Want to create electronic music and learn how to become a DJ? Get practical training with AIM’s own internationally renowned DJs.
AIM also offers weekend intensive DJ courses.
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This course is an introduction to the basics of contemporary DJ techniques, equipment and concepts. The skills acquired can be applied to any genre of music and no prior training or experience is necessary.
Following on from the beginners DJ course, the intermediate module broadens the scope of both techniques and styles. Working towards a specific goal (a cohesive 20 minute DJ set to be performed in week 6), the students will expand their understanding of the musical concepts and technical skills required to build a solid performance.
Beginner Topics include:
Cueing, beat matching, beat mixing, EQing, effects
Intro to industry standard DJ equipment, including set-up & trouble shooting
Basics of music structure, arrangement and sound theory
Other areas include equipment knowledge, (including set up/break down and trouble-shooting), and music theory applied to Djing.
Intermediate Topics include:
Advanced mixing techniques effects, scratching, mash-ups
Building & recording your DJ set
Music industry basics.
After completion of the DJ course you will be able to:
Demonstrate modern DJ techniques
Set up and operate industry standard DJ equipment
Understand the digital and technical requirements of DJ’ing
Analyse contemporary electronic music tracks based on tempo, structure and compatibility in a DJ set
Certificate of Completion
Students who complete an AIM short course will also receive a Certificate of Completion.
Delivered by Nick Toth
Over the course of his career Nick Toth has performed at most major festivals and venues, at corporate & celebrity events, international movie launches, fashion shows, music awards, etc. Nick was the first hiphop DJ in Australia to sign a major label deal for a DJ-mixed album ('Blazin' Vol 1 / Universal Music, 2003, w/Nino Brown) and has since released a number of other albums, compilations and singles. As part of the dynamic trio Foreign Heights he was nominated for an ARIA in 2007, the main award in the Australian music industry.
Nick has also shared the stage with a multitude of artists such as Common, Michael Franti, Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D., Missy Elliott, Jungle Brothers, 50 Cent & G-Unit, The Roots, Run DMC, Xzibit, J Boog, Public Enemy, Ice T, Beatnuts, The Alkaholics, Spearhead, DJ Krush, QBert, Grandmaster Flash, MixMasterMike, Jungle Brothers, Lyrics Born, Sean Paul, Cypress Hill, ColdCut, Jazzanova, Black Eyed Peas, Scribe, Roots Manuva, and many more and has hit the studio with Australian and international artists including Mr Lif, Will I Am, Casual, Pigeon John, Murs, Che'nelle, MC Trey, Maya Jupiter, 13th Son, Eternia, DJ Regal, and others. Recent gigs: an exclusive VIP industry party for Justin Timberlake; DJ for Michael Franti & Spearhead on their Australian tour; the exclusive Sunday day-party ‘The Do-Over’ in Hollywood, LA; warm-up tour DJ for U.S. hiphop/reggae star Matisyahu; an exclusive beach party at luxury resort Karma Kandara in Bali, Indonesia; Donna Karan’s (owner of fashion label DKNY) VIP birthday party at Sydney’s Star City Casino alongside the Black Eyed Peas and the All-Star Hip Hop Party 2013, an exclusive club show feat. Coolio, Chali 2Na, DJ Numark & Maseo (De La Soul).