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Degrees Of Freedom :: Dubspot’s DJ Kiva Album Release Party

Events

BAM “Sounds Like Brooklyn” 2009 Music Festival presents DEGREES OF FREEDOM DJ KIVA ALBUM RELEASE PARTY performing new album LIVE with 9 piece band! featuring: DJ Kiva / Keys & Live Electronics Onome / Vocals Sunru / Vocals Daru Jones

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Dubspot Student Experience :: Learning Ableton Live

News

“Learning to Make Music with Ableton Live”

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DubSpot Interview: Mark Farina

Artists & Labels

Q: What was your most memorable gig, good or bad?

A: Good, definitely. Too many to remember. Playing on a beach with Derrick Carter on New Year’s Eve, first gig in London at Bar Rumba with Luke Solomon and Kenny Hawkes. Playing with Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy at Vic Theater in Chicago. Opening for Kraftwerk at Coachella, etc…

Q: Is there any gear that you’re currently lusting for and why?

A: Solid State Logic “Matrix” 32 channel DAW controlled mixer, would be great for fusing analog gear to digital with may options.

Q: What is your favorite piece of studio gear?

A: AKAI MPC-4000, MPC-2500 or Elektron machinedrum SPS-1UW. Easy to use, lots of fun!

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Max For Live 8

Production

Live has always been a flexible, semi modular, audio environment. But with Live 8, the game has completely changed. Why, you ask? Well, Max For Live is here!

Max For Live is an add on for Ableton Live 8 that will allow users to build additional tools, devices, and extensions for use in Live using Cycling 74′s visual programming language, MaxMSP . That mouse-less step sequencer you always wanted, or a souped up beat repeater are now possible to create and manipulate from right inside Live. Not only will these devices look just like native Live devices. but they will act and behave just like Live’s built-in instruments and effects. So, things like instant MIDI mapping and clip envelope’s will be available to them without any additional configuration.

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Ableton Live 8′s New Warp Engine

DJ Tips & Tricks

By Jon Margulies

One of the things I love about Ableton is that improving the basic functionality of their product – even if it isn’t the most sexy and marketable feature – is a priority for them. Sure, Live 8 has enough newfangled whiz-bangery to excite any marketing executive, but thats not what I’m excited about today. I can’t wait to get my hands on Live 8′s new warping engine.

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Ableton Live 8!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Here at Dubspot, we couldn’t be more excited about the official announcement of Live 8, and we’re already planning how we’ll be revising our curriculum to bring you up to date on key changes like the New Warping Engine, Groove

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young director award

Workshops

Award: Virals Title: Eclectic Breaks Director: Chris Cairns Production Company: Partizan Contact: elizabeth.harrison@partizan.com Producer: Matt Tucker Director of Photography: Ant Dickenson Client/Product: Eclectic Breaks Records/Pro-X-Fade

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Apple In-Store :: Free Workshop

Production

Learn to DJ & Produce Music on a Mac with DubSpot The Digital era has helped blur the line between “DJ” & “Producer”. Learn how these artists do it with powerful new technology, using controllers, adding effects, loops, samples –

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Dubspot Interview: Satoshi Tomiie

Artists & Labels

Q: What was your most memorable gig, good or bad?

A: There are too many to mention! A lot of amazing experiences.. Of course you can’t win all the time and there were some bad ones but usually it disappears from my memory. So all I remember are great (or at least good) gigs.


Q: Is there any gear that you’re currently lusting for and why?

A: Nothing at the moment. I have everything I need which are laptop and some soft synths.. Less is better:)

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Jazzanova Remix Contest

Giveaways & Contests

Jazzanova and Verve invite producers, artists, DJs and remixers to take their best shot at remixing “I Can See,” the latest single from Berlin-based DJ and producer collective, Jazzanova. Usually it’s the folks from Jazzanova who are doing the remixing—of

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Instructor Spotlight : DJ Rupture “Uproot” NY Times Review

Artists & Labels

NY TIMES November 23, 2008 DJ/Rupture – “Uproot” With his sporadic albums like the new “Uproot” (The Agriculture), his weekly radio show and podcast (“Mudd Up!” on Mondays at 7 p.m. on WFMU, wfmu.org) and his blog (negrophonic.com), not to

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DJ OBaH & Pimps of Joytime

Artists & Labels

DJ OBaH’s first official release gets a little Love from Bruce Tantum and Time Out NY.

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Native Instruments Free Workshop

Events

Native Instruments Free Workshop : Komplete 5 : Sound Design & Production Thursday, Oct. 23rd :: 7:30-9:30 PM – GIVEAWAYS! Lead Product Specialist Joshua Fielstra is in from Berlin to demonstrate the awesome sounds of KOMPLETE, including KONTAKT 3, REAKTOR

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Advanced Controllerism Workshop

Video Tutorials

Moldover presents: Advanced Controllerism Workshop Sunday, Oct 19th :: 4:30pm-6:30pm :: DubSpot :: $50/person Please join us at DubSpot for this exclusive controllerism workshop with visiting artist Moldover.  Moldover will share his performance techniques, instrument design concepts and the history of

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Dubspot :: Ableton Live Certified Training Center

DJ Tips & Tricks

DubSpot, as an Ableton Certified Training Center is proud to announce their new Electronic Music Production program, based entirely around Live 7. The course is designed by producer/guitarist Jon Margulies, who’s broad experience using Live in studios, clubs and concert halls has led to him authoring some of the most highly regarded training materials in the business (Ableton Live 7 Power!, VTC , Music Tech).

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Remix Contest *Winners Announced*

Giveaways & Contests

We have a winner ! After two months and over 400 excellent remixes of Dirtybird Record’s Rocket Surgery EP ‘Dum’ we are very pleased to announce the winners of the contest. We would really like to thank everyone who took part and created their own remix. We hope that you all had fun working on your remixes.
Justin Martin – “Wow, I was surprised at how many people got involved with this competition! We had a great time going through all of the entries and discovering everyone’s wildly different interpretations of the track.”

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Remix Hotel New York City 2008

Events

Dubspot, New York City’s world-class Electronic Music and DJ Institute, contributed to the 2008 Remix Hotel NYC by holding a Digital DJing seminar featuring the latest MIDI DJ controllers, and by conducting the “DJing On Air” Native Instruments Traktor / MacBook Air demonstration at Apple’s West 14th Street retail store.

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