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You know the effect music has on a crowd. Learn to harness the music and control the crowd.

Today’s DJs are experts on the power of music to move people, and with the right knowledge, that power can be yours. Learn to rock a set on any format of professional DJ tools.  This class covers everything you’ll need to create an effective and powerful set, from beat and key matching, using the DJ mixer and effects, reading the crowd, and more!

After completing this program, you'll be able to:

Run The Party

Using the industry-standard tools of the trade, you will be running the party, the club, or even the festival. We teach not only the tools, but the art and performance of the DJ set.

Get Gigs

We aren't just focused on making the best tracks. We want you to be publishing and selling those tracks as well. Be ready to finish this program with everything you need to start working professionally.

Collaborate and Engage

Slam Academy is a community. While in this class, you will meet your next great collaborative partner, someone to share the stage with, or even your new best friend.

Find Your Sound

Record your own instruments and vocals and add them to your own professional-sounding tracks.

Ali Coyle (DJ Ali D)

Ali had always wanted to learn to DJ, ever since she was a kid. She found Slam and was able to turn that into a reality.

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David Sellers

David talks about his frustration with "free" tutorials and how his experience at Slam Academy was different.

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Ben Gardner (Bolo)

Listen to Ben talk about the resources he had access to as a student at Slam. Ben got from the classroom to the stage in no time.

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Meet Your Instructor:

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Kyle King (Kyle Goodrich)

Music is my sword and shield – The motto of 30-year-old producer Kyle King. Born in Germany, and raised in America, Kyle developed a love of music at a very early age. He has played and learned several musical instruments, and is always looking to expand his repertoire. Eventually finding electronic music, Kyle was hooked from the start.

Registration to this class includes:

  • Access to all 12 weeks, 3 hours per week, of the DJ I Program
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • Join our Private Discord Community
  • 1-on-1 help from Slam Academy Instructors and/or Teaching Assistants
  • Access to the Slam Academy Studios for private room booking, recording sessions, & production use
  • Additional benefits for Members

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DJ I Curriculum

  • 1: Turntables, Beatmatching, and Mixing with EQ

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    In the first level of the DJ I program, we will begin by learning the history of DJing and where it all began. We will learn together, how turntable-ism was first used, and how it has evolved today. We will observe classic DJ techniques, and get a feel for the fundamental tools used in the DJ booth. Each student will get a hands-on feel for the analog turntable, DJ mixer, and prepare for dropping their first beat. We will explore the various beat structures of popular genres, and learn the ins and outs of mixing tunes together and why.
  • 2: CDJs, Controllers, and Software

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    We will be focusing our efforts on “hands-on” time in the booth. Preparing for our first sets, each student will have time working the turntables with the instructor’s guidance, preparing their tracks and getting a feel for beat matching and really touching the music. Once everyone can lay down a short set of beat matched material, keeping things flowing, we finish our time with the vinyl turntable and look to the digital age of CDJs and Traktor.
  • 3: Advanced Mixing, Scratching, and Using FX

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    We explore “DVS” systems, such as Traktor and Serato. Hear we can apply what we already know about signal flow in the DJ booth, the DJ mixer and turntable, EQ and effects, all to an entirely virtual system. Connect a MIDI controller to your laptop and evoke the same feel as a DJ in an expensive CDJ/Turntable DJ booth! Learn the ins and outs of Traktor, and get in some hands-on time with the instructor, playing your own tunes on these systems. The goal here is to be able to speak the language of the DJ, regardless of the type of playback technology in the mix.

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