Fresh from Dubspot

Dubspot & Rockstar Games : Beaterator Partnership for Music Education

Workshops

Dubspot is proud to announce our new partnership with Rockstar Games, which surrounds their ground-breaking new music making program, Beaterator.  Going way beyond a simple video game, Beaterator is a self-contained music making system, with far-reaching capabilities and cutting edge

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Soundcheck with Scientist

Video Tutorials

While we just got done with L.A. & Austin, we still have lots of video goodies from the NYC tour stop that haven’t been released yet.  Many more to emerge soon… like this video, which features a cut of Scientist’s

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Funk Aid Release Party in Austin, TX Nov 14th

Events

Funk Aid For Africa, Dubspot Records first charitable mix project, will be having a party in Austin, Texas, November 14th, at The Independent @ 501 Studios. DJ OBAH (Dubspot/Giant Step/NYC) www.djobah.com with live performances by… Ocote Soul Sounds (ESL MUSIC/AUSTIN)

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Dubspot’s Ableton Tour : Austin : Nov 14th & 15th

Events

Dubspot’s Live 8 U.S Sessions Tour will be at The Parish Room in Austin, Texas this coming weekend, November 14th & 15th.  The weekend of production and performance workshops will feature a stellar lineup of presenters, including: * Francis Preve

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Mucho Caliente : Shiftee’s latest DJ video tutorial

DJ Tips & Tricks

Hes back, the 2009 DMC World DJ Champion DJ Shiftee has yet another Salsa School of Scratch video release.  “salssssaaaaaaa”

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Native Instruments Events @ Dubspot

Events

Native Instruments has two great upcoming demos in association with Dubspot.  The school also has a weekend workshop focused on Traktor, and a Synthesis Course on some key NI synthesizers. Of the free demonstrations, the first will be at the

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Dubspot Work/Study Program

News

We are looking for capable people, who have a strong desire to learn and are interested in helping us out at the school. As you need help learning, we need help growing, spreading the word about who we are and

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New Turntablism II Class w/ DMC Champ DJ Shiftee

DJ Tips & Tricks

DJ Shiftee, the recently crowned 2009 DMC World Champion, will now be leading another class at Dubspot.  Turntablism II will expand on the first installment, breaking into new ground including the crab scratch, flares, beat juggling and much more. There

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Pioneer CDJ 2000 First Look @ Dubspot

Workshops

Join us at Dubspot, November 17th from 7:30 to 9:00pm, for an exclusive first look at Pioneer’s brand new CDJ-2000 multi-format player.  Anyone interested should be sure to rsvp, space is limited!  RSVP and reserve your spot today, info@dubspot.com. Lars

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Free Ableton Clinic in LA w/ Dubspot, Low End Theory, Puma & Initiate

Events

The Ableton Beat Showcase, which will be happening at The Airliner in LA on November 4th, will feature some master beat-makers performing and demonstrating how they produce. Experience the creative power of Ableton Live with expert Thavius Beck in a

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Dubspot’s Ableton Tour : LA : Ft. Scientist, Kid Beyond, Daedelus, Glitch Mob and more

Workshops

Over the weekend of November 7th and 8th, Dubspot will hit L.A. for another stop of its Ableton Live 8 Tour, featuring an absolutely stellar lineup of producers, DJs, composers, programmers, and educators. Finally, we have finished adding names (maybe),

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Minimal Techno :: Add Space, Depth & Dimension to Drums :: Part 1

Production

Dubspot instructor Michael Hatsis has released another Ableton video tutorial, this time focusing on techno, and strategies for adding depth and dimension to drums tracks. Mike uses the Ableton Drum Rack’s sends and returns to control the addition of specific

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Massive Roc Raida Tribute Event on Oct 22nd

Events

On Thursday, October 22nd, 2009, many of the World’s top battle DJs, turntablists and party rockers will gather on the wheels of steel at BB King Blues Club 237 West 42nd St in Times Square, New York City to celebrate

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Max for Live – Custom Sidechaining

Production

Dubspot instructor, and part-time mad scientist, Michael Hatsis has continued his series of Ableton video tutorials, this time talking about some techniques for using Max for Live, the newest incarnation of Ableton, which is set to be released sometime later

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Ultrasone gear discounts for Dubspot friends and family

Giveaways & Contests

Ultrasone makes some pretty great headphones, and Dubspot gets a pretty nice discount for our friends and family, so if you’re interested, check it out, and grab some gear for cheaper. Specifically right now, they are offering us a deal

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Chris Liebing @ Cielo for CLR 10 yr Anniversary tour

Events

One of techno’s original pioneers since the mid 90s, Frankfurt’s Chris Liebing is coming to New York for a 10yr Anniversary celebration of his influential CLR label on Friday, October 16, at Cielo. Chris Leibing is a DJ, producer, radio

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Moldover C.D. Release Party

Events

Controllerism mastermind Moldover is having a release party for his new album on October 10th, right here in NYC, at Public Assembly in Brooklyn.  Presented by LoveTech, Splice & Warper, the show promises to be a great party full of

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Funk Aid For Africa’s L.A. Release Party

Events

Funk Aid, Dubspot Records first release, and the beginning of charitable mix series by Dubspot to benefit children in need, will be having its L.A. release party on Friday, October 16th at the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica. DJ OBaH, the mixing mastermind of the

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Novation’s new Ableton Controller: The Launchpad

Music Technology

Novation has teamed up with Ableton to bring you the Launchpad, a dedicated Live controller with a level of portability (weighs 1 1/2 pounds), flexibility (4 different modes of control), and affordability (coming in at 200 bucks), that it would

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R.I.P. Grandmaster Roc Raida: A Reflection from DJ Shiftee

Artists & Labels

There are masters, and then there are grand masters.  There are DJs, and then there are grand DJs.  There are champions, and then there are grand champions.  Roc Raida, Grandmaster Roc Raida, falls emphatically into the latter of these categories. 

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