Fresh from Dubspot

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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Music Foundations Tutorial Roundup! Using Seventh Chords For Harmonic Progression w/ Max Wild

Music Foundations

For this Music Foundations tutorial roundup, we’ve compiled Max Wild’s latest three-part series on how to use seventh chords to enrich harmonic progressions.

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Ken Bogdanowicz (SoundToys) – The Mix / Master Wyatt Show w/ Daniel Wyatt Ep. 4

Mixing and Mastering

The fourth episode in the Dubspot Original Programming series The Mix / Master Wyatt Show features (name), the minds behind some of the best industry standard mixing and mastering plug-ins at Sound Toys.

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Music Tech News Roundup: Korg DSN-12, Roland Aira System-1, Dave Smith Instruments

Music Technology

In this music tech news roundup we check out Detune’s new Korg synth for the Nintendo 3DS, a new sample-based groove machine called Egoist from Sugarbytes, a new monosynth from Dave Smith, and the first “plug out” synth for Roland’s

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Effects Processing for Live Instruments – Bass Guitar w/ Dan Freeman

Ableton Live

In part one of this new Ableton Live tutorial series on recording live instruments, Dubspot Instructor Dan Freeman shows you how to record bass and guitar

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Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Finish More Songs Pt. 1 – Working Backwards

Production

In the latest creative strategies article, Matt Shadetek shares an unorthodox composition technique that will help you finish your productions.

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Dubspot Los Angeles Classes in Session! Open House, 8 Year Anniversary 3-Day 25% Sale!

Events

Classes have started in Los Angeles! Come check out our new space in Hollywood for open house June 29th from 12-3pm! In celebration of our LA facility opening, we’re offering 25% off all courses in LA, NYC and Online! Register now!

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DJ / Producer tINI (Desolat / Berlin) Talks Musical Inspiration, DJing, Production, and More!

Artists & Labels

Berlin-based electronic music producer and DJ Tini Günter a.k.a. tINI stopped by Dubspot NYC during a recent stateside visit.

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Dubspot Student Spotlight June 2014! Ski Beatz, Atoosa, Micaela Hourbeigt, Blob, and Shepherds!

Students

Our June 2014 Dubspot student spotlight features Atoosa, Micaela Hourbeigt, Blob, Shepherds, and the acclaimed hip hop producer Ski Beatz!

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Free VST Giveaway! Enter to Win D16′s LuSH-101 Synth – Polyphonic Roland SH-101 Emulator

Giveaways & Contests

For this exclusive VST contest, you have the chance to win one of five free copies of the LuSH-101 VST synthesizer from D16 Group Audio Software.

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Dubspot Lecture Series: Tips and Tricks from Ableton Grooves w/ Josh Bess

Workshops

On Friday June 27th, our Dubspot Lecture Series continues with a discussion and workshop based around instructor Josh Bess’s new book, Ableton Grooves.

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Music Foundations Tutorial: Using Seventh Chords For Harmonic Progression Pt.3: Dominant Seventh Chords (Dom7) w/ Max Wild

Music Foundations

In the third installment of this three-part Music Foundations Tutorial on seventh chords, Max Wild shows you how to construct the dominant 7th (Dom7) chord.

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Kooli’s Combos – Free Traktor FX Combos from DJ Instructor Brian Koolis – For Transitions, Break-downs +

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this exclusive giveaway, we’re giving away 8 free Traktor FX combos to spice up your sets created by Dubspot instructor and Native Instruments Product Specialist, Koolis.

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