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10 ways you can help Japan | Earthquake Relief Options

Events

We’ve been watching the news closely over the past week with sadness and anxiety as Japan was shook by a massive earthquake that has been the talk of most news outlets. Our condolences and thoughts go out to those affected

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Vocal Effect Techniques

Video Tutorials

Multi-talented music wizard Steve Nalepa demonstrates three vocal effect techniques using Ableton Live in this music production video tutorial.

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Dubspot Sound Selections 003: Black Chow, Four Tet, Daphini, Jori Hulkkonen, Melé +

Artists & Labels

This week’s selections features new music from Four Tet and Daphini (Daniel Snaith, better known as Caribou), Black Chow (Kiki Hitomi and Steve Martin aka The Bug), Finnish tech/house legend Jori Hulkkonen, Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson guest appearance on a Hiatus track, young British producer Melé

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Dubspot @ SXSW 2011: Fiestas, BBQ Benefit + DJ/Producer Workshops

DJ Tips & Tricks

For the past 25 years SXSW (South by Southwest) has been building momentum as one of the best places to hear where the pulse of music is headed. While all styles are loved and represented in Austin at this annual

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Dubspot @ Official SXSW 2011 | Massive Electronic Music & ‘DJ Invasion’!

Events

We’re headed to Austin again (future satellite school soon) w/ Ableton, NI, Rane/Serato, Propellerheads and a bunch of Dubspot instructors. Check out our Official SXSW Workshops & DJ Sets from Dubspotters Thavius Beck, Martín Perna, Shiftee, Matt Shadetek, DJ ObaH, Ancient Astronauts

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DJ Shiftee, QBert, Rafik – New Traktor Pro 2 Video: Breakfast Of Champions!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments never cease to surprise us with incredible performance footages! NI unleashed this unexpected clip from featuring a trio of the world’s finest scratch DJs including DJ icon Qbert, 2X DMC champ and Dubspot Instructor Shiftee, and DJ champ/clubrocker/producer

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Review: Allen & Heath Xone DB4 DJ mixer / audio interface – Mikey likes it!

DJ Tips & Tricks

The future of DJing just took a BIG step in the right direction – the days of cable messes and confusing changeovers in the DJ Booth are quickly coming to an end, and Allen & Heath are making it happen

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Dubspot Sound Selections 002: Gil Scott-Heron, Jamie XX, Move D, Ill Blu, Falty DL, Take +

Artists & Labels

Gil Scott-Heron + Jamie XX – NY Is Killing Me (XL) After a smash success with writing and producing last year’s XX album Jamie Smith set sights on the untouchable and has been a subject of criticism recently. Smith announced

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Ableton Tutorials Week 6: Repitch Warp Mode + Resampling Windchimes

Featured

In this week’s tutorial, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton expert Professor Nalepa gets inspired by a wedding present from Aunt Jade, a set of rainbow butterfly windchimes. Using the Repitch Warp Mode, he explores how you can take a recording and

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Sepalcure (Hotflush) Dubspot Q&A: ‘Fleur’, Hardware, Performance, Songwriting +

Artists & Labels

Praveen Sharma and Travis Stewart seem like very different people. The two make varying styles of music as solo artists, they take divergent approaches to developing their sounds, and each has his own view on artistic identity. And yet the style they’ve created together as Sepalcure is cohesive and unique.

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Ableton Live + MASCHINE Video Tutorial Pt 2: Slicing and Editing

Video Tutorials

In this video, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Mike Hatsis explores loop editing and slicing possibilities using Ableton Live and MASCHINE.

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New movements in iPad MIDI control: Konkreet Performer, Kapture app, new Griid

iOS

In 2010 music apps were all the rage. Beat makers, modular synths, recording devices and studio-in-a-box applications on the iPad were the most exciting thing we had seen in music production for some time. But after a while all of

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Dubspot Sound Selections .01 :: Salva, GuGu, Morgan Zarate, + giraffe/giraffe

Artists & Labels

Afro-Latin UK Funky by GuGu on DVA Music; Future house by Salva on Friend of Friends; LA Grime Beats by Morgan Zarate on Hyperdub; And psychedelic cumbia by giraffe/giraffe.

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Ableton Tutorials Week 5: DJing w/ Live – Warping (Salva & St. Andrew)

DJ Tips & Tricks

Inspired by a recent studio session with the legendary producer Photek, Dubspot Instructor and electronic music producer Professor Nalepa shares some techniques for preparing your live set for DJing, live performance and DJ mixes in this week’s Ableton Live tutorial.

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Optimize Your Windows PC for DJing & Music Production w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments product specialist and Dubspot Instructor Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo dispels a common myth about PC’s and Windows in this article and two-part video tutorial on how to optimize your Windows PC for DJing and music production.

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Poirier (Ninja Tune) w/ Dubspot: Talks Production, Remixing, DJing +

Artists & Labels

Poirier is a man with a broad interest in a variety styles that span the globe. That breadth provides him an opportunity to communicate with diverse crowds and a lot of other artists. The conversation is always a two way

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The DJ Mothership: Traktor Pro 2 + NI’s Controllers – X1, S4, Maschine

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments product specialist and Dubspot Instructor Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo explains and demonstrates the incredible audio processing, DJing, and performance possibilities of Dell’s powerful Studio XPS laptop running Windows 7.

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New Course! Essential Music Foundations: Learn the History of Electronic Music

News

Trace the path of electronic music from its origins in the lab to its evolution on the dance floor – and look to where it will go in the future with Essential Music Foundations Level 1: Electronic Music Appreciation designed by

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Ableton Video Tutorials Week 4: Beat Repeat – Drums & Performance

Production

In this week’s Ableton Live tutorial, Professor Nalepa shares some tips on using the built-in Beat Repeat effect. Beat Repeat is great in the studio for creating interesting drum fills.

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Emch (Subatomic Sound) Talks Production Tips, Dub, Dancehall, Dubstep +

Artists & Labels

Emch talks technology, production tricks, history, and spirituality. He goes from detailed technical discussion of ‘reverb bombs’ to the importance of allowing your spirit to communicate with others when in the studio.

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