Dubspot Los Angeles – Early Registration Now Open For June 2014 Courses!

We are only four months away from opening our doors in the heart of Hollywood! Starting today, you can enroll in the very first courses at our new Los Angeles location. Act now and save 25% off Dubspot LA Courses for the month of February. Don’t wait–this discount will decrease as we approach our grand opening in June 2014.

To register for courses in our LA location, call 1-877-DUBSPOT or choose from our available courses.

Courses and Instructors:

Dubspot LA will feature a top-notch teaching staff, including some of our current online instructors and some exciting new talent. Our space is a beautiful modern facility with the same state-of-the-art equipment featured in our New York City location. The LA curriculum will mirror NYC, giving you the same level of hands-on creative experience and direct support from your instructors.

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Los Angeles Course Start Dates (all times PST)

EMP Master Program 06/02, 06/03, 06/06, 06/07, 06/08
DJ / Producer Master Program 06/02, 06/03, 06/06, 06/07, 06/08
DJ Extensive Program 06/02, 06/03, 06/06, 06/07, 06/08
Music Foundations 06/02, 06/06, 06/07, 06/08
Music Production w/ Ableton Live 9 06/02, 06/06, 06/07
Music Production w/ Logic Pro X 06/02
Music Production w/ Maschine 06/06
Sound Design 06/03, 06/07, 06/08
Mixing and Mastering 06/03, 06/07, 06/08

How To Register

To register for courses in our LA location, call 1-877-DUBSPOT or choose from our available courses.

Find the program that’s right for you on our website, click “see dates and register” and choose NYC, LA or Online. Your discount will be applied when you choose your course dates.

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Dubspot L.A. - Frequently Asked Questions:

When are you opening in LA?

June 2014.

When and where can I enroll in LA courses?

Pre-registration is available NOW via our website and by phone.

What courses will be available? 

The new LA facility will offer the same courses and curriculum as our New York location.

Can I transfer from taking courses in NY or Dubspot Online to LA?

Due to limited class sizes, we can not accommodate transfers from DSNY to DSLA if your DSNY class has already begun. If you would like to request an exception, please contact admissions by calling 877-DUBSPOT. If you would like to transfer from DSNY or DSO to DSLA and your course has not yet started, you may do so at no extra charge.

Is Dubspot LA hiring?

If you are interested in working for Dubspot in our LA location, please send your resume along with a cover letter to jobs[at]dubspot.com and stay tuned for employment opportunities in the Job Opportunities section of our website.

Who can I speak to to answer any other questions about the Los Angeles location?

Please contact admissions[at]dubspot.com or call 877-DUBSPOT. For media inquiries, please contact Nate Mars via nate[at]dubspot.com


DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I

  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II

  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills

  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology

  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I

  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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Music Foundations Program

Unravel electronic music’s origins, build your chops, learn musical language and theory, and make and play music the way you want. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the roots and lineage of a variety of electronic and dance music genres, strengthen their keyboard skills, and learn valuable music theory, deepening their creative practice and facilitating effective collaborations with musical partners.

What’s Included:

  • Music Foundations Level 1: Pads & Rhythmic Theory

  • Music Foundations Level 2: Keys & Melodic Theory

  • Music Foundations Level 3: Electronic Music Appreciation

“This course exceeded my expectations. I went through everything I needed to have a solid knowledge of basic music theory.” – Jonathan Crespo, Miami

“MF has been an amazing experience! I didn’t realize I was going to learn so much about electronic music history, something my generation missed.” – Yianno Koumi, United Kingdom

About This Program

The best producers, DJs, and musicians in the world strive to be well-rounded. So should you. In Dubspot’s Music Foundations Program, you’ll explore three major aspects of music: rhythmic theory, melodic theory, and critical listening.

Most pioneering early electronic musicians had years of conservatory training in theory and performance, but had access to very limited technologies. In today’s musical world, it’s the opposite: we have a powerful and versatile array of electronic music making tools at our fingertips, but often fall short in our theoretical understanding of how electronic music works.

