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Mexicans with Guns @ Dubspot: Live Streaming Ableton Workshop!

Artists & Labels

Friday, June 10, 2011 5:30-7:00pm EDT – Experimental music producer and laptop musician Ernest Gonzales, better known as Mexicans With Guns stopped by Dubspot NYC for an Ableton Live workshop which focused on his production process, developing musical concepts and

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Using Surround Sound Systems for Public Performances & Installations

Sound Design

Imagine a wide, twisting column of bass in the center of a room with percussive moons spinning around in its orbit. A beat would smash in one corner, and then echo away in a spiral around the room before the pattern continues with the next beat in the following corner.

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial: Drum Rack + Impulse = DrumPulse

Ableton Live

In this Ableton Live video tutorial, production guru Pat Cupo takes us through his DrumPulse preset that randomizes Live’s Impulse sample slots to generate more realistic drum patterns.

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Dubspot Podcast #17: DJ Excess – Our Way Disco Mix + Interview

Podcast

DJ Excess, a two-time International Turntablist Federation champion and a Dubspot instructor, provides this edition of the Dubspot Podcast series. It’s a mix made up mostly of his own disco edits plus a remix of his.

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Using Native Instruments Maschine w/ Ableton Live Video Tutorial

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In this video Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti, explains and demonstrates how to use Maschine to control Ableton Live and simultaneously as a plugin inside the software. Together Maschine and Ableton are a powerful combination for production and performance.

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MUTEK Music + Art Festival in Montreal: Four Tet, Amon Tobin, Modeselektor, Badawi +

Events

after the celebration of Detroit’s techno heritage comes another annual festival of electronic music and art – Montreal’s highly-regarded MUTEK festival. Heading into it’s 12th year, the festival brings “a marathon journey through the world of digital arts and electronic music.”

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial: How To Use Clip Envelopes w/ Thavius Beck

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Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Thavius Beck explains and demonstrates How To Use Ableton Live’s Clip Envelope feature, a powerful tool that allows automation of various parameters of  audio and MIDI clips. Thavius starts by offering a basic explanation

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Movement 2011, Detroit: New iPhone App + Guide

Events

This weekend music fans from around the world head to Detroit for a pilgrimage to the heart of techno that happens every year in the city’s Hart Plaza. Ricardo Villalobos recently joined the all-star lineup and we have tips on iPhone apps and after parties to make your weekend happen.

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Sound Selections 008: Truth, Amon Tobin, Buraka Som Systema, Africa HiTech, Floating Points

Artists & Labels

This week we find a cosmic dub collaboration in Africa HiTech, some proper bass for the floor by Buraka Som Sistema, a highly coveted 10″ by Floating Points, plus a lot of links to great music you’ll love.

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Maschine Sampling Video Tutorial Pt. 2: Organizing Samples

Maschine

In this video tutorial, Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti demonstrates his methods of organizing samples and instruments inside Maschine.

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Mary Anne Hobbs @ Dubspot :: ‘Wireless’ Interview w/ Badawi

DJ Tips & Tricks

In the first installment of our new interview series Wireless, Dubspot instructor, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Raz Mesinai better known as Badawi talks with established and rising musicians and DJs. In this premier episode, Raz talks with renowned radio host,

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Video Tutorial: Novation 25 SL MIDI Keyboard Controller + Logic Pro Automapping

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In this video tutorial, Novation product specialist Brandon Carroll stops by Dubspot to explain and demonstrate creative production possibilities with Novation 25 SL MkII MIDI Keyboard Controller and Logic Pro. Brandon starts by showing how to setup the 25 SL,

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Soul Clap @ Dubspot Video Recap: Ableton Live Collaborative Workshop

Video Tutorials

In this video, Soul Clap dropped by Dubspot NYC to share some music production knowledge and demonstrate their collaborative workflow with Ableton Live.

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New movements in iPad MIDI: PolyChord, FL Studio Mobile, TouchAble, Livid Block, Alesis iO

Featured

This month in iPad / iOS news we have exciting developments in DAW control, MIDI performance applications, multitrack creation software and some cool hardware add-ons for your iPad. The theme that runs through all of these products is the innovative use of Core MIDI

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Veterans Memorial Benefit ‘Beats for a Bench’ May 21st w/ Nalepa, Thavius Beck, DJ Nobody

Events

Saturday, May 21st (4pm -11pm) at the Expo Center in Long Beach, California :: Dubspot, Alpha Pup Records and Low End Theory are proud to support Beats For A Bench, a Memorial Day fundraiser for Israel Garcia, an army sergeant

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NI Kontakt Video Tutorial: Creating Expressive Instruments from Samples

Sound Design

In this video tutorial, Evan Sutton a.k.a. Astrolith demonstrates how to create various musical elements from a single sample using NI’s Kontakt sampler.

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Auditorium: New Experimental Music Series + Gamelan Orchestra w/ Ableton Live + Max MSP

Events

This Friday May 13th, Kevin Balktick and Zemi17 (Dubspot Electronic Music Production Instructor and Ableton featured Artist) present AUDITORIUM, a new music series for lovers of ambient, experimental, downtempo and slow electroacoustic sounds at Factory Studios in South Williamsburg, featuring

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Dubspot Interviews Jahdan Blakkamoore: Working w/ Electronic Music Producers +

Artists & Labels

Brooklyn’s diverse vocalist Jahdan Blakkamoore diversity of sound, working with producers, and autotune.

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Kate Simko (Ghostly, Hello? Repeat) @ Dubspot: Ableton, Film Scoring – Live Streaming Workshop

Artists & Labels

We are very pleased to announce that Chicago’s Kate Simko (Ghostly, Spectral, Eklo, Hello? Repeat) will be joining us in New York next Monday May 16th for a workshop on her creative workflow, scoring for film using Logic and using Max MSP to sync video to an Ableton Live performance.

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Dubspot Ableton Live Tips #10 Pt. 2: Drum Programming Techniques (Matt Shadetek)

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In part two of this Ableton Live tutorial series on creative composition and production techniques, Professor Nalepa shares some great tips for drum programming and sequencing he picked up from fellow Dubspot Instructor, producer Matt Shadetek. It is a simple

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