PREMIUM COURSES

Premium DJ

Your career’s success starts here!

WHO IS IT FOR?

For those who want a professional career in DJ and music production, or just as a hobby. Learn how to play music and produce your own tracks, regardless of your taste in music.

WHAT IS IT?

Premium DJ includes every PRODJ course: Master DJ (Complete DJ Course), Master Producer (Producer I & II) and the Management and Booking Masterclasses. This course is a stepping stone to a successful career.

INVESTMENT

DURATION
440h - 18 to 24 Months
prompt payment
4.990€*
monthly payments
from 360€*

Course Registration PREMIUM DJ – Lisboa

460.004,990.00

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School

Lisboa

Class

THU – 14-18h – From 2023-03-23, THU – 10-14h – From 2023-09-28, THU – 14-18h – From 2024-03-14

*45€ charge for certification documents, diploma included.

*45€ charge for certification documents, diploma included.

DURATION
440h - 18 TO 24 MONTHS
PROMPT PAYMENT
4.990€*
MONTHLY PAYMENTS
from 360€*

Course Registration PREMIUM DJ – Porto

460.004,990.00

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Porto

Class

*45€ charge for certification documents, diploma included.

*45€ charge for certification documents, diploma included.

All DJ MAG Top 100 Artists play and produce their own tracks. If this is your ambition, DJ Producer is the right course for you! With this course you gain in-depth knowledge not only for perfect MIXING but also to become a TOP producer.

Premium DJ includes every PRODJ course: Master DJ (complete DJ course), Master Producer (Producer I & II) and the Management and Booking Masterclasses. This course is a stepping stone to successful career. A DGERT diploma is handed out at the end of the course. Experience Required: None.

MASTER DJ is a complete DJ course, for people with or without previous experience. The course in individually tailored. Along the way, accompanied by CCP-certified professional instructors, you will have fun and learn in 100% practical classes with colleagues at a flexible schedule from Monday to Sunday between 11am and 9pm.

Master Producer is a complete Music Production course. You learn to produce any style regardless of your musical taste. It includes both Producer I and Producer II courses.

In the Producer I course the focus is on starting to produce your own music. Techniques such as music composition, equalization, sound design, compression, mastering will give you the knowledge that top artists use and with them achieve such good results in their productions.

In the Producer II the main focus is to improve your music. Techniques like gain staging, parallel processing, sound layering, advanced composition, advanced mastering, you’ll give you the knowledge that top artists use and with them achieve such good results in their productions.

At ProDJ, we add many hours of practicing in a professional studio with flexible online scheduling that you can use to practice and record alone or with friends.

Requirments

• Minimum age of admission is 14 years old
• Computer use in the basic user perspective
• Special health conditions must be informed upon enrollment for case by case study.

Instructors

The classes are given by CCP certified professional instructors.

Professional Opportunities

• Music Producer
• Remixer
• Sound Designer
• Composer
• Digital audio product creator
• Mixing and Mastering Technician
• Studio Assistant
• DJ in festivals, clubs, private events (weddings, anniversaries, house parties)
• Radio DJ, Podcasts, assistant sound technician.

Equipment

At ProDJ Lisboa: 10x Apple iMac, Mac mini, Adam T7V, Focal Alpha 80, Pioneer SDJ50, Klark teknik KT-2A, Klark teknik KT-76, Klark teknik EQP-KT, Dbx 286 S, Roland V-synth, Roland VP-770, Moog Subsequent 37, UAD Solo Thunderbolt, Antares Autotune, Rode NT-1A, Akai APC40, Native instruments Kontrol 61, Native instruments Maschine Jam, Roland Quad Capture.
Each student has access to a complete workstation equipped with the same products as the booths of the largest festivals and events around the world: Pioneer CDJ2000nxs2, DJM900nxs2, DJM2000, RMX1000, XDJ700, Native Instruments S8, S5, Z2, A8, A6, X1, F1, Maschine Jam, Technics SL1210, Pioneer PLX1000, among others.
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At ProDJ Porto: 8x MacBook Air , 4xMac Mini, 10x, 2x M-Audio BX-8, 10x Akai MPK Mini MKII, 1 x Roland Gaia SH-01. Pioneer CDJ850, DJM850, XDJ700, Native Instruments S8, A8, A6, X1, F1, Technics SL1210, among others.

In addition to the excellent equipment you will work with the most used software in the world: Traktor, Serato and Rekordbox.

Next Classes

DJ courses start any time during the year, you can start right after you enrol.
Producer courses usually start in March/April and September/October.

International Students

ProDJ accepts international students from any country in the world, provided they have a valid document, passport or visa.

As an international DJ academy certified by the Portuguese government, ProDJ and its instructors are able to teach both in Portuguese and English.

