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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Learn How To Be A Digital DJ

CNet is offering a new course for everyone who wants to learn or update his fundamental digital audio skills.

In five lessons, the technology publisher who has assigned the delivery of this course to digital music expert Andrew Webster, will put in the condition to copy CDs, download music from subscription services and create your own custom mixes.


If you like music at all, you should at least dabble in digital music. Whether you just want to listen to music at work, burn some CDs for an upcoming road trip, or justify the cost of that funky digital music player, you can master the art of digital music faster than you think.



The course covers the most popular digital music activities, looks at the basics of setting up a digital recording studio and at the issues surrounding sharing musical creations.

Here is the course outline:

Downloading Basics
Worried that you'll wind up in jail if you download music off the Internet? Don't let the headlines get you down -- there are plenty of legal ways to get music into your computer and other digital devices. In this lesson, we'll look at the different options you have.

Create Your Own CDs
Back in the '80s, the mix tape reigned supreme. Today it's the personal music CD, and this lesson will show you how to create your very own.

Mix It Up
There's more to mixing music than just playing one song after the other. It's an art form. With a little work, you can improve your digital DJ skills to spice up parties, wedding receptions, and the like.


Music the Old-Fashioned Way: Live and from Vinyl
Part of the joy of making music is, well, really making music. Now's your chance to immortalize your own voice -- and to relive the glory days of singing along with your favorite records.

Share Your Sound
In our final lesson, we'll look at some of the ways you can take your music to the next level and begin broadcasting your playlists around your home -- and around the world. And we'll take another look at what's legal -- and what's not.

The course ends with an overview of what you need to know about keeping your downloading and distribution legal.

The course will be facilitated by Andrew Webster. Mr Webster is a musician, a documentary producer, and a computer consultant in Brooklyn, NY. He has been performing and recording music for the past 20 years.

According to CNet, the course has been developed based on the "Burning Down the House: Ripping, Recording, Remixing and More!" book by author (and CNET editor), Eliot Van Buskirk.

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