EDU Summer Sessions – Free Workshops at Dubspot NYC Featuring Shiftee, John Selway, Koolis +

This Summer at Dubspot NYC we’re presenting a series of free music production workshops every Friday. The workshops for August include presentations from John Selway, Brian Koolis, Bill Lee, Chris Petti, and Shiftee.


These workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so arrive early and stay tuned to our Facebook page to RSVP.

8.1.14 – Composition and Arrangement w/ Ableton Live featuring John Selway

Join Dubspot instructor and techno production legend John Selway for this workshop on music composition and arrangement using Ableton Live. In addition to production advice, Selway will listen to songs from the audience and provide feedback and critique for the creator.

8.8.14 – DJ Performance w/ Traktor Remix Decks featuring Brian Koolis

Learn to master Traktor’s Remix Decks during this free workshop hosted by Dubspot instructor Brian Koolis. This discussion will cover how to construct your own remix sets for different DJ styles such as house, hip hop, and trap music. Brian will also explain how to use your own loops from Maschine and Ableton with the Remix Decks.

8.15.14 – Finding Your Sound Through Resampling featuring Chris Petti and Bill Lee

This workshop will be a presentation on incorporating resampling for Sound Design featuring Chris Petti and Bill Lee. Learn how to mangle your sounds in surprising and complex ways using the technique. Chris and Bill will also show some workflow tips to easily incorporate the process of resampling into your production process.

8.22.14 – Turntablism + Controllerism featuring Shiftee – Old School meets New School

2-time DMC champion and Dubspot DJ curriculum director Shiftee will present and explain some of his turntable wizardry that has made him one of the most well-known and respected turntablists out there. Shiftee is not only a world class turntablist, he incorporates the latest digital DJing technologies available. He’s a unique blend of the old and new school.

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.