£289.00

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What Will I Learn?

  • Advanced use of Rekordbox for preparing playlists
  • How to set up your decks
  • How to switch between DJs at gigs and how to mix into other genres
  • How to use the Beat FX
  • How to use the Hot Cue functions
  • How to use the Vinyl mode functions
  • how to use Acapella
  • About specialist mixing techniques suited to your genre like cutting

Requirements

A firm grasp of the fundamentals outlined in our Beginner DJ course.

Course Overview

The intermediate DJ course is designed to improve and build your confidence. You'll get dedicated attention from your tutor on all aspects of DJing. In this course, you’ll take your beginner skills to the next level and learn all the tricks and special transitions relevant to your genre of music. As a more creative DJ with knowledge of the advanced effects and functions you'll stand out as an artist.

Equipment & Software

PioneerRekordboxMixed In Key

You'll continue learning on industry standard DJ equipment including the Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus and DJM mixer set up used in the majority of clubs alongside Rekordbox and Mixed In Key.

Lesson Plan

1

Advanced Rekordbox

Learn how to use all the advanced features of Rekordbox including the Hot Cues and Loops. You’ll also be shown how to fix difficult beatgrids.

Setup, Warmup & Recap

Be tested on setting up your decks and mixer and complete your warm up exercises. Recap your previous module and make sure you’ve ticked everything off.

2

Beat FX

Learn how to use all the Beat FX, the best ways to use them with your chosen style of music and how to use them to make mix transitions even smoother.

3

Loops & Loop Rolls

Learn how to create loops and perform various loop tricks in the mix.

4

Vinyl Mode

Learn how to use Vinyl mode on the CDJ so you can make use of the platter while performing some dramatic tricks.

5

How It Works In A Club

Learn how to transition between DJ’s in a club, how to mix into their music and how to avoid all the common problems you may encounter when playing out.

6

Setup, Warmup & Recap

Be tested on setting up your decks and mixer and complete your warm up exercises. We’ll continue to coach you while incorporating the Beat FX, Loops and Vinyl Mode.

7

Cut Like A Pro

Learn how to add some theatre to your movements and how to cut like a pro. We’ll teach you all the common cutting routines and focus on those suitable for your genre of music.

8

Advanced Cutting

We’ll show you how to spice up your more complicated mix routines with the FX, combing your cuts with FX like Echo and Reverb for an even more attention grabbing mix.

9

Switch Between DJs

We’ll now test you on your ability to deal with common issues when switching between DJs in a club including using the linked USBs, different genres of music and the general settings of your equipment.

10

Setup, Warmup & Recap

Be tested on setting up your decks and mixer and complete your warm up exercises. We’ll continue to coach you while incorporating your new cutting skills into the mix.

11

Hot Cues

Learn how to use the Hot Cues for various mix tricks including skipping from one part of the song to the next and drumming in a new rhythm.

12

Acapella Mixing

Learn how to use Acapella in your mix, integrating a whole vocal or just chopping it up into smaller samples with the Hot Cues.

13

Know Your Decks Inside Out

Go through every single button and function of the CDJs and Mixer with your tutor. We’ll make sure that you know everything!

14

Switch Between DJs

We’ll now test you again on your ability to deal with common issues when switching between DJs in a club including using the linked USBs, different genres of music and the general settings of your equipment.

15

Warmup & Coaching

Complete your warm up exercises. We’ll continue to coach you while incorporating your new Hot Cue and Acappella skills into the mix.

16

Recording A Creative Mix

Record your mix to showcase all your new skills and then go through a final report with your tutor to see what areas you may need to improve on and which areas you excel at.

17

Student Testimonials

"Completing the beginner, intermediate and advanced DJ course at LSA was one of the best decisions l have ever made and l wish i'd done it years ago. The tutors are great and thankfully very patient! Thanks to LSA, l have been able to play in some of London's biggest clubs and on the famous Pukka Up Boat Party in Ibiza! I have met great people through LSA and some friends for life. Get involved!"

Joanna Poole

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"I'm currently finishing off the intermediate DJ course and soon onto the advanced! Lessons are super easy to arrange, and the lessons really push you to achieve your best! From having very little experience, my tutors were able to help me grow and understand the techniques and the skills required to become a great DJ. Highly recommend for anyone at all! No experience needed just bring your passion for music."

