Fresh from Dubspot

Student Spotlight: Michelangelo

News

Your DJ name: Michelangelo How long have you been DJing? 12+ years What class or classes did you take? Ableton level 1-5… Where are you now? Already released my first tune.. How was your experience? Great…loved the structure, teachers, and

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Harmonic Mixing Pt 3: Lab Report – Is ‘Mixed In Key’ Accurate?

DJ Tips & Tricks

Mixed in Key is changing the face of the DJ world as we know it. By analyzing your digital music files, Mixed in Key can detect the musical key of each one of your songs, and it actually writes the

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iStandard & Dubspot: Producer Battle + Beat Making Workshop w/Kiva

Production

The nationally renowned iStandard Producer Showcase starts 8:30pm tonight at The Balcony @ Webster Hall and continues tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8th same time.  24 up and coming producers will showcase their tracks in front of a industry panel that will

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‘The Bridge’ by Ableton & Serato- Dubspot Demo @ The Apple Store

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot Presents: Bridging the Gap Between Digital Production and DJing Take your electronic music production skills to the next level with Ableton and Serato’s The Bridge – which essentially closes the gap between music production and Djing/performance with an assemblage

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Student Spotlight: DJ Jinetic

News

Your DJ name DJ Jinetic How long have you been DJing? About a year and a half. How was your Dubspot experience? My experience at Dubspot has been great, and quiet interesting. I took the DJ Extensive Package (tracks 01

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Laura Escudé: The Making of Pororoca: Ableton Live, Logic + More

Production

In these five part video series, composer, sound designer, music technologist, Ableton Certified Trainer, and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé gives us a behind the scenes look at the process and workflow during the making her first album Pororoca, which is

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Jon Hopkins @ Electric Zoo – Talks Studio & Live Techniques

Artists & Labels

Don’t miss the latest remix releases by Hopkins. Here, he remixes Four Tet: Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins remix) by Four Tet By Peter Kirn On the eve of playing New York’s massive Electric Zoo festival this weekend, UK-based producer Jon

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Ableton User Group NYC w/ Ambivalent (Minus) @ Dubspot Sept 7th

Workshops

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday, September 7th, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, M-nus Recording artist and electronic musician Ambivalent aka Kevin Mchugh will host a FREE with RSVP Ableton User Group New York session here at Dubspot. This

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Fat Beats is Saying Goodbye w/ In-store DJ Sets | DJ Shiftee Reflects

DJ Tips & Tricks

Legendary independent hip hop record store Fat Beats is shutting down the doors to its New York (September 4th) and Los Angeles (September 18th) stores this week, with a celebration – a series of performances from vets, legends, pioneers, deejays

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Dubspot @ Electric Zoo 2010: Contest Winner Announced!

Events

Update: Check the bottom of the post for the winner! Electric Zoo, New York’s Electronic Music Festival is coming this Labor Day weekend on September 4 & 5, 2010. Following the success of its kickoff year, Dubspot would like to

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Handmade Music NY: 7pm, Sunday, Aug. 29 @ Culturefix, FREE!

Events

Create Digital Music, in conjunction with Etsy.com, Make Magazine, and XLR8R Magazine present Handmade Music NYC this Sunday at Culturefix on the Lower East Side (a fantastic gallery + electronics boutique + bar and tapas.) The event, from 7:00 pm

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Rock the Bells 2010: NYC w/ Snoop, Tribe, Wu-Tang, Rakim & More!

Events

The 7th annual Rock The Bells hip hop festival comes to NYC this Saturday, August 28! As you can see the 2010 line up looks incredible! Legendary hip hop artists and groups performing beloved hip hop classics in their entirety;

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Free The Robots on Producing + Performing with Ableton Live

DJ Tips & Tricks

Check out this video of Chris Alfaro, aka Free The Robots, talking about producing and performing with Ableton Live. Alfaro grew up making beats on the MPC (producing tracks for MCs and DJing) and he now uses Akai MPD32 controller

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Dubspot Podcast #10: Pursuit Grooves Exclusive Mix + Interview

Podcast

This week, Dubspot Podcast features Vanese Smith, aka Pursuit Grooves, a Brooklyn based artist and producer, who recently released a 7-track EP titled Fox Trot Mannerisms on the UK dubstep imprint Tectonic. The EP has been has been on heavy

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Propellerhead Reason 5 & Record 1.5 Now Out – 5 Reasons to GET IT

Mixing and Mastering

Yes, it is finally here! Propellerhead Reason 5 and Record 1.5 is out today, August 25! At noon, Central European Time, the latest version of Reason and Record will be available for sale and/or update everywhere! Last week, reason announced

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Vote DJ Shiftee for “America’s Best DJ 2010″ Campaign Video pt. 2

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot instructor and DMC Champ DJ Shiftee is at it again! In this video, Shiftee demonstrate why he deserves your vote as America’s Best DJ by performing a “special patriotic routine: in red,white, and blue” and America never sounded so

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New Music Tuesday: Lorn x Samiyam, Dub Gabriel, The Spit Brothers

Artists & Labels

Brainfeeder artist/producer Lorn aka Marcos Ortega, recently unleashed his debut album Nothing Else (one of the strongest releases of the year, hands down) returns September 13th with a new EP titled None An Island – that is the EP’s artwork

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Eminem’s Cinderella Man Co-Producer Dubspot Student Nick Low-Beer

Artists & Labels

Today, we shine light on a former student doing doing some incredible work. Nicholas Anthony Low-Beer, better known as Nick Low-Beer is an NYC based DJ, musician, and producer, originally from Westchester, NY. Nick was born in the ’80s, and

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AmpliTube iRig Video Tutorial: Guitar Amp for iPad, iPhone + iPod

iOS

In this video guitarist Chris Buono demonstrates how to set up some amp modeling and effects configuration’s in Amplitube.  Amplitube is an amp modeling and guitar processing app from IK Multimedia that runs on Apple iOS devices like the iPad,

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‘UK Funky’ Drum Basics – Ableton Live Video Tutorial w/ !include

Production

In this short video Dubspot instructor Michael Hatsis, aka !include, takes you through the basic setup of a UK Funky style drum beat. He shows you where to place kicks and snares, a starting tempo to use and also some

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