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History and Characteristics of DJing
A disc jockey, more commonly known as a DJ, is a person who plays previously professionally recorded music for the audience or listeners. As the name suggests, DJing is one of the newest professions in the field of music, as discs and similar electronic recording devices and recorded music have been developed in the last 100 years, starting from the 1900s.
Types of DJs include radio DJs (who host programs on music radio stations), club DJs (who work at a nightclub or music festival), mobile DJs (who are hired to work at public and private events such as weddings, parties or festivals). ) and turntablists (those who use record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records).
While originally the "disc" in "disc jockey" referred to shellac and later vinyl records, today DJ is a term used to describe people who mix and play music from other recording media, such as cassettes, CDs, digital audio files, or even their laptop. It has become a term. DJs, who may be perceived as just playing music at first glance, must have a good ear, musical taste and, moreover, detailed technical knowledge. DJs may take the title "DJ" in front of their real name, adopted pseudonym, or stage name.
DJs often use audio equipment that can play at least two recorded music sources simultaneously. This allows them to combine tracks together to create transitions between recordings and develop unique mixes of songs. This involves aligning the rhythms of musical sources so that when played together their rhythms and tempos do not clash, providing a smooth transition from one song to the next.
DJs often use small audio mixers with special DJ mixer, crossfader and cue functions to mix or transition from one song to another. Mixers are also used to pre-listen to recorded music sources through headphones and set upcoming tracks to be mixed with the currently playing music.
DJ software can be used with a DJ controller device to mix audio files on a computer instead of a console mixer. DJs can also use microphones to talk to the audience; They also use effect units such as reverb and electronic musical instruments such as drum machines or synthesizers to create sound effects.
As technology progresses every day and new functions are added to electronic devices, the electronic equipment used by DJs is constantly renewed and updated.
Nowadays, DJs have started to accompany live instruments as well. Although synchronization is still a problem in these shows, which take place by connecting both the instruments and the DJ console to a separate mixer, various devices and software are newly introduced to match the tone and tempo of the music played by DJs to the tone and rhythm of the instrument they accompany.
You can learn to DJ or improve your current level by taking One-to-One Private DJ Lessons, One-to-One Group DJ Lessons or Online Private DJ Lessons from our professional DJs at Söyler Art Academy.
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One-on-one DJ Lessons are always given at our Beşiktaş and Kavacık Istanbul TR and West Bay, Doha QA branches.
In our Beşiktaş and Kavacık, Istanbul - Türkiye branches; Lessons are given in Turkish, English and Arabic languages.
In our West Bay, Doha - Qatar branch; Lessons are given in Turkish, English, Spanish and Arabic languages.
In our lessons; Training is provided in three stages according to the level of the students: beginner level, intermediate level and advanced level. This level is determined by a level test conducted by our instructors before registration. Our one-on-one lessons are conducted privately or in groups, depending on your preference and quota availability.
Within our academy, a different pricing policy is followed for One-to-One DJ Lessons depending on the qualifications of our teachers and instructors in our training staff. Please contact us for the lesson schedule and lesson fees of our preferred teachers and instructors for One-on-One DJ Lessons. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our website, e-mail or chat on the site.
Online DJing Lessons
As you know, after the pandemic that lasted about 2 years, many institutions and organizations switched to online systems. We have prepared ourselves in this direction and started to serve you with our online courses.
Our Online Private DJ Lessons are held in Turkish, English, Arabic and Spanish via video conferencing via one of the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, Duo, Zoom or Skype applications of your choice.
In our Online Private DJ Lessons; Just like in One-to-One DJ Lessons, training is provided in 3 stages according to the level of the students: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The levels of our students are determined in advance with the level test carried out by our instructors.
Within our academy, a different pricing policy is followed for Online DJ Lessons depending on the qualifications of our teachers and instructors in our training staff. Please contact us for the course schedule and course fees of our preferred teachers and instructors for Online DJing Lessons. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.