Dubspot EDU Sessions @ Decibel Festival 2014! w/ Chris Petti, Adriano Clemente, James Patrick +

Dubspot heads to Seattle’s Decibel Festival this month from September 24th to the 26th to join the music celebration with a series of workshops. Topics include everything from Sound Design to Music Production featuring Dubspot instructors Chris Petti, Adriano Clemente, and James Patrick.


Dubspot @ Decibel Festival 2014

EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N 
Seattle, WA 98109

This year marks the 11 year anniversary of Seattle’s annual Decibel Festival, a five-day event taking place from September 24th through the 28th. In addition to an amazing lineup of artists from around the globe, Dubspot will be offering three full days of free EDU Sessions in partnership with Deicbel Festival. These EDU Sessions will cover a variety of topics including music production, sound design, modular synthesis and more. Check out the full schedule below along with more information about each workshop. See you in Seattle soon!

Decibel 2014 dB Conference

The 2014 dB Conference will be taking place September 24th through the 26th (12PM until 5:30PM) at the prestigious EMP Museum at Seattle Center; home of our will call/box office, opening gala, media lounge and several of our most anticipated evening concerts.

This year’s program will feature two state of the art seated venues (Level 3 and the JBL Theater) both running simultaneous activities ranging from audio/visual workshops, to panel discussions, to artist talks.

The 2014 dB Conference partners include Red Bull Music Academy, EMP Museum, Roland, Ableton, Dubspot, The Recording Academy, Splice, PlayNetwork, Livid Instruments, Resident Advisor, VDMX and more to be announced.

This is FREE for all. We will be reserving premium seating for festival pass holders, but all are welcome pending available space.

Wednesday September 24th

Connecting the DAWs - Hosted by Chris Petti | 12-1:00 PM
Explore effective workflows for combining two compatible ReWire DAWs together. The main focus of this workshop will be integrating Reason and Ableton Live, as this combination is used by countless artists and producers.

Max For Live – MIDI Effects and Audio Control Devices – Hosted by Adriano Clemente & James Patrick | 1:15 – 2:15 PM
In this workshop, we will explore a few devices within Max For Live that allow you to expand the functionality of Ableton Live’s onboard devices as well as third party VSTs and audio units.Mastering ReWire

Synth Secrets – Wavetable Synthesis Featuring Massive - Hosted by Chris Petti | 2:30 – 3:30 PM
In this workshop, we’ll be exploring the history, concepts & programming techniques of wavetable synthesis. We’ll be featuring the popular Native Instruments Massive synthesizer as well as Propellerhead Thor.

Control Voltage 101 – Modular Signals and Modulation Hosted by James Patrick | 3:45 – 4:45
Control Voltage is an electrical signal used to manipulate the values of components in analog circuits. In this workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of control voltage as it relates to modular synthesizer systems, and how to harness to power of CV to manipulate parameters of these synthesizers.

Thursday September 25th

Synth Secrets – Sampling for Electronic Music featuring Kontakt - Hosted by Chris Petti | 12-1:00 PM
In this workshop, we’ll be exploring the endless possibilities that advance sampling techniques allow in modern electronic music production. We’ll feature Native Instruments Kontakt and showcase some of the advanced synthesis capabilities it has under the hood.

Modular Synthesis in a Modern Studio - Hosted by James Patrick | 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Through the recent resurgence of modular synthesizers, new tools have been developed to help you integrate these synthesizers into your workflow. In this workshop, we will examine a few of these tools, including Silent Way.

Introduction to Native Instruments Reaktor - Hosted by Adriano Clemente | 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Reaktor allows for limitless possibilities of synthesizer and audio FX creation. In this workshop, we will be taking even the most novice of Reaktor programmers through the basics of building audio FX within Reaktor. No experience necessary.

Synth Secrets – FM Synthesis (FM8, Operator, PX7) - Hosted by Chris Petti | 3:30 – 4:00 PM
In this workshop, we will be exploring the history, concepts, and programming techniques of FM synthesis. We will be examining a few of the more popular software FM synthesizers including FM8, Operator, and the PX7.

Madrona Labs’ Kaivo and Soundplane – Hosted by James Patrick | 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Join James Patrick in examining the groundbreaking music making equipment and software from Madrona Labs.

