Fresh from Dubspot

Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine :: Part 2

DJ Tips & Tricks

Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, aka Traktor Master,  stopped by Dubspot to give an introductory digital DJing lesson on Traktor and Maschine.  This second installment covers the basics of looping and cueing control, including loop length adjustment to create a

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Holiday Party for the Kids!

Events

********* Party Alert ********* Attention all young students who couldn’t partake in this weeks  ‘grown-up’ festivities: We’re having another party just for you! Come play some music for your friends and family!! Tuesday, December 21st @ 5:15 -7pm. Dubcafe goodies

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Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine :: Part 1

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments Traktor master, and new Dubspot instructor, Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, has put together a tutorial for those looking to incorporate Maschine into their Traktor sets.  Throughout this series he will cover a wide range of the basics

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Dubspot & SonicScoop :: Free Weekend Workshop Contest

Giveaways & Contests

Dubspot has teamed up with our friends over at SonicScoop to give their devotes and the general public a chance to win a free weekend workshop at our school.  Those who are interested can get in on the action through

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DMC 2009 World DJ Championship DVD :: DJ Shiftee Won!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot instructor DJ Shiftee has had a pretty amazing year, a notable highlight of which was his victory in the World’s most prestigious turntablism competition, and his crowning as 2009 DMC World DJ Champion.  Now, everyone can follow his journey,

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NextAid has Holiday gifts that keep giving.

Events

NextAid, our partner in the FunkAid mix project, has received some coverage recently in the Los Angeles Times, highlighting a point that we wanted to share with our friends. They have a variety of gift options for the holidays.  Any

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Minimal Techno :: Add Space, Depth & Dimension to Drums :: Part 2

Production

Dubspot video and Ableton guru Michael Hatsis has another tutorial thats fresh off the final cut, finishing his conversation on adding space and dimension to drums in Ableton Live.

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Student DJ Night :: New Blood Tuesdays

Events

Dubspot DJ students now have a new gig night in NYC for recent graduates and those of promise to show off their skills to the public.  Held at Identity, a dive turned East Village lounge, each Tuesday from 8pm –

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dubspot 2009 holiday party :: This Monday, Dec 14th

Events

It’s the end of the year (wow!); a short twelve months that has seen many incredible events, new classes, and most importantly, many new students. The whole Dubspot crew would like to thank all who have contributed to Dubspot’s success

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Native Instruments’ Maschine & Ableton Live… together

Music Technology

By: Heinrich Zwahlen Should we take the time to learn a software-specific piece of hardware, rather than focusing on open and freely configurable control surfaces that can be programmed however we want? More than the APC40, Native Instruments’ Maschine strongly

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New Course Debut: Essential Music Foundation (EMF)

News

Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva has long been a mainstay at the school, not only teaching Reason and Ableton courses, but designing curriculum and content as well. The new ‘Essential Music Foundation’ course is the result of a collaborative effort with

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Dubspot’s New Gear Catalog :: Get the best – cheaper.

Music Technology

Soon, Dubspot students will have a centralized place to get all their equipment and software needs taken care of.  When signing up for a class, just check out what you will need, and order it through us… it will be

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Matt Shadetek European tour w/ Jahdan Blakkamoore

Events

Matt Shadetek longtime Dubspot instructor, is heading across the pond and on the road with Jahdan Blakkamoore.  The tour, for Jahdan’s new album, Buzzrock Warrior, will touch down in Vienna, Nuernburg, Linz, and Dresden, all finishing up in time to

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Class Is In session W/ The Martinez Brothers @ Dubspot

Workshops

Together with Native Instruments, Dubspot will be hosting a very special workshop with the renowned DJ team The Martinez Brothers (TMB) featuring NI’s Traktor on December 7th beginning at 7pm. Two Workshop Sections are scheduled: Section 1: 7:00 to 8:00pm

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Instructor Spotlight :: DJ /Rupture & Matt Shadetek drop new mix

Artists & Labels

Two of the Dubspot Crew, past and present instructors respectively, DJ /Rupture and Matt Shadetek have release a new mix, Solar Life Raft. The two have been working together on a variety of production projects recently, and if the new

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Dubspot Videos :: Boys Noize @ Summerstage w/ Dubspot

Events

Dubspot joined our friends at Summerstage for the Boys Noize / Drop The Lime / Canyons show this past August, and brought with us a new experience for the summertime NYC institution: an interactive musical environment that pushes the limit

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Instructor Spotlights :: Jon Margulies :: new Album & Ableton Book

Artists & Labels

DJ, Producer, Composer, writer, and Dubspot mainstay Jon Margulies has been an instrumental figure around the school for well over a year now.  The chief architect of our Ableton curriculum, he has years of music industry experience dating back to

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Dubspot videos :: US DMC Champs join Shiftee @ Dubspot for turntablism class

DJ Tips & Tricks

After the USA DMC finals this past August, a whole crew of regional champions, including Donnie Dee, DJ Ohm, Mista B, and Marcus Pinn stopped by Dubspot to join one of DJ Shiftee’s turntablism classes.  This special event saw a

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NextAid :: World AIDS Month events across the country!

Events

NextAid, the organization Dubspot works with on the charitable mix project Funk Aid, has a wide variety of events planned for December, World AIDS Month. 12.03 (Omaha) loom – Brent Crampton / Shif-D 12.04 (Charlotte) Charlotte House Music Society –

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Dubspot’s Ableton Live 8 Tour :: Austin :: See You Again @ SXSW

Events

On November 14th and 15th, Dubspot was in Austin for the second stop of the school’s Ableton Live 8 Tour in as many weekends.  The events were again a success, again a chance for the local music scene to experience

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