Underground DJ


Underground DJ

Underground DJ Course | New York

If you want to learn to play underground Techno and House at a professional level, then this class if for you! Those who pass an evaluation and are up for the challenge will get a chance to play at our club night at the end of their course. Every single student who has taken the course in LA has gone on to perform in the club, and we are looking forward to seeing what our NY crew can do!

Group sizes are capped at no more than four, to ensure maximum playing time for each student. Our Underground DJ course is taught by an expert roster of recognized DJs with practical experience in the underground house and techno scene, to create a comprehensive program taught in a like-minded environment. At Garnish, we believe learning how to DJ should be FUN, not frustrating, and part of this means playing the music YOU want to play! For those looking to play more commercial electronic music, we have a separate Electronic Music DJ course.

This course is designed for complete beginners, as well as DJs with some experience, who would like to get serious and learn proper techniques on the latest brands and equipment such as Pioneer Nexus and Native instruments.

For students coming to NYC from out of town to take the course, please keep in mind that our club night is not always scheduled immediately following the course end date. If you are unable to make your scheduled club night, we can still include you in a future lineup!

 

101

Let’s go

  • Equipment, set up, and ready to go
  • Mixer essentials
  • Beats and bars
  • Intro to beat matching

Arrangement of underground electronic music

  • Pitch and identifying dissonance (known as clashing)
  • All about tune structure and why you need to know about it
  • Where to mix in and out

Building a set

  • Tips on track choice
  • Tempo
  • Set order
  • Mix points

FX

  • Introduction to common FX
  • EQ
  • All about filtering
  • FX in the mix dos and don’ts

Try out all the pro hardware and software

  • Pioneer CDJ Nexus
  • Rekordbox
  • Traktor
  • Rane Serato Scratch
  • Technics SL-1210 vinyl turntables
  • Mixed In Key

Your set

  • Fine tuning your set
  • Body language behind the decks
  • Mixing acapellas

201

Advanced mixing & digital tricks

  • Sampling and triggering
  • All about delay and reverb in the mix
  • Looping and making your own mash-ups on the fly
  • Impact mixing with levels and FX

Advanced set building & ad-libbing

  • Out-of-the-box song choice
  • Tempo change tips
  • Music programming, set times
  • Reading a crowd and having a ‘plan b’

Preparing for your show

  • Preparing your set
  • Recording your set
  • Marketing and promoting your gig

After your show

  • Marketing tips
  • How to get more gigs
  • EPK tips
  • Developing your sound

 

Today’s Underground Music DJ Course Prices

Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. Prices start black, then go to red, then back to black before they are fully booked, so if you see a schedule you like, grab it now! There’s also 10% off for each additional course you book in the future.

Key

101: $799 | 201: $799 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7. 201: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, and your show

Saturdays | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED

101: February 11, 18, 25. 201: March 4, 11, and your show

Spring Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: March 27, 28, 29. 201: March 30, 31, and your show

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30 | FULLY BOOKED

101: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 201: June 7, 14, 21, 28, and your show

Sundays | 11 – 6

101: May 21, 28, June 4. 201: June 11, 25, and your show

Thursday ‘Mornings’ | 11 – 2

101: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27. 201: August 3, 10, 24, 31 and your show

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. 201: August 2, 3, 9, 10, and your show

Saturday Afternoons | 3 – 6

101: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19. 201: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, and your show

Summer Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: August 14, 15, 16. 201: 17, 20, and your show

Tuesday Afternoons | 3 – 6

101: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17. 201: October 24, 31, November 7, 14. and your show

Weekday | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED

November 101: 2, 3, 9. 201: 16, 17, and your show

Winter Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: December 11, 12, 13. 201: 14, 15, and your show

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2018

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14. 201: February 21, 28, March 7, 14 and your show.

Sundays | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED

101: February 11, 18, 25. 201: March 4, 11, and your show.

Saturdays at Noon | 12 – 3

March 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, and your show.

Spring Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: March 26, 27, 28. 201: March 29, 30, and your show.

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 201: June 5, 12, 19, 26, and your show.

Sundays | 11 – 6

101: May 20, 27, June 3. 201: June 10, 24, and your show.

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26. 201: July 31, August 2, 7, 9, and your show.

Saturdays at Noon | 12 – 3

101: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25. 201: September 1, 8, 15, 22 and your show.

Summer Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: August 13, 14, 15. 201: 16, 17 and your show.

Sunday Afternoons | 3.30 – 6.30

101: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7. 201: 14, 21, 28, November 4, and your show.

Thursdays at Noon | 12 – 3

101: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18. 201: October 25, November 1, 7, 14, and your show.

Halloween Bootcamp ? | 11 – 6

October 101: 16, 22, 23. 201: October 24, 26 and your show.

Winter Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: December 10, 11, 12. 201: 13, 14, and your show.

Check out feedback from students who took the Electronic Music Producer Diploma in LA, now available in NY.