Do you need to have access to a CDJ 2000 to follow this course?
No, absolutely not.
But it can be useful to practice your skills on a CDJ.
Can I follow along with other DJ controllers/standalone players?
Yes and no.
Although most Pioneer equipment has silimar features (yes) and operate the
same way, there are differences that are not part of this course (no).
It is useful however to practice your skills, even if it is on simpler
equipment than the CDJ 2000.
It is useful to know what the differences are between your player/DJ controller
and the club standard player CDJ 2000.
Does this course teach you DJ skills?
This course only explains the CDJ 2000 in great detail.
You could compare this course to reading the manual: it tells you not how
to DJ, only how to use the machine.
I don't know how to DJ, is that a problem?
You won't get much out of the course when you don't have basic DJ skills.
The course assumes beginner level DJ skills like beat matching.
Why a course when it’s free on YouTube?
YouTube is a great resource for tips or expansion of existing knowledge.
But YouTube creators never paint the full picture, it’s just a snapshot of information out of context of your learning curve.
YouTube creators never paint the full picture because unexperienced music producers only search for familiar/well known topics.
YouTube creators supply videos for a demand (search queries and suggested-video clicks).
If they don’t, their videos are unable to rank (nobody searches the topics), which hurts their overall promotion on YouTube (even for the topics they are able to rank for).
Since YouTube is a business, simply every YouTube creator “follows the money”.
The advantages of a course:
- one experienced teacher
- one resource: everything is in one place for convenience
- time saver: you don’t have to go and hunt for information (which is time consuming)
- step-by-step approach, information builds up gradually. I start at the beginning end at the end
How can I pay for the course?
Currently the webshop only supports credit card and Paypal.