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Music Tech News Roundup November 2016

Music Technology

This music tech news roundup features the latest music industry announcements and emerging technologies.

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The Legendary Synth Sounds of John Carpenter

Sound Design

In this video, Reverb.com’s Justin DeLay demonstrates how to recreate iconic synth sounds from three of John Carpenter’s classic horror films.

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Sub Bass Mixing Tips + Free Ableton Live Instrument Rack

Ableton Live

Learn how to create, mix, and layer sub bass in this guide. Included is a FREE Sub Bass Instrument Rack for Ableton Live.

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Mixing Sounds with Transient Shapers

Mixing and Mastering

This guide aims to give you a better understanding of transients and explains how to use transient shapers to enhance your mixes.

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Plugin Spotlight: uBEAT by Umlaut Audio

Music Technology

Propel your next project with uBEAT, a dynamic drum loop library for Native Instruments’ Kontakt developed by Umlaut Audio.

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Dubspot Radio Rewind: DJ Obi + Exclusive Interview

Dubspot Radio

Nigerian globetrotter DJ OBI visits Dubspot NYC to take us on a soulful journey through a classic house mix followed by an exclusive interview.

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Dubspot Top Picks: 20 Choice Compressor Plugins

Music Technology

This Dubspot Top Picks guide features a selection of our favorite compressor plugins based on professional quality sound, characteristics, and affordability.

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DJ Tips: Transitioning From Vinyl to Digital DJ Setups

DJ Tips & Tricks

Making the switch from turntables to software for DJ performances? Here are five tips that can help you make the transition with ease.

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Digital Metering Explained: Peak vs. RMS

Mixing and Mastering

This guide aims to give you a better understanding of digital metering and explains the differences between Peak and RMS Meters.

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DJ Tutorial: Trick Mixing w/ DJ Spictakular

DJ Tips & Tricks

Multiple award-winning turntablist champion DJ Spictakular demonstrates essential trick mixing techniques while offering advice for all levels of DJing.

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iOS Music Apps Roundup: October 2016

Music Technology

This iOS Roundup features five impressive iPad music apps from Spencer Salazar, Wolfgang Palm, Pioneer DJ, Reactable Systems, and Melodics.

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Ableton Live: Freeze and Flatten vs. Resampling

Ableton Live

This tutorial demonstrates how to bounce audio in Ableton Live and explains the differences between resampling audio and freezing and flattening audio.

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Dubspot Achieve: 10 Remixing Tips From Industry Veterans

Production

We asked talented industry veterans to give some remixing tips on how to approach working with someone else’s music.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: GOTH-TRAD

Dubspot Radio

Dubspot Radio is honored to welcome “The Sound Originator” himself, Japan’s very own Takeaki Maruyama a.k.a. Deep Medi Musik recording artist GOTH-TRAD.

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Plugin Spotlight: Magic AB v2 by Sample Magic

Music Technology

Get an in-depth look at Magic AB v2 by Sample Magic, a simple yet powerful reference track tool for production, mixing, and mastering.

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Understanding Swing and Groove Quantization

Production

Dubspot’s Michael Walsh joins industry veterans to give us a lesson on swing and groove quantization.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: DJ Amir (Live Boogie Mix) + Interview

Dubspot Radio

This episode of Dubspot Radio welcomes an impressive live vinyl mix from hip hop veteran Amir Abdullah, one of the original kings of beat diggin’.

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Dubspot Top Picks: 10 Choice Studio Monitors

Music Technology

This Dubspot Top Picks guide features a selection of our favorite studio monitors based on professional quality sound, affordability, and accuracy.

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Origins of Hip-Hop Culture

Music Foundations

Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through history back to the origins of hip-hop and explores the genres explosive cultural evolution.

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MASCHINE Tutorial: Creative Production and Performance Techniques

Maschine

Learn essential music production and performance techniques in this three-part video series exploring Native Instruments’ MASCHINE.

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