Dubspot UnFiltered Roundup! Online Course Preview Lessons – Ableton, Logic, Music Foundations, Mixing and Mastering

Earlier this year we began providing a look into our online curriculum with Dubspot UnFiltered, a video series created to share the intimate experience that Dubspot Online offers for students of music production and DJing. In this roundup, we’ve compiled the first four Dubspot UnFiltered videos.

UnFiltered - Dubspot Online School Preview: Student Video Feedback Video w/ Thavius Beck

In this first installment we look at the work of Devon Karpf (a.k.a. Underscores), a 13-year-old producer who has been working with Thavius Beck in our Ableton Live online program.

Dubspot Unfiltered: Ableton Live

“We take great pride in offering what we consider to be the best curriculum and most informative videos to our students in our online school. Prospective students might be unaware that the learning experience is further strengthened by the individualized video feedback our instructors provide to the students. This is a tremendous opportunity to get focused help that is tailored to your needs as you progress through the course. I’ve had many students respond by saying that the individualized video feedback was the most valuable resource they had at Dubspot.” – Matt Cellitti

In the second installment of UnFiltered, we take a deeper look into the world of sampling via granular synthesis in Ableton Live with instructor Chris Petti.

Dubspot Unfiltered: Ableton Live

“This is an excerpt from our recently updated Dubspot Ableton Live course. This is a teaser to give you an idea of some of the concepts and techniques that you will be learning in our full Ableton Live music production course. This specific lesson comes from Level 4, as we dive pretty deep into Live’s Sampler for original sound and patch creation.” – Chris Petti

 In the third installment of UnFiltered, Course Designer and Dubspot Instructor Matt Shadetek shares a lesson from Level 3 of our recently updated Logic Pro course.

Dubspot UnFiltered: Logic Pro X

In this episode of Dubspot UnFiltered, Logic Course Designer Matt Shadetek shares a lesson from Level 3 of our new Logic Pro X course. The videos in our Logic Pro course are broken up into core videos where the concepts are taught and example videos which demonstrate the ideas in use in various styles. In this video Matt Shadetek explains how to create three elements for a big room, progressive/electro-house style track using the modulation router in Logic’s EXS24 sampler. The elements he explains are a saw tooth lead with triplet tremolo, a distorted sub bass kick and a noise riser/fill sound.  The goal of the video is to give viewers a feeling for how the Logic Pro X course is taught in Dubspot Online while sharing some production tips.

The fourth installment of our UnFiltered series is a two-part video with Mixing and Mastering Course Designer and Dubspot Instructor Daniel Wyatt sharing tips and techniques for improving the quality of your sub bass using iZotope Alloy 2‘s Harmonic Exciter tool.


Dubspot InFiltered: Mixing and Mastering Part 1

In this installment of Dubspot UnFiltered, Daniel Wyatt shares a lesson from Level 1 of our Mixing and Mastering course. Wyatt explains how to enhance the quality of your sub bass so that it can translate on multiple sound systems and listening environment, not just for nightclubs which usually already have decent bass frequency response. He shows you how to navigate the features and parameters iZotope Alloy 2 Harmonic Exciter tool, and shows you how you can add a boost to your low and low-mid frequencies and give it a warm and dynamic feel.

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

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.

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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

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.

Unravel electronic music’s origins, build your chops, learn musical language and theory, and make and play music the way you want.

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

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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

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

This program gives you everything you need to refine your 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 electronic music.

Science behind the art.

Investigate how to use key concepts and tools in your tracks, while paying special attention to techniques of metering and spectral analysis in order to apply science alongside the art.

Mixing & Mastering

What’s Included:

Mixing & Mastering Level 1: Mix
Mixing & Mastering Level 2: Modify
Mixing & Mastering Level 3: Master


Dubspot Music Production

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

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.

DUBSPOT ONLINE Logic Pro Course is now on a monthly rolling admissions format! Register today and start working at you own pace at the beginning of each month!

More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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

Open House: Sundays 11:00am and 12:00pm

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.