Fresh from Dubspot

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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Max for Live Device Roundup: Dub Machines, NES4L, Key Launch, Sting!

Ableton Live

Dubspot blogger Josh Spoon introduces four useful Max for Live devices including Dub Machines, NES4L, Key Launch, and Sting!

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Dubspot Los Angeles Ableton Live Course w/ Thavius Beck, Emch Subatomic, Mike Parvizi

Course Previews

Dubspot LA Course Spotlight: Music Production w/ Ableton Live with instructor Thavius Beck. Register Now! Courses start on June 18th 2014.

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Robert Henke (Monolake) Talks Lumière Audiovisual Laser Performance, RBMA Festival NYC, Ableton Live, and More!

Visuals

Electronic composer and artist Robert Henke (Monolake) talks Lumière audiovisual laser performance at Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2014.

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Make Music New York @ Dubspot NY (6/21) Free Block Party w/ DJs and Live Performances

Events

On Saturday, June 21st, Dubspot joins Make Music New York for a series of outdoor performances in the heart of the city featuring DJ Fulano, Joey Mays, Vasco Ispirian, Jeannie Hopper, DJ Jago, Kasata Sound, DJ Kiva, Comandante Zero and More Dani.

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Music Foundations Tutorial: Using Seventh Chords For Harmonic Progression Pt.2 Minor 7th (Min7) w/ Max Wild

Music Foundations

In the second installment of this three-part Music Foundations Tutorial on seventh chords, Max Wild shows you how to construct the minor 7th (Min7) chord.

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‘Dub & Bass’ Workshop @ SIR Studios LA w/ Adrian Sherwood + Mad Professor 6/19 – Dub Champions!

Workshops

Dubspot teams up with Dub Champions Festival on June 19th for a special workshop with Adrian Sherwood + Mad Professor at our new LA location.

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Sound Design Course Preview, Q&A w/ Dubspot Labs Director Adriano Clemente – Courses begin 6/24 in NYC!

Course Previews

Dubspot’s esteemed Sound Design program teaches you everything you need to know to create dynamic, interesting sounds for music production. Instructor Adriano Clemente will guide this tour exploring the structure, goals, and course content of this program.

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Music Promotion Advice for DJs and Producers: 10 SoundCloud Tips to Optimize Your Profile

Music Technology

Got Soundcloud? Dubspot investigates 10 ways to optimize your profile for maximum promotion and user experience.

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Dubspot Producer Tips: How Do You Start a Track? Electronic Music Production Workflow

Production

In this new series from Dubspot, we’ll ask our instructors to weigh in on a certain topic relevant to music production or DJing. In this edition of Topics, we ask: How do you start a track?

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Dubspot @ Moogfest 2014: Sound Design Tutorial – Randomness in Synthesis w/ James Patrick

Sound Design

In this Sound Design tutorial from Moogfest 2014, Dubspot Instructor James Patrick leads a workshop on randomness (or chance music) for electronic music production.

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