How to Become a DJ at Home

How to Become a DJ at Home

Your favorite DJ is playing and you’re standing in the crowd as sharps beams of light cascade over the venue. You see the artist at the peak of the stage vibin’ out as the crowd goes wild and think: I wish I could do that.

Well, guess what? You can! In fact, there are tons of resources online to get you started on your dream career, or even side hobby, of becoming a hardcore DJ.

Of course it’s not going to come cheap–you’ll have to invest in some high-tech toys before starting your adventure, but it will be worth it in the end when you make your first track. Here are some resources to look out for when beginning your journey from fan to artist.

Lynda.com

This online course resource is great for learning about nearly anything. Most of the courses come with the free trial, and there are plenty related to the music producing business. Some of the courses you’ll want to check out include Audio and Music Production Careers: First Steps, Ableton Live: DJing, and Ableton Live: Essential Training. Lynda courses are broken up into easily digestible modules and will get you started on the right foot.

Marshmello’s Creator Arcade courses

Once you have the fundamentals down, you can start playing around with producing some of your favorite tracks. Marshmello has two courses on Creator Arcade that teach you how to produce his hit songs “Alone” and “Summer” step-by-step. There’s nothing cooler than creating a product the same way huge EDM artists do and getting an inside look at their day job. You can take both courses for only $69.

HowtoDJFast.com

Super eager to get started and learn quickly? Check out howtodjfast.com where you can browse through tons of articles, videos, and step-by-step tutorials to get things moving. You can access most of the content for free after entering an email address and be one step closer to reaching your first gig!

Hopefully some of these resources will help you begin your DJing journey. Who knows, maybe you’ll be playing your favorite venue or festival soon.