Fresh from Dubspot

‘UK Funky’ Drum Basics – Ableton Live Video Tutorial w/ !include

Production

In this short video Dubspot instructor Michael Hatsis, aka !include, takes you through the basic setup of a UK Funky style drum beat. He shows you where to place kicks and snares, a starting tempo to use and also some

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iPad Music :: Soundprism – A Visual Approach To Music Theory

iOS

I saw this recently over at Peter Kirn’s Create Digital Music blog.  I just watched the video below and read the interview Peter did (link below) and I was very inspired by what I saw of Soundprism. I would definitely

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Native Instruments BATTERY 3.1 Update Available

Production

Native Instruments BATTERY 3.1 drum machine sampler update is now available – free update includes additional vintage sound emulation, multiprocessor support, and more. A program like this is essential for producers looking to compose original drum sounds! Dubspot offers Synthesis

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SUB:SESSIONS NYC – ‘An Education in Low Frequency Vibrations’

Events

Dubspot, in conjunction with Konkrete Jungle, Halcyon, and Brooklyn Radio, presents SUB:SESSIONS “An education in low frequency vibrations” – Saturday, September 11th, 2010 – a night guaranteed to give the subwoofers at Love a serious workout. On the bill are

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Flying Lotus To Release New EP + Headlining Decibel Festival

Artists & Labels

After releasing Cosmogramma, one of the finest albums in 2010, Flying Lotus is wasting no time in following that masterwork with another hit. This time, the Los Angeles based producer plans to unleash an EP titled Pattern+Grid World on Warp

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The Bridge for Serato & Ableton: Public Beta + Manual Available

DJ Tips & Tricks

Just after a few minutes after 1 AM this morning, Serato and Ableton announced that new “Scratch Live 2.1.1 featuring The Bridge has entered public beta” via their respective Twitter accounts (SeratoHQ and ableton.) The public beta version of The

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Dubspot Podcast #9: Jubilee Exclusive Mix + Interview

Podcast

This week’s episode features another Dubspot graduate, the wonderful Jessica Gentile, AKA Jubilee. She dropped by the Dubspot basement on Monday to deliver some exclusive, fresh Summer heat, thick new and unreleased tracks and refixes from Ikonika, Untold, Roska and

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S4 : Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Video w/ DJ Shiftee

Video Tutorials

In the video above, Current DMC World Champ, Dubspot Instructor, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee shows what the upcoming Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ system is capable of. Shiftee demonstrates the powerful new Sample Decks and Loop Recorder in

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial ‘Chopping Samples’ w/ Thavius Beck

Video Tutorials

In this video Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Thavius Beck shares an interesting technique on how to make beats in Ableton Live. He shows us how he chops his samples while keeping them as warped audio and not using

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DJ School 101: p r a c t i c e > practice > PRACTICE

DJ Tips & Tricks

Written by DJ Shiftee PRACTICE TIP #1 – Plan Your Practice As a DJ, a turntablist, and a champion sandwich artist, I’m a big believer in the power of practice. However, not all practices of practice are practically equal. Someone

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Dubspot LA: Free Ableton Workshop w/ Free the Robots & Jeremy Ellis

Events

Dubspot & Thavius Beck bring you Production 101 @ the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles! The Production 101 workshop event returns in full form on August 17th at the Downtown Independent theatre. For those of you who attended last months

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DJ Shiftee Tutorial Video: Mixing 101 – Pushing and Pulling

DJ Tips & Tricks

Reigning DMC World Champion, Dubspot Instructor, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee offers more invaluable tips and fundamental tricks for DJing. In this tutorial video, Shiftee demonstrates and explains the “Pushing and Pulling” technique, which is manually correcting the

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Back to School Special: Save up to 20% Off Programs & Courses

News

Maybe the NYC heatwave is making us nutty.   But we’re announcing a batch of great savings and back-to-school discount specials on all of Dubspot’s Production and DJ Courses, Programs, and Workshops coming up (signed up for) in August… *

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Harmonic Mixing Pt. 2: Relative Key – Mixing Without Key Lock

DJ Tips & Tricks

written by DJ Endo A lot of DJ’s today are Mixing Harmonically and using Mixed in Key to scan their digital music collections so they can organize their music by key and quickly find tracks that will sound good together.

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Dubspot Podcast #8: Exclusive Mix by Dubspot Graduate Indigo Rex

Podcast

This week’s episode of Dubspot Podcast comes from a former student, now producing and DJing under the moniker Indigo Rex. A London native with roots in classical and electronic genres, Indigo Rex grew up in a sea of music exploration,

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Dubspot Podcast #7: Ancient Astronauts Exclusive Mix + Interview

Artists & Labels

Late last week, Ancient Astronauts took a break from traveling the “cosmos of music” to drop by the Dubspot basement for an exclusive, live DJ set for our Dubspot Podcast series and an interview.  The retro-futurist duo from Cologne, Germany

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Dubspot DJ Graduation: Back to Back Parties: Tue Aug 10

Events

Tuesday, August 10th, a bactch of fresh, talented DJs are heading out of our classrooms and into the nightclubs, where they’ll be scorching dancefloors with tunes and skills! Come join the Dubspot crew and our newest alumni for a back

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Dubspot @ DJ Expo 20-Year Anniversary – Free Ableton Clinics

DJ Tips & Tricks

Come visit Dubspot at our interactive technology booth Tuesday, 17th & Wednesday, August 18th at this year’s DJ Expo (celebrating 20 years strong!) at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We’ll have two live demonstrations from Ableton

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Native Instruments Traktor Pro Videos + Performance by DJ Shiftee

Video Tutorials

Current DMC World Champion and Dubspot Instructor DJ Shiftee demonstrates his incredible skills behind the decks in this performance video featuring an “heavy-weight” Native Instruments setup. Shiftee uses TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, the X1 and MASCHINE for an exclusive routine dubbed

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DJ Mix Competition for Students: Win a FREE Class and more!

Giveaways & Contests

We at Dubspot are pleased to announce our new Dubspot Student Spotlight DJ competition for current and former students. Entrants are asked to submit a 30 to 45 minute DJ mix and follow the steps below in order to get

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