Pioneer xdj
DJ Courses

Beginner to advanced



The all in one Pioneer DJ units such as the XDJ RX2, XDJ RR, XDJ XZ almost perfectly mirrors a CDJ setup, which you’d find in any pro DJ booth. After taking these DJ courses you’ll be confident playing in any club DJ booth on a CDJ and DJM set up. Not only that, but you’ll also learn how to mix creatively and confidently with your equipment, helping your sets stand out from the crowd. From beginner to advanced level, our courses will help you master everything from the foundations of beat matching and mixing to advanced cross-genre mashups and creative use of effects plus much more.

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 video in the DJ course features overhead shots of the equipment, making it easy for you to follow along step by step.

Pioneer xdj courses

common questions

Why Have we split the lessons into 2 courses?

We have split our Pioneer XDJ lessons into 2 DJ courses, beginner 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:

Pioneer XDJ Beginner DJ Course

This DJ course is the perfect starting point if you’re just getting started with your XDJ unit or the Rekordbox software in export mode. 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.

Pioneer XDJ Advanced DJ Course

This DJ 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 all the creative tools available on your equipment. You’ll learn how to start mixing creatively, use the effects to their full potential, mix between genres and more!

Do I need the XDJ course or Rekordbox Course?

These Pioneer XDJ courses are filmed and designed for DJs using USB drives to play their music, after exporting from Rekordbox.

If you’re using Rekordbox in performance mode (with your laptop plugged in), then the Rekordbox DJ courses may be better suited.

Please note however the Rekordbox courses are designed more for controllers so there may be lessons on features in Rekordbox that your XDJ all in one unit can’t access.

What equipment will I need?

To make the most of this course you will need one of the following setups:

  • Pioneer XDJ RX
  • Pioneer XDJ RX2
  • Pioneer XDJ RR
  • Pioneer XDJ XZ

    or a combination of the following CDJ/XDJ/DJM setup:
  • CDJ 2000nexus
  • CDJ 2000NX2
  • XDJ 1000MK2
  • XDJ 700
  • DJM 900nexus
  • DJM 900NXS2
  • DJM 750MK2
  • DJM 450
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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