Fresh from Dubspot

Dubspot LA: Free Ableton Workshop w/ Thavius Beck & Laura Escude

Production

Production 101 Workshop with Thavius Beck returns Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent on October 12th! Thavius Beck just returned from a successful Live Beat Series tour around Europe (check out the track he made between destinations! Pretty awesome, actually!) To oslo

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touchAble for iPad – Multitouch Control – Ableton Live Tutorial

iOS

Learn how to use touchAble, the new app that allows you to control Ableton Live from your iPad. In this three part video series, we take you through the basics of the touchAble interface, from setup to composition and also

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Hip Hop Producers Adrock, Shocklee + Making Beats w/ Reason

Artists & Labels

Beastie Boys‘s Adrock,  turntablist Mix Master Mike, The Bomb Squad’s Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy), Dilated Peoples’s DJ Babu, and DJ Khalil (who has made beats for Eminem, Dr. Dre and others) are among all featured in this  video from Propellerhead

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression 1/3 – Nosaj Thing

Production

In this video (part 1 of 3 focusing on Sidechaining) Dubspot instructor and Ableton Live expert Steve Nalepa shows how to use the Compressor-Sidechain audio effect in Ableton Live. Put simply, Sidechain Compression allows “different elements of your songs to

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Fall for Dance Festival Partners w/ Dubspot & Our DJ’s

Events

New York City Center’s seventh annual Fall for Dance Festival kicks off today and runs through October 9th,  showcasing 20 national and international dance companies and new works by choreographers, including Merce Cunningham Dance Company performs NY premiere of XOVER

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Pursuit Grooves (Tectonic) @ Dubspot: Live Performance + Interview

Artists & Labels

In this video Tectonic Recordings artist Pursuit Grooves stops through the Dubspot basement to do a special live set on her Roland SP-505 groove box/sampling workstation. After the performance Dubspot instructor Matt Shadetek interviewed her about her creative process, how

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DJ Shiftee ‘Dancing Specialist’ New Mix for NOISE212

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dancing Specialist presented by NOISE212 by Shiftee Dubspot instructor and two-time DMC World Champ DJ Shiftee dropped an exclusive music for NOISE212. The mix opens with a dope sound collage (probably chopped samples/voices loaded up in Native Instruments Maschine) and

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Lorn (Brainfeeder) @ Dubspot – Maschine Workshop + Interview

Artists & Labels

We shot this video earlier this summer when Lorn along with Native Instruments specialist Josh Fielstra hosted a Maschine workshop at Dubspot with Brainfeeder artist/producer Lorn. We have a longer video of the workshop, performance, and interview dropping soon, but

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DJ Mixes w/ Traktor Pro & Ableton Live: Auto-Gain w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this video, Native Instruments DJ product specialist and Dubspot instructor DJ Endo shares a quick tip on how to use Traktor’s built-in auto gain feature to make DJ mixes in Ableton Live. By using Traktor to detect volume differences

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Beastie Boys’ Adrock on Music Production & Making Beats w/ Reason

Artists & Labels

Check out this Propellerhead interview with rapper, producer, guitarist, and member of the pioneering hip hop group Beastie Boys Adam “Adrock” Horovitz  in this edition of their impressive Artist Stories series.  Adrock talk about his early beginnings in hardcore punk

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LuckyMe NYC Showcase w/ Hudson Mohawake & Rustie 9/24

Events

LuckyMe, a record label and artist collective based in Scotland is coming to NYC this Friday for a wicked night of music, art, and sheer fun! Billed as the first official NYC showcase of the young crew from Glasgow which

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Lusine (Ghostly) hosts Dubspot & Ableton Live Workshop @ Decibel

Production

Ghostly International recording artist and long time Ableton Live veteran Jeff McIlwain, aka Lusine, will be demonstrating his performance configuration with a brief set, followed by an explanation of how he uses triggers, various sound clips, plug-ins and effects in

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Native Instruments Releases Traktor 12 – DJ Effects In Your DAW

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments unleashed the effects suite TRAKTOR’S 12, originally exclusive as part of TRAKTOR PRO’s effects arsenal. TRAKTOR’S 12, which is also part of NI’s recently released KOMPLETE 7 is now available for purchase separately, and for use as a

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King Tubby’s Tribute Tour NYC Stop w/ DJ Kiva – 9.19

Events

This Sunday September 19th King Tubby’s Tribute Tour stops in Brooklyn, New York at the Cameo Gallery. The event which has already made stops in Philadelphia and Washington DC will be celebrating and paying respect to King Tubby – his

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Launchpad :: Ableton Live Controller Explained in Promo Video

DJ Tips & Tricks

The official promo video for the Launchpad Ableton Live controller was released nearly a year ago, and due to popular demand – endless requests from Ableton Live users and enthusiasts, Novation (designer of the Launchpad, in conjunction with Ableton )

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DJ Competition: Check Out Our Students’ Mixes and Vote!

Giveaways & Contests

We’re moving into Phase 2 of our Student Spotlight DJ Competition!  In this phase, the students and alumni who got back to us with submissions now each have their own post below.  We’ve created a small profile for each with

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’5 Alive’ A Benefit for Maternal Health w/ G OV & Nickodemus

Events

*5 refers to UN Millennium Development Goal #5 – to reduce maternal mortality. “No woman should die giving life!” NextAid, White Ribbon Alliance, and Turntables on the Hudson proudly present 5 ALIVE – A Benefit for Maternal Health, taking place in

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Student Spotlight: DJ SkyNight

Giveaways & Contests

DJ Name: SkyNight How long I’ve been DJing: About 2 and a half years – I took all the DJ classes at Dubspot, before I started taking classes, I taught myself how to DJ, but I wanted to advance my

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Student Spotlight: DJ Gene Drepan

Giveaways & Contests

Your DJ name: Dj Gene Drepan How long have you been DJing? I started Mixing at the age of 16 on 12s How was your Dubspot experience? I took an intro to logic class at Dubspot over the weekend and

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Student Spotlight: Basil Neil

News

Your DJ name Basil Neil How long have you been DJing? I have been DJ’ing for close to 5 months now. How was your experience? My experience at Dubspot was nothing short of amazing. I have taken the DJ Extensive

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