IBIZA DJ RETREATS

TAKE YOUR DJ & PRODUCTION CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN OUR LUXURY VILLA

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Ibiza Game Changer Retreat: Sept 7th - 14th

Join Roger Sanchez & London Sound Academy and get a formal qualification in elite DJ Skills & Production Mastery

Who's This For?

This retreat is for experienced DJ's who are just starting or considering production and who want improve their DJ skills to a high level

What You Will Get:


Beers & BBQ with Roger Sanchez to get expert advice on your music career

Formal qualification & certification in Elite DJ Skills & Beginners Production

7 nights accommodation in the Luxury DGL Villa, Ibiza

Your own private chef to cook your breakfast & lunch

Daily group classes teaching you expert DJ & production tactics & secrets

Guaranteed DJ gigs in Ibiza or UK as part of LSA alumni

Day Trip to Benirras beach party (sound recording)

3D & Binaural sound masterclass at Metrica Studios.

One-to-one coaching with our team of experts (Ableton & Logic)

Airport Transfers to & from the DGL villa

Get started for JUST £478 Today!

(when you book with the 6 month payment plan)

Example Schedule

Saturday 7th September is check-in day. The villa will be open from 4pm where you will be greeted by our team and taken on a tour of the villa and the surrounding beaches, bars & restaurants in Santa Eulalia. 

We will have a BBQ from 6pm for all guests and tutors. 


 

Sunday 8th Sept:

Morning:
Tuck into a healthy Mediterranean breakfast overlooking the ocean and meet your mentors, Marc Spence and James Wilson. Marc is a worldwide DJ with releases under countless labels. He’ll be leading your production masterclass and coaching you on a one-to-one basis. 

James Wilson is head of elite DJ skills at London Sound Academy and coach for our intensive DJ schedule.

James will push your mixing to the extreme and maximise your mastery of live performance.

Session 1
We kick off the learning today with the basics of how to use Logic Pro and create your first drums tracks. Once you have a kicking rhythm we start working on the hooks and building a
groove. Samples will be provided and we’ll be on hand to help you turn your ideas into reality.

During the process you will learn all the fundamental theory and skills including EQing, sampling, midi, sequencing and harmonics. Everything you need to hit the ground running! As
your track starts to take shape we’ll delve into the world of the mixdown, controlling your workflow and polishing your ideas.


Session 2
It’s time to pump up the volume and get hands on! During the week we’ll be taking your DJ skills to the next level with group and one-to-one coaching. With the entirety of LSA’s DJ course
curriculum at our fingertips we will gauge your experience level, tick off what you already know and start pushing into new realms.

Each student will be given a report of their strengths and weaknesses. By the end of the week you’ll have the confidence of a top performer.

Day 2 Checklist:
● Meet your mentors and classmates
● Get your course notes and sample packs
● Learn about Logic Pro environment
● All about samples, sampling and samplers
● Learn how to use midi
● Create your drum tracks
● Create your hook
● Learn how to EQ and mixdown your project
● DJ Skills - Get your personalised report on your ability level as a DJ and where you can
improve.

Monday 9th Sept:


Morning:
Our ritual breakfast with a cool ocean breeze! Digest yesterday's lessons and chat on a personal level with your mentors and fellow alumni. Who knows what collaborations may arise!


Session 1
It’s time to get gritty with some in-depth theory. You’ll be learning today about compression, audio FX and audio processing. We’ll be teaching you the theory in a practical way, hands-on while you create your track. This way you can learn in a real-world situation with extra care and attention from you tutor. By the end of today your eyes will have truly opened to the world of sound engineering.


Session 2
Hit the decks with James and Marc and back to back with your fellow classmates. Using your personal report together we will go through the full LSA DJ course curriculum, tick off what you already know and fill in any gaps. Once this is done you’re ready to move into our Elite DJ Course curriculum with a special focus on live DJing.


Checklist:
● Compression theory and use
● Using plugins
● Using audio FX & Midi FX
● Using audio processing
● Bussing, Grouping, Send & Returns
● More mixdown practice
● DJ Skills - 1-2-1 Coaching

Tuesday 10th

Morning:
A chilled start to the day again where you can chat with your classmates and tutors. You can ask any questions about the previous lessons and make sure you’re on the right track.


Session 1:
Now you have a catchy track in the works you’ll want to give it that extra attitude, and sonic identity. We’ll teach you how to use synthesisers and the theory that underpins sound design.
Using these skills, you'll be able to create a sound unique to you. To make sure your track engages the dance floor you’ll need to become a master of automation, allowing you to sculpt the soundscape of your track and take your listeners on a journey. Automation also allows you to advance your mixdown skills and master your control of sterofield.

Finally, today we want to focus on vocals, sourcing them, using them and editing them!


Session 2:
Using the Pioneer CDJ2000 NXS 2 system, coupled with the RMX1000, we’ll be showing you how to dominate the dancefloor with FX and a live performance skills. We’ll be making full use of every function including loops, hot cues and FX!

