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Planning to Enroll at Dubspot NYC? Learn About Our Facilities, Instructors, Housing Options +

Dubspot Courses

Learn more about our courses and programs, the equipment you will be working with, our NYC facilities as well as payment and housing options.

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Music Tech News Roundup August 2015: Native Instruments, Output, Slate Digital, Elektron, Arturia, and Pioneer

Music Technology

In this music tech news roundup, we check out new music technology releases from Native Instruments, Output, Slate Digital, Elektron, Arturia, and Pioneer.

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Celebrate 909 Day w/ Roland and Dubspot + Special Edition TR-8 Giveaway

Giveaways & Contests

On September 9th, Dubspot is proud to join Roland and the AIRA crew to celebrate 909 Day to honor the classic TR-909 with a special edition TR-8 Giveaway.

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Capture and Remix the World w/ SOUNDHUNTERS

Music Technology

Dubspot is proud to support SOUNDHUNTERS, a new interactive project that explores the sampling of everyday sounds and makes them available to create music.

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Music Theory Tutorial: Modes, Modes, Modes….What Are They Good For?

Music Foundations

In his latest exploration of electronic music theory, Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau a.k.a. MNO investigates the concept of musical modes.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: DJ Romain (Metro Trax) + Exclusive Mix and Interview!

Dubspot Radio

For this week on Dubspot Radio, DJ Baby K sat down with house music DJ/Producer and Dubspot alum, DJ Romain, for a chat about NY’s club history and career.

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Mr. Bill vs. Ableton Live Part 2: Vocal Edits and Track Composition

Ableton Live

Earlier this year Sydney-based producer and educator Mr. Bill visited Dubspot NY to host a free workshop about working more efficiently with Ableton Live and improving workflow. In this video recap, we highlight some valuable techniques Mr. Bill offered up

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How Drum Grooves Control The Genre of Music w/ Josh Bess

Ableton Live

n this video, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Josh Bess explores drum techniques from his new book “Electronic Dance Music Grooves.”

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Music Subreddits: Production, DJ, Sound Design, Music Industry + w/ Daniel Salvaggio

Music Technology

In this article, Dubspot’s Daniel Salvaggio explores several music subreddits filled with audio-minded individuals sharing music-related knowledge.

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Dubspot Student Spotlight Aug 2015: Zach Morrison, Michael Blume, Young-Borra, and CTZN TOUR

Students

In our August 2015 Dubspot Student Spotlight, we highlight some outstanding students. Get to know Zach Morrison, Michael Blume, Young-Borra, and CTZN TOUR.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: Lean Automatic + Exclusive Mix and Interview!

Dubspot Radio

For this week’s episode of Dubspot Radio, we welcome Lean Automatic for an exclusive Trip-Hop mix and interview about his new project, Black Space Odyssey.

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6 Common Pitfalls of Music Production w/ Daniel Salvaggio

Production

In this music production article, Dubspot’s Daniel Salvaggio shares six helpful approaches to overcome common pitfalls of music production.

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Celebrating a Modern Classic: The Roland TR-808 Drum Machine

Music Technology

In celebration of 8/08 day and the Roland machine that changed the course of music, we present this definitive history on Roland’s TR-808 Drum Rhythm Composer.

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Celebrate 808 Day w/ Roland and Dubspot + Special Edition TR-8 Giveaway

Giveaways & Contests

On August 8th, Dubspot is proud to join Roland and the AIRA crew to celebrate 808 Day to honor the classic TR-808 with a series of workshops + TR-8 Giveaway

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: Jackson Whalan + Exclusive Mix and Interview!

Dubspot Radio

For this week’s episode of Dubspot Radio, we welcome Jackson Whalan, a hip-hop producer and lyricist. Tune in to hear Jackson’s exclusive mix and interview.

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Lee “Scratch” Perry Seeks Giant Gorilla “Super Ape” for Dub Champions Festival

Artists & Labels

Lee “Scratch” Perry is seeking a giant inflatable gorilla to accompany him on stage for the Dub Champions Festival. Read on to find out about this kickstarter project.

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Roland TR-8 Tips + Tricks: Dim the Lights, Change Color Scheme +

Music Technology

The Roland TR-8 is a great, versatile drum machine. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks that will allow you to get the most out of your Roland TR-8.

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Dubspot International EDU Sessions: Music Production with Ableton Live 9 in Santiago, Chile

Workshops

From August 17-21, Dubspot International heads to Santiago, Chile to offer a five-day course on Production and Performance with Ableton Live 9 and PUSH.

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Native Instruments Releases STEMS File Format with TRAKTOR PRO 2.9 Update

Music Technology

Stems-ready TRAKTOR software and hardware are here! Native Instruments announced today the release of their STEMS audio format and TRAKTOR PRO 2.9 update.

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Dubspot Radio Rewind: PBDY (Brainfeeder, TAR, Low End Theory) + Exclusive Mix and Interview!

Dubspot Radio

For the August edition of the Dubspot Podcast we reached out to Low End Theory favorite and Brainfeeder comrade, PBDY, who curated an exclusive, eclectic mix.

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Ableton Live Tutorial: 4 Rhythmic Gating Methods w/ Rory PQ + Free Download

Ableton Live

In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through four methods of creating rhythmic gate style effects to add movement and energy to sounds.

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