Fresh from Dubspot

Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: The Path of Most Resistance

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek shares some insight on how to separate yourself from the pack of other producers by putting in the extra effort.

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Dubspot LA Course Spotlight: DJ Extensive Program w/ DJ Reborn! Courses Start August 16th and 18th

Dubspot Courses

Learn to DJ at Dubspot LA with DJ Reborn, who brings real-world experience with turntables, Pioneer CDJs, and Traktor to our DJ Extensive Program. Courses start August 16th and 18th.

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Free VST Giveaway! Enter to Win AudioRealism Bass Line 2 – Roland TB-303 Emulator

Giveaways & Contests

For this exclusive free VST giveaway, you have the chance to win one of five free copies of AudioRealism Bass Line 2 VST synthesizer.

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Remixing Live Instruments w/ Dan Freeman

Ableton Live

In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot Instructor and performer Dan Freeman shows you how to chop and rearrange your live instrumental performance using Drum Rack and Simpler to create something entirely new.

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DJ Tutorial: The Stop and Drop Transition w/ Codes

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this DJ video tutorial using Traktor Pro, Dubspot DJ instructor Codes explains the “stop and drop transition,” a useful technique for transitioning between tracks of any genre.

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Dubspot @ Electric Zoo 2014 – Randalls Island, NYC August 29 – 31

Events

NYC’s largest electronic music festival – Electric Zoo – returns to Randall’s Island on Labor Day weekend with an all star lineup that includes David Guetta, Dada Life, A-trak, Zedd, Knife Party, Dubfire, Sasha, Scuba, and more.

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Ten Inspirational Netflix Music Documentaries to Stream Right Now

Artists & Labels

Netflix is currently one of the best places to find interesting documentaries of all kinds. In this roundup we’ve picked ten music-themed documentaries available on Netflix that can help inspire your own musical ideas and creative growth.

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Turntablism Course Video Roundup w/ Dubspot Instructors Shiftee, Precision! Course Starts 8/4

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this video roundup, we take a look at the best routines from our two Dubspot Turntablism Course Instructors / DMC Champions: DJ Shiftee and DJ Precision.

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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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