Evening: Beer & BBQ with Roger Sanchez:

Cath the Ibiza sunset around the knights-table with Roger Sanchez and our private Chef cooking you the best BBQ food the Island has to offer

Ask Roger your music career questions and be prepared to be blown-away by the knowledge that this man has. 


Checklist:
● Synthesis theory
● Using a synth to create your sound
● Using third-party plugins
● Automation
● Using automation in the mixdown
● Sourcing vocals
● Editing vocals
● DJ Skills - Advanced FX and live performance tricks

Wednesday 11th Sept


Morning:
Starting your day the right way again with a breakfast digest of the previous night's BBQ with Roger Sanchez &  essential first-hand knowledge from your mentors.They will guide you on the path, while brewing you a nice cuppa!


Session 1
Wow, you’ve come a long way but there’s still a world of wonder to uncover! Today we will look
back over previous lessons and work on any areas that need extra attention. All the time we will focus on making your track something you would be proud of. Working as a team, we will listen to everyone's tracks, offer constructive feedback and practical ways to improve. During this
process we will show you a myriad of advanced techniques including work-flow tricks, editing short-cuts and advanced sound analysis tools.


Session 2
Hungry to get on the decks? Now we’ve lit a flame with our advanced DJ skills and 1-2-1 mentorship, we want to show you how to push those skills to the next level with complex
routines.

You’ll be learning how to make your DJ set more of a live performance with expert guidance and examples.


Checklist:
● Filling in any gaps, recapping when necessary
● Group work and constructive feedback
● Editing shortcuts and workflow improvements
● A/B analysis
● Advanced EQ techniques
● Advanced Mixdown techniques
● DJ Skills - Live DJ performance techniques

Thursday 12th Sept

Morning:
It’s our final days learning! At this point your brain is exploding with new ideas and possibilities!

Start the day with a hearty breakfast and discuss your future plans with your mentors and classmates.


Session 1
Let’s get this show on the road! Now it’s time to put the finishing touches to your first full length track! We’ll show you how to get that beat ship-shape and fix any production errors along the way.

Learning how to finish a track is a fundamental skill for a producer, you need the know-how and determination to wrap it up and get it released. During this week we’ve taken you from zero to hero and this is your finished work to prove it, congratulations!

If you’re track is killer it might even have a chance to be released on LSA records. If it needs further development you can always come to LSA for additional mentoring.


Session 2
Time to put the pedal to the metal and prove how far your DJing has come! In our group exercise we’ll be showing off our mixes and DJ skills, practicing our performance and helping
each other improve using all the latest kit. Your tutor will give you an individual final report.


We’re at the end of the course but not the end of the trip! Tomorrow on our final day so we have organised a special studio tour and boat party! But the fun doesn’t end here, now you’ve
finished your course in the villa you will gain your LSA certification and become a member of the LSA Alumni community.

Once a member of LSA you have access to a range of benefits including DJ gigs at famous clubs like Ministry of Sound!


Checklist:
● Filling in any gaps, recapping when necessary
● Group work and constructive feedback
● Final Mixdown
● Creating a pre-master
● Basic mastering-chain
● How to send to record labels
● DJ Skills - Final Exam
● Certificate & LSA Alumni membership

 Tour of Metric studios to check out your tracks on the worlds number one 3D binaural sound system & the DGL Boat party 

This is the day you'll hide all the evidence, pack up your bags, and sit for a final drink by the pool, reflecting on the incredible life changing experience you've just had...

Sad to be going, excited to be back having changed your career and life forever.

JOIN OUR FAMILY!

Get started for JUST £478 Today!

(when you book with the 6 month payment plan)

The Full Works Retreat: Sept 21st - 28th

Join Saytek & Hauswerks to focus on taking your production game to the next level

Who's This For?

This retreat is for experienced to advanced producers who want to finish tracks and get signed by taking their production game to the next level

What You Will Get:


A chance to get your track signed on our record label and remixed by Hauswerks & Saytek

You will leave with a fully finished, mixed & mastered track that's ready to be signed

7 nights accommodation in the Luxury DGL Villa, Ibiza

Your own private chef to cook your breakfast & lunch

Daily group classes teaching you expert DJ & production tactics & secrets

Guaranteed DJ gigs in Ibiza or UK with DJ Growth Lab

Day Trip to Benirras beach party (sound recording)

3D & Binaural sound masterclass at Metrica Studios.

One-to-one coaching with our team of experts (Ableton & Logic)

Airport Transfers to & from the DGL villa

Get started for JUST £478 Today!

(when you book with the 6 month payment plan)

Previous Retreat Guests

 
 
 

DJ & Production
7th - 14th Sept

Everything listed above +

Expert tutoring from Marc Spence & James Wilson

LSA Accredited Course with Certificate

LSA alumni status:  DJ Gigs at MOS, Egg and other clubs

BEERS N BBQ WITH ROGER SANCHEZ!


2 PLACES REMAINING

£2495

*Payment Plans Available

Production
21st - 28th Sept

Everything listed above +

Expert tutoring from Saytek & Hauswerks

Leave the villa with a fully mixed & mastered track

Listen to your finished track on the Metrica Studios 3D sound system 


1 PLACE REMAINING

£2495

*Payment Plans Available

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