Fresh from Dubspot

Brainfeeder Label & Collective: The LA Beat Scene’s Next Generation

Artists & Labels

[The Brainfeeder family, illustration by Dr. Strangeloop.] The current incarnation of Los Angeles’s constantly evolving beat scene started with a couple of sparsely attended events at a small club named Little Temple in 2003. The nights were mainly frequented by

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Traktor S4 Video Tutorial Pt 2/3: Sample Decks & Effects

Video Tutorials

Native Instruments product specialist and Dubspot Instructor DJ Endo delves further into Native Instruments new Traktor Kontrol S4, the world’s first software and hardware DJ system, in this part 2 of our S4 tutorial series. In part one, Endo introduced

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Dubspot Newsletter: Ableton Courses, New Website, Video Tutorials

DJ Tips & Tricks

Contents Dubspot Website Re-imagined Register Now for Dubspot Online Courses! Revamped Electronic Music Production Curriculum Free Video Tutorials Every Week ————————————– Dubspot Website Re-imagined Dubspot.com has been redesigned and re-imagined to provide an intuitive, user-friendly experience, featuring an in-depth overview

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Gilles Peterson: Dubspot Interview ‘Dubstep, Cuba, BBC, Career + Advice’

Artists & Labels

Earlier this year, internationally renowned DJ, broadcaster, label owner, and record producer Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1, Acid Jazz, Talkin’ Loud, and Brownswood) stopped by Dubspot for an interview in which he talked about, from his early days; from an

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial: Creating Loop Variations w/ Follow Actions

Video Tutorials

In this Ableton Live video tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer Thavius Beck demonstrates how to add variation to static loops using Live’s Follow Action feature and Legato Mode.

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AmpliTube iRig Video Tutorial 2/2: Guitar Amp for iPad + iPhone

iOS

Chris Buono,”multi-media guitar madman”, demonstrates how to set up some amp modeling and effects configuration’s in AmpliTube.  Amplitube is an amp modeling and guitar processing app from IK Multimedia that runs on Apple iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone and

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Apple’s New iOS 4.2 = iPad MIDI input / output via USB & Wifi!

iOS

We have exciting news this week for music producers who crave more integration with their iPads and iPhones – the coming update of iOS 4.2 will include Core MIDI as part of the operating system. This is big news for

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Deep Medi Musik / Mala of Digital Mystikz – Meditative ‘Dubstep’

Artists & Labels

[Mala - the man who created Deep Medi and co-founded DMZ.] For Mala, it’s never been about blowing up or making it big. He was just doing what came natural to him and his friends and hoping others might feel

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Traktor S4 Video Tutorial Pt 1/3: Mixer & Decks

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments product specialist and Dubspot Instructor DJ Endo offers an up-close, detailed description of Native Instruments new Traktor Kontrol S4, the world’s first software and hardware DJ system, in this four-part tutorial series.  For part one, Endo zooms in

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How To Sync Ableton Live & Traktor | Video Tutorial by DJ Endo

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot Instructor and product specialist for Native Instruments Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo answers a question on the minds of many Traktor enthusiasts and Ableton Live users, one of the most frequently asked questions he receives as a Native Instruments

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Novation DICER & Traktor Video | Cue-Points, Loops, Effects

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot Instructor and Native Instruments product specialist Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo gives us a brief, dynamic performance on Traktor Pro using Novation’s DICER, a new controller (which sits directly on your turntable, CD player or laptop) that allows easy access

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Warping for Remixing + Dubspot LA Workshop

Production

Acclaimed violinist, sound designer, Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé shows us how to warp tracks for remixing in Ableton Live by going through a step by step process of getting the remix parts for the Metric song

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THE MOUTH: Native Instrument’s Newest Creative Tool by Tim Exile

Production

Electronic musician and innovator Tim Exile and Native Instruments made the big announcement today with Mr Exile uncovering “The Mouth” – a brand new software instrument that can turn any audio signal into music. It looks and sounds incredibly fun!

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New Novation Launchpad Templates by Aurex = Workflow Options

Production

The Novation Launchpad was an instant hit when it hit the market as an affordable, grid-based physical interface made to control Ableton Live’s clips. Because the interface is highly customizable (download the Launchpad Programmers Reference,) it has recently become a

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Dubstep Wobble Bass Pt 2 Ableton Live Tutorial: Operator, FM

Production

Here’s the followup to our very successful Dubstep Wobble Bass with Ableton Live 8 video tutorial Dubspot. This time, Dubspot instructor and Ableton Live expert Mike Hatsis aka !banginclude shows how to create a very dirty, aggressive dubstep style wobble

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Traktor Kontrol S4 is Here! Top 5 Features + NI Video Tutorials

DJ Tips & Tricks

Alright, it’s finally here! Native Instruments today released TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ system! KONTROL S4 combines a special version of the TRAKTOR PRO software with an advanced hardware controller to give DJs of all genres unparalleled creative possibilities with supreme

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iPad + Ableton: Liine, Makers of Griid introduce Plastikman’s Kapture

iOS

The past few months have seen massive advances for using iPad and iPhone to control DAW software, specifically with Ableton Live (which has more protocol choices than other DAWs due to its Max for Live integration.) Software such as ToucOSC

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Ghostly International Artist: Shigeto – ‘Full Circle’ LP Review

Artists & Labels

Over the summer, Shigeto performed at a Brooklyn warehouse party called Campfire, and watching people’s reactions was nearly as interesting as watching him perform. The beatsmith often allows his sounds freedom, giving them occasion to explore the boundaries of structure,

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Portable Moog Synth: Slim Phatty is here | Analog lovers rejoice!

Music Technology

Warp/Schematic recording artist and sound designer Richard Devine introduces the Slim Phatty on YouTube Whether you are a hardware enthusiast or a digital creation guru one company has kept your attention when it comes to synthesizers: Moog Music. Nothing sounds

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Ninja Tune XX Box Set Review | Label Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Artists & Labels

As a teenager in 1999 I stood in the Fat Beats record store looking at the few CDs they carried, which were all behind the counter. The one that caught my attention was Dynamic Syncopation’s Dynamism. Its minimal design and

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