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Learning the fundamentals of being a DJ can be extremely difficult and frustrating if you don’t know the industry secrets; this is where Spin Academy comes in. Whether you are a newbie or intermediate, you will be mentored, trained and moulded to be a professional Deejay by professionals who will teach you all the industry secrets and set you on the right track to being a professional DJ in no time.

UMS Training Hub offers you a unique chance to launch your DJ/Producer career. In few months, you will follow an intense program, comprising the whole DJ and production curriculum of both schools, with additional masterclasses, workshops and private lessons. Groups are strictly limited to 8 students, allowing for a personal approach, tailored to each student. You’ll start out learning all the basic skills you need as a DJ. Once you master those skills, you will work towards becoming an engaging performer and producing tracks worthy of release.

Additional Package You Get

  • Professional DJ Website
  • Social Media and Web blog set-up
  • Basic Graphics Design Knowlegde
  • Basic Digital Media marketing Knowledge
  • Basic Blogging and DJ-SEO Knowledge
Our brand new Beginners-Intermediate and Advanced courses provides students with all the knowledge necessary to start mixing right away.
Register to kickstart your DJ career!!!

Out Training Course Aims

To teach students how to mix, starting with a guide to the basic DJ formats available and then the essential and common controls you find in all setups so students have a good understanding of all the considerations and technical aspects of the whole process.
Then, to put everything together in several mixing examples, ranging from simple blends to more complex mixes using EQ dials and other effects.
Finally, to summarize everything that’s been taught and provide exercises to help students improve their basic DJ skills – dropping tracks in correctly, jogging tracks and beatmatching.

Individual Course Goals

  • to understand the pitch controls in a DJ setup
  • to have a better understanding of analogue and digital systems
  • to know how to hook up vinyl decks
  • to learn about audio levels and metering
  • to know about the different cables required when DJing
  • to know the different types of DJ equipment available and
  • the similarities and differences of each
  • to know the basic mixer controls and what they do
  • to learn some different crossfader techniques
  • to know about monitoring considerations and how to cue a track
  • to learn more about audio interfacing with a computer
  • to have more of an idea about musical characteristics such as tempo, time signature and key
  • to have a better understanding of the way music is structured
  • to know what audio frequencies are and how to adjust them with filters and EQ
  • to know how to beatmatch
  • to train your ear to better distinguish tracks when mixing
  • to understand effects such as delay, reverb, flanger and gater
  • to know how to set up cue points
  • to learn about track looping and why it can be useful when mixing
  • to know how EQing and filtering can help to clean up and improve the mix
MODULE 1 – HISTORY OF DJING AND BUYERS GUIDE

Gives an outline of the different DJing formats available today, explaining how they’ve changed over the years and what the most popular formats are now.

MODULE 2 – FUNDAMENTAL CONTROLS AND SETUP

Shows how to hook up a pair of vinyl decks to a mixer and amp or speakers, and then explains the basic controls in this setup, which are the fundamental ones you find in all DJing formats. Then, compares this to the controls you find in dj, a popular DJing app for the iPad.

MODULE 3 – HOW TO CUE A TRACK

Explains how to cue tracks with various DJing formats, to enable a complete understanding of the different considerations when using an entirely hardware or a software-based setup.

MODULE 4 – KNOWING YOUR MUSIC

Teaches some of the musical considerations when mixing, to help students better choose the right track to play and know when to mix it. Topics covered include tempo, time signature and key, as well as swing or shuffle. There is also some information about how tracks are structured and an example of a standard song arrangement.

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MODULE 5 – EQ AND FILTERING

Teaches what the EQ and Filter controls on a DJ mixer do, so students have a better understanding of how to use them to change the sound of a track and improve your mix. Musical examples are shown through a spectrum analyser to enable a visual as well as aural demonstration.

MODULE 6 – BEATMATCHING AND CREATING A SMOOTH MIX

Combines all the techniques learned so far on the course, and some new tricks, to provide some mixing examples.

MODULE 7 – ADVANCED EFFECTS

Runs through some more of the effects you commonly find in DJing setups, including reverb, delay, flanging and gating.

MODULE 8 – CUE POINTS AND LOOPING

Continues looking at more advanced DJing techniques by introducing cue points and looping, showing how they can be useful in various mixing scenarios.

through a spectrum analyser to enable a visual as well as aural demonstration.
MODULE 9 – SUMMARY AND EXERCISES

Gives a summary of the main points that have been taught on the course, and then provides some exercises to help improve jogging and beat matching skills.

