Fresh from Dubspot

Diplo (Major Lazer, M.I.A.) Talk Massive + EA-Ski on Maschine

Production

Native Instruments caught up with producer Wesley Pentz, otherwise known as Diplo at Mad Decent HQ (record company, studio, and collective he founded in the early 2000s.) Diplo offers a brief description of his production setup, workflow, and talked specifically

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Traktor Pro Video Tutorial: ‘Load Markers’ + DJ Tips by DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

When a DJ is about to start mixing in a new track, they must do a couple things to make sure that the track will mix correctly. They must adjust the gain so that the tracks are equal in volume.

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Reggae Review: Prince Fatty, Rhythm & Culture, + Kenyatta Fire

Artists & Labels

Prince Fatty – Supersize When a style of music has been around for decades, it’s hard to stand out if you adhere too strictly to the genre’s roots. There’s already a vast array of reggae to choose from made by

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression Pt. 3 w/ Steve Nalepa

Video Tutorials

In this third video of a three-part series on sidechain compression, Ableton Live expert Steve Nalepa uses Live’s Auto Filter and Gate in creative ways.

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Dub Gabriel Remix Competition! Win Ableton Online Course, APC40 +

Giveaways & Contests

Back in August, producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and Destroy All Concepts label-boss Dub Gabriel returned with a fresh EP titled Restless Youth, which you can  stream/preview/purchase over at Official.fm now!  The EP contains several bangers including the dancehall scorcher “No Lies”

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Kruder & Dorfmeister in NYC | Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone

Artists & Labels

Legendary Austrian label G-Stone Recordings has been in celebratory mode this year! Celebrating its 16th anniversary with a double-CD compilation titled Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone Recordings loaded with fresh new music from Kruder & Durfmeister, Tosca, Peace Orchestra, Christian

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DJ Shiftee “The Golden Years” Official Trailer | DMC World Finals

DJ Tips & Tricks

Two-time DMC World Champion and Dubspot Instructor DJ Shiftee is at it again, this time with a “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” style journey through DMC champion history. The first glimpses of this video have been causing quite a stir,

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression Pt. 2 w/ Steve Nalepa

Video Tutorials

In this second video of a three-part series focusing on sidechain compression, Dubspot course designer and Ableton Live expert Steve Nalepa demonstrates how to use sidechain compression to help drums cut through the mix better. In this second video of

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CBS NEWS: DUBSPOT = “Best Music [ DJ ] Classes for Kids in NYC”

News

New York City’s CBS Local channel gave us a cool shout several weeks back in their Best Music Classes For Kids In New York City article/roundup of music education programs available for kids in the five boroughs! Dubspot offers kids

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Traktor Pro HotKey Video Tutorial + Mapping Triple-Macro HotKeys

DJ Tips & Tricks

Learn how to map Triple-Macro Hotkeys with Traktor. In this video Native Instruments DJ Product Specialist and Dubspot Instructor DJ Endo takes you through the steps on how to customize your keyboard mapping and map multiple commands to a single

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Dubspot LA: Free Ableton Workshop w/ Thavius Beck & Laura Escude

Production

Production 101 Workshop with Thavius Beck returns Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent on October 12th! Thavius Beck just returned from a successful Live Beat Series tour around Europe (check out the track he made between destinations! Pretty awesome, actually!) To oslo

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touchAble for iPad – Multitouch Control – Ableton Live Tutorial

iOS

Learn how to use touchAble, the new app that allows you to control Ableton Live from your iPad. In this three part video series, we take you through the basics of the touchAble interface, from setup to composition and also

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Hip Hop Producers Adrock, Shocklee + Making Beats w/ Reason

Artists & Labels

Beastie Boys‘s Adrock,  turntablist Mix Master Mike, The Bomb Squad’s Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy), Dilated Peoples’s DJ Babu, and DJ Khalil (who has made beats for Eminem, Dr. Dre and others) are among all featured in this  video from Propellerhead

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression Pt. 1 w/ Steve Nalepa

Video Tutorials

In this first video of a three-part series on sidechain compression, Ableton Live expert Steve Nalepa introduces us to the concept of sidechain compression.

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Fall for Dance Festival Partners w/ Dubspot & Our DJ’s

Events

New York City Center’s seventh annual Fall for Dance Festival kicks off today and runs through October 9th,  showcasing 20 national and international dance companies and new works by choreographers, including Merce Cunningham Dance Company performs NY premiere of XOVER

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DJ Shiftee ‘Dancing Specialist’ New Mix for NOISE212

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dancing Specialist presented by NOISE212 by Shiftee Dubspot instructor and two-time DMC World Champ DJ Shiftee dropped an exclusive music for NOISE212. The mix opens with a dope sound collage (probably chopped samples/voices loaded up in Native Instruments Maschine) and

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Lorn (Brainfeeder) @ Dubspot – Maschine Workshop + Interview

Artists & Labels

We shot this video earlier this summer when Lorn along with Native Instruments specialist Josh Fielstra hosted a Maschine workshop at Dubspot with Brainfeeder artist/producer Lorn. We have a longer video of the workshop, performance, and interview dropping soon, but

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DJ Mixes w/ Traktor Pro & Ableton Live: Auto-Gain w/ DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this video, Native Instruments DJ product specialist and Dubspot instructor DJ Endo shares a quick tip on how to use Traktor’s built-in auto gain feature to make DJ mixes in Ableton Live. By using Traktor to detect volume differences

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Beastie Boys’ Adrock on Music Production & Making Beats w/ Reason

Artists & Labels

Check out this Propellerhead interview with rapper, producer, guitarist, and member of the pioneering hip hop group Beastie Boys Adam “Adrock” Horovitz  in this edition of their impressive Artist Stories series.  Adrock talk about his early beginnings in hardcore punk

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LuckyMe NYC Showcase w/ Hudson Mohawake & Rustie 9/24

Events

LuckyMe, a record label and artist collective based in Scotland is coming to NYC this Friday for a wicked night of music, art, and sheer fun! Billed as the first official NYC showcase of the young crew from Glasgow which

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