Fresh from Dubspot

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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Ableton Live + MASCHINE Video Tutorial Pt 1: Editing and Routing Audio

Video Tutorials

In this first part of a three-part series using Ableton Live and Native Instruments’ MASCHINE, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Mike Hatsis demonstrates how to route audio and use MASCHINE as a plugin inside Live.

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Mike Slott Talks Collaboration w/ Martyn (All City Records) & Hudson Mohawke

Artists & Labels

Mike Slott offers his perspectives on collaboration. He recently worked with Martyn for the first installment of All City Records new collabo series.

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Ableton Live Video Tutorials Week 3: Mixing w/ Live’s Utility Plug-In

Mixing and Mastering

In the latest edition of Ableton Live Production Tips with Steve Nalepa, Professor Nalepa shares mixing techniques using one of his current works in progress as the example. Ableton‘s built-in Utility plug-in has a width setting that adjusts how wide

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Binaural Beats = Synchronize Brainwaves & Alter Consciousness

Featured

Today, most of us have a favorite playlists, tracks for different states of mind and we use a lot of our productive time compiling these moods and grooves for future use. But what if we could take this one step further – into the realm of affecting your consciousness (painting the brain, so to speak) through sound?

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Bob Marley Tribute ’9 Mile Music Festival’: Mala, Thievery, Major Lazer +

Artists & Labels

Sixty-six years ago Sunday, Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley was born. This Sunday marks the 66th anniversary of the legendary reggae musician’s birth. Bob Marley is a pivotal musical figure of the 20th century, not only responsible for the popularization of

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Native Instruments Absynth Video Tutorial: Sound Design w/ Aetherizer

Production

Dubspot Instructor and Sound Design & Synthesis guru Heinrich Zwahlen takes you on a journey into the wonderful world of Native Instruments Absynth in this tutorial video. Heinrich offers tips and techniques for utilizing the Aetherizer filter effect, a powerful

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New Portable Mini-MIDI Controllers: Korg, Akai, Vestax, Numark +

Music Technology

The size of your music studio today has become as small as you’d like it to be with the use of a laptop (or netbook) and a USB controller. Last year saw the rise of micro-sized USB MIDI controllers with

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Mishka’s ‘Keep Watch’ Mix Series Vol. XXIII w/ Dubspot’s DJ Shiftee

The latest edition of Mishka‘s Keep Watch mix series comes from none other than Dubspot Instructor and 2X DMC Champ Shiftee. After blazing dance floors around the globe, delivering dope mixes, and writing some great articles for Dubspot blog (including

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Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 Public Beta: Exclusive Preview!

Music Technology

Here is an exclusive brief overview of the new and improved features of Native Instruments Maschine from Dubspot Instructor and Synthesis & Sound Design expert Heinrich Zwahlen. If you are interested in a more detailed presentation you can check out

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DJ Kool Herc :: Hip-Hop Founding Father Needs Your Help

Events

Kool Herc, born Clive Campbell, widely-recognized as the father of hip-hop – a true pioneer in the world contemporary popular music – is in need of financial assistance to cover pressing medical cost. We encourage you to send donations to Kool Herc’s family.

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