Fresh from Dubspot

Pioneer DJM-800 Overview // Next… DJM-2000

Video Tutorials

In this edition, Lars Schlichting shows off the Pioneer DJM-800, providing an explanation of all the effects options included on the mixer.  He discusses both the Sound Color FXs – Harmonic, Sweep, Filter, and Crush – and multiple Beat Effects

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SXSW 2010 Recap :: Dubspot @ the Music Trade Show Gear Alley

Workshops

Dubspot joined the Music Trade Show at South By Southwest this year, March 17th, 18th, and 19th, setting up a booth in the Gear Alley, and giving mini-tutorials for all those who came through.  The crowds were diverse, asking questions

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DJ Center ‘Everything In Time’ Review & Release Party

Artists & Labels

EVERYTHING IN TIME Review By: DJ OBaH Info on the release party is below, plus a ‘making of’ video as well… It’s not always easy to write a review for something when the subject is someone you’ve known for some

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Joshue Ott Presents Multi-User Art Exhibit

Events

Dubspot’s good friend Peter Kirn – founder and editor in chief of Create Digital Music.com – is taking part in a special exhibit at the Devotion Gallery: Joshue Ott Presents Multi-User Art.  As advocates of open-sourced software, a special group

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Steinski’s Dubspot Visit :: Learning Ableton & the APC40

Artists & Labels

Steve Stein, aka Steinski, is a true hip-hop legend.  Amongst many other accomplishments, which you should check out on his website and beyond, he is especially known for his work with fellow pioneer Double Dee.  Together, they produced The Lessons,

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Pioneer’s New CDJ-900 Overview

Video Tutorials

In this video, Lars Schlichting of DVJ Vision shows off some of the new features on Pioneer’s new CDJ-900 (which are also contained on the new CDJ-2000s).  With the ability to connect multiple CDJs together at once, and use a

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WMC 2010 :: Dubspot EDU Suite w/ Peter Kruder!

Workshops

**UPDATE:  Schedule Announced (see below) Dubspot is hosting a very special event on Friday afternoon, March 26th, at the Shore Club in Miami during WMC week.  A small group of people will be joining a conversation focused on the electronic

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WMC 2010 :: NextAid ‘Beats Build Hope’ Benefit w/ Jazzanova +

Events

Dubspot’s friends over at NextAid, our partner charity in the Funk Aid for Africa project, are putting together their largest event to date down in Miami during Winter Music Conference this year.  As with all their events, 100% of the

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Studio Knowledge :: ‘Salvage’ by Shadetek

Production

SALVAGE In the first article that I wrote here for the Dubspot blog I introduced the idea of Speed Dating.  In this article, I’m going to talk about what you can do with some of the ideas that don’t make

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Dubspot New Orleans :: Ableton Master Classes :: April 3 & 4

Workshops

Over the weekend of April 3rd & 4th, in New Orleans, Laura Escude will be continuing her traveling series of Ableton master classes, geared towards an immersive educational experience that will enlighten the workflow methods of any producer/composer. Laura Escude’s

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SXSW 2010 :: Dubspot @ ‘Gear Alley’ & Ableton Demo

Events

Dubspot is traveling to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, for the first time this year, bringing along our unique brand of cutting-edge music education, and taking part in a variety of special events, a major one being the Gear

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Dubspot M-Audio Giveaway :: Pro Tools, Axiom Pro 49 +

Giveaways & Contests

Celebrating our new partnership with Avid/M-Audio, we are happy to offer our friends and family an easy chance to win some top-notch gear.  The Dubspot M-Audio Giveaway will be running through Sunday, April 18th, and is open to anyone motivated

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SXSW 2010 :: Dubspot Presents ‘Warper In Dub’ 3.19

Events

On Friday, March 19th, Dubspot is hosting a special SXSW edition of New York’s Warper Party (in Dub), at Rabbit’s Lounge, from 7pm – 12am, The Warper Party is known for its embrace of unique and cutting-edge performance concepts.  Dubspot

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SXSW 2010 :: Wax Poetics & Dubspot Funk Aid Party 3.18

Events

One of Dubspot’s many projects at South By Southwest this year, The Wax Poetics & Dubspot Funk Aid For Africa & Haiti Official SXSW Showcase, held at the Scoot Inn, on Thursday, March 18th, is sure to please any musical

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Ableton NYC User Group :: Chris Willits :: 3.31

Workshops

Christopher Willits will be hosting an Ableton User Group meeting at Dubspot on Wednesday, March 31st, from 9:15pm to 10:45pm.  Like another presenter this month (Thavius Beck), he has worked with us on past workshop tour stops in San Francisco,

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Ableton NYC User Group :: Thavius Beck :: 3.11

Workshops

Thavius Beck, a talented producer, composer, and educator (Ableton certified trainer), will be joining us for a two hour workshop, on March 11th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Thavius is a great new friend of ours: he first presented for us

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In Class @ Dubspot :: Martin Perna (Antibalas / Ocote Soul), Rich Medina & Chico Mann

Artists & Labels

Martin Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds), DJ Rich Medina (Jump N Funk, Marksmen Productions, Rock Steady Crew), Marcos Garcia (Antibalas, Chico Mann), DJ T-Kat (Chico Mann), and Mark Hines (Marksmen Productions), met with Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva for an Ableton

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Traktor :: Beatgrid & Sync Properly w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

Beatgridding in Traktor by Mike Henderson (aka DJ Endo) Traktor Scratch Pro and Traktor Pro have proven to be the industry standard in DJ Software.  Traktor can help your DJ workflow tremendously depending on how much work you put into

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Maschine 1.5 Update :: Making A Good Thing Even Better

Music Technology

Making A Good Thing Even Better… by Heinrich Zwahlen Native Instruments has finally released the long awaited (and hotly debated) new version of Maschine, now available as a public beta to all registered users.  It delivers on a string of

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Jazzmutants’s Mu :: Integrated Ableton Live Touch Controller

Video Tutorials

Take a sneak peek at JazzMutant’s latest controller – it includes plug-in software designed specifically for Ableton Live. The new Lemur OS will have more tightly integrated features, like the ability to control all devices within Live, an integrated clip

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