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7 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

    • General Setup

    • Essential Gear

    • Serato Setup

    • Ableton Setup

    • Soundcheck

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Landed a DJ gig and want to make sure you knock it out of the park? Join legendary DJ and audio engineer Young Guru as he walks through everything you should do before and during your event to ensure a successful set. Having spun for Jay Z, Alicia Keys, and even his own shows, Young Guru knows the importance of preparation. During this 30-minute class he shares:

  • Essential equipment checklist
  • Sound check at the venue
  • Using both Serato and Ableton during live sets

Whether you are spinning at a house party or playing at a major venue, this class will empower emerging DJs to avoid onsite surprises and set themselves up for success through thorough preparation and proven techniques.

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Christian Waterman

Visionary Leader, Artist, and Entrepreneur

Highly Recommended! Young Guru is very knowledgeable & super-thorough as always. I've been Djing for over 15 years & I still got a BUNCH of jewels from this class. Well worth it!





Young Guru

Grammy-Nominated, Legendary Audio Engineer


Throughout his illustrious, decorated career, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton has resoundingly earned his reputation as one of the most renowned recording and mixing engineers in music today , having worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Drake, T.I., Kanye West and Eminem.   Wisened after years of successful endeavors (multi-platinum albums, and multiple Grammy nods) Young Guru has recently been working tirelessly to elevate the discourse of audio engineering philosophy, science and technology, emerging onto the college lecture circuit as one of the subject’s most distinguished and dignified speakers, and further proving why he is one of audio’s most important minds and essential voices.  Traveling the country, Guru’s intellect and eloquence have been tapped by a broad variety of impressive venues, garnering him recognition from such media outlets as CNN, Fox News, Billboard and Village Voice.