Fresh from Dubspot

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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Ableton Live @ Dubspot: Video Tutorial Series Pt 1 – Production Tips from Professor Nalepa

Production

Ableton Live Instructor and Course Designer Professor Nalepa offers a multitude of tips and tricks that he’s learned from many collaborations with artists such as Photek, Nosaj Thing and the Glitch Mob. Learn new techniques for your own productions using this beast of a program.

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Video Tutorial: Simplify Your Ableton Workflow Using Apple’s Automator

Ableton Live

Ableton Certified Trainer Martin Delaney demonstrates how to simplify your studio or live setup to create an efficient workflow using Apple’s Automator for Mac OS X. Automator enables you to create custom workflows with point-and-click (or drag-and-drop) simplicity and allows you to skip complex programming that would normally be required to accomplish routine or repetitive tasks.

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10 DJ Tips & Tricks from Shiftee, Endo, Badawi, Matt Shadetek, and More!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Learn some essential knowledge on the art of DJing with these tips and tricks from industry pros aimed to help raise your game in the professional realm.

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Holland’s DJ Irie (Turntablist + VJ) @ Dubspot: Live Streaming Workshop Series (8/1)

Workshops

Join us on Monday Aug 1st from 4:30-6:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) as we present Holland’s DJ Irie discussing his creative use of Serato and Ableton Live for unique performances as a battle VJ and turntablist. This will be an insightful workshop for those interested in combining audio and video together for performance.

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How to Sync Traktor & Maschine – Dubspot Native Instruments Tutorial w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments’ Maschine has become a staple piece of equipment for cutting-edge live acts and DJ performances. In this new tutorial Mike Henderson (Dubspot Instructor, DJ and NI product specialist) shows you how to synchronize Traktor and Maschine with Traktor’s new Virtual Midi feature.

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Video Interview: Chico Mann (Wax Poetics) meets Afrika Bambaataa @ LPR, NYC (7/28)

Artists & Labels

On Thursday July 28th, the legendary Afrika Bambaataa will perform with Chico Mann in a special Wax Poetics Showcase. This is the first of a new monthly series that seeks to team legendary DJs from the pages of the magazine

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Video: Soundcheck & Interview w/ Federico Aubele (ESL) & Jerry Busher (Fugazi) by Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Dubspot caught up with ESL Music artist Federico Aubele at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre just before a live performance. He was in town celebrating the release of his new album Berlin 13.

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Percussivo Mundo Novo @ Dubspot: Live Streaming Workshop Series (7/25)

Featured

Thanks to everyone who tuned for the live streaming workshop! We will have a video recap of PMN’s workshop and performance up shortly. Beginning Monday, July 25th Dubspot is excited to present a series of live streaming workshops from masters

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Daedelus & Thavius Beck w/ Dubspot LA – Live Streaming Ableton Workshop!

Events

We are excited to present a special workshop for Ableton Live users in Los Angeles on Monday July 18th, 2011 with Thavius Beck, Daedelus and a performance by Subtitle. The Production 101 series was launched by Dubspot instructor Thavius Beck in an effort to create a gathering of talented minds and to teach…

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MoMA PS1 Warm Up Series 2011 – Lineup: Gang Gang Dance, Omar-S, Ford & Lopatin, Nguzunguzu + Falty DL Mix

Events

More than perhaps any other MoMa PS1 event, the Warm Up series has come to embody both the institution’s desire to be niche and progressive in its exhibitions, as well as attracting as much high-profile attention as possible.

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Video Tutorial: Sound Design Using NI’s Battery w/ SoundCloud’s Mobile App

Featured

In this new tutorial, Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti explains and demonstrates creative ways to record and manipulate sounds using SoundCloud’s app and Native Instruments’ Battery. Utilizing SoundCloud’s utterly useful and free app (for iPhone, Android, etc.) which is

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Dubspot Interview: Rinse FM’s Oneman (502 Recordings) & Ben UFO (Hessle Audio)

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot sat down with the influential taste-makers Ben UFO and Oneman for an interview ahead of their celebrated DJ sets at the recent TURRBOTAX® party in Brooklyn. Through hosting shows on the renowned Rinse FM radio station, running well respected labels, and paying close attention to the artform of DJing…

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Video: Kate Simko (Hello? Repeat, Ghostly) @ Dubspot – Visuals, Film Scoring, Ableton +

Production

On May 16th 2011, Chicago based electronic music producer Kate Simko stopped by Dubspot HQ in NYC for a free workshop in which she discussed creative workflow, shared production techniques, talked about audio/visual performance using Max MSP synced with Ableton

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Ableton Live + MASCHINE Video Tutorial Pt 3: Routing Pads to Live

Video Tutorials

In this video, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Mike Hatsis routes audio from individual MASCHINE pads into separate tracks within Ableton Live.

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Happy 4th of July! 10% Off All Courses in NYC & Online Till July 5th at Midnight

DJ Tips & Tricks

July 4th Special! Take 10% Off All Courses in NYC & Online until July 5th at Midnight! If you need help choosing a course, or for more information about this promotion, call us at 1.877.DUBSPOT (1.877.382.7768), or 1.212.242.2100, or email

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Dubspot Interview: Dave Q Talks Dub War History, the Rise of Twisup + Exclusive Podcast

Artists & Labels

Six years ago this month, a couple dozen people began gathering in a small basement party in Bed-Stuy to hear a new sound called dubstep. The style had been gathering steam in London for a few years but was still practically unknown in New York and America in general.

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