Fresh from Dubspot

Free The Robots on Producing + Performing with Ableton Live

DJ Tips & Tricks

Check out this video of Chris Alfaro, aka Free The Robots, talking about producing and performing with Ableton Live. Alfaro grew up making beats on the MPC (producing tracks for MCs and DJing) and he now uses Akai MPD32 controller

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Dubspot Podcast #10: Pursuit Grooves Exclusive Mix + Interview

Podcast

This week, Dubspot Podcast features Vanese Smith, aka Pursuit Grooves, a Brooklyn based artist and producer, who recently released a 7-track EP titled Fox Trot Mannerisms on the UK dubstep imprint Tectonic. The EP has been has been on heavy

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Propellerhead Reason 5 & Record 1.5 Now Out – 5 Reasons to GET IT

Mixing and Mastering

Yes, it is finally here! Propellerhead Reason 5 and Record 1.5 is out today, August 25! At noon, Central European Time, the latest version of Reason and Record will be available for sale and/or update everywhere! Last week, reason announced

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Vote DJ Shiftee for “America’s Best DJ 2010″ Campaign Video pt. 2

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot instructor and DMC Champ DJ Shiftee is at it again! In this video, Shiftee demonstrate why he deserves your vote as America’s Best DJ by performing a “special patriotic routine: in red,white, and blue” and America never sounded so

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New Music Tuesday: Lorn x Samiyam, Dub Gabriel, The Spit Brothers

Artists & Labels

Brainfeeder artist/producer Lorn aka Marcos Ortega, recently unleashed his debut album Nothing Else (one of the strongest releases of the year, hands down) returns September 13th with a new EP titled None An Island – that is the EP’s artwork

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Eminem’s Cinderella Man Co-Producer Dubspot Student Nick Low-Beer

Artists & Labels

Today, we shine light on a former student doing doing some incredible work. Nicholas Anthony Low-Beer, better known as Nick Low-Beer is an NYC based DJ, musician, and producer, originally from Westchester, NY. Nick was born in the ’80s, and

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AmpliTube iRig Video Tutorial: Guitar Amp for iPad, iPhone + iPod

iOS

In this video guitarist Chris Buono demonstrates how to set up some amp modeling and effects configuration’s in Amplitube.  Amplitube is an amp modeling and guitar processing app from IK Multimedia that runs on Apple iOS devices like the iPad,

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‘UK Funky’ Drum Basics – Ableton Live Video Tutorial w/ !include

Production

In this short video Dubspot instructor Michael Hatsis, aka !include, takes you through the basic setup of a UK Funky style drum beat. He shows you where to place kicks and snares, a starting tempo to use and also some

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iPad Music :: Soundprism – A Visual Approach To Music Theory

iOS

I saw this recently over at Peter Kirn’s Create Digital Music blog.  I just watched the video below and read the interview Peter did (link below) and I was very inspired by what I saw of Soundprism. I would definitely

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Native Instruments BATTERY 3.1 Update Available

Production

Native Instruments BATTERY 3.1 drum machine sampler update is now available – free update includes additional vintage sound emulation, multiprocessor support, and more. A program like this is essential for producers looking to compose original drum sounds! Dubspot offers Synthesis

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SUB:SESSIONS NYC – ‘An Education in Low Frequency Vibrations’

Events

Dubspot, in conjunction with Konkrete Jungle, Halcyon, and Brooklyn Radio, presents SUB:SESSIONS “An education in low frequency vibrations” – Saturday, September 11th, 2010 – a night guaranteed to give the subwoofers at Love a serious workout. On the bill are

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Flying Lotus To Release New EP + Headlining Decibel Festival

Artists & Labels

After releasing Cosmogramma, one of the finest albums in 2010, Flying Lotus is wasting no time in following that masterwork with another hit. This time, the Los Angeles based producer plans to unleash an EP titled Pattern+Grid World on Warp

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The Bridge for Serato & Ableton: Public Beta + Manual Available

DJ Tips & Tricks

Just after a few minutes after 1 AM this morning, Serato and Ableton announced that new “Scratch Live 2.1.1 featuring The Bridge has entered public beta” via their respective Twitter accounts (SeratoHQ and ableton.) The public beta version of The

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Dubspot Podcast #9: Jubilee Exclusive Mix + Interview

Podcast

This week’s episode features another Dubspot graduate, the wonderful Jessica Gentile, AKA Jubilee. She dropped by the Dubspot basement on Monday to deliver some exclusive, fresh Summer heat, thick new and unreleased tracks and refixes from Ikonika, Untold, Roska and

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S4 : Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Video w/ DJ Shiftee

Video Tutorials

In the video above, Current DMC World Champ, Dubspot Instructor, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee shows what the upcoming Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ system is capable of. Shiftee demonstrates the powerful new Sample Decks and Loop Recorder in

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial ‘Chopping Samples’ w/ Thavius Beck

Video Tutorials

In this video Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Thavius Beck shares an interesting technique on how to make beats in Ableton Live. He shows us how he chops his samples while keeping them as warped audio and not using

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DJ School 101: p r a c t i c e > practice > PRACTICE

DJ Tips & Tricks

Written by DJ Shiftee PRACTICE TIP #1 – Plan Your Practice As a DJ, a turntablist, and a champion sandwich artist, I’m a big believer in the power of practice. However, not all practices of practice are practically equal. Someone

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Dubspot LA: Free Ableton Workshop w/ Free the Robots & Jeremy Ellis

Events

Dubspot & Thavius Beck bring you Production 101 @ the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles! The Production 101 workshop event returns in full form on August 17th at the Downtown Independent theatre. For those of you who attended last months

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DJ Shiftee Tutorial Video: Mixing 101 – Pushing and Pulling

DJ Tips & Tricks

Reigning DMC World Champion, Dubspot Instructor, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee offers more invaluable tips and fundamental tricks for DJing. In this tutorial video, Shiftee demonstrates and explains the “Pushing and Pulling” technique, which is manually correcting the

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Back to School Special: Save up to 20% Off Programs & Courses

News

Maybe the NYC heatwave is making us nutty.   But we’re announcing a batch of great savings and back-to-school discount specials on all of Dubspot’s Production and DJ Courses, Programs, and Workshops coming up (signed up for) in August… *

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