Fresh from Dubspot

Native Instruments Traktor Pro Videos + Performance by DJ Shiftee

Video Tutorials

Current DMC World Champion and Dubspot Instructor DJ Shiftee demonstrates his incredible skills behind the decks in this performance video featuring an “heavy-weight” Native Instruments setup. Shiftee uses TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, the X1 and MASCHINE for an exclusive routine dubbed

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DJ Mix Competition for Students: Win a FREE Class and more!

Giveaways & Contests

We at Dubspot are pleased to announce our new Dubspot Student Spotlight DJ competition for current and former students. Entrants are asked to submit a 30 to 45 minute DJ mix and follow the steps below in order to get

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Ableton Live Demo @ Apple Store Soho – Free: 7pm, Mon, Aug 9

Workshops

Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Chris Petti will be at the Apple Store in SoHo, Manhattan this Monday, demonstrating production and performing techniques with Ableton Live 8. Come take an in-depth view into the creation of electronic dance music

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Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation Tour: Dates + Info

Events

Two renowned music production duos: Bristol’s trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack and Washington DC’s own musical visionaries Thievery Corporation are combining forces for what will be an incredible co-headlining US tour this fall!  The two acts have a lot in common,

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Native Instruments Maschine :: Performance by Mr Invisible

Video Tutorials

Mr. Invisible solo live jam on Maschine Mr. Invisible group performance on Maschine Mr. Invisible is a hiphop group based Charlotte, North Carolina. Just last month, they were among the group of artists and performers on the Native Instruments Maschine

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Propellerheads Reason and Record Tutorials :: Video Compilation

Production

Experimental electronic musician James Bernard has made some pretty awesome music in his career, and most recently he has been traveling around the country doing demos and workshops for Propellerheads – offering invaluable tips, advice, and preview into Record and

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SoundCloud :: Free Original Sample Packs Drums, Synths, Vocals

Production

SoundCloud recently launched a new initiative which encourages sound designers, field recordists, vocalists, beat creators, and producers to contribute, share, and in certain cases, sell their original or exclusive samples. The samples are available for download and free use under

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Zen Calligraphy and The Art of Music Production

Production

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones on my MIDI Controller, photo by the author. The goal of learning anything well is to be able to do it easily and without constant thought and struggle. In sports they call this ‘muscle memory’. You

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2010 DMC US Finals DJ Battle // NYC (August 7th)

Events

In case you didn’t know, Dubspot’s very own DJ Shiftee is the Reigning DMC World Champion, and on August 7th, he’s showcasing his incredible skills behind the decks at Santos Party House for 2010 DMC US Finals hosted by Kool

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Native Instruments Komplete 7 + Elements Coming September 1st!

Video Tutorials

Native Instruments announced that Komplete 7 – the latest version of their award-winning collection of  software Instruments and Effects will be available for purchase in September. The massive bundle contains 24 Komplete Instruments and Effects (7 classic instruments and products 

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‘Twitter DJ’ for Traktor Pro by M_nus Records :: DJ Endo Reviews

DJ Tips & Tricks

What if every underground artist had a way to see what DJs are playing their tracks in the clubs? What if they could not only see who’s playing their tracks, but could see what time the DJ played their track,

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Ancient Astronauts in America :: Kabanjak ‘Dub To Go’ Mix

Artists & Labels

Ancient Astronauts are coming to the United States, and their first stop is New York City! The retro-futurist duo from Cologne, Germany (via outer space!) are playing gigs and festivals in NYC, DC, Georgia, Chicago’s Lollapalooza, and Virginia’s Mustock Festival.

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Dubspot Podcast #6: Barry Cole + Nate Mars Exclusive Mixes

Podcast

Dubspot Radio live  Mondays 8PM – 10PM – streaming live on Ustream. Subscribe via iTunes. Barry Cole (DJ, music supervisor, publisher, kite flyer, chef, holder of boulder, money folder, et cetera, et cetera) and  dubstep producer and DJ Nate Mars

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The Glitch Mob Launch Remix Contest ‘Remix It Like You Stole It’

Giveaways & Contests

The Glitch Mob just launched a remix contest – Remix It Like You Stone It. They’re offering one of the bangers from their album Drink the Sea, which came out in May on new label Glass Air. The winning track

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Vote DJ Shiftee for America’s Best DJ 2010 :: Campaign Video pt. 1

Video Tutorials

Dubspot instructor and two-time DMC Champ DJ Shiftee is in full campaign mode! As you all might know, Shiftee is nominated for America’s Best DJ award, so he has a series of campaign ads he’s releasing as we get closer

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Thievery Corporation & ESL ‘It Takes a Thief’ + ‘Babylon Central’

Artists & Labels

Babylon Central, a film by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, will be released world-wide July 27th is fast approaching. It is the first full-length feature film from ESL Music. Physical copies of Babylon Central will be available for purchase on

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Dubspot Podcast #5: DJ Kiva Exclusive Mix

Dubspot Radio live  Mondays 8PM – 10PM – streaming live on Ustream. Subscribe via iTunes. This week, we have a mix from Dubspot Instructor, multi-instrumentalist, musician and producer DJ Kiva, who delivered an hour-long loaded with exclusive tunes and live

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Native Instruments’ New Traktor System!? Teaser Video by Dubfire

Video Tutorials

Native Instruments unleashed a 52 second video that features globe-trotting DJ Dubfire “roadtesting” at a club in Ibiza what looks likes a new all-in-one midi controller with an updated version of Traktor software. All we know right now is that

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‘Recording with Looper’ Ableton Live Video Tutorial

Production

In this tutorial, Dubspot LA instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer, Laura Escudé explained how to use the Looper effect in Ableton Live to record a live instrument and build up layers of recording as it loops. She offers an overview

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9th Wonder Introduces ‘The Soul Council’ – A New Producer Collective

Video Tutorials

Hiphop producer 9th Wonder introduces his new production team which consists of himself, Kash, E. Jones, Khrysis, Amp & Fatin. The members discuss individual production techniques and tools ranging from Propellerheads Reason to Akai MPC2500 and AcidPRO. Check out some

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