Electronic Music Mixing: From Beginner to DJ

A course by Chuck Pereda
DJ and Radio Host. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2019
, DJ and Radio Host

Learn the basics to mix physical and digital formats to create your first DJ set

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (107)
  • 4315 students

Learn the basics to mix physical and digital formats to create your first DJ set


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (107)
  • 4315 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 lessons (4h 14m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Turn up the volume to eleven and get your DJ skills up to scratch alongside Chuck Pereda—DJ and radio host with over 20 years of experience in mixing at clubs, parties, radio sets, and more. If you’re obsessed with music and you want to transform your passion into your profession, you’ve come to the right place.

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of mixing electronic music and all you need to mix your own demo set and present it successfully.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basic theory
  • U3
    U3. Mixing
  • U4
    U4. Additional content
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Chuck, about his professional DJing and radio host experience, and some of his musical influences. Discover what—in his opinion—makes a great DJ.

Get to know more about electronic music, from its origins and first experiments. See some fundamental concepts in music structure and genres. See some websites and places that can help bring more variety to your music library,before getting into the mixing process and all that it involves.

Learn how to mix using a wide range of formats, both physical and digital: vinyl, CDs, and USB (using software and a controller). Chuck shows you the equipment he uses, as well as all the details to take into account for all the methods he shares with you.

See some important music platforms to keep up to date and create a profile on SoundCloud to get involved in the DJ community, and see some essential details about being successful in your genre or style.

Finish the course by learning some practical aspects that are not necessarily about mixing: contracts, collective bargaining, and advice to read your audience and ensure they enjoy your set.

What is this course's project?

Create a one hour DJ set that could become your first demo to start promoting your DJ work.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for all music fans, especially those with a passion for electronic music. Future producers and amateur DJs who want to improve their technique will also enjoy this course.

What you need

No previous experience is necessary to take this course.

As for materials, you’ll need a computer with Serato or Traktor installed and a controller, or access to a mixer with turntables or CDJ. You also need a USB key, and a CD recorder is optional.


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Chuck Pereda

A course by Chuck Pereda

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DJ and Radio Host

Chuck Pereda is a freestyle club DJ and hosts his own radio and TV shows, with over twenty years of experience mixing music in clubs, parties, and more.

Above all else, Chuck is passionate about music, which shines through his DJ sets, where he mixes opposing genres with harmony and always with a touch of fun.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation (Who am I)
    • Influences
    • What is being a DJ
  • U2

    Basic theory

    • Electronic music and its 4 main genres
    • Electronic music and its 4 main genres P2
    • Basic concepts
    • Where do I get all my music?
    • What is mixing?
  • U3

    Mixing

    • Basic equipment / set up
    • Mixing with vinyls
    • Mixing with P2 vinyls
    • Mixing with CDs and USBs
    • Mixing with P2 CDs and USBs
    • Mixing with controller
    • How to put together a set and record it
  • U4

    Additional content

    • How to promote yourself?
    • Contracts and logistics of a presentation
    • Tips for a successful presentation
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Electronic music mixing: from beginner to DJ

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Electronic Music Mixing: From Beginner to DJ. A Music, and Audio course by Chuck Pereda

Electronic Music Mixing: From Beginner to DJ

A course by Chuck Pereda
DJ and Radio Host. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2019
  • 92% positive reviews (107)
  • 4315 students