Fresh from Dubspot

DJing w/ Video, DJing w/ Musicians & Pro Tools Workshops

DJ Tips & Tricks

An upcoming course at Dubspot, DJing w/ Video, is being highlighted in this blog entry because it represents the next frontier of DJing: artist and performers in the future will be completely integrating visuals into their live shows.  Led by

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Production Tips & Tricks :: ‘Organize Your Synths’

Production

DIGITAL ERGONOMICS: SYNTHESIZERS In the previous article I spent some time talking about drums, and how to organize them in useful ways so you can access them quickly.  This applies to synthesizer sounds as well.  I was talking to a

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Trouble & Bass @ Webster Hall, NYC

Events

Our friends over at Trouble & Bass have a dope party coming up Wednesday night, April 14th.  No Escape From New York will see special guests Roska and Tomb Crew, along with Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, and

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Traktor Pro Video Tutorial :: ‘How to Beat Grid’

Video Tutorials

One of Dubspot’s newest instructors, and our resident Traktor guru, Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, has created a video following up on his detailed blog entry posted earlier this year, covering beatgridding in Traktor Pro.  Mike has taught some of

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SXSW 2010 Recap :: Funk Aid Party w/ Wax Poetics

Events

The Dubspot + Wax Poetics Funk Aid Party, presented by Puma, Serato, & Avid/M-Audio,  saw a critical mass of musical talent turn a showcase into musical celebration.  Artists from across the country, styles of old and new, musicians of many

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Student Spotlight :: Rising Star Alert :: DJ Jago (13!)

News

Jake Fischer, aka DJ Jago, is one of Dubspot’s finest students, even at his young age of 13 years old.  He is smart, works well with all the instructors, he concentrates, he’s kind, and – thus no surprise – he

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Studio Tips & Tricks :: ‘Samples’ by Dutty Artz

Production

DIGITAL ERGONOMICS 1: SAMPLES Continuing from my first two articles on the theme of producing efficiently, in this piece I’m going to talk about setting up your digital work environment.  Since people started getting carpal tunnel syndrome from sitting at

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Weekend Workshops: Maschine, Ableton, Logic, Serato, DJ +

DJ Tips & Tricks

At Dubspot, we are constantly expanding our educational opportunities, all to keep pace with the continually expanding production and performance options available in the music industry today.  And in that spirit, we are announcing a series of weekend workshops, designed

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Dubspot DJ Graduation Party :: Bar 13

Events

Come see the new blood.  Dubspot student DJ graduates claim their rightful place in the spotlight at Bar 13, Thursday, April 8th.  Come support, and check out sets by Duke Skylar, DJ Simba, DJ G66, DJ JD, and Jungle Dreamer.

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New Pioneer CDJ’s as Traktor Controllers

Video Tutorials

One of the great things about the new CDJ-900 & CDJ-2000s from Pioneer is that they can be used as controllers for DVS systems, so when you walk into a club outfitted with these new decks, theres no need to

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Dubspot Film Screening :: ‘Still Bill’ / Bill Withers

Events

On Monday, April 12th, starting at 7pm, Dubspot will be hosting a special advanced screening of Still Bill, a film focused on the life of Bill Withers, a true legend of soul music, who wrote the hits ‘Aint No Sunshine,’

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Pioneer DJM-800 Overview // Next… DJM-2000

Video Tutorials

In this edition, Lars Schlichting shows off the Pioneer DJM-800, providing an explanation of all the effects options included on the mixer.  He discusses both the Sound Color FXs – Harmonic, Sweep, Filter, and Crush – and multiple Beat Effects

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SXSW 2010 Recap :: Dubspot @ the Music Trade Show Gear Alley

Workshops

Dubspot joined the Music Trade Show at South By Southwest this year, March 17th, 18th, and 19th, setting up a booth in the Gear Alley, and giving mini-tutorials for all those who came through.  The crowds were diverse, asking questions

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DJ Center ‘Everything In Time’ Review & Release Party

Artists & Labels

EVERYTHING IN TIME Review By: DJ OBaH Info on the release party is below, plus a ‘making of’ video as well… It’s not always easy to write a review for something when the subject is someone you’ve known for some

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Joshue Ott Presents Multi-User Art Exhibit

Events

Dubspot’s good friend Peter Kirn – founder and editor in chief of Create Digital Music.com – is taking part in a special exhibit at the Devotion Gallery: Joshue Ott Presents Multi-User Art.  As advocates of open-sourced software, a special group

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Steinski’s Dubspot Visit :: Learning Ableton & the APC40

Artists & Labels

Steve Stein, aka Steinski, is a true hip-hop legend.  Amongst many other accomplishments, which you should check out on his website and beyond, he is especially known for his work with fellow pioneer Double Dee.  Together, they produced The Lessons,

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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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