Fresh from Dubspot

‘Self-Similarity’ :: Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge

Production

SELF SIMILARITY In the past few articles of this series I’ve talked about technique and work-flow related issues all contextualized around making beats and producing electronic music.  In this article I’d like to introduce a concept which perhaps not everyone

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Guru Tribute Mix by DJ OBaH – “poetry over dope beats…”

Featured

DJ OBaH Guru Tribute Mix by Dubspot Poetry over beats, excuse me…poetry over really dope beats. That’s how I would describe Guru if asked to. In a hip hop sea flooded with emcee’s, there are only a handful of lyricist

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[Stanton] Digital DJing [Free] Workshop [DJ Big Wiz] @ Dubspot June 8th

Workshops

Dubspot is hosting a workshop on June 8th, @ 9:15pm, with our friends from Stanton, featuring two longtime industry veterans, Big Wiz and Craig Reeves. They will be showing some of Stanton’s new products, talking digital DJing, and hosting a

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DMC NYC Turntablism Regionals May 15 + DJ Shiftee Showcase

Events

Where turntablism champions begin their march towards the world finals – come check out the DMC NYC Regionals on May 15th @ Santos Party House. In this regional round, each DJ will perform a 2 minute routine. If he or

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‘Bids Build Hope’ :: NextAid’s Online Auction is Live!

Events

There are few organizations in the world that serve a more noble cause than NextAid. Their dedicated team work around the clock to raise awareness and funds to help those less fortunate, specifically, African children in need – victims of

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The Gamelatron :: An Ableton Controlled Robotic Orchestra

Events

The Gamelatron is the world’s first fully robotic gamelan orchestra. It is the fruit of a collaboration between The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR http://lemurbots.org) and the composer Zemi17: A. Taylor Kuffner (http://zemi17.net). Modeled after traditional Balinese and

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ReBirth-338! :: iPad Music App Reviews

iOS

In this entry, Tony Grund, a new friend and contributor to the Dubspot blog, reviews the brand new ReBirth-338, a new incarnation of the classic.  Previous reviews, one on the iPad’s general features and production functionality,  on Korg’s ielectribe and

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Video: Peter Kruder & Christian Prommer: Making of Drumlesson Zwei: !K7 Records

Artists & Labels

This special Dubspot video gives a behind the scenes view into the production process of two electronic music giants – Peter Kruder and Christian Prommer. During Winter Music Conference this past March, Peter and Christian – fresh off their work

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Turntablism Extensive Program w/ DMC 2009 World Champ DJ Shiftee

DJ Tips & Tricks

At Dubspot we’re continually expanding and updating our curriculum, all to maintain our reputation and position as the most complete and cutting-edge center for DJ training in the world.  Today, we are happy to announce the release of our new

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Dubstep Wobble Bass w/ Logic ES2 Synthesizer :: 2-Part Video Tutorial

Production

Dutty Artz co-founder Matt Shadetek is our resident Logic guru here at Dubspot.  An accomplished DJ, producer, and instructor, in these videos he will walk through the creation of a dubstep wobble, step by step, and show off what he

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Instructor Spotlight :: Matt Shadetek of Dutty Artz

Artists & Labels

You might have noticed a bunch of Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge entries on the blog recently.  Those are all from our good friend Matt Shadetek: co-founder of Dutty Artz, established producer, talented DJ, and Dubspot Logic instructor, whose contributions to

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Traktor Pro Video Tutorial ‘How To Beat Grid’ (Quick Version)

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot’s resident Traktor expert and DJ instructor Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, is back with another Traktor beat gridding video.  This verson – streamlined, efficient, fast, and effective – is for all those kids out there looking to get their

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iPad Music App Reviews :: TouchOSC // Sonorasaurus

iOS

In this entry, Tony Grund, a new friend and contributor to the Dubspot blog, reviews two new iPad applications for music production, TouchOSC and Sonorasaurus Rex.  Previous reviews, one on the iPad’s general features and production functionality, and another on

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NYU’s Clive Davis School Offering DJ Classes @ Dubspot

DJ Tips & Tricks

New York University’s Clive Davis School of Music is holding classes at Dubspot to provide their students with a new experience, focused on one of the more modern schools of musical performance – the world of the DJ. Led by

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CNN Features Dubspot :: ‘The Turnaround’

News

Dubspot’s small business, big success story was featured in the media again this past weekend.  CNN visited our school to film an edition of The Turnaround – a weekly feature that highlights successful entrepreneurs, describing their initial struggles and eventual

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Dutty Artz Studio Knowledge :: ‘The Critic Inside’

Production

THE CRITIC INSIDE Having written the first of these articles on the subject of Production Speed Dating, and gotten some great feedback on it from some of my friends and my colleagues at Dubspot, I feel encouraged to talk more

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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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