PREMIUM DJ = 440H

Classroom lessons*: 250h
Online classes: 50h
Studio: 110h (access: up to 3 months after completion of the course)
LAB: 30h (access: during the course)
Video summaries: 650 (lifetime access)
Textbooks (lifetime access)

* possibility of online version for Master Producer and Producer III

 

1.Master DJ
1.1. ProDJ I
1.2. ProDJ II
1.3. ProDJ III
2.Master Producer
2.1.Producer I
2.2.Producer II
2.3Producer III
3.Booking
4.Management
5.Career Masterclasses

 

1. MASTER DJ

1.1. ProDJ I

• DJ concept, professional opportunities, licenses and copyright
• DJ equipment
• DVS
• Problem identification and resolution
• Music genres and sub-genres
• Metric
• Beatmatch
• Introduction to mixing
• Introduction to Scratch and Beat Juggle

1.2. ProDJ II

• Smart playlists
• Harmonic mixing
• Advanced EQ techniques
• Loops
• Dance floor analysis
• Recording sets
• Career development

1.3. ProDJ III

• Effects
• Creating DJ tools
• Acapella mixing
• Live-performance and Mashups
• Audio editing

 

2. MASTER PRODUCER

2.1. PRODUCER I

Introduction to Music Production

• Introduction to DAW
• Audio editing
• MIDI manipulation
• Constructing beats
• Samples library
• Apple Loops
• MIDI effects

Introduction to Musical Composition

• Constructing and Analysing Scales
• Tones and half tones
• Degrees on the scale
• Chords and chord progression
• Combining MIDI effects
• Constructing Harmonies
• Drops e Melodies Composition
• Keyboard techniques.

Digital and Analog Synths

• Generating Tones
• Types and Shapes of Oscillators
• Envelope Manipulation
• Types and Characteristics of Filters
• Presets Creation
• Varied music styles
• Layering e Multi-Instruments.

Introduction to sound Engineering

• Compression and compressor types
• Bit rate e Bit Depth
• Flex time and Time Stretch technologies
• Logic and Ableton Mixer
• Mixing
• Dynamic and Relative EQ
• Frequency Spectrum

Production techniques development

• Sampling
• Sample manipulation
• Introduction to Mastering
• Audio Effects Types and Characteristics
• Mixing Balancing and Correcting
• Send and Bus Channels
• Musical Structure

2.2. PRODUCER II

Advanced Music Production Processess

• Sound engineer concept
• Critical listening
• Music referencing
• Advanced EQ
• Dynamic EQ
• Parametric EQ
• Audio compression
• Multiband compression
• Analog compression
• Signal Routing
• Audio Groups and Subgroups
• Distortion
• Saturation
• Stereo spectrum

The Art of Mixing

• General notions of sound engineering
• Types and brands of microphones
• Preamplifiers
• Acoustic equipment
• Microphone placement
• Vocal Techniques
• Vocal Treatment
• Volume riding
• Volume automation

Sound Design and Creativity

• Drums sound design
• Layers sound design
• FM Synthesis
• Advanced musical composition

Mixing and Mastering

• Levels and frequencies balancing
• Saturation and types of saturation
• Harmonic distortion
• Sidechain compression
• Parallel Signals and Bus
• Mixing Environment treatment
• Limiters and Dithering
• Mastering Fundamentals
• Sound spectrum references and analysis
• Creating dimensions
• Analog vs digital equipment
• Music Business Notions and Planning
• Career guidance

 

3. Booking – Scheduling and Agencying

Without opportunities there is no career, but how do you create opportunities? How do you know who hires? How do you reach those who hire DJs? What is the best way to reach, spread and expand horizons? How to choose a booker? How to land more gigs? The business and industry of festivals and clubs. An indispensable training for those who want to pursue a career in the field.

Booking and management are crucial areas in the success of any artist, so whether to make them or to hire those who makes them, artists should master these subjects. Experience Required: None.

 

4. Management – Career Management

Nothing is done without a plan, Management is the area of career management and strategy, and whether you do it yourself or have a Manager, you should know the answer to questions like: Which management fits your artistic vision and brand? How to chart a career path, prepare releases and reach publishers? The market and the strategy.

How to design a marketing plan that respects the values of the artist? How to make money from music in the age of streaming? Questions for which you will have answers, challenges and solutions.

 

5. Career Masterclasses

Several music industry established professional artists lecture classes that are fundamental for the career development of each student.

CERTIFICATION //

ProDJ is the only DJ and Music Production academy certified by
DGERT (Directorate – General for Employment and Labour Relations) in Portugal. The procedures adopted reflect a higher standard of quality reference for training.

Certification requirements are mandatory conditions that determine the quality of the practices adopted by the training entity in providing its training service. The ProDJ DGERT certificate is a factual and indisputable recognition of the quality of our courses in the DJ and Music Production industries. Our trainers have CCP (Certificate of Teaching Skills).

DGERT - Entidade Formadora Certificada

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