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Track 5: Digital DJ (Session 2 )

In this program, we will explore the basics of DJing digital music using free and open-source software. Students will learn how to import audio files, how to match the music's beats-per-minute (BPM) and crossfade between songs, all of which are fundamentals to live music mixing! Guardians who provide email addresses can receive tutorials, lesson notes and information on where to access the DJ software so that students can explore the program further!


Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am



Track 7: Sc-Sc-Scratch and Mix

Good DJs have a large range of skills and techniques and in this program we explore two common methods. Mixing involves blending two audio tracks together by bouncing in between each one. Scratching involves taking certain sounds or phrases and manipulating them by moving the record back and forth.  In our hands-on activity, students will get to cut, cue and scratch records like a DJ!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am


Track  6: Old-School DJ (Session 2)

Despite the advances in digital music technology, many DJs use vinyl records in mixing live music and sampling for remixes. Students will learn about turntables and record sizes and speeds and various tools used to vinyl DJ. After a short, informal lesson, participants will get to use the turntables, learn how to handle records, set splatter speeds, drop the needle, back-cue and cross-fade between decks!


Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am