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Reason & Record Programs

News

Our website, Dubspot.com, will be back soon. Thanks for being patient as we sort through migrations and updates for the new site. We apologize for any inconvenience. For information about our courses, or for immediate assistance, please contact us by:

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Logic Pro Programs

News

Our website, Dubspot.com, will be back soon. Thanks for being patient as we sort through migrations and updates for the new site. We apologize for any inconvenience. For information about our courses, or for immediate assistance, please contact us by:

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Ableton Live Programs

DJ Tips & Tricks

dubspot.com will be back soon. Thanks for being patient as we finish our new home. We apologize for any inconvenience. For information about our courses, or for immediate assistance, please contact us by: Email: info@dubspot.com | Phone: 1.877.DUBSPOT (877-382-7768) or

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression Pt 3/3 Filter & Gate

Production

Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression Part 3/3: Examples & Setup Dubspot instructor and Ableton Live expert Steve Nalepa concludes the series in this video (part 3 in our series focusing on Sidechaining in Ableton Live) by looking at two other

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Dub Gabriel Remix Competition! Win Ableton Online Course, APC40 +

Giveaways & Contests

Back in August, producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and Destroy All Concepts label-boss Dub Gabriel returned with a fresh EP titled Restless Youth, which you can  stream/preview/purchase over at Official.fm now!  The EP contains several bangers including the dancehall scorcher “No Lies”

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Dubspot Podcast #11: James Patrick – Minimal Techno + Ableton Talk

Artists & Labels

Dubspot Podcast series returns after a quick break with James Patrick (Hungelmann) who stopped by Dubspot basement on a humid late afternoon in September to deliver an incredible improvised minimal techno DJ set on Ableton Live! James Patrick, otherwise known

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Kruder & Dorfmeister in NYC | Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone

Artists & Labels

Legendary Austrian label G-Stone Recordings has been in celebratory mode this year! Celebrating its 16th anniversary with a double-CD compilation titled Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone Recordings loaded with fresh new music from Kruder & Durfmeister, Tosca, Peace Orchestra, Christian

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DJ Shiftee “The Golden Years” Official Trailer | DMC World Finals

DJ Tips & Tricks

Two-time DMC World Champion and Dubspot Instructor DJ Shiftee is at it again, this time with a “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” style journey through DMC champion history. The first glimpses of this video have been causing quite a stir,

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial: Sidechain Compression 2/3: Basics

Production

In this video (part 2 of 3 focusing on Sidechaining in Ableton Live) Dubspot instructor and Ableton Live expert Steve Nalepa explains and demonstrates compression basics within the Compressor-Sidechain audio effect in Live. He explains Dynamic Range, or the ratio

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CBS NEWS: DUBSPOT = “Best Music [ DJ ] Classes for Kids in NYC”

News

New York City’s CBS Local channel gave us a cool shout several weeks back in their Best Music Classes For Kids In New York City article/roundup of music education programs available for kids in the five boroughs! Dubspot offers kids

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Traktor Pro HotKey Video Tutorial + Mapping Triple-Macro HotKeys

DJ Tips & Tricks

Learn how to map Triple-Macro Hotkeys with Traktor. In this video Native Instruments DJ Product Specialist and Dubspot Instructor DJ Endo takes you through the steps on how to customize your keyboard mapping and map multiple commands to a single

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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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