Fresh from Dubspot
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[read more...]
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[read more...]
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.
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.[read more...]
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![read more...]
To download full resolution version in .pdf format, click here.[read more...]
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[read more...]
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[read more...]
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.
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[read more...]