Fresh from Dubspot

Major Lazer (Diplo / Walshy Fire / Jillionaire) – Dubspot Video Interview @ WMC, Miami

Artists & Labels

Dubspot catches up with members of the electronic dancehall outfit Major Lazer, a collaborative music project headed by DJ/producer and Mad Decent mastermind Diplo. We chat with Jillionaire, Walshy Fire, and Diplo about musical inspiration, collaboration, live performance, music technology,

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Dubspot Student Spotlight! Kissey, Christian Voldstad, Balkstar, Knobby Roots, Underscores!

Students

We are very proud and excited to present the November edition of Dubspot Student Spotlight, our ongoing monthly blog series in which we shine light on some of the remarkable artists, DJs, and producers who have recently come through Dubspot!

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Music Foundations Tutorial Pt 3 – Reharmonizing a Melody or A Capella w/ Max Wild

Featured

In the third installment of our ongoing Music Foundations video tutorial series, Dubspot instructor Max Wild demonstrates how to rehamonize an acapella using Ellie Golding’s “Light” as example.

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John Digweed (Bedrock Records / Renaissance) – Dubspot Video Interview @ Movement Festival, Detroit

Artists & Labels

Dubspot catches up with esteemed DJ, Producer and Bedrock Records founder, John Digweed at Movement Festival in Detroit to hear about his ever evolving career, changes in DJ technology and the inspiration he draws from.

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iOS Music App Roundup: iSEM, Audulus Modular, Audio Copy, Notate Me, Samplr, Virtual ANS +

iOS

In this month’s iOS music application roundup: Oberheim’s SEM comes to the iPad, Retronyms creates an audio copy/paste app, Audulus Modular updates to 2.4, Gaz Williams reviews Samplr 1.3, iStomp drops its price to $50, and more.

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial Roundup! Techno Fundamentals w/ Dubspot Instructor John Selway

Video Tutorials

Learn the basics of creating techno with seasoned producer John Selway! In these four ‘Techno Fundamentals’ videos, Selway explores some basic techno composition techniques, some unorthodox production methods, and shares some crucial tips and tricks for Ableton Live.

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The Bug (Ninja Tune / Hyperdub) Talks Inspiration and Influences w/ Dubspot @ Movement Festival

Artists & Labels

During our annual pilgrimage to Detroit for Movement Electronic Music Festival, we had the opportunity to catch up with musician and producer Kevin Martin a.k.a. The Bug for an interview about inspiration, influences, parallels between life and music, and finding one’s true voice.

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Classic Gear on a Budget – Emulating Roland’s TB-303 Acid Sound

Music Technology

Dubspot NYC tech and Brooklyn Bass founder Dan Snider offers some advice on achieving classic Roland TB-303 sounds with some newer and less expensive hardware alternatives.

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Maschine Studio / 2.0 Tutorial: Sidechain Compression / Ducking the Bass w/ Matt Cellitti

Video Tutorials

In this video tutorial, Dubspot course designer and Maschine specialist Matt Cellitti explores sidechain compression in Maschine 2.0, and offers some tips and tricks for mixing and getting the most out of the new audio engine.

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Creative Strategies for Producers w/ Matt Shadetek: Copying, Learning, and Creativity

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek explores how you can benefit from copying, and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

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WHY PUSH? Contest – Win a FREE Ableton Push from Dubspot! + Push Tutorial Video Roundup

Ableton Live

This week at Dubspot, we are excited to announce the Why Push? contest with the chance for one lucky person to win a brand new Ableton Push! Along with the contest, we are proud to kick off Weekend DJ/Producer Tutorial

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Maschine Studio / 2.0 Tutorial: Customizing Drum Sounds w/ Matt Cellitti

DJ / Producer

In this video tutorial, Dubspot course designer and Maschine specialist Matt Cellitti explores new sound design workflow with Maschine 2.0′s drum synths, which can offer efficient and inspiring results for drum hits.

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4 Ways to Add Analog Sound to Your Digital Productions – w/ Dan Freeman

Production

Dubspot instructor and prolific musician Dan Freeman suggests a few way to get out of the box and add some analog sound to your digital creation process.

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Dubspot NYC Maschine User Group (11/18) w/ The Aqua League – Mixing Techniques w/ Maschine 2.0

Events

On Monday September 18th, Dubspot NYC Maschine User Group returns with a special guest lecture from Ironhorse Music Group production team The Aqua League who will demonstrate mixing techniques with Maschine 2.0

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Improvisation Using Ableton Push + Live 9 w/ Dubspot Instructor Adriano Clemente (CapcOm)

Ableton Live

In this video, Dubspot instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Adriano Clemente (Capcom) showcases live performance techniques using Ableton PUSH and his own LIGHT PUSHer custom-design light rig.

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Music Tech News Roundup: Arturia MicroBrute, Dave Smith Mopho SE, Strymon BigSky, Ohm Studio +

News

In this week’s music tech news roundup: Arturia MicroBrute, Dave Smith Mopho, Strymon BigSky, Sonic Faction’s Mutant Synth Pack, Multitude Quad Delay, Ohm Studio, Keith McMillen QuNeo Rogue +

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Electronic Music History: Boards of Canada ‘Music Has the Right to Children’ (Warp Records)

Artists & Labels

Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau investigates the process and influences behind one of IDM’s most beloved projects – Boards of Canada’s Music Has The Right to Children LP on Warp Records.

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Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine Ep 6: Kanye West “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” w/ Devo Springsteen

Maschine

In this episode of Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine, Dubspot instructor Shareef Islam invites Grammy Award winning producer Devo Springsteen to revisit his 2005 hit production of “Diamonds (from Sierra Leone)” by Kanye West. In the latest installment of Dubspot’s Reclaiming

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Creative Strategies for Producers w/ Matt Shadetek: Get Ready to Fail

Production

In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek explains that the fruits of action only become available when you perform your prescribed duty.  So, you want to make music? Get ready to suck at it

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Dubspot NYC Ableton Live User Group (11/12) w/ Rheyne and Dan Freeman (CØm1x)

Workshops

On Wednesday November 12th, our Dubspot Ableton User Group in New York City continues with guest instructor Rheyne and host Dan Freeman (CØm1x).

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