House, techno, edm or whatever style of music you prefer, Pro DJ School, in cooperation with Dutch electronic music school Pyntago, offers you a unique chance to launch your dj producer career. In three 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. As a result that you can follow the lessons more effectively. You’ll start out learning all the basic skills you need as a house,techno or edm dj producer because you have to start at the beginning. Once you master those skills, you will work towards becoming an engaging performer and producing tracks worthy of release.
The dj producer course starts out with taking your DJ skills to the next level with our DJ Total Skills course. You will learn everything a DJ needs to know to play a coherent set. But you will also go beyond, and learn about advanced techniques to make you stand out from the crowd. All styles of music are covered, from house to edm and techno. During the course you will have unlimited access to our DJ-Xperience, where all the latest DJ gear from Pioneer DJ is waiting to be used. Perfect for working on your DJ skills or recording sets. Often there are workshops or a professional dj producer is present to help you with all your questions.
To develop your producer skills, you’ll first master Ableton Live. You’ll get a firm grasp of all the basic concepts like MIDI, audio, editors, samplers, synths, effects and plugins. Once you feel comfortable using the program, you’ll start using it to create your own tracks. You’ll learn all about structuring your compositions, making good build-ups and finding the synths and samples that fit your style best.
Music theory for Producers will teach you about scales, melody, rhythm and chords in a way that’s relevant to electronic music producers. Once you understand the basic concepts, we will then use them to build throbbing bass lines, banging beats and flowing chord progressions. Not only will it allow you to make your music faster, your tracks will also be more coherent.
During the whole dj producer course, you’ll work towards making a finished demo that could be presented to record labels.
Mixing and mastering
During the whole dj producer course, you’ll work towards making a finished demo that could be presented to labels.
Components dj course
• 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
Components producer course
• Introduction to Ableton Live
• Analyzing music
• Drums and drumrack
• Drum layering
• Making rhythms and grooves
• Bass and leads
• Stabs, plucks and atmosphere
• Analysis and composition
• Effects, send return and automation
• MIDI control and effects
• sidechain compression
• recording audio, warping
• Subtractive synthesis
• Oscillators and modulators
• Arpeggiator and creating synth sounds
• Distortion and effect racks
• Wave editors, samplers and editing samples
• Vocoder and advanced effects
• Mixing process, groups and frequency
• Mono and stereo
• Transitions between different genres using effects
• Compression, leveling, changing attack en body
• Mastering tools
• Digital audio, mastering sessions
Price: € 8000,-
Course days: Monday till Friday
Course time: 11:00 am till 4:00 pm
Duration course: 12 weeks
Courses will be given every day during the week*
Maximum number of students: 8
Entrance Requirements: No
Free Pioneer DJ headphone worth € 80,-
Free Ableton Live Suite worth € 599,-
Available start dates 2020
You probably need a visa to come and study in the netherlands. They usually ask for a registration for the course you want to follow. You can do a pre-registration so that you have proof that you intend to study in the Netherlands. This pre-registration indicates that you have been accepted in the study program (but not yet enrolled). You are enrolled as soon as the complete study amount has been paid.
Below you can do a pre-registration for one of our courses
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This option is without housing, you have to arrange your own stay in Amsterdam
Students from outside the EU wishing to study the DJ Total Skills course will need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa.
Dutch Visa for Study, Training, Research, or other type of Internship Purposes:
- An enrollment certificate allowing attendance of courses
- Certificate of completion or courses attended
- Financial sustenance