Naen Chidchob

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"I found out about LSA via a friend and I'm really glad I did. I started with the Beginner DJ course with Gabriel when I had no previous experience. I had tried to learn by myself (online etc.) but taking the course was a great move. I'm completing the Intermediate course now and I'll definitely do the Advanced. I feel I learnt a lot in the most efficient way possible and feel more confident at every new session. The equipment used is top, the lessons fun and very productive. LSA gives you a great opportunity and tips to develop yourself and start to build a DJing career!"

Micol Treichler

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"Best DJ academy ever! I was a long time bedroom DJ and thought I knew most things, but when I came to London Sound Academy about one year ago...the school took my skills as a DJ to the next level! Thanks to all my tutors and the biggest thanks to LSA's father Buster Bennett! He makes DJs dreams become real! London Sound Academy was one of the best experiences of my life. I'm proud to be an LSA alumni!"

Martynas Tamos

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"Starting as a complete beginner with zero knowledge about DJing, London Sound Academy have taught me more than I could have ever imagined. A huge thank you to LSA's tutors who are incredibly skilled and talented. They will structure classes tailored to you as an individual and give you the guidance you need to perfect your DJing skills. You’ll be amazed how much you learn in just a few hours. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has an interest and passion for music. I can’t wait to begin the production lessons. Thanks so much to everyone at LSA"

Cassandra Jane

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Our Expert Tutors

LSA Hoxton

Erin

Komati

Erin is one of our most experienced tutors having worked in the music industry for over 15 years and having played at major festivals around the world. When he's not in the LSA studios, he's touring as a DJ/Producer and has released tracks on labels such as Saved Records, Kinetika, Bad Life and Balkan Recordings. Catch him in his fully analogue studio producing or on the decks at Fire.

Support from: Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, AME, Skream, Laurent Garnier, Dusky, Shadow Child, Tim Green & more.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, House, Techno, Logic, Ableton, Traktor & Vinyl

Ben S

S.M.I.T.H

Ben's a passionate teacher with a wealth of DJing and production experience gathered whilst touring across the UK & Europe. During his DJ sets, he often plays his own tracks and edits guaranteeing an original experience for the listener. He's released three EPs with big label deals on the horizion. Catch him at Ministry of Sound, Egg LDN, Lightbox, Fire and We Are FSTVL.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, House, Techno, Logic, Traktor & Vinyl

Harry

Harry Clarke

Harry is a producer, DJ and music lover. He's been a prolithic producer from a young age and his first single release was at the age of sixteen. It gained support from legends such as Annie Nightingale, Roger Sanchez and Andi Durrant. After that came tracks that garnered air time on platforms such as Radio 1 and Capital FM along with reviews in the likes of Mixmag and DJ Mag.

After studying at many of the UK's best music colleges Harry started work on many projects that included songwriting, producing, engineering and mastering with many famous clients. He's also composed to moving image, working with companies such as STA Travel and Oreo to create soundscapes that bring their visual ideas to life. All of this experience has enabled him to work with others to help them discover the very best sound for their music. 

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses
Genres: All
Specialities: House, Techno, Dance, Melodic & Songwriting

Phil

Phil Asher

Phil is one of LSA’s most experienced DJ and Producers. Over the past 25 years he’s played at "The Room” & Club Yellow (Tokyo), the Velvet Room at Club Zouk (Singapore) and Panorama Bar in Berghain (Berlin). He’s also played alongside Ron Trent at
Giant Steps (New York) and Masters at Work in the main room of Ministry of
Sound (London). Phil was recently featured on Boiler Room with Kerri Chandler
for his Madhouse label event. He’s a truly legendary DJ.

Apart from rocking dance floors across the world Phil has remixed Earth Wind and Fire, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jamiroquai, Sia, Osunlade, and Peven Everett to name a few. He’s produced music for Marlena Shaw, Vanessa Freeman, Shea Soul, Zansika, Sandra Nkake, Nathan Haines, Rich Medina and many more.