Friday September 26th

Resampling to find Your Unique Sound - Hosted by Chris Petti | 12 – 1:15 PM
Join us for a workshop on incorporating resampling into your production workflow, and learn how to mangle your sounds in surprising and complex ways using the technique. The focus of this workshop will be resampling using Ableton Live’s Sampler Instrument.

Unconventional controllers (biofeedback, motion controllers) - Hosted by Adriano Clemente | 1:30 – 4:15 PM
In this workshop, Adriano Clemente we will be exploring some unique and unorthodox ways to control Ableton Live for live performance and composition.

Trivia Game – Ableton Trivia Panel – Hosted by James Patrick | 3:30 – 4:45 PM

Dubspot + Splice Event

Dubspot will also be participating in a musical collaboration event w/ Splice  on Thursday 9/25 at EMP Museum. Our instructors will collaborate with participants using Ableton Live 9 and Splice to collaborate on music. This is a great way to learn about some production techniques from your peers and pick up some good tips for using Splice along the way. 

Decibel 2014

Decibel Festival 2014

The 11th Annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media will be taking place September 24th through the 28th across Seattle.

Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival has become a unique platform for exposing attendees to leading-edge multimedia art from around the globe. With a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology based education; Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world. The five-day festival program averages over 25,000 attendees a year.

Outside of the annual festival program, Decibel Productions producers over 70 events per year, ranging from intimate club performances to massive international festival stages. For more information visit our events page at http://dBFestival.com/events


*in alphabetical order
!!! DJs / 1979 feat. Deru + Effixx / Alessandro Cortini / Ali Demirel / Alice Boman / Ana Sia / Andy Stott / Anna Lunoe / Anna Langley / Anthony Parasole / Murcof + Simon Geilfus [Antivj] / Arca + Jesse Kanda / ASC / Atom™ / Avalon Emerson / Baryonyx / Baths / Bgeezy / Black Asteroid / Blue Hawaii / BRAIDS / Brian Lyons / Christopher Willits / Claptone / Clean Bandit / Cock & Swan / Com Truise / Danthon / Demdike Stare / Dense & Pika / Deru / DJ Spinn / DJAO / Douglas Dare / Eden Hagos / Efdemin / El Ten Eleven / FaltyDL / Fluxion / gLAdiator / Greg Gives Peter Space / Groundislava / Gui Boratto / Guti / Hanssen / Isis Graham / J.Alvarez / Jacaszek / Jamie McCue / John Roberts / JusMoni / Kangding Ray / Kastle / Kaytranada / Keys N Krates / Kevin Kauer / Kid Smpl / Kim Ann Foxman / KiNK feat. Rachel Row / Kode9 / Kraddy / Kris Moon / Lauren Lane / Lee Burridge / Lee Foss feat. Anabel Englund / Letherette / Little Daylight / Lindstrom / Loscil / Luke Mandala / Lunice / Lusine / Manatee Commune / Marcel Dettmann / Martyn / Matrixxman / Max Cooper presents Emergence / Midnight Magic / Millie & Andrea / Mimosa / MK / Nadastrom / Natasha Kmeto + Effixx / Nick Monaco / Nordic Soul / Oneohtrix Point Never + Nate Boyce / Paper Diamond / Patrick Topping / Pete Tong / Pezzner / Prefuse 73 / Recondite / Richie Hawtin / Rival Consoles / Robert Babicz / Rone / Rrose / Sabota / Salva / Sango / Sassmouth / Scratcha DVA / Sean Majors / Segue / Shadow Child / Simian Mobile Disco / Slow Year / Son Lux / Soul Clap / South London Ordnance / Splatinum / Steffi / Survive / Sweater Beats / T.Williams / Taso / Ten Walls / Tensnake / The Sight Below / Thugli / Tokimonsta / Tomas Jirku / Total Freedom / Taso / Vatican Shadow / Vox Mod / Waldo / WD4D / WIFE / Wolf + Lamb / Young Marco / Yppah

For more info on the 2014 Decibel Festival lineup please visithttp://dbfestival.com/db2014/lineup



Decibel 2014


NYC + LA Open House: Sundays 11am & 12pm


Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.


Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.