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Dubspot Selections 006: Jacques Greene, LDFD, Actress, Soul Clap, Big K.R.I.T. +

Artists & Labels

This week in music we’ve found a variety of great tunes for you to check out – Big K.R.I.T’s “Time Machine,” Soul Clap’s “Lonely C,” A Taut Line & Hong Kong in the 60s’ “Don’t Wake Me (LDFD Remix),” Jacques Greene’s “Another Girl,” and Actress remixing Panda Bear’s “Surfer’s Hymn” on Kompakt.

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Falty DL (Planet Mu) Album Review + Dubspot Interview

Artists & Labels

Falty DL’s “You Stand Uncertain” is the dual citizen offspring of influences from different generations. It was conceived in an attic with oil stained, disjointed wood floors full of dusty hard drives, vinyl, and floppy discs. In this tiny sealed off room, the album began forming its own ideas..

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UNSOUND NYC 2011: ‘Bass Mutations’ w/ Kode9, Badawi, Appleblim, Sepalcure

Events

Unsound Festival New York kicked off this week (beginning Wednesday, April 6th and running till Sunday, April 10th) with an array of workshops discussions, performances and concerts. The festival began with a special event in the Alice Tully Hall at

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DJM-T1: New Pioneer Mixer for Traktor 2 Announced!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Just after the release of Traktor Scratch Duo 2 last week, Pioneer introduces the DJM-T1 to the world – a plug and play mixing experience designed to work seamlessly with Traktor 2. It’s also the first mixer specifically designed to control all of the wonderful new features in the software while also working as an audio interface and a 2-channel (audio) dj mixer.

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Dubspot Ableton Live Tips #9: Composition + Remix Techniques (Virtual Boy)

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In this week’s Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Professor Nalepa shares a composition process he stumbled upon years ago working on the song “Pomme Granite Dub.” The technique involves taking short loops from some source material, loading them up into

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RA: Resident Advisor + Dubspot = Fresh Contests & Content…

Giveaways & Contests

On the Resident Advisor website now is one of Dubspot’s best contests. Three different prizes are offered, each of which include a piece of gear alongside a free related online course. One winner will receive a free copy of Live Suite (a nearly $600 value) alongside a producer certificate program in Ableton, a $6500 value!

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Maschine Sampling Video Tutorial Pt. 1: Recording Samples w/ WireTap Studio

Maschine

In this video tutorial, Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti demonstrates some creative sampling techniques using Maschine and WireTap Studio.

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Mary Anne Hobbs US Tour Presented by Dubspot, w/ Gonjasufi, Lorn, Take + more

Events

We are quite proud to announce that Dubspot is the presenting sponsor of Mary Anne Hobbs’ THE ROAD WARRIOR TOUR which kicks off on April 13 in North America. The tour is a mixed series of solo performances and curated showcase that features Gonjasufi, Lorn, Take, Strangeloop, and other special guests.

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Traktor Pro 2 is Out! DJ Craze on Native Instruments: Maschine + Kontrol X1

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this brand new Native Instruments promo video, 5x DMC World Champion DJ Craze performs a brilliant new turntablism routine utilizing NI’s next generation of Traktor Scratch DJ gear, including the just released Traktor Scratch Pro 2 along with Maschine and Kontrol X1.

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How to Sync Traktor Pro 2 + Ableton Live – Pt 2: Routing Audio | Dubspot’s DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

As Digital DJing is evolving, DJs are looking for new ways to improve their DJ setups, and are looking for new Hybrids of technology to use when they’re performing live and in the studio. Being a Traktor specialist, I frequently get DJs coming to me asking me “How can I get Audio from Traktor into Ableton Live?”

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Dubspot Selections 005: Burial, BNJMN, Artifact, Pinch & Roska, Baobinga & Hyetal

Artists & Labels

This week’s Dubspot Sound Selections features a new tune from one of Dubstep’s truest voices and most beloved producers Burial, new deep house/techno flavors BNJMN, and a set of collaborations between Pinch & Roska and Baobinga & Hyetal.

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Ableton Tips Week 8: Auto Filter, Audio Effects Rack – Boreta (Glitch Mob +)

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In this week’s Ableton Live tutorial, Professor Nalepa shares a tip he learned from Justin Boreta of The Glitch Mob at the Dubspot Ableton Live 8 Tour workshop in Los Angeles. The technique involves creative use of the Auto Filter, Audio

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Nguzunguzu – Dubspot Q&A: Talk DJing, Diversity of Sound, more

Artists & Labels

If you find it a bit difficult to pin down the sound of Nguzunguzu, well, that’s sort of the appeal. The duo, who loosely describe their music as ‘global club’, are not interested in everything sounding the same.

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DJ Shiftee, Qbert, Rafik & Traktor Pro 2 – Breakfast of Champions Breakdown

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot’s very own DJ Shiftee demystifies Qbert’s Breakfast of Champions; the incredible performance video which dropped earlier this month featuring Qbert, Shiftee, and Rafik getting down on Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2 gear. Shiftee explains the process and demonstrates the individual parts each performer played.

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Dubspot Selections 004: Thom Yorke, Burial, Four Tet, Photek, Derringer +

Artists & Labels

This week’s selections feature a collaboration between Burial and Thom Yorke on Four Tet’s label, Dubspot graduate Jeff Derringer dropping some dissonant techno for Perc Trax, otherworldly Dubstep from Innasekt, and a new EP from none other than Photek!

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Logic Pro Video Tutorial: Playing Melodies w/ Vocal Samples

Video Tutorials

In this Logic Pro video tutorial, Dutty Artz label owner Matt Shadetek shows us how to create unique vocal melodies using Logic Pro’s ESX24 Sampler and Pitch Correction plugins.

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Liondub Interview & Exclusive All Vinyl Mix: Dubspot Podcast Series Revived!

Artists & Labels

Liondub has been active in New York for a couple decades. Whether it be through deejaying, making beats, running a label, or writing graffiti, he’s certainly left his mark. As a label boss, he has dropped important releases such as

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10 ways you can help Japan | Earthquake Relief Options

Events

We’ve been watching the news closely over the past week with sadness and anxiety as Japan was shook by a massive earthquake that has been the talk of most news outlets. Our condolences and thoughts go out to those affected

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Ableton Tutorials Week 7: Vocal Effect Techniques (Radiohead, Nosaj Thing)

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In this week’s Ableton Live tutorial, Professor Nalepa demonstrates three effect techniques for spicing up your vocals. Inspired by the field trip his Advanced Tech class took this week to Low End Theory to catch a secret DJ set by

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Dubspot Sound Selections 003: Black Chow, Four Tet, Daphini, Jori Hulkkonen, Melé +

Artists & Labels

This week’s selections features new music from Four Tet and Daphini (Daniel Snaith, better known as Caribou), Black Chow (Kiki Hitomi and Steve Martin aka The Bug), Finnish tech/house legend Jori Hulkkonen, Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson guest appearance on a Hiatus track, young British producer Melé

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