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Founded in 2002 by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, Scratch has taught over 500,000 aspiring DJs and producers worldwide. 

 

NEW YORK INSTRUCTORS
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"Dirty Digits" - Dan Chaves
"Dirty Digits"
"DJayJung" - Jay Jung
"DJayJung"
"Vyle" - Albert Johnson
"Vyle"
"Dr. Unos & Dubs" - Ellison Robinson
"Dr. Unos & Dubs"
"Esquire" - John Chavies
"Esquire"
"Josh of Statik Link" - Josh Andres
"Josh of Statik Link"
"DJ Level" - Martin Yarbrough
"DJ Level"
"DJ Fingersmith" - Tyler Smith
"DJ Fingersmith"
"DJ Loup Rouge" - Raul Hildalgo
"DJ Loup Rouge"
"Didactic" - David Lopez
'Didactic'
Name:
David Lopez
Teaching for How Long:
8 years
Favorite Artist:
Really tough for me but just a few of my favs are Prefuse 73, DJ Shadow, Roni Size, and Bonobo
Music Genre(s):
I like to work with most anything but my main styles are House, Techno, Drum & Bass, and Downtempo
Gear Specialization:
As far as DJing, I like to work with a variety of gear… turntables, CDJ’s, and controllers. Nothing like those 1200’s though! For Production, my primary work environments are Ableton and Pro Tools. I also use the Push and a variety of other midi controllers, outboard gear, and software.
Advice for Students:
Be patient. Dedicate yourself to your craft. Start with a strong foundation and build upon it. Learn the basics music theory. Never stop learning!
Favorite Venues:
Some of my favorite ATL venues are The Music Room, EQ, and Alley Cat, among others
Accolades:
SAE Graduate, Professional Audio Engineer, Lead Instructor at SAE Atlanta, Music Producer at Day Professor, Ableton Certified Trainer
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What got you interested in DJ'ing?
As a musician from an early age, being part of the EDM/ party scene in Philly is what initially got me interested in DJing… I wanted to use the decks as an instrument to create a musical journey. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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