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DJ Shiftee DMC World Championship Video & NEW Turntablism Courses

Video Tutorials

Dubspot turntablism master DJ Shiftee won the 2009 DMC World DJ Championships, as you all should know.  His world championship routine is online now, conveniently included above.  If you want to see all the action, you can grab the DMC

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Shakey’s Record Fair 5.09 ‘Calling all Vinyl Junkies’

Events

SHAKEY’S RECORD FAIR Dubspot friend, veteran NYC DJ, and founder of the Warper Party, Julie Covello, aka DJ Shakey, is hosting one of her renowned record fairs on May 9th.  Be sure to stop by, roll up your sleeves, and

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iPad Music App Reviews :: Korg’s iElectribe // Looptastic HD

iOS

Tony Grund is a new contributor to the blog and addition to the Dubspot crew.  This is the second in a series of iPad entries, the first, a general overview of the device, its functionality, and controller potential, is available

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Free Dubspot Workshop ‘Monetize & Protect Your Music’ :: 5.12.10

Workshops

How to Monetize Your Music: From Making Beats to Making Money May 12th – 9pm In this workshop entertainment lawyer Barry Heyman and event producer Mehmet Dede will explore different but complementary facets of the music industry.  Heyman will talk

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iPad Review :: Get it!

iOS

Tony Grund is one of Dubspot’s newest contributors, instructors, and allies.  In addition to this general article on the iPad itself, he has written reviews on a variety of apps geared towards DJs and producers.  You can read about the

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DJing w/ Video, DJing w/ Musicians & Pro Tools Workshops

DJ Tips & Tricks

An upcoming course at Dubspot, DJing w/ Video, is being highlighted in this blog entry because it represents the next frontier of DJing: artist and performers in the future will be completely integrating visuals into their live shows.  Led by

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Production Tips & Tricks :: ‘Organize Your Synths’

Production

DIGITAL ERGONOMICS: SYNTHESIZERS In the previous article I spent some time talking about drums, and how to organize them in useful ways so you can access them quickly.  This applies to synthesizer sounds as well.  I was talking to a

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Trouble & Bass @ Webster Hall, NYC

Events

Our friends over at Trouble & Bass have a dope party coming up Wednesday night, April 14th.  No Escape From New York will see special guests Roska and Tomb Crew, along with Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, and

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Traktor Pro Video Tutorial :: ‘How to Beat Grid’

Video Tutorials

One of Dubspot’s newest instructors, and our resident Traktor guru, Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, has created a video following up on his detailed blog entry posted earlier this year, covering beatgridding in Traktor Pro.  Mike has taught some of

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SXSW 2010 Recap :: Funk Aid Party w/ Wax Poetics

Events

The Dubspot + Wax Poetics Funk Aid Party, presented by Puma, Serato, & Avid/M-Audio,  saw a critical mass of musical talent turn a showcase into musical celebration.  Artists from across the country, styles of old and new, musicians of many

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Student Spotlight :: Rising Star Alert :: DJ Jago (13!)

News

Jake Fischer, aka DJ Jago, is one of Dubspot’s finest students, even at his young age of 13 years old.  He is smart, works well with all the instructors, he concentrates, he’s kind, and – thus no surprise – he

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Studio Tips & Tricks :: ‘Samples’ by Dutty Artz

Production

DIGITAL ERGONOMICS 1: SAMPLES Continuing from my first two articles on the theme of producing efficiently, in this piece I’m going to talk about setting up your digital work environment.  Since people started getting carpal tunnel syndrome from sitting at

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Weekend Workshops: Maschine, Ableton, Logic, Serato, DJ +

DJ Tips & Tricks

At Dubspot, we are constantly expanding our educational opportunities, all to keep pace with the continually expanding production and performance options available in the music industry today.  And in that spirit, we are announcing a series of weekend workshops, designed

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Dubspot DJ Graduation Party :: Bar 13

Events

Come see the new blood.  Dubspot student DJ graduates claim their rightful place in the spotlight at Bar 13, Thursday, April 8th.  Come support, and check out sets by Duke Skylar, DJ Simba, DJ G66, DJ JD, and Jungle Dreamer.

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New Pioneer CDJ’s as Traktor Controllers

Video Tutorials

One of the great things about the new CDJ-900 & CDJ-2000s from Pioneer is that they can be used as controllers for DVS systems, so when you walk into a club outfitted with these new decks, theres no need to

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Dubspot Film Screening :: ‘Still Bill’ / Bill Withers

Events

On Monday, April 12th, starting at 7pm, Dubspot will be hosting a special advanced screening of Still Bill, a film focused on the life of Bill Withers, a true legend of soul music, who wrote the hits ‘Aint No Sunshine,’

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Pioneer DJM-800 Overview // Next… DJM-2000

Video Tutorials

In this edition, Lars Schlichting shows off the Pioneer DJM-800, providing an explanation of all the effects options included on the mixer.  He discusses both the Sound Color FXs – Harmonic, Sweep, Filter, and Crush – and multiple Beat Effects

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SXSW 2010 Recap :: Dubspot @ the Music Trade Show Gear Alley

Workshops

Dubspot joined the Music Trade Show at South By Southwest this year, March 17th, 18th, and 19th, setting up a booth in the Gear Alley, and giving mini-tutorials for all those who came through.  The crowds were diverse, asking questions

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DJ Center ‘Everything In Time’ Review & Release Party

Artists & Labels

EVERYTHING IN TIME Review By: DJ OBaH Info on the release party is below, plus a ‘making of’ video as well… It’s not always easy to write a review for something when the subject is someone you’ve known for some

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Joshue Ott Presents Multi-User Art Exhibit

Events

Dubspot’s good friend Peter Kirn – founder and editor in chief of Create Digital Music.com – is taking part in a special exhibit at the Devotion Gallery: Joshue Ott Presents Multi-User Art.  As advocates of open-sourced software, a special group

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