Fresh from Dubspot

Creative Strategies for Producers w/ Matt Shadetek: Get Back in the Box – The Power of Limitations

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek explains that limitations in your workflow can lead to a more prolific output of work.

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Soundboy Death Ray w/ Raz Mesinai Part 2 – MIDI Mapping Macro Controls

Video Tutorials

In part two of our Ableton Live video tutorial series Soundboy Death Ray, Raz Mesinai delves deep into macro mappings and create some intriguing effects using the Ableton Operator drum rack he designed in part one.

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New Dubspot Course! Advanced Music Production and Performance Concepts with Raz Mesinai

Dubspot Courses

Dubspot is very proud to announce a brand new course created by composer, educator, and master of experimental music Raz Mesinai. Advanced Music Production and Performance Concepts with Raz Mesinai offers a fresh approach to electronic music production and performance.

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Student Spotlight! Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) Talks Dubspot Experience, Ableton Live, Sound Design +

Students

In this video, we talk to musician, actor, and visual artist Tunde Adebimpe of the acclaimed rock band TV on the Radio about his experience learning Ableton Live, Mixing and Mastering, and Sound Design at Dubspot NYC.  Tunde Adebimpe is best

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Dubspot NYC Maschine User Group (12/16) w/ Baby Paul – Recording and Sampling w/ Maschine 2.0

Events

On Monday, December 16th, the Dubspot’s NYC Maschine User Group returns with a special guest lecture from Baby Paul (Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun) who will demonstrate recording and sampling techniques with Maschine 2.0.

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Dubspot Cyber Monday Sale Roundup! Deals from Ableton, NI, Livid, Arturia, Beatport, and More!

Featured

Looking for some holiday deals for the music fanatic in your life? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Cyber Monday sales to make things a little easier for you…

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Dubspot Gift Certificates + Cyber Monday Sale – Give The Gift of Music Education this Season!

Dubspot Homepage

Looking to give the gift of education this season? If you or someone you know is interested in DJing or music production, we offer gift certificates for Dubspot programs, and we are happy to inform you that we will be celebrating Cyber Monday, this Monday December 2nd!

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Music Tech News Roundup: Elektron Analog Keys, Korg M01D, Little Bits, CVpal, Yocto Tr-808 Clone, MeeBlip anode +

News

In this week’s music tech news roundup: Elektron unveils the Analog Keys, Korg’s M1 synth comes to the Nintendo 3DS, Yocto offers TR-808 looks and sound for DIY users, MeeBlip introduces the anode bass synth, and more

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Andy C (RAM Records) Talks Influences, Inspiration, Jungle, Drum and Bass – Dubspot Video Interview

Artists & Labels

Dubspot catches up with pioneering drum and bass DJ/Producer and founder of RAM Records, Andy C at Detroit’s Movement Festival earlier this year to talk about the constantly shifting electronic music landscape, his love for dnb, DJing around the world,

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Soundboy Death Ray w/ Raz Mesinai Part 1 – Drum Rack!

Video Tutorials

Raz Mesinai is a composer, sound designer, educator, and dub visionary. This week, Dubspot kicks off a brand new three-part video tutorial with Raz Mesinai called Soundboy Death Ray exploring unorthodox production and performance techniques using Ableton Live.

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Music Foundations Tutorial: Scales, Scales, Scales…Why learn Scales?

Dubspot Homepage

Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau a.k.a. MNO examines some of the benefits and pitfalls of using music scales, and suggest some creative practices for using them.

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Electronic Music History: Depeche Mode ‘Violator’ (Mute Records)

Artists & Labels

Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau investigates the moment of pop synchronicity that led to Depeche Mode’s groundbreaking 1990 album, Violator.

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Music Foundations Video Tutorial Roundup! How to Transcribe Audio to MIDI, Write Melodies and Chords!

Video Tutorials

In this edition of our weekly DJ/Producer Video Tutorial Roundup, we’ve compiled four Music Foundations video tutorials from Dubspot Instructor Max Wild. From simple Audio-to-MIDI music transcription techniques to deconstructing and writing catchy and strong melodies and chords, Max offers tips

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iZotope RX 3 – Features for Music Producers: Spectral Repair, Declip, Denoise, Dereverb +

Music Technology

iZotope’s RX 3 is an Emmy award-winning audio repair tool, well known to broadcast and studio professionals. But RX 3 can be used by music producers, DJs and remixers alike. In this article, Josh Spoon explores some features that can help you with your audio projects.

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Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine Ep 7: 50 Cent “Amusement Park” w/ Dangerous LLC

Maschine

In this episode of Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine, Dubspot instructor Shareef Islam invites multi-platinum hip hop production collective Dangerous LLC to revisit their the 2007 club hit by 50 Cent, “Amusement Park“. In the latest installment of Dubspot’s Reclaiming

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Music Foundations Tutorial Pt 4 – Theory Basics: How to Compose a Strong Melody w/ Max Wild

Dubspot Homepage

In part four of our ongoing Music Foundations video tutorial series, Dubspot instructor Max Wild demonstrates how to compose a strong and catchy melody using Avicii’s “Levels” as an example. If you’ve missed the previous tutorials in this series, check out

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Creative Strategies for Producers w/ Matt Shadetek: Quality is Not Enough

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek explains why quality is not enough to differentiate you as an artist in today’s landscape.

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Ableton Live 9 Video Tutorial Roundup! Audio-to-MIDI, Glue Compressor, Session View Automation, and More!

Video Tutorials

In this edition of Dubspot’s DJ / Producer Tutorial Roundup, we’re revisiting five videos that show off some of the exciting new features of Ableton Live 9 including audio-to-MIDI conversion, the new Glue compressor effect, session view automation

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Major Lazer (Diplo / Walshy Fire / Jillionaire) – Dubspot Video Interview @ WMC, Miami

Artists & Labels

Dubspot catches up with members of the electronic dancehall outfit Major Lazer, a collaborative music project headed by DJ/producer and Mad Decent mastermind Diplo. We chat with Jillionaire, Walshy Fire, and Diplo about musical inspiration, collaboration, live performance, music technology,

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Dubspot Student Spotlight! Kissey, Christian Voldstad, Balkstar, Knobby Roots, Underscores!

Students

We are very proud and excited to present the November edition of Dubspot Student Spotlight, our ongoing monthly blog series in which we shine light on some of the remarkable artists, DJs, and producers who have recently come through Dubspot!

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