Fresh from Dubspot

Pioneer’s New CDJ-900 Overview

Video Tutorials

In this video, Lars Schlichting of DVJ Vision shows off some of the new features on Pioneer’s new CDJ-900 (which are also contained on the new CDJ-2000s).  With the ability to connect multiple CDJs together at once, and use a

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WMC 2010 :: Dubspot EDU Suite w/ Peter Kruder!

Workshops

**UPDATE:  Schedule Announced (see below) Dubspot is hosting a very special event on Friday afternoon, March 26th, at the Shore Club in Miami during WMC week.  A small group of people will be joining a conversation focused on the electronic

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WMC 2010 :: NextAid ‘Beats Build Hope’ Benefit w/ Jazzanova +

Events

Dubspot’s friends over at NextAid, our partner charity in the Funk Aid for Africa project, are putting together their largest event to date down in Miami during Winter Music Conference this year.  As with all their events, 100% of the

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Studio Knowledge :: ‘Salvage’ by Shadetek

Production

SALVAGE In the first article that I wrote here for the Dubspot blog I introduced the idea of Speed Dating.  In this article, I’m going to talk about what you can do with some of the ideas that don’t make

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Dubspot New Orleans :: Ableton Master Classes :: April 3 & 4

Workshops

Over the weekend of April 3rd & 4th, in New Orleans, Laura Escude will be continuing her traveling series of Ableton master classes, geared towards an immersive educational experience that will enlighten the workflow methods of any producer/composer. Laura Escude’s

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SXSW 2010 :: Dubspot @ ‘Gear Alley’ & Ableton Demo

Events

Dubspot is traveling to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, for the first time this year, bringing along our unique brand of cutting-edge music education, and taking part in a variety of special events, a major one being the Gear

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Dubspot M-Audio Giveaway :: Pro Tools, Axiom Pro 49 +

Giveaways & Contests

Celebrating our new partnership with Avid/M-Audio, we are happy to offer our friends and family an easy chance to win some top-notch gear.  The Dubspot M-Audio Giveaway will be running through Sunday, April 18th, and is open to anyone motivated

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SXSW 2010 :: Dubspot Presents ‘Warper In Dub’ 3.19

Events

On Friday, March 19th, Dubspot is hosting a special SXSW edition of New York’s Warper Party (in Dub), at Rabbit’s Lounge, from 7pm – 12am, The Warper Party is known for its embrace of unique and cutting-edge performance concepts.  Dubspot

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SXSW 2010 :: Wax Poetics & Dubspot Funk Aid Party 3.18

Events

One of Dubspot’s many projects at South By Southwest this year, The Wax Poetics & Dubspot Funk Aid For Africa & Haiti Official SXSW Showcase, held at the Scoot Inn, on Thursday, March 18th, is sure to please any musical

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Ableton NYC User Group :: Chris Willits :: 3.31

Workshops

Christopher Willits will be hosting an Ableton User Group meeting at Dubspot on Wednesday, March 31st, from 9:15pm to 10:45pm.  Like another presenter this month (Thavius Beck), he has worked with us on past workshop tour stops in San Francisco,

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Ableton NYC User Group :: Thavius Beck :: 3.11

Workshops

Thavius Beck, a talented producer, composer, and educator (Ableton certified trainer), will be joining us for a two hour workshop, on March 11th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Thavius is a great new friend of ours: he first presented for us

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In Class @ Dubspot :: Martin Perna (Antibalas / Ocote Soul), Rich Medina & Chico Mann

Artists & Labels

Martin Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds), DJ Rich Medina (Jump N Funk, Marksmen Productions, Rock Steady Crew), Marcos Garcia (Antibalas, Chico Mann), DJ T-Kat (Chico Mann), and Mark Hines (Marksmen Productions), met with Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva for an Ableton

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Traktor :: Beatgrid & Sync Properly w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

Beatgridding in Traktor by Mike Henderson (aka DJ Endo) Traktor Scratch Pro and Traktor Pro have proven to be the industry standard in DJ Software.  Traktor can help your DJ workflow tremendously depending on how much work you put into

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Maschine 1.5 Update :: Making A Good Thing Even Better

Music Technology

Making A Good Thing Even Better… by Heinrich Zwahlen Native Instruments has finally released the long awaited (and hotly debated) new version of Maschine, now available as a public beta to all registered users.  It delivers on a string of

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Jazzmutants’s Mu :: Integrated Ableton Live Touch Controller

Video Tutorials

Take a sneak peek at JazzMutant’s latest controller – it includes plug-in software designed specifically for Ableton Live. The new Lemur OS will have more tightly integrated features, like the ability to control all devices within Live, an integrated clip

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Warper Party 4-Years of Madness @ The Knitting Factory

Events

The Warper Party is one of Dubspot’s favorites; a party that constantly encourages creative thinking, through the use of both mainstream and fringe technology, in the live performance of music.  By maintaining an open format – anyone can sign up

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Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge :: Production Speed Dating

Production

PRODUCTION SPEED DATING This is the first article in a series of pieces I’m going to be writing for the Dubspot blog.  The plan is to talk about some of the things I teach in my Logic production courses at

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DJ Shiftee On Boundless Radio NY :: New Mix & Video

Video Tutorials

Dubspot’s favorite DMC World Champion and turntablism instructor, DJ Shiftee, has blown up another set, this time for Boundless Radio New York.  Every month they hold a special Live Listening Session at their studios, and this past February, Shiftee was

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Huge Dubstep Snares w/ Ableton’s Vocoder

Video Tutorials

The possible applications of Ableton Live 8′s vocoder go far beyond traditional voice manipulation; it can be used to create a variety of effects, on various sound elements, throughout the production process.  In this edition of his Dubstep tutorials, Dubspot

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Dubspot LA :: Ableton Master Classes :: March 20 & 21

Workshops

For all those L.A. Ableton users… On March 20th & 21st, Electronic Creatives & Dubspot are joining forces to present an Ableton Live Master Class! Two full days of top-notch training from Ableton Certified Trainer Laura Escude and producer/performer Henry

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