Fresh from Dubspot

In Class @ Dubspot :: Martin Perna (Antibalas / Ocote Soul), Rich Medina & Chico Mann

Artists & Labels

Martin Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds), DJ Rich Medina (Jump N Funk, Marksmen Productions, Rock Steady Crew), Marcos Garcia (Antibalas, Chico Mann), DJ T-Kat (Chico Mann), and Mark Hines (Marksmen Productions), met with Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva for an Ableton

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Traktor :: Beatgrid & Sync Properly w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

Beatgridding in Traktor by Mike Henderson (aka DJ Endo) Traktor Scratch Pro and Traktor Pro have proven to be the industry standard in DJ Software.  Traktor can help your DJ workflow tremendously depending on how much work you put into

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Maschine 1.5 Update :: Making A Good Thing Even Better

Music Technology

Making A Good Thing Even Better… by Heinrich Zwahlen Native Instruments has finally released the long awaited (and hotly debated) new version of Maschine, now available as a public beta to all registered users.  It delivers on a string of

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Jazzmutants’s Mu :: Integrated Ableton Live Touch Controller

Video Tutorials

Take a sneak peek at JazzMutant’s latest controller – it includes plug-in software designed specifically for Ableton Live. The new Lemur OS will have more tightly integrated features, like the ability to control all devices within Live, an integrated clip

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Warper Party 4-Years of Madness @ The Knitting Factory

Events

The Warper Party is one of Dubspot’s favorites; a party that constantly encourages creative thinking, through the use of both mainstream and fringe technology, in the live performance of music.  By maintaining an open format – anyone can sign up

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Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge :: Production Speed Dating

Production

PRODUCTION SPEED DATING This is the first article in a series of pieces I’m going to be writing for the Dubspot blog.  The plan is to talk about some of the things I teach in my Logic production courses at

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DJ Shiftee On Boundless Radio NY :: New Mix & Video

Video Tutorials

Dubspot’s favorite DMC World Champion and turntablism instructor, DJ Shiftee, has blown up another set, this time for Boundless Radio New York.  Every month they hold a special Live Listening Session at their studios, and this past February, Shiftee was

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Huge Dubstep Snares w/ Ableton’s Vocoder

Video Tutorials

The possible applications of Ableton Live 8′s vocoder go far beyond traditional voice manipulation; it can be used to create a variety of effects, on various sound elements, throughout the production process.  In this edition of his Dubstep tutorials, Dubspot

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Dubspot LA :: Ableton Master Classes :: March 20 & 21

Workshops

For all those L.A. Ableton users… On March 20th & 21st, Electronic Creatives & Dubspot are joining forces to present an Ableton Live Master Class! Two full days of top-notch training from Ableton Certified Trainer Laura Escude and producer/performer Henry

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Wax Poetics :: Joe Cuba Party :: Chico Mann, Bobbito +

Events

Great event this Wednesday, Feb. 24th – The Joe Cuba NY Release Party, @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker). Our friends from Wax Poetics and Fania Records will be celebrating the release of Joe Cuba’s El Alcalde Del Barrio –

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Dutty Artz in XLR8R TV :: Jahdan & Shadetek

Video Tutorials

What is Dutty Artz?  Its creative freedom… Here is a great new video that’s definitely worth checking out.  Produced by XLR8R, and brought to you by their Labels We Love compilation project, it features Dutty Artz honcho, and Dubspot instructor,

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Ableton NYC User Groups :: Torn / Moldover / Thavius / Willits

Workshops

#1 – Elijah B. Torn will be presenting on Feb 21. #2 – Matt Moldover is now here Feburary 28th. #3 Thavius Beck (Big Dada), a top-flight producer, composer, and Ableton master, will be joining us for a two hour

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Dubspot @ SXSW :: Avid/M-Audio Partnership & Giveaway

Giveaways & Contests

Some of the many, and best, treats we have to offer at SXSW this year will come from our new partnership with Avid/M-Audio, who have joined on as our partners, supporting both our booth at the music trade show, and

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Dubspot Student DJ Graduation Parties :: 02.25 & 04.08

Events

Dubspot DJ graduates are back by popular demand at Bar 13, ready to show off their new skills.  Come show some love for the next generation – they have all worked hard to get where they are – support! Two

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New SonicScoop Contest :: Get Your Tracks On Vinyl – For Free

Giveaways & Contests

Our friends over at SonicScoop have a great new giveaway contest going on, especially perfect for a Dubspot student who wants to immortalize their compositions in style — on vinyl. Their partner in the contest, Trutone Mastering Labs, will create

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DJ Vadim Hits The U.S. w/ Bassnectar & Major Lazer

Events

Such a fresh tour, we had to post it. The masterful DJ/ Producer and Dubspot favorite,  DJ Vadim, is coming back to the U.S. – this time Bassnectar and Major Lazer will be along for the ride – and on

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Dubspot Austin :: Ableton Workshop Tour Video

Video Tutorials

The Dubspot crew had a great time on our maiden voyage to Austin a couple months ago.  A successful edition of our production and performance workshop tour, with presentations from Francis Preve, Jim Rivers, Christopher Willits, Jon Margulies, Barry Cole,

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DJ OBaH drops a new mix for Time Out New York

Featured

Mr. Old School Beats and Harmony, Dubspot Instructor DJ OBaH, has released a new mix for Time Out New York. The mix boasts some classic tracks from the soul, funk, afrobeat, and hip-hop, as is OBaH’s modus operandi. You can

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Austin Ableton User Group :: Francis Preve / Justin Williams

Workshops

Dubspot presents the next meeting of the Austin Ableton User Group, ready to roll for Sunday, February 21st. Our first presenter, Francis Preve (Different Pieces, Toolroom, Armada), has been a sound designer for Ableton since 2004, a DJ since 2006,

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Free Workshop :: Pioneer CDJ-900 & DJM-800 & Traktor

Workshops

Dubspot DJ instructors Lars & Endo present a workshop focused on the new Pioneer CDJ-900 and the rock-steady DJM-800, the compatibility of the two (pieces of equipment, not instructors) with Traktor, and the various functional options available for DJs when

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