Fresh from Dubspot

Resident Advisor Celebrates 10 Years – RA X (NYC) w/ Mala, Peven Everett, King Sunshine

Events

To celebrate RA’s 10-year anniversary, and Dubspot’s ongoing partnership with the magazine, RA is giving Dubspot readers 3 double passes (2 tickets per winner), plus 1 grand prize winner will receive 1 of 75 screen-printed posters, made exclusively for this event.

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Nickodemus (TOTH, Wonderwheel) @ Dubspot: Learns Traktor / Maschine + Talks DJing, Advice

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this Dubspot-produced video interview, Nickodemus talks about learning Native Instrument’s Traktor and Maschine, touring, and his label Wonderwheel.

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Interview: Distal (Embassy, Tectonic) Talks Atlanta Dubstep, Juke, Production, DJing +

Artists & Labels

Distal is an artist that’s never happy without diversity. His music can be as slow as hip hop and moombahton or as fast as dubstep techno and juke. It ranges from the chirpy blue skies of “Android Tourism” to the club hedonism of his “Cranberry Goose” remix.

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OS X Lion Compatability Report: Ableton, Reason, Logic, Traktor, Izotope + more

Ableton Live

Is your favorite DAW, Audio Editor, Sound Design tool, VST or AU ready for Apple’s Latest Operating System? Dubspot takes a look closer to deliver the current state of compatibility for our favorite creative tools.

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Anenon Video Interview @ FoF 2-Year Anniversary by Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Last up in Dubspot’s Friends of Friends video recap series is Anenon (a.k.a. Brian Allen Simon), founder of Los Angeles label/collective Non Projects, and saxophonist, beat maker extraordinaire. He talks to Dubspot’s Professor Nalepa about his live setup with Max MSP and Nano Control, as well as his upcoming hardware only full-length.

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Korg Monotribe: Fun, Powerful, Mini Analog Synth / Sequencer + iPhone App

iOS

In recent years Korg has become known for pushing musical instruments in new directions with boutique-style beat and sound machines that cross the consumer/prosumer boundaries at a low cost. The latest innovation from the company changes the game yet again with a groovebox aimed at analog junkies, bedroom tweakers and circuit benders

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Jonwayne Video Interview @ FoF 2-Year Anniversary by Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Moving right along in our Friends of Friends video recap, we have rising FoF star Jonwayne and Alphapup artist delivering his potent brew of swampy L.A. hip-hop, and talking with Dubspot’s Thavius Beck about his SP-404 setup.

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Dubspot Podcast #22: DNAE Beats – Exclusive Mix & Interview

Podcast

Street bass is a sound birthed in Philadelphia but it acts as a sonic homeland for San Francisco’s DNAE Beats. It’s a style that encourages a variety of genres to gather under its broad roof of grimey mid-range bass and hard beats. DNAE’s particular school of thought is one rooted in hip hop but

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Free APC40 Template from Denver / Colorado Ableton User Group @ Dubspot

Workshops

Marc Wei from the Denver / Colorado Ableton User Group came to Dubspot on Wednesday, August 10th for a workshop to present his customized Akai APC40 Template that creates a consistent environment for stage that is logical and stable. Learn more about this template and download for free.

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Baths Video Interview @ FoF 2-Year Anniversary by Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Third up for Dubspot’s FoF video recap series is Anticon artist and FoF friend Baths (a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld). In his conversation with Dubspot instructor Thavius Beck, Baths shares info on his Akai MPD setup, and his excitement at seeing high school friend Groundislava perform for the first time.

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NI FM8 Video Tutorial: Creating Unique Basslines Using FM Synthesis

Sound Design

In this sound design video tutorial, Evan Sutton creates an aggressive bassline using Native Instruments’ FM8 virtual FM synthesizer and Ableton Live.

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Groundislava Video Interview @ FoF 2-Year Anniversary by Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Last week we debuted the first in a series of Dubspot-produced video interviews from the Friends of Friends 2-year Anniversary party in Los Angeles. For our second installment of Dubspot’s video recap, we have 8-bit maestro Groundislava (a.k.a. Jasper Patterson).

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Shlohmo Video Interview @ Friends of Friends 2-Year Anniversary Party by Dubspot

Artists & Labels

In this Dubspot-produced video, Shlohmo shares his insights into the joys and dangers of becoming associated with a particular scene, his Ableton Live setup, and gleefully raps Juicy J’s verses on the monstrous, Lex Luger-produced “A Zip and A Double

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Ableton Live Tutorial Series Pt 2 – 5 More Videos from Dubspot’s Professor Nalepa

Ableton Live

We are proud to have Professor Nalepa on staff as Curriculum Designer of our Ableton Live program at Dubspot. Below we continue to revisit a series of video tutorials he created to provide tips, tricks and advice to our growing community.

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High Priest aka HPrizm (Antipop Consortium) w/ Badawi @ Dubspot – ‘Wireless’ Video Interview

Artists & Labels

In this episode of Wireless, Dubspot instructor, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Raz Mesinai aka Badawi sits down with experimental hip hop and electronic music producer and lyricist HPrism aka High Priest of New York City’s legendary Antipop Consortium for a wide-ranging conversation punctuated by an improvised live electronics jam session.

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First Look! NI’s Komplete 8 + Ultimate: Maschine Integration, Kontakt 5, Guitar Rig 5 +

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot Instructor & Native Instruments Product Specialist Matt Cellitti takes a first look at some of the outstanding new features in Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate: Two brand new products that include up to 50 products and a hard drive with 240 GB full of content!

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NI BATTERY Tutorial: Drum Kit Sound Design

Sound Design

In this sound design video tutorial, Evan Sutton demonstrates how to build a custom drum kit with Native Instruments’ BATTERY drum sampler and Ableton Live.

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DMC US DJ Finals 2011! Dubspot Instructor DJ Precision Competes + DJ Shiftee Showcase

DJ Tips & Tricks

After winning 2011 DMC East Coast DJ Battle, Dubspot Instructor and 2007 US DMC Champion DJ Precision will be competing once again this Saturday, August 6th, when top battle DJs in the USA compete for the national title, prizes and

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Dubspot’s New Digital DJ / Producer Program Now Offered ONLINE & NYC!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot is very proud to present our first ever Digital DJ and Producer Program as part of our Online curriculum. This new program is a step forward in the evolution of DJing and Production – talents that are quickly becoming intertwined.

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Sound Design w/ Maschine Video Tutorial: Using FM8, Massive, Reaktor (Native Instruments)

Featured

In this new Maschine video tutorial, Dubspot instructor and Native Instructor specialist Matt Cellitti explains how to create and manipulate new instruments and stack multiple layers of VSTs inside Maschine for a heavy, electro synth lead.

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