Our Music Foundations program is designed to fill this gap and provide training in fundamental skills and concepts with the electronic musician, DJ, and producer in mind. In this course you’ll build your chops and learn the basics of musical language and theory so that you can make and play the music you want. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the roots and lineage of a variety of electronic and dance music genres, and explore compositional techniques and song structure. The weekly homework lessons for all three courses have been designed using Ableton Live, and along the way you’ll also learn the basics of Ableton and how to use it as a powerful tool to improve your musicianship in a variety of ways.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas

  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble

  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation

  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation

  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing

  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

About This Program

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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Logic Pro Producer Certificate Program

Master Logic Pro X with our complete program. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of the composition process in Logic and create a portfolio that includes a collection of original tracks, a remix entered in an active remix contest, a re-scored scene from a film, and sound effects and music for a video game.

What’s Included:

  • Logic Pro Level 1: Shake Hands with Logic

  • Logic Pro Level 2: Completing Your First Track

  • Logic Pro Level 3: Subtractive Synthesis and Effects Processing 1

  • Logic Pro Level 4: Subtractive Synthesis and Effects Processing 2

  • Logic Pro Level 5: Advanced Synthesis Techniques

  • Logic Pro Level 6: Film, Game Sound, Remixing, and Artist Development

About This Program

In this program, you will develop the technical and creative skills needed to write and arrange music in Logic Pro X. You’ll create unique sounds using synthesizers and samplers, and learn how to mix and process those sounds with Logic’s vast array of effects. You’ll begin by creating a series of short sketches which are then developed into a portfolio of arranged and mixed tracks over the course of six levels. You’ll also create a remix, enter an active remix competition, score a scene from a feature film, and add music and sound effects to a video game. This program will help you develop and express your creative voice as an artist while teaching you the skills necessary to create the music you imagine.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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Maschine Program

Native Instruments’ Maschine redefines the intersection of hardware and software, performance and production. With Dubspot’s Maschine program for performers and producers, you will go from shaking hands with this cutting-edge music platform to making full tracks and performing your music live over the course of three levels. The future of performance and production is here, and there is no time for the future like today.

What’s Included:

  • Maschine Level 1: Programming and Beat Making Basics

  • Maschine Level 2: Sampling, Slicing and Composing

  • Maschine Level 3: Advanced Production and Performance Techniques

About This Program

Maschine’s tactile controls map seamlessly to their software counterparts and unlock an advanced production environment. This program is about learning to produce and perform music with Maschine by becoming familiar with its hardware and software simultaneously. We start by making music from the beginning, and even if you are completely new to Maschine you’ll be making your own beats and grooves within the first few weeks. After an introduction to programming and beat making basics, you will learn the latest sampling and slicing techniques while composing bass lines and other musical elements for use in your original tracks.

With its advanced automation features and cutting-edge effects, Maschine is also a superior sound design tool. You will learn how to integrate plug-in instruments and effects into your creative workflow, composing and mixing an entire track in Maschine alone. Finally, you will learn how to integrate Maschine with your DAW as a plug-in or MIDI controller, with examples shown in Ableton Live.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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Mixing & Mastering Program

Transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial quality masters. Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects from platinum mix/mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, senior Dubspot Instructor.

What’s Included:

  • Mixing & Mastering Level 1: Mix

  • Mixing & Mastering Level 2: Modify

  • Mixing & Mastering Level 3: Master

“The videos were helpful and the chats were great. I expected a lot out of this course and I got it!” – Jon Yu, California

About This Program

This program gives you everything you need to refine tracks into a clear commercial quality release, including special mixing and mastering techniques for dubstep, techno, house, trance, downtempo, hip-hop, and the gamut of electronically-produced music.

You will learn to mix and master your tracks using the same plugins that top industry engineers use every day, including plugins by Sonnox, Metric Halo, Altiverb, Soundtoys, Izotope, Waves, URS, and Abbey Road.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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Sound Design Komplete Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

What’s Included:

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete

  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth

  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery

  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design

  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques

  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

About This Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

You will learn to create your own sounds with a variety of techniques and add a personal sonic signature to your tracks. We introduce you to the latest synthesis and sampling technologies and show you how to use the world’s largest and most diverse sound library. In the advanced levels, you will acquire total control over all aspects of the Komplete instruments while practicing genre-based sound design.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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