6 Month Program

Live DJ

Learn What It Takes To Become A DJ & Producer

If you want to launch your career as a DJ, consider choosing a school or program that will help you connect to the music industry.

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Financial assistance is available through Meritize.

Create, Arrange, and Perform Your Sets

The Recording Connection Live DJ with Ableton Live program teaches aspiring audio enthusiasts and music makers what it takes to be a Live DJ on the festival circuit. As a part of the Live DJ school and EDM production program, you will learn the principles of the genre in order to create amazing live performances for an array of live music audiences and settings.

If you want to launch your career as a DJ, consider choosing a school or program that will help you connect to the music industry without forcing you into huge amounts of debt. With our on-the-job training approach, we believe the Recording Connection is the place to start your career as a real working DJ.

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This lesson details how to optimize your computer for audio work, connecting and configuring external devices with Ableton, and an overview of the Ableton Live 9 Interface.

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Learn core concepts of Ableton Live

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This lesson looks at Live’s incredibly flexible mixer.

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Dive into MIDI and Abelton Live

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This lesson looks at Live’s browsers and file management capabilities.

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Learn why keeping similar instruments on the same track or two and naming your clips, tracks, & scenes are important elements in workflow.

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This lesson looks at a few features that every Live user should know how to use.

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This lesson teaches you how to add the effect and modify it yourself, or hot-swap a preset

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This lesson covers the basic features employed by Live for playback and navigation in arrangement view.

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This lesson explores how we can warp audio in non-conventional ways.

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This lesson includes an in-depth discussion of operator, and an overview of analog, collision, electric, and tension as well as the Vocoder device.

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In this lesson we will review all 4 types of racks.

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Take a look at finalizing our mix and arrangement using your lesson 13 .als file.

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There are a multitude of ways to convert Audio clips to MIDI notes, allowing for extensive creative possibilities. We will discuss the various methods of doing so in detail.

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This lesson concentrates of the frequency analyzer

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This lesson covers Basic Max for Live functionality within Ableton 9.

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A follow up to part 1 and diving into Max for Live devices

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In this lesson, we discuss how to configure your MIDI Settings and how to properly set your system up for their use.

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This lesson brings everything together and what it takes to perform on stage.

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The final exam for our Ableton Live course consists of a final written exam and a practical exam that is performed in under the supervision of your mentor.

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Push is a comprehensive instrument for laying down and tweaking tracks in the studio or at home

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Digital Audio Workstations: Tools of the Trade

A Live DJ’s best friend, the digital audio workstation (DAW) has become a staple for many electronic musicians. Depending on the processing speed and storage of your laptop, it’s like having a sound studio in your computer bag. Pre-loaded with instruments, sample packs, and the ability to store and arrange your files, a Live DJ should never leave home without their DAW.

But there’s more to becoming a Live DJ than just having the right DAW or DJ controllers, you also need to know how to use your tools as a pro DJ. That’s where the Recording Connection comes in. By working one-on-one with an experienced DJ inside of a real-world studio, our DJ program is much more than beat matching, sound design, and mixing techniques.

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Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in the industry, won the biggest awards, and worked on platinum-selling albums. And now you get to work with them.

Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

John Davis

1988 Entertainment

Southern Eagle Music Group

Writer’s Room Recording Studio

Madison Records / The Oates Music

Over 300 Studios Across the World

You’ll learn at a studio nearest to you. We’re partnered with over 250 studios around the world who are committed to your development.

United States

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Australia

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United Kingdom

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FAQs

DAWs and improved home computing have made it easier than ever to learn how to become a live DJ. With YouTube videos, online tutorials, and message boards, anyone can learn how to DJ, live stream, or upload their sets to the internet. But are they learning the right way, or picking up bad habits? With our one-on-one mentoring, you’ll learn how to DJ in today’s world, how to adapt on the fly, and how to use the software to its fullest much faster.

They aren’t free, but when compared to university or trade school tuition, we feel our programs offer a tremendous amount of value and experience that just isn’t available in other educational institutions. Read more about our tuition rates here.

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