Fresh from Dubspot

Dubstep Wobble Bass w/ Logic ES2 Synthesizer :: 2-Part Video Tutorial

Production

Dutty Artz co-founder Matt Shadetek is our resident Logic guru here at Dubspot.  An accomplished DJ, producer, and instructor, in these videos he will walk through the creation of a dubstep wobble, step by step, and show off what he

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Instructor Spotlight :: Matt Shadetek of Dutty Artz

Artists & Labels

You might have noticed a bunch of Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge entries on the blog recently.  Those are all from our good friend Matt Shadetek: co-founder of Dutty Artz, established producer, talented DJ, and Dubspot Logic instructor, whose contributions to

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Traktor Pro Video Tutorial ‘How To Beat Grid’ (Quick Version)

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot’s resident Traktor expert and DJ instructor Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, is back with another Traktor beat gridding video.  This verson – streamlined, efficient, fast, and effective – is for all those kids out there looking to get their

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iPad Music App Reviews :: TouchOSC // Sonorasaurus

iOS

In this entry, Tony Grund, a new friend and contributor to the Dubspot blog, reviews two new iPad applications for music production, TouchOSC and Sonorasaurus Rex.  Previous reviews, one on the iPad’s general features and production functionality, and another on

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NYU’s Clive Davis School Offering DJ Classes @ Dubspot

DJ Tips & Tricks

New York University’s Clive Davis School of Music is holding classes at Dubspot to provide their students with a new experience, focused on one of the more modern schools of musical performance – the world of the DJ. Led by

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CNN Features Dubspot :: ‘The Turnaround’

News

Dubspot’s small business, big success story was featured in the media again this past weekend.  CNN visited our school to film an edition of The Turnaround – a weekly feature that highlights successful entrepreneurs, describing their initial struggles and eventual

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Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge :: ‘The Critic Inside’

Production

THE CRITIC INSIDE Having written the first of these articles on the subject of Production Speed Dating, and gotten some great feedback on it from some of my friends and my colleagues at Dubspot, I feel encouraged to talk more

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DJ Shiftee DMC World Championship Video & NEW Turntablism Courses

Video Tutorials

Dubspot turntablism master DJ Shiftee won the 2009 DMC World DJ Championships, as you all should know.  His world championship routine is online now, conveniently included above.  If you want to see all the action, you can grab the DMC

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Shakey’s Record Fair 5.09 ‘Calling all Vinyl Junkies’

Events

SHAKEY’S RECORD FAIR Dubspot friend, veteran NYC DJ, and founder of the Warper Party, Julie Covello, aka DJ Shakey, is hosting one of her renowned record fairs on May 9th.  Be sure to stop by, roll up your sleeves, and

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iPad Music App Reviews :: Korg’s iElectribe // Looptastic HD

iOS

Tony Grund is a new contributor to the blog and addition to the Dubspot crew.  This is the second in a series of iPad entries, the first, a general overview of the device, its functionality, and controller potential, is available

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Free Dubspot Workshop ‘Monetize & Protect Your Music’ :: 5.12.10

Workshops

How to Monetize Your Music: From Making Beats to Making Money May 12th – 9pm In this workshop entertainment lawyer Barry Heyman and event producer Mehmet Dede will explore different but complementary facets of the music industry.  Heyman will talk

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iPad Review :: Get it!

iOS

Tony Grund is one of Dubspot’s newest contributors, instructors, and allies.  In addition to this general article on the iPad itself, he has written reviews on a variety of apps geared towards DJs and producers.  You can read about the

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DJing w/ Video, DJing w/ Musicians & Pro Tools Workshops

DJ Tips & Tricks

An upcoming course at Dubspot, DJing w/ Video, is being highlighted in this blog entry because it represents the next frontier of DJing: artist and performers in the future will be completely integrating visuals into their live shows.  Led by

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Production Tips & Tricks :: ‘Organize Your Synths’

Production

DIGITAL ERGONOMICS: SYNTHESIZERS In the previous article I spent some time talking about drums, and how to organize them in useful ways so you can access them quickly.  This applies to synthesizer sounds as well.  I was talking to a

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Trouble & Bass @ Webster Hall, NYC

Events

Our friends over at Trouble & Bass have a dope party coming up Wednesday night, April 14th.  No Escape From New York will see special guests Roska and Tomb Crew, along with Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, and

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Traktor Pro Video Tutorial :: ‘How to Beat Grid’

Video Tutorials

One of Dubspot’s newest instructors, and our resident Traktor guru, Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, has created a video following up on his detailed blog entry posted earlier this year, covering beatgridding in Traktor Pro.  Mike has taught some of

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SXSW 2010 Recap :: Funk Aid Party w/ Wax Poetics

Events

The Dubspot + Wax Poetics Funk Aid Party, presented by Puma, Serato, & Avid/M-Audio,  saw a critical mass of musical talent turn a showcase into musical celebration.  Artists from across the country, styles of old and new, musicians of many

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Student Spotlight :: Rising Star Alert :: DJ Jago (13!)

News

Jake Fischer, aka DJ Jago, is one of Dubspot’s finest students, even at his young age of 13 years old.  He is smart, works well with all the instructors, he concentrates, he’s kind, and – thus no surprise – he

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Studio Tips & Tricks :: ‘Samples’ by Dutty Artz

Production

DIGITAL ERGONOMICS 1: SAMPLES Continuing from my first two articles on the theme of producing efficiently, in this piece I’m going to talk about setting up your digital work environment.  Since people started getting carpal tunnel syndrome from sitting at

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Weekend Workshops: Maschine, Ableton, Logic, Serato, DJ +

DJ Tips & Tricks

At Dubspot, we are constantly expanding our educational opportunities, all to keep pace with the continually expanding production and performance options available in the music industry today.  And in that spirit, we are announcing a series of weekend workshops, designed

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