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Bitwig Studio Tutorial Pt. 2 – Working With Multiple Project Files w/ James Bernard

Bitwig Studio

In this video tutorial exploring the exciting features Bitwig Studio, Dubspot’s James Bernard introduces one of Bitwig’s game-changing workflow enhancements

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Dubspot Lecture Series: Music Placement for TV + Video Games w/ Rob Schustack (Grand Theft Auto, Wu-Tang Clan, RJD2)

Events

Interested in having your music featured in TV and video games? Check out a special workshop focused on music licensing and placement on Friday April 4th, 2014 at Dubspot NY.

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EDM-X: Extreme Electronic Dance Music! New EDM Genre Overview + Tutorial w/ Dubspot’s Chris Petti

Production

Dubspot is always on top of new and emerging technology, and we pride ourselves on being close to the pulse of underground and modern dance music styles. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our new favorite genres,

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Plug-In Spotlight: iZotope and BT’s BreakTweaker – Future Beat Machine Revealed

Music Technology

Dubspot contributor Josh Spoon explores iZotope’s Break Tweaker rhythm instrument and finds that the program offers much more than the name implies.

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Free VST Roundup: TAL-Noisemaker, Frohmage, CamelCrusher, Dub Siren, UpStereo, and More!

Music Technology

In this Free VST Roundup we look at analog modeling with TAL-Noisemaker, bitcrushing with CamelCrusher, FM synthesis with FMMF, multiband filtering with Frohmage, and more!

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Archie Pelago (Mr. Saturday Night, Styles Upon Styles) Talk Live Performance, Improvisation, Ableton, and More!

Artists & Labels

Dubspot Blog contributor Mike Steyels speaks with Brooklyn’s Archie Pelago trio about their fusion of live and electronic music

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Bitwig Studio Tutorial Pt. 1 – Features Overview and Basic Navigation w/ James Bernard

Bitwig Studio

In the first of a continuing series of video tutorials exploring the exciting features Bitwig Studio, Dubspot’s James Bernard introduces you to the interface and offers some tips for transitioning into Bitwig’s workflow.

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Dubspot LA’s 3rd Wave of Teachers Announced! DJ Rap, DJ Reborn, DJ Endo, Luca Pretolesi, and DJ Dynamix

News

We are very excited to announce the 3rd wave of teachers for Dubspot LA! DJ Rap, DJ Reborn, DJ Endo, DJ Dynamix, and Luca Pretolesi will join our talented team of instructors in Hollywood starting this Summer!

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So You Want to Be a DJ? Friday Night DJ 101 Classes @ Dubspot!

Workshops

Learn the basics of DJing with Dubspot’s Friday Night DJ 101 Classes, an intimate, hands-on session that takes place every Friday from 7-9 PM.

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Music Tech News Roundup: Bitwig Studio Released, OP1 OS Update, Organize Audio Units, TR-8 Hidden Features +

Music Technology

In this week’s music tech news roundup: Bitwig Studio is released to the public, Teenage Engineering’s OP1 gets a cool new operating system, Ken Macbeth shows us more of the Elements synth, organize Audio Units with Auganizer, and learn more about Roland’s Aira TR-8 drum machine.

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Dubspot Student Spotlight March 2014! Mio Soul, didier-michel, Mad Suspect, JINKS, DoubleTap

Students

Get to know Mio Soul, Didier Michel, Mad Suspect, and JINKS in our In March 2014 edition of Dubspot Student Spotlight.

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Dubspot @ SXSW 2014! Jerome LOL (Body High) – Ableton Spaces Workshop Recap and Interview

Artists & Labels

In this video recap we present highlights from the Ableton Spaces workshop with Jerome LOL at SXSW 2014.

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Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Never, Later, Or Now?

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek offers some techniques for overcoming procrastination and getting things done.  Creative Strategies w/ Shadetek: Never, Later, or Now? Whatever stage you’re at in the process, in order to progress

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DJ QBert @ Dubspot! Interview, Workshop Recap, ‘Extraterrestria / GalaXXXian’ Prelisten!

Artists & Labels

Scratch luminary and world champion turntablist DJ QBert joins us for an in-house scratch session and a sneak peek at his forthcoming Extraterrestria and GalaXXXian albums.

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Electronic Music Technology: Classic Gear Pt 6 – Roland TB-303 Bass Line

Music Technology

In this week’s classic gear profile, Dubspot blogger and synth guru Ross Kelly investigates the accidental fame of Roland’s TB-303 Bass Line synthesizer, and the birth of the acid sound.

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iOS Music App Roundup: Pulse Code Boom 808, apeSoft iVCS3, Mosaik Loop Warper, Sliver, Oscilab +

Music Technology

In this iOS music app roundup we look at the TR-808 clone ‘Boom 808′, an iOS version of the classic EMS VCS3 synth, the Mosaik iOS Loop Warper and more!

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Dubspot @ SXSW 2014! Photo Recap – Workshops, Demos, Performances, Artist Panels +

Events

The Dubspot crew recently returned from SXSW (South by Southwest) 2014, where they participated in a series of workshops, performances and panels at the biggest technology and music fest in the West.

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Dubspot Interview: Kahn and Neek (Bandulu Records / Bristol) Talk UK Sound System Culture, and More!

Artists & Labels

In this video interview we speak with up and coming DJ/producers Kahn and Neek about their vinyl-only Bandulu Records imprint, UK sound system culture, their collaborative projects, and more! While in New York City last year for the second anniversary

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DJ Tutorial: Phrase Mixing 101 – Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 w/ Koolis

Video Tutorials

In this video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor and Native Instruments DJ Product Specialist Brian Koolis demonstrates phrase mixing using Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 and Traktor DJ iPad app.

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Frequencies with Max for Live Envelope Follower

Ableton Live

Dubspot contributor Josh Spoon explains how to sidechain frequencies in Ableton Live by using the Max for Live Envelope Follower device.  Many people love the rhythmic pulse of sidechaining a pad or vocal to a kick drum. Though, sometimes you

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