Fresh from Dubspot

New Courses, Curriculum + New Teachers: Steve Nalepa & Pat Cupo

News

WELCOME TO DUBSPOT — CHECK OUT OUR NEW COURSES Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Patrick Cupo and I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Dubspot. My job is to make sure that students are given

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DJ, DJ/Producer, Ableton: New Course List & Upcoming Schedule

DJ Tips & Tricks

dubspot.com 1.5 is here! For information about our courses, or for immediate assistance, please contact us by: Email: info@dubspot.com | Phone: 1.877.DUBSPOT (877-382-7768) or 212.242.2100 _______________________________________________________________________________________ NEW & EXTENDED PROGRAMS  (Click on titles to see full details) (Upcoming course schedule

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Dubspot Online Courses – Registration Now Open!

Featured

Dubspot, New York City’s premier electronic music production & DJ institute is proud to announce the launch of Dubspot Online. dubspot.com/online-school Dubspot Online stems from the same idea that founded Dubspot in New York City; music technology is only as

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Architecture + DJs + Technologists = ACADIA 2010 @ Cooper Union

Events

[Music: "Associated Euphoria" by Laura Escude - from the album Pororoca] The ACADIA 2010 conference at The Great Hall at Cooper Union starts later this week on Thursday, October 21st and runs through October 24th. The conference will focus on

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Ibiza 2010 Recap Videos & Highlights by DJ Endo

Events

October is upon us and its time for all of the superstar DJs and party goers to wave goodbye to the dance music mecca of the world, Ibiza. Right now clubs like Amnesia, Space, Privilege, Pacha and DC 10 are

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UNSOUND Festival 2010: Bass Mutations = Badawi, Dave Q, James Blake +

Events

The running theme at this year’s UNSOUND festival taking place in Kraków, Poland is “horror,” and on Saturday, October 23rd, a terrific lineup of artists and performers will occupy two rooms (top and bottom) for an event they’re dubbing Bass

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DJ Shiftee ‘The Golden Years’ DMC Tribute Video – WOW!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Shiftee’s Excellent DMC Adventure Alright, here it is! Two-time DMC World Champion and Dubspot Instructor DJ Shiftee takes the legendary gold turntables on a time-traveling journey through DMC history. Shiftee’s performance in this video is nothing short of extraordinary. “This

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) | Conferences + Performances

Events

Europe’s leading electronic music conference and biggest club festival the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicked off today, October 20th and runs through Sunday, October 23rd with conferences and performances from international electronic and dance music innovators including Richie Hawtin, Carl

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Time Out New York Contest: Win Free Dubspot Online Class

Giveaways & Contests

We kicked off a contest in Time Out New York this week, and we’re offering some cool prizes including a free Dubspot Online course of your choice, an extensive Weekend Workshop, or a DJ classes.  Check out the details from

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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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