You’ll learn how to start mixing creatively using the tools available. This course will improve your mixes, help you stand out from the crowd and master new techniques.

Traktor Advanced DJ Course

Are you already a confident DJ who knows their equipment and Traktor 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. You’ll learn how to mix confidently between different genres, combine multiple effects chains and harness the power of the remix decks plus much more!

What equipment will I need?

To make the most of this course, you will need some Traktor ready DJ equipment.

Most Relevant Controllers:

  • Traktor S2 Mk2
  • Traktor S2 Mk3
  • Traktor S3
  • Traktor S4 Mk2
  • Traktor S4 Mk3
  • Traktor S8 (Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Traktor S5 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Please note* The Traktor S2 Mk3 doesn’t have access to the FX banks in Traktor Pro 3. To make the most of the intermediate & advanced courses using the S2 MK3 we recommend combining this with a Traktor X1 or F1.

DVS Setup:

If you’re using a digital vinyl system (DVS) to control Traktor DJ with turntables, then our courses may be applicable depending on what other devices you’re using to control the software. If you have a Traktor X1 or F1 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.

What music should I use?

Inside all of our courses are free to download links to third-party music. 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 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 necessary 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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