Music lovers can learn the latest tips and tricks of digital DJing during a free class held by Pioneer in Preston tonight.
The city’s independent radio station Shotta TV is hosting the event at its newly refurbished studios, based at Unit A47 at Redscar Business Park off Longridge Road.
Renowned DJing expert Rob Anderson from the audio giant will guide guests through new hardware and compatible software, including Rekordbox and Serato.
Rob, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and co-runs the London based YØU.R parties with Rik Parkinson, featuring the likes of James Zabiela and Bearweasel, will help those who attend to better understand the intricacies of digital DJing, allowing them to get the most out of their gear.
Whether it’s a controller or CDJ that they use, laptop, CD or USB, the training seminar will help those who take part discover the best ways to make set preparation quick and easy, and reap the most reward in performances.
Shotta TV co-founder Danny Walsh says: “Rob came last year and he put on a really good class. We had 30 to 40 people in there.
“He shows you all the latest Pioneer equipment, and gives a really good opportunity to get hands on experience and try before you buy.
“From a Shotta TV point of view it’s great for us because it brings 30 top 40 DJs into our studios who might not have been in before, who then can get involved with our live streaming events.”
Shotta TV has transformed its headquarters, which hosts DJ sets, talk shows and live debates on a range of music styles, including drum and bass, house, trance, UK garage, bassline, grime, hip hop, dubstep, dancehall, reggae and roots and culture, with an emphasis on developing and mentoring talent.
Danny says: “Everything in the studio has been rewired, cleaned, the walls painted, control room decorated and various equipment improved.
“The system is louder than before, the studio has more space for guests and we have added a DJ microphone, third CDJ, and stands for the CDJs to give DJs more room to work.
“We are confident that Shotta TV is once again pushing the boundaries.
“Remember no one makes any money out of Shotta TV as it is run on a voluntary basis.
“All the money received pays the bills, about £1,000 a month, and any surplus cash is re-invested into making things even better.”
Those who come along will be in with a chance of winning a set of HDJ-500 headphones.
To book one of the limited number of places on the Digital Choice Pioneer DJ Tour, which will run from 7.30pm to 9pm, visit Shotta TV’s revamped website, shotta.tv.