Fresh from Dubspot

NI’s Komplete 8: Kontakt 5 + Maschine Video Tutorial – Filters, Effects, Timestretching

Video Tutorials

In this new tutorial, Dubspot instructor and Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti shows off some of the incredible features in NI’s brand-new Kontakt 5, which is of course included in the upcoming Komplete 8. Cellitti explains hat many of these features have remained unchanged since version 2, which came out several years ago

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Dub Invasion Festival NYC: Dubspot Presents Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Clive Chin

Events

Starting Thursday, September 8 in New York, Dubspot is excited to be a part of Sound Liberation Front and New York label Subatomic Soundsystem’s Dub Invasion Festival. Spanning 10 days in both Boston and New York, the festival will feature

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Friends of Friends (LA): Label Spotlight & Interview w/ Leeor Brown

Artists & Labels

In our final installment of the Friends of Friends video recap series, we present the tie that binds all these artists together—FoF label owner and PR wiz Leeor Brown. In this Dubspot-produced interview, Brown chats about the origins of the label, his business philosophy, and why he doesn’t like CDs.

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5 Ableton Live Tips from Dubspot Instructors – Pt 2: Nalepa, John Selway, DJ Excess, Pat Cupo

Ableton Live

No matter how experienced you are, there’s always room to improve. Here at Dubspot, we’re surrounded by talented, creative, and generous individuals who are always willing to share production tips, tricks, and techniques to anyone looking to improve their production skills or performance abilities.

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Appleblim (Apple Pips, Skull Disco) Dubspot Interview: Production, DJing, Bristol +

Artists & Labels

Although tropical storm clouds threatened to let loose outside of the Sub:Stance party here in New York last weekend, Appleblim was happy to risk the downpours for this interview. The following exchange took place mostly under an awning sheltered from the heavy rain, which the DJ and producer seemed to find pretty entertaining.

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Mexicans with Guns (Innovative Leisure, FoF Music) @ Dubspot: Ableton Live Workshop Video Recap

Workshops

Experimental electronic musician and producer Ernest Gonzales, better known as the man behind the moniker Mexicans With Guns stopped by Dubspot NYC in for an Ableton Live workshop. This video is a recap of that workshop which was broadcasted live

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5 Ableton Live Tips from Dubspot Instructors – Pt 1: Thavius, DJ Kiva, Hatsis, Cellitti, DJ Ceiba

Ableton Live

Here at Dubspot, we’re surrounded by talented, creative, and generous individuals who are always willing to share production tips, tricks, and techniques to anyone looking to improve their production skills or performance abilities. We believe that no matter how experienced

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Silkie (Deep Medi, Soul Jazz) @ Dubspot: Live Streaming Workshop 8/23 + Percussion Lab

Artists & Labels

On Tuesday, August 23rd, at 6:00PM (EST), London-based, Deep Medi Musik artist Silkie will come to Dubspot NYC for a live, streaming workshop showing his use of FL Studio (formerly Fruity Loops).

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Video Tutorial: How to Create Smart Playlists + Organize Your Music in iTunes

DJ Tips & Tricks

One of the main issues plaguing DJs in the world today is the overwhelming amount of music out there. In the digital world, it’s way too easy to “acquire” too much music and with tracks only costing $1-2 a track, you might find yourself buying a lot more music than when you had to spend $12 a record in the vinyl era.

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Jam City (Night Slugs / London) – 5 Sound Selections

Artists & Labels

In this edition of Dubspot Sound Selections, we have Night Slugs artist Jam City (a.k.a. Jack Latham), whose latest EP Waterworx was released earlier this month to highlight 5 tracks that are influential on his unique sound, and describe why those tracks stood out.

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iOS 5, iPad Music Apps: Rhythm Studio, iSyn Poly + Hardware Update: iRig MIDI, Alesis iO 5

Featured

Dubspot explores new movements with Apple’s iOS 5 development, new music studio apps and new hardware interfaces that will help integrate your music creations into live performances and studio productions.

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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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