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How to have a better DJing practice session in the studio

 

 

You may have heard that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. We’re certainly not saying that you should lock yourself in the dj studio for the next 10,000 hours, but it’s without a doubt that solid practice is needed to progress and improve. 

 

Deliberate and mindful practice can really help you to achieve your goals thus always try to plan, prepare and monitor your performance for greater and quicker improvement. To break it down: 

 

  • Analyse. Identify one part of your DJing that needs improvement, e.g. beat matching, set building or mixing of tracks.
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  • Practice. Try to focus on the part that you want to improve.
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  • Evaluate your progress.
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  • Repeat it all again.
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  • Some tips to improve your DJing practice session: 

     

  • Cover the bpm counter on the Pioneer CDJ's screens to improve your beat matching skills. That way you will have no choice but to beat match by ear. After all, the mission is to hear and feel the music, not see it.
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  • Record your DJjing sessions so you can listen back for things to improve on. Our Zoom h5 recorder is always available.
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  • Try different equipment. If you are used to play using Pioneer mixer, mix it up and use a different kind. We have an Allen Heath Xone92 mixer available in the DJ studio which you can request.
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  • Add a third Pioneer CDJ deck to your set up to perfect your skill even further.
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  • Bring a friend and have a b2b session. It's always a lot of fun to collaborate and a b2b is a great way to learn from and inspire one other.
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  • If you do not have the equipment at home or your neighbours are simply not that into the music - we’ve got your back! Our DJ Studio is available for hire on an hourly basis, 7 days per week where you can put it all into practice and enjoy the powerful bass of our KRK Rokit 10 speakers. 

     

    We offer discounts on hire fees for all current and previous Become a DJ students. Hire is available from one hour up to a full-day and is chargeable by the hour, at £15 p/h non-students, £10 p/h to our past or current students. A member of our team will always be around to assist you should you need help.

     

     

    Available DJ equipment:

     

    4 x Pioneer CDJs 2000nexus 

    2 x Pioneer DJM900 mixer 

    2 x Technics 1210's turntables 

    1 x Allen & Heath Xone92 mixer

    1 x Zoom H5 recorder

     

    Each studio is fitted out with Rokit KRK 10 monitors.

     

    Book it online: https://www.becomeadj.co.uk/dj_practice 

    Posted on 25 May 2018

    Synthapise - a night of 'conscious raving'


     

    Throughout the years we have met, mentored and taught a lot of people throughout their djing  and music production adventour and it is always a great pleasure to see where their passion is taking them - discover and attend the gigs they play, listen to the music they release or visit parties they organise.

    One of previous student at ‘Become A DJ’ Tonia Nee earlier in the year has launched Synthapise - a non-profit techno music project created to raise awareness and funds for individual causes. Her second event will take place on the 19th of May at Elektrowerkz, who’s focus is not only to provide dark, emotive techno but also to help the animals at the same time. Synthapise is donating profit created from the event to Mahouts Elephant Foundation who work to improve the welfare of captive Asian Elephants. You can view how your contribution will make a difference by not just following but also getting involved on Synthapise Facebook page HERE.

    The event also supports up and coming London artists and you will be sure to see loads of familiar faces.


    Line up:

    Tonia Nee

    Karen Wilkins

    Jasmin

    Ireen Amnes b2b Anirec

    Claus Fuss

    Sllav

    Vishscale

    Join for a night of conscious techno where you can enjoy the music and the atmosphere knowing that your contribution is going towards a great cause.

    Posted on 05 May 2018
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