Fresh from Dubspot

Logic Pro X Tutorial: New Features – Mixing a Song Using ‘Track Stacks’ w/ Bill Lee

Video Tutorials

In this Logic Pro X video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Bill Lee explores Logic’s new Track Stacks function for mixing a song.

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Dubspot Instructor Josh Bess – ‘Ableton Grooves’ Book Release + Lecture, Tues. 10/22/13

Events

On Tuesday, October 22nd, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Dubspot will host a lecture and music production demo to celebrate the release of Ableton Grooves with author Josh Bess and curriculum director Chris Petti.

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Visual Performance Program – Student Experience, Testimonials + Course Preview!

Dubspot Courses

Develop your creative vision through hands-on education with the latest visual performance technology. Explore the role of the visual performer and get ready to add visual performance to your own live shows. In this new video, graduating students in Dubspot’s

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Creative Strategies for Producers w/ Matt Shadetek: Choosing an Artist Name

DJ / Producer

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek offers some sound advice on how to choose an artist name that is both memorable and true to your identity. When getting started in music, or

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Becoming a Music Producer: Part 1 – What Does It Mean?

DJ / Producer

In part one of this three part series, Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau discusses the evolution of the music producer, and sets you on your way to understanding the many paths a producer can take in today’s market.

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Music Tech News Roundup: Ableton Live 9.1 Beta, New NI S4, Dave Smith Interview, The Black Dog Designs MIDI Controller +

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In this week’s music technology news roundup: Ableton Live 9.1 beta, new DJ interfaces from Native Instruments, an interview with synth pioneer Dave Smith, techno legends The Back Dog launches MIDI controller project, and DJ Thomas White on the OP-1

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Dubspot @ Outlook Festival 2013! Highlights w/ Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Kode9, Elijah & Skilliam, Shiftee, and More!

Events

Dubspot contributor Katya Guseva travelled to Croatia’s Outlook Festival earlier this year to catch a first-hand view of the highlights including Dubspot’s boat party with DJ Shiftee and sets from DJs EZ, Loefah, DMZ, Roska, Royal T, Kode9, and more.

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Dubspot EDU Sessions @ Decibel Festival 2013! w/ James Patrick, Chris Petti, Matt Cellitti, Dave Cross, Nate Mars!

Events

Dubspot heads to Seattle’s Decibel Festival from September 25 – 27 to join the music celebration with a series of workshops on music production, DJing, mixing, mastering sound design, and modular synthesis.

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Electronic Music History: Dabrye ‘One/Three’ – A Classic Instrumental Hip Hop Album

Artists & Labels

Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau investigates the deep and ongoing influence of Ann Arbour producer Dabrye’s seminal One/Three album.

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Max for Live Device Roundup! Spektro Nucleation, Harmonic Runner, Buffer Shuffler 2.0, TransientDesigner

Music Technology

In this post, Dubspot blogger Josh Spoon investigates four unique Max for Live devices that can help add new life to the sounds you love, including Harmonic Runner, Spektro Nucleation, Buffer Shuffler 2.0, TransientDesigner.

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5 Lessons for Artists / Music Producers from the World’s Greatest Sushi Chef!

Production

In this post, Dubspot instructor Dan Freeman (CØm1x) tells us how the attributes of a master sushi chef apply to the music making process.

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Dubspot NYC Ableton Live User Group (9/18) w/ Adriano Clemente (Capcom) and Dan Freeman (CØm1x)

Workshops

On Wednesday September 18th, our Dubspot Ableton User Group in New York City continues with instructor / host Dan Freeman (CØm1x) and special guest instructor Adriano Clemente (Capcom).

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Dubspot Student Spotlight! Kane Mathis, Malik Work, Eunice Wobble Wong, Jayden Parx, There Is Thunder!

Students

We’re proud to present the September edition of the Dubspot Student Spotlight, our monthly feature in which we shine light on some of the outstanding artists, DJs, and producers who have recently come through our doors.

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Dubspot NYC Maschine User Group (9/16) w/ Shereef Islam w/ DJ Rafik – Live Performance Tips

Workshops

On Monday September 16th, Dubspot’s Maschine User Group returns at our NYC location with a special guest lecture on finger drumming with DMC Champion, DJ Rafik. This group will be hosted by Dubspot instructor Shareef Islam a.k.a. TekMaschine.  Dubspot Maschine User Group

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Video: Nick Hook & Chris Petti Test Drive Novation Bass Station II Analog Synthesizer

Music Technology

Prolific NYC DJ and producer Nick Hook invites Dubspot curriculum director and synth guru Chris Petti to test drive Novation’s Bass Station II analog synthesizer in Nick’s Brooklyn studio.

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Dubspot Workshop w/ Adrian Sherwood, Pinch + Addis Pablo! Dub Champions Festival – Cielo NYC Mon 9/23

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On Monday, September 23, Dubspot, in conjunction with Subatomic Sound System and Dub Champions Festival will host a special Dub & Bass Master Class with dub legend Adrian Sherwood at Cielo nightclub, just before Sherwood & Pinch’s US debut and expansive show in North America.

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Music Tech News: Ableton Live 9.1, Bitwig, FL Studio for OS X, Novation Launchpad Mini, Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Mills +

Music Technology

In this week’s music technology roundup: Dual Monitor support in Ableton 9.1, a new teaser video from Bitwig Studio, micro MIDI controllers from Novation, Trent Reznor on the “loudness wars”, and Jeff Mills releases The Jungle Planet

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Ableton Live Tutorial: How to Create 808 Style Kick Drums Using Operator w/ Raz Mesinai

Ableton Live

Raz Mesinai (Badawi) is a composer, sound designer, instructor, and dub visionary. In this tutorial, Raz shows you how to create sub-heavy, 808-style kick drums using Ableton Live‘s versatile software instrument Operator. A common mistake I’ve seen when creating an

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Visionist (Lost Codes / Keysound / Lit City) Talks Grime Revival, UK Club Culture, Inspiration, Production, and More!

Artists & Labels

Dubspot contributor Mike Styels catches up with London-based DJ/producer and Lost Codes label boss Visionist to talk about grime revival, UK club culture, taking cues from techno, and more!

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Sound Design Tutorial: Creating Synth Leads Using ‘Sync Modulation’ in Native Instruments Massive

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In this tutorial, electronic music producer and Dubspot Sound Design instructor Evan Sutton (a.k.a. Astrolith) shows you how to create synth lead sounds using ‘sync modulation’ technique in Native Instruments’ Massive. Dave Smith is one of the most influential and

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