Fresh from Dubspot

Dubspot gets down with JFK high school

Workshops

On April 27th dubSpot DJ instructor Shiftee (2007 DMC World Supremacy champ)  gave the teens of JFK high school an education on the 1′s and 2′s. This is part of our effort to expose young people to the power of

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Apple Soho In-Store w/ Ableton Live 8 Tuesday 5.19.09

Workshops

Learn to DJ & Produce Music on a Mac The Digital era has helped blur the line between “DJ” & “Producer”. Learn how these artists do it with powerful new technology, using controllers, adding effects, loops, samples – essentially producing

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‘Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour : San Francisco!’

Production

For the most updated details: http://www.dubspot.com/pages/abletontour.jsp Our Future: June – NYC July – Chicago August – DC September – Seattle October – LA November – Austin December – Atlanta

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Dubspot Records presents: ‘Funk Aid for Africa’

Events

Mixed & Compiled by DJ Obah. “We’ve got a special global representation on Funk Aid For Africa. From NYC to San Fran, to London, Tokyo, Naples, Nigeria and spots in-between. All united for this cause, to help those who can’t

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Native Instruments’ Maschine @ dubspot

Workshops

4.28.09 Tuesday 7:30-9pm MASCHINE, the extraordinary new Groove Production Studio from Native Instruments, will be demoed at dubSpot! This is a great chance to test out the incredible features and sheer fun factor of MASCHINE, while getting some expert tutoring

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Free Music Workshops

Workshops

Dubspot introduces a series of free music workshops for past, present, & new students!
Learn the fundamentals of drumming, playing chords, and building song ideas. We explore composing in various popular musical styles and take a look at the methods used to write and arrange complete songs.
Focusing on a hands-on learning approach, the classes break down music theory into lessons that are practical, fun to apply, and easy to understand. Designed to increase the overall level of musicianship of our students, these first four workshops will focus on the basics of music, rhythm, and songwriting and will benefit any aspiring DJ and producer.

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Dubspot in The New York Times!

News

‘Instead of Falling Into a Rut, Busting Out a New Groove’ Channing Sanchez, who lost his job in January, has found a way to mix business with pleasure. Mr. Sanchez, 51, was a jewelry salesman at Tiffany & Co., on

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Dubspot DJ Graduates @ CIELO!

Events

Dubspot’s most recent graduates took over the decks at Cielo….and they rocked it!  They were joined by instructor JP Solis and standout student Paul Armani as they played their first gig of their new careers! What a way to start…. 

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Making a Sub Bass Layer w/ Corpus Effect

Video Tutorials

In this Ableton Live video tutorial, Dubspot instructor Michael Hastis demonstrates how to add a thick sub bass layer using Live’s Corpus Audio Effect.

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Dubstep Wobble Bass in Ableton Live 8 Video Tutorial

Production

by Michael Hatsis Here’s a quick video demonstrating how to create a dubstep style, wobble bass in Ableton Live using the Simpler Instrument. Enter your email address below to download the wobble bass samples from this tutorial. Explore and enjoy!

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Dubspot in Music Alive Magazine :: All about the kids!

News

To download full resolution version in .pdf format, click here.

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‘Remote Control & Automation’ – Dubspot Blog Class #7

DJ Tips & Tricks

By starting to put together a performance like a DJ, I learned how to Remote Control Ableton Live via a midi controller and computer keyboard; and explored how to make my music more dynamic by changing mixer and device parameters

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Thoughts on the APC40

Music Technology

APC Demo @ dubSpot 2/19/09 from dubspot on Vimeo. One aspect of Live I find most interesting is the variety of ways it is used – Live is a true swiss army knife of audio applications. A tool with which

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Ableton Live Class 5 & 6: ‘Recording & Devices Plug-Ins’

Production

Jon Margulies created a 34-page printed packet that was handed out to the class, the packet breaks down the lessons from all the Ableton Live: Level 1 Remixing classes by providing close up screenshots and highlighted notes. I find it

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Ableton Live Class 2 & 3 :: Session View & MIDI

News

With our course overlapping the holidays at the end of the year, a few students and I missed the second and or third class. I was vacation in Japan and missed both. The cool thing about taking classes at DubSpot is that if you miss a class, you can catch up during lab time, or at a makeup class. Jon scheduled our makeup class to cover the main points from class one and two (navigating around the interface of Ableton Live)and focus on what we missed in class three, which was all about MIDI.

 

 

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New Mixing and Mastering Tools in Live 8

Mixing and Mastering

Two important signal processing have been conspicuously missing in previous versions of Live: multi-band dynamics and limiting. These devices, used for improving dynamic control and loudness, have finally been added to Live’s palette of audio effects, and will make life

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Its the little things in Live…

Production

Sometimes its the little things in life that make us happy. With each new version of Live, this becomes more and more apparent to me. Sure, who doesn’t like the flexible new groove engine, or the dazzling new Looper device.

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Ableton Live 8 Sneak Peek @ Dubspot!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Ableton’s February User Group: Live 8 Sneak Peek @ DubSpot NYC… This February, New York’s Ableton Live User Group meets at DubSpot. Join Dennis DeSantis to catch a glimpse at the new Ableton Live 8. Live 8 enhances the Ableton

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