Teaches: All DJ and Logic Production Courses
Specialities: Vinyl, CDJs & Logic Production

LSA Soho

Ben P

Lone Drum

Ben has been DJing since he was 15. His love of Hip Hop, Scratching and all thing Battle DJing landed him a residency at Throwdown, a breakdancing night in Brixton at Plan B. Later, he started to dabble with music production where he manipulated breaks, old funk and soul records that he found in record stores which he later used to make his own tracks and eventually get out his first release on Colony Productions. His descent into the Glitch Hop scene has led to a collaboration with Kursa, and later on teaming up with Osmetic to form the group K.L.O. Since then he's had gigs all over the USA.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Hip Hop, Experimental, Urban, Serato, Traktor & Vinyl

Kieran

James Wilson

Kieran's an established international DJ with his own house and techno label, Route 1 Audio, that has multiple digital releases. He's a favourite with many of our students. He started by perfecting his craft at some of London’s biggest pirate stations hosting radio slots from the age of 16. He's performed on Heat Fm, Subjam, Pulse LDN, Rinse Fm, Hoxton FM and our own LSA Live. He DJs regularly at many of London's biggest clubs including Ministry of Sound, Egg and Scala.

Teaches: All DJ courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Serato, Traktor & Vinyl

Olmo

Allmoe

Olmo teaches our DJ courses as well as our specialist turntablism course where students can learn to scratch and beat-juggle like a DMC Pro! Early on in his career, he honed his skills and knowledge of Reggae and Hip Hop with other DJs and rappers. More recently he's been caught indulging in a new found love of Techno at Ministry of Sound, Egg and Fire here in London.

Teaches: All DJ courses & Turntablism (Scratching) course
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Reggae, House, Techno, Serato & Vinyl

Samantha

Samantha Togni

Sam is an established international DJ and producer from Italy based here in East London where she has set the music and fashion world alight with her DJ skills. Recently, her skills saw her headline in Europe and Tokyo at the Radio Kiki festival. Thanks to her international notoriety, she has also played alongside Marshmello, Slushii, Flux Pavillion, Camelphat, Danny Howard and more at many of the world's most celebrated nightclubs including 02 Academy Brixton, Ministry of Sound, Goa, Club Haus, EGG and XOYO.

Because of her talent, she was signed by three booking agents in her first year of DJing, worked for big brands like Nike, Juicy Couture, Dr Martens, Urban Outfitters, MAC, Selfridges and Karl Lagerfeld as well as getting voted as the #175 best female DJ in the world by DJanemag.com.

Beyond DJing, she released her first single in 2016 called "Queen Nemesis" on Doner Music and has so far received support from Red Bull, Adidas Originals, the 405 and Wonderland Magazine.

Teaches: All DJ courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Trap Music, Bass, Traktor & Vinyl

LSA Camden

Ben S

S.M.I.T.H

Ben's a passionate teacher with a wealth of DJing and production experience gathered whilst touring across the UK & Europe. During his DJ sets, he often plays his own tracks and edits guaranteeing an original experience for the listener. He's released three EPs with big label deals on the horizion. Catch him at Ministry of Sound, Egg LDN, Lightbox, Fire and We Are FSTVL.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, House, Techno, Logic, Traktor & Vinyl

Noah

Noah Priddle

Noah is one of our most popular tutors because of his welcoming attitude. His genre-hopping sets are well known in the industry and he’s forged a reputation for digging deep for unfamiliar but brilliant tracks. His skill has led him to DJ at some of the worlds largest events including Exit Festival, Boomtown, NAS and Bestival. Catch him locally at Ministry of Sound, The Coronet and at Alexandra Palace.

Teaches: All DJ courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Reggae,
Hip-Hop, World Music, Experimental, Traktor, Serato & Vinyl

Ollie

Ollie Rant

Ollie has been a fixture on the london clubbing scene for the last 10 years and has garnered a hole host of accolades along the way. He's an alumni of Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, has original releases on Kerri chandler affiliated label King Street Sound / Real Nice, and hosts monthly radio shows on Radar Radio and Balamii. His extensive record collection represents his eclectic taste, but, his speciality in tutoring lies in house, hip-hop, grime and garage.

Teaches: All DJ courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Hip Hop, RnB, House, Garage, Serato & Vinyl