BeatMatch Starting May 9

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Wired Music Labs

784 East Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1R5


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The purchase of one ticket to the BeatMatch Workshop gains you access to 4 sessions over the course of four weeks. All four sessions are two hours long and take place on Saturday afternoons. An outline looks like this:

Session 1: Thursday, May 9, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Session 2: Thursday, May 16, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Session 3: Thursday, May 23, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Session 4: Thursday, May 30, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Parking on the street in front of the studio is FREE after 7 PM.

What is BeatMatch?

BeatMatch is an intensive 4 session DJ workshop over 4 weeks, designed specifically for people that want to jump in and immerse themselves over one week in learning how to create and produce a mini DJ set. No experience is required and the objective at the end of the session is that you will have a solid 2-3 minute DJ performance utilizing the concepts learned in the workshop. The workshop is limited to 9 participants and each participant has exclusive use of their own studio pod and laptop. No equipment is required of the participants. Ages 16+.

Who should attend?

  1. Anyone with a keen interest in learning to DJ. No previous experience is required and no musical knowledge or skill is expected,

  2. Anyone who has used Serato, Ableton Live, FL Studio, or a TR 8 Drum machine and wants to extend their creative canvas and integrate software with hardware,

  3. Anyone who has traditional musical knowledge or training and wants to explore DJ performance techniques,

  4. Anyone wanting to extend the first date over four weeks.

A Few Details

  • Overview of DJ808 Controller layout & Serato software

  • Concepts of mixing

  • Nudging with the platter control

  • Cue Markers

  • Serato Sync Features

  • X fader Curves

  • Headphone Cue.

  • Cue Assignments

  • DJ 808 Effects

  • Channel Effects

  • Deck Effects

  • Changing and tweaking Deck Effects

  • Looping and autoloop Function

  • Serato Beat Jump

  • Track Selection and overview of Crates and Library Management

  • Analyzing new Tracks for Tempo and Key information

  • Prepping library and new songs,

  • Beat Grid overview and time aligning tempo on songs that change bpm

  • TR-S Drum machine basics and overview, sequencing basics

  • Concepts of Mixing in Key

  • Overview of Camelot wheel (Mixing in Key)

  • Scratching overview and basic moves and exercises

All workshops are ages 16+.

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