SAE Institute invites you to a virtual DJ masterclass with Education and Bass.
Using Serato DJ software we will look at how to mix records together. This session will cover the basics of beat matching, EQing, blending and transitions. We will also be covering how to use Rekordbox to organise and prepare your music for mixing, which will lead us on to some more advanced mixing techniques such as harmonic mixing and double drops as we progress through the masterclass.
Education & Bass
Education & Bass is the brainchild of Andrew Ferguson (Nomine aka Outrage). The whole concept started 4 years ago in clubs and bars where they took to the stage and provided people with live music production tips and feedback on their music. It was received so well that it led to Education & Bass becoming an online platform. Fast forward 4 years and Education & Bass is one of the leading online learning platforms for music technology and music business worldwide. They are music industry led by artists who have been, and still are very much active for a combined total of over 300 years in the music industry. They also come from academia. They have all angles covered in regards to educating and are very passionate about spreading the first hand knowledge that they have all acquired with just about anybody who will listen.
Speaker Profile - Liam Roberts
Liam has a background in music that encompasses club event promotion, DJ and music production skills, all of which were honed whilst he studied his Music Technology and Music Production Degree at Birmingham City University. As a student he set up successful events such as the multi genre event Seedy Sonics, which had a 6 year residency at one of Birmingham’s flagship venues, The Rainbow. He booked a diverse selection of artists ranging from David Rodigan, DJ EZ and Annie Mac, through to the likes of Eats Everything, Phaeleh, Disclosure, Spectrasoul and many many more. Through Seedy Sonics Liam travelled and performed at international festivals such as Snowbombing, Outlook, Dimensions, Global Gathering, Snowboxx, Rise Festival and more, with the Seedy Sonics brand hosting stages and boat parties along the way.
Whilst working as a promoter on the events, Liam developed his skills as a DJ and was regularly invited to DJ at other promoters’ events around Birmingham. He picked up residencies at multiple venues including Lab 11, Next Door, Boxxed Warehouse and more, whilst also travelling around the country playing gigs in Leeds, Manchester, London, Bristol and other major cities.
Liam is difficult to pigeonhole as an artist musically as he isn’t afraid to play across multiple genres and this has led to his reputation as a versatile DJ within his current city, Birmingham. An expert across turntables and CDJs, with over 10 years club DJ experience under his belt and an ever expanding collection of records, it’s safe to say Liam isn’t going to step away from the industry anytime soon, if pressed he’d probably tell you he’s only just getting started.