Fresh from Dubspot

NAMM 2010 :: Akai’s new APC-20

DJ Tips & Tricks

Akai unveiled the APC-40′s baby brother, the APC-20, at NAMM this week, adding to the growing selection of Ableton specific controllers now on the market. Half of the APC-20 is a mirror image of its sibling, what it doesnt have,

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NAMM 2010 :: Ableton & Serato release – ‘The Bridge’

DJ Tips & Tricks

NAMM 2010‘s most anticipated DJ-related announcement is out.  Ableton and Serato have revealed the results of their collaboration, finally releasing “The Bridge,” which establishes a direct link between the two programs. First, from Ableton to Serato, you can easily incorporate

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Free Sample/Refresher for Past Students + Refer-a-Friend = $

Workshops

Any of our past students who have taken a DJ or Production Package, finished their classes, and are wondering about the future: you now have the perfect excuse to come back – choose a refresher course or check out the

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DJ Video Tutorial: The Shiftee Salsa School of Scratch – Hand Position

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this video, DMC World Champ DJ Shiftee shares his expertise in turntablism by demonstrating correct hand positioning on the turntable and mixer.

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Dubspot DJ Graduation Party! :: Jan 20th @ Bar 13

Events

Another year, another flock of new DJs heading out of the classroom, into the streets, and up to the decks.  Come join the Dubspot crew and our newest alumni for their first post-study performances at a fantastic venue befitting the

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Video :: The Martinez Brothers :: DJing w/ Traktor @ Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Our friends at Native Instruments helped us produce a special event at the school recently; the house music phenoms, The Martinez Brothers, came through and talked DJing with our students and friends. The workshops saw them share their musical background,

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Jon Margulies :: 365 Ableton Live Tips in 2010

Production

Dubspot instructor and curriculum developer (and DJ, and producer, and writer) Jon Margulies is embarking on a massive project to start off this new decade: a new Ableton tip for everyday of the year 2010. Drawing on his expansive knowledge

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Dubspot DJs @ 675 Bar :: Every Wednesday

Events

Back by popular demand, the Dubspot crew will be taking over the decks every Wednesday night at our favorite spot in the Meatpacking District, 675 Bar. Our veteran DJ instructors, including JP Solis, DJ OBaH, DJ Smasherelly, DJ Shiftee and DJ Reborn, will be joined by

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Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine Pt. 3

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments product specialist Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo demonstrates how to integrate Maschine and Traktor in part three of a three-part series.

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DUBSPOT IN LA :: WHAMM BAM THANK YOU NAMM

Events

Inspired by the conference for which it is named, the Wham Bam Thank You NAMM after hours event on Friday, January 15th will provide a multifaceted musical experience, including a music technology discussion, a panel talk, and some performances by

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Deep Space w/ Francois K & Gilles Peterson @ Cielo

Events

Francois K’s Deep Space, held at Cielo every Monday night, has been one of our favorites for a long time.  We went from Body & Soul to an eclectic musical experience rooted in Dub.  Himself a longtime mainstay in the

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Video :: DJ Rafik :: Traktor & X1 :: Native Instruments

Artists & Labels

Germany’s DJ Rafik enlightens us with some pretty wicked examples of incorporating midi controllers into a live DJ setup with Traktor Pro, Native Instruments’ powerful digital DJing platform and their soon to be released controller, the X1.

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Free Ableton Demo @ the Apple Store

Workshops

This Thursday, January 7th, Dubspot instructor Chris Petti, who is also certified by Ableton, will be giving a free Live 8 demo at the Apple Store in SOHO. This demonstration will give a basic overview of producing electronic music with

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Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine Pt. 2

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments product specialist Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo demonstrates how to integrate Maschine and Traktor in part two of a three-part series.

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Holiday Party for the Kids!

Events

********* Party Alert ********* Attention all young students who couldn’t partake in this weeks  ‘grown-up’ festivities: We’re having another party just for you! Come play some music for your friends and family!! Tuesday, December 21st @ 5:15 -7pm. Dubcafe goodies

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Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine Pt. 1

DJ Tips & Tricks

Native Instruments product specialist Mike Henderson aka DJ Endo demonstrates how to integrate Maschine and Traktor in part one of a three-part series.

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Dubspot & SonicScoop :: Free Weekend Workshop Contest

Giveaways & Contests

Dubspot has teamed up with our friends over at SonicScoop to give their devotes and the general public a chance to win a free weekend workshop at our school.  Those who are interested can get in on the action through

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DMC 2009 World DJ Championship DVD :: DJ Shiftee Won!

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot instructor DJ Shiftee has had a pretty amazing year, a notable highlight of which was his victory in the World’s most prestigious turntablism competition, and his crowning as 2009 DMC World DJ Champion.  Now, everyone can follow his journey,

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Minimal Techno Tips Part 2: Add Space, Depth, and Dimension to Drums

Video Tutorials

In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot instructor Michael Hatsis aka Banginclude shares his approach to adding depth and dimension to techno drums.

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Student DJ Night :: New Blood Tuesdays

Events

Dubspot DJ students now have a new gig night in NYC for recent graduates and those of promise to show off their skills to the public.  Held at Identity, a dive turned East Village lounge, each Tuesday from 8pm –

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