Advanced DJ Program

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Picking up where our DJ Program leaves off, our Advanced DJ program focuses on teaching you what it takes to design and deliver a truly world-class DJ performance.

Alongside seasoned DJ veterans. learn the advanced techniques of the turntable, CDJ, and DJ mixer, as well as how to create custom playlists, sets, and routines.  Get in our amazing DJ booth and learn hands-on techniques of looping, sampling, doubles, offsets, chasing, using acapellas with the pros!

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.

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.

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.

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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Anthony Kasper

Anthony Kasper, is a Minneapolis based DJ and producer. The 30-year-old has been DJing and making music for over 12 years. With a deep passion for the craft, Kasper combines turntablist scratching and showmanship with intricate blending and selection. Since 2016 he has had hundreds and hundreds of gigs of experience, Kasper has knowledge of music and performance as both an art and as career.

Registration to this class includes:

  • Access to all 8 weeks, 3 hours per week, of the Advanced DJ 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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This course uses turntables, CDJs, DJ mixers, and laptops with either Recordbox, Serato, Traktor, or Virtual DJ.  Ableton DJs are also welcome!

Advanced DJ Curriculum

  • Level 1:

    Mixing Techniques with DVS and CDJs. Learn and apply professional mixing techniques to your digital track library such as proper fader and EQ techniques for blending different styles of music, and applying effects within your mixer or DJ software to enhance transitions and blends. Manipulate your songs with hands-on techniques of sampling and scratching.
  • Level 2:

    Sample sounds directly into your DVS system and create sequences and patterns to practice in your routine. Learn the cuts and transformers of classic DJs and integrate them into your set. Create and manipulate patterns of loops and sequences by juggling and chasing your songs together. Evoke double drops and offsets in real-time to create new remixes of your own material on the fly. Extend your own mixes and tracks indefinitely by manipulating your music in the mix.
  • Level 3:

    Arrange cue points in your library and organize those cue points into sequences and patterns. Create loops and loop rolls based on these cue points. Develop playlists of songs around these sequenced cue points, and build a routine that incorporates these elements. Blend and remix various loops, acapellas, instrumentals, and other sound material into a collage that is unmistakably yours.
  • Level 4:

    Play with tones and samples in the same way that a jazz guitar player shreds. Create something new out of various, surprising elements, to keep your set fresh and exciting. Finalize and play your routine with professional guidance and feedback on the big Slam soundsystem. Refine your performance before recording it and sharing it with the world. Learn how to use that mix as a tool to get connected and booked in your local DJ community.