  1. BONUS MODULE 1 –

Provides a glimpse into the life of a professional DJ, by chatting with up and fixing you up with sample gigs for live performances

  1. BONUS MODULE 2 – BASIC SCRATCHING TECHNIQUES

Demonstrates the basics of how to scratch, showing the main principles and a range of different techniques

The Beginner Course

The Certificate/Beginner Dj course is for students who want to get their first real touch of CD players, become comfortable with the equipment and learn the basic technique of a DJ, you will learn to beat-match and create your first recorded DJ demo mix.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED
  • Introduction to Pioneer CDJ’s
  • Learn how to connect equipment
  • Fade Mixing
  • Cueing techniques, setting a cue point
  • Counting beats and bars
  • Beat-Matching basics
  • How to detect BPM/Tempo
  • Understanding the structure of dance music

 

  • Beat matching different tracks
  • Using basic EQ controls
  • Cross-fader technique
  • Loops & Hot Cues
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME

This program is perfect for anyone new to the DJ world. Get hands-on experience with equipment and get a solid base to build upon. DURATION: 3 MONTHS (12 WEEKS) (2 CLASSED PER WEEK, SATURDAY CLASSES AVAILABLE)

Course fee:

Enrollment

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Diploma Course

standard CD Players and will be fully equipped to market yourself as a professional performing artist to an audience of your choice.

If you have completed the beginner DJ Course and want to widen your knowledge and take your DJing to the next level then this course is for you!

DURATION: 3 MONTHS

(2 CLASSED PER WEEK, SATURDAY CLASES AVAILABLE) Accommodation is optional

Cost

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This course is designed for students who have completed the DJ Beginner Course. This courses takes you through the intermediate and advanced elements of DJing.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED
  • Intermediate DJing
  • Advanced DJing
  • Beginner Sound Engineering
  • Dj Software
  • Rekordbox
  • Brand development
  • DJ marketing
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME

By the end of the course you will have mastered the art of mixing on industry 

Advance Diploma Course

Throw yourself into the art of DJing in one fully packaged course which includes mastering the decks, sound engineering, developing your brand and marketing yourself as a DJ. This course is ideal for students who have never touched decks before and are hoping to make a profession of their passion.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED
  • Creating Hot Cue’s
  • Using loops to create build up effects
  • Creating a Delay effect with two identical tracks
  • Using the mixer’s ‘Delay’ & ‘Echo’ effects to enhance your mixes
  • Using the ‘Roll’ and ‘Filter’ effects
  • Transitions between different genres using effects
  • Acapella Mixing/Digital Tricks
  • Using Acapellas to create live remixes
  • Basic scratch techniques (Baby, Slur, Transforming)
  • Use Pioneer RMX 1000 external effects units
  • The basics of Ableton Live
  • Creating Mashups
  • Making Bootlegs and remixen
  • Live edits
  • Create your own samples for use in mixes
  • Plan and perform a DJ set
  • Get expert advice/tips from a pro DJ
  • Upload your mix online on mixcloud
  • Promotion
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME

By the end of the course you will have mastered the art of mixing on industry standard CD Players and will be fully equipped to market yourself as a professional performing artist to an audience of your choice.

If you are serious about becoming a professional DJ then this course is for you!

DURATION: 3 MONTHS

(2 CLASSED PER WEEK, SATURDAY CLASSES AVAILABLE) Accommodation is optional

Cost:

Enrollment

Call or Email to enquire about training schedules and availability.

Enroll now

Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the course held?

The course is delivered at our training centers, DJ studios and at live events.

What equipment do I need?

To take the course, you need to have a device that is connected to the internet and some speakers or headphones. No specific DJ equipment is required to take the course, but you will obviously want to purchase some at some stage in order to mix. This can easily be done after watching the course though, as you may find it helps you decide what equipment is right for you. Then, once you have the equipment, you can watch the lessons again to learn how to use it.

How long does the course last?

The course is between the period of 3 months (for beginners) and 4 months (for advanced classes). So, it could take you days, weeks, months or even longer to get through it, depending on how fast a learner you are!

How long do I get access to the course for?

Once you complete your training programme, you will get mentorship and career guidance for up to 3 months post-graduation free of charge.

I am a complete beginner, is it still okay for me to take the course?

Yes, absolutely! The course has been designed with a complete beginner in mind. Web content.

What if I need to contact somebody?

You can contact us Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm via email egbedacenter@umstraininghub.com  or by calling 09035872310 (Egbeda Center) or yabacenter@umstraininghub.com 07034711141 (Yaba Center).