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Music Tech News Roundup: Akai Rhythm Wolf, Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable, Waldorf Streichfett Synthesizer +

Music Technology

In this music tech news roundup we check out the Pioneer PLX-1000, Akai Rhythm Wolf, a Novation Launchpad app, the Waldorf Streichfett, and a device allowing you to control synthesizers with your mind.

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5 Tips On Optimizing Ableton Live’s Performance During a Live Set w/ Dan Freeman

Ableton Live

In this article, Dubspot Ableton Live instructor Dan Freeman gives you 5 tips on optimizing Ableton Live’s performance on your computer during a live set.

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

Workshops

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.

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DJ Tutorial: Beatgridding Using Rane Serato DJ Pt.2 – Multi-Tempo Beatgrids

DJ Tips & Tricks

In the second installment of this three part DJ video tutorial on beatgridding with the new Serato DJ, Dubspot’s Devon James Stewart explains how to beatgrid a track with multiple tempos.

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Dubspot FREE EDU Summer Sessions – Composition and Arrangement w/ Ableton Live featuring Dubspot Teacher John Selway

Workshops

On Friday August 1st, our Dubspot FREE EDU Summer Sessions continue with a special Ableton Live workshop featuring techno DJ and producer, John Selway. Interested in taking Music Production w/ Ableton Live classes Dubspot? We have classes starting on 8/4 in NYC

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Shiftee (Featuring Old Man Shiftee) – ‘Let It Be Known’ Pt. 2: The Tutorial w/ FREE Maschine for Traktor Mapping Giveaway

DJ Tips & Tricks

In part two of this new two part series, Dubspot Instructor, DMC World Champ, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee explains his “Let It Be Known” routine and gives away his custom Maschine for Traktor mapping.

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Dubspot Student Spotlight July 2014! JayD, ZEEMUFFIN, Greco, Vantage, and Ra

Students

We are very proud to present Dubspot Student Spotlight July 2014! This month’s edition features JayD, ZEEMUFFIN, Greco, Vantage, and Ra

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Logic Pro X Tutorial – Humanizing Your House Music Drums w/ Matt Shadetek

Video Tutorials

In this Logic Pro X tutorial video, Dubspot Logic course designer Matt Shadetek goes over some ways to add a human feel to your house music drum programming using Ultrabeat and Randomizer.

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Dubspot’s Music Foundations Sample Lesson / Dubspot Online Preview w/ Thavius Beck – UnFiltered

Course Previews

Dubspot Instructor Thavius Beck explains the difference between the two shapes of melody: angular and melodic and goes over several examples including tracks by Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Zinc and more.

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Dubspot Technology Spotlight: SubPac – Tactile Bass System

Music Technology

In this tech spotlight we look at the SubPac S1 “tactile bass system” which offers a new way to feel your music without the need for a subwoofer.

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DJ Precision (X-ecutioners, 2x DMC Champ, Dubspot Instructor) – DMC 2014 Turntablism Routine

DJ Tips & Tricks

Check out the latest routine from DJ Precision (X-ecutioners) for the DMC 2014 online battle. Please show your support and vote for Precision to move on to the next round of the competition.

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Dubspot NY Ableton Live User Group w/ Brent Arnold and Dan Freeman (CØm1x)

Events

Our Dubspot Ableton User Group continues on Tuesday July 22nd with a live set demonstration from composer, cellist, producer and Dubspot instructor, Brent Arnold.

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DJ Shiftee – ‘Let It Be Known’ Pt. 1: The Routine w/ Native Instruments Traktor and Maschine

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot Instructor Shiftee demonstrates an impressive new routine he has been showcasing at recent performances using his custom Native Instruments Maschine and Traktor mapping.

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Dubspot FREE EDU Summer Sessions – Music Production w/ Ableton Live + Push featuring Adriano Clemente

Workshops

On Friday July 18th, we kick off our series of FREE workshops at our NYC campus with a presentation of the Ableton Push with Dubspot Labs director, Adriano Clemente.

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Dubspot Instructor Spotlight – Video Profile: Abe Duque (NYC DJ / Electronic Music Producer)

Ableton Live

In the latest Dubspot Instructor Spotlight, acclaimed electronic music producer and DJ Carlos Abraham Duque, known around the world simply as Abe Duque, takes us through his musical journey.

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Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Finish More Songs Pt. 2 – Steal Like Picasso

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek shares another unorthodox composition technique that will help you finish your productions.

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DJ Tutorial: Introduction To Beatgridding Using Rane Serato DJ Pt.1 – The Basics

DJ Tips & Tricks

In the first installment of this three part DJ video tutorial on beatgridding with the new Serato DJ, Dubspot’s Devon James Stewart explains  the basics of beatgridding from analyzing tracks and setting markers to editing the grid. Serato DJ Tutorial

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iOS Music App Roundup: iMPC Pro, iMaschine Update, SyncMix, iConnectMIDI, Voxen, Eno • Hyde +

iOS

In this month’s iOS music app roundup we look at: the SyncMix MIDI / WYST / CV app, Apollo MIDI Over Bluetooth, iMaschine update 1.1, iMPC Pro, and Brian Eno and Karl Hyde’s augmented reality application to accompany their recent music outing on Warp Records.

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Dubspot Los Angeles DJ Extensive Program w/ DJ Reborn, DJ Rap, Dynamix, Lacey IQ

Course Previews

Learn to DJ with our team of seasoned professionals at Dubspot Los Angeles. DJ Reborn, DJ Rap, Dynamix, and Lacey IQ are selectors who bring real-world experience to our DJ Extensive Program. Courses start August 16th and 18th. Enroll now and

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Impulse Response and Convolution Reverb Using Max for Live w/ Chris Petti

Ableton Live

In this Ableton Live tutorial, Chris Petti offers creative uses of impulse response and convolution reverb using Max for Live.

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