Fresh from Dubspot

Mike Slott Talks Collaboration w/ Martyn (All City Records) & Hudson Mohawke

Artists & Labels

Mike Slott offers his perspectives on collaboration. He recently worked with Martyn for the first installment of All City Records new collabo series.

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Ableton Live Video Tutorials Week 3: Mixing w/ Live’s Utility Plug-In

Mixing and Mastering

In the latest edition of Ableton Live Production Tips with Steve Nalepa, Professor Nalepa shares mixing techniques using one of his current works in progress as the example. Ableton‘s built-in Utility plug-in has a width setting that adjusts how wide

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Binaural Beats = Synchronize Brainwaves & Alter Consciousness

Featured

Today, most of us have a favorite playlists, tracks for different states of mind and we use a lot of our productive time compiling these moods and grooves for future use. But what if we could take this one step further – into the realm of affecting your consciousness (painting the brain, so to speak) through sound?

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Bob Marley Tribute ’9 Mile Music Festival’: Mala, Thievery, Major Lazer +

Artists & Labels

Sixty-six years ago Sunday, Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley was born. This Sunday marks the 66th anniversary of the legendary reggae musician’s birth. Bob Marley is a pivotal musical figure of the 20th century, not only responsible for the popularization of

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Native Instruments Absynth Video Tutorial: Sound Design w/ Aetherizer

Production

Dubspot Instructor and Sound Design & Synthesis guru Heinrich Zwahlen takes you on a journey into the wonderful world of Native Instruments Absynth in this tutorial video. Heinrich offers tips and techniques for utilizing the Aetherizer filter effect, a powerful

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New Portable Mini-MIDI Controllers: Korg, Akai, Vestax, Numark +

Music Technology

The size of your music studio today has become as small as you’d like it to be with the use of a laptop (or netbook) and a USB controller. Last year saw the rise of micro-sized USB MIDI controllers with

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Mishka’s ‘Keep Watch’ Mix Series Vol. XXIII w/ Dubspot’s DJ Shiftee

The latest edition of Mishka‘s Keep Watch mix series comes from none other than Dubspot Instructor and 2X DMC Champ Shiftee. After blazing dance floors around the globe, delivering dope mixes, and writing some great articles for Dubspot blog (including

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Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 Public Beta: Exclusive Preview!

Music Technology

Here is an exclusive brief overview of the new and improved features of Native Instruments Maschine from Dubspot Instructor and Synthesis & Sound Design expert Heinrich Zwahlen. If you are interested in a more detailed presentation you can check out

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DJ Kool Herc :: Hip-Hop Founding Father Needs Your Help

Events

Kool Herc, born Clive Campbell, widely-recognized as the father of hip-hop – a true pioneer in the world contemporary popular music – is in need of financial assistance to cover pressing medical cost. We encourage you to send donations to Kool Herc’s family.

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Ableton Live Video Tutorials Week 2: Slice To MIDI – w/ Nalepa

Production

In the second installment of Live Production Tips with Steve Nalepa, Professor Nalepa investigates the Slice to MIDI function in Ableton Live in a two-part video tutorial. Slice to MIDI is ideal for isolating individual sounds out of a drum

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TouchAble @ Dubspot – Killer Ableton Live iPad Music App

Events

DubSpot is excited to welcome TouchAble creator Sylvian Garcia to our studios Thursday, February 3 at 7PM for a workshop on this incredible application (to RSVP send an email to info@dubspot.com with “TouchAble Workshop in the subject line). TouchAble is

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Logic Pro Video Tutorial :: Drum Synthesis w/ Ultrabeat :: Dubspot

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Dubspot Instructor and Logic expert Evan Sutton shows you how to navigate the various sound design features and parameters in Logic’s Ultrabeat drum machine in this new video tutorial.  Ultrabeat is a drum sampler and synthesizer in Logic which allows

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Experimental Music Events: Hallucinations + Gamelatron in Brooklyn

Events

On Thursday and Friday, January 27 and 28, professional chamber orchestra and collective Metropolis Ensemble along with Artistic Director Andrew Cyr will perform a mind-bending concert at Le Poisson Rouge featuring the world premiere electro-acoustic remix by Ricardo Romaneiro of

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Top Music Podcasts: RA, XLR8R, Fact, Stones Throw, Ghostly, Gilles’ Worldwide +

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We’re always listening to something fresh, so what we’ve done here is compiled a list of what we consider to be essentials – podcasts such as Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Podcast, Resident Advisor / RA Exchange, XLR8R, Sound Pellegrino, Create Digital Music’s Music Tech In Review, Stones Throw and Ghostly.

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Ramadanman AKA Pearson Sound + Hessle Audio Label

Artists & Labels

Keep it moving, never rest, be gone before the fire is cold. This is Ramadanman’s personal goal, the force behind his creative output.

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Coachella 2011 Lineup: Mala, Kode9, Nosaj Thing, Mount Kimbie, Lorn +

Events

It’s about that time again. California’s Coachella Festival announced its 2011 lineup (kicking off the year’s Summer festival announcements) and the bill is quite massive! Of course the lineup is fraught with  indie rock bands, from Arcade Fire and Interpol

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Ableton Live Video Tutorials w/ Nalepa – Week 1: Add Life to Your Pads

Production

In the first installment of Live Production Tips with Steve Nalepa, Professor Nalepa shows you how to improve the quality of your production and avoid clutter from the get go. He demonstrates a simple technique

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Dubspot DJ Graduation: Back 2 Back Parties @ Bar 13 & Slate

DJ Tips & Tricks

We invite you to come check out Dubspot DJ Graduation – Back To Back DJ graduation parties/celebrations this week, Tuesday Bar 13 and Sunday at Slate. Taking to the decks on Tuesday, January 18th at Bar 13 are Adam Brown,

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New Movements in Portable Productions: Griid, Reactable Live, iRig Mic +

iOS

The world of iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod), Android and tablet music creation has been a hot topic this past year and many creators of music software and hardware are announcing new products for 2011. Liine (the company behind Plastikman’s iPad

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One Year Ago This Morning Millions of Haitians Rose…

Events

One year ago this morning millions of Haitians rose to greet the cool January sunshine. They walked the streets of Port au Prince, on their way to work, through the damp corridors of the capital.

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