Fresh from Dubspot

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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dubspot 2009 holiday party :: This Monday, Dec 14th

Events

It’s the end of the year (wow!); a short twelve months that has seen many incredible events, new classes, and most importantly, many new students. The whole Dubspot crew would like to thank all who have contributed to Dubspot’s success

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Native Instruments’ Maschine & Ableton Live… together

Music Technology

By: Heinrich Zwahlen Should we take the time to learn a software-specific piece of hardware, rather than focusing on open and freely configurable control surfaces that can be programmed however we want? More than the APC40, Native Instruments’ Maschine strongly

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New Course Debut: Essential Music Foundation (EMF)

News

Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva has long been a mainstay at the school, not only teaching Reason and Ableton courses, but designing curriculum and content as well. The new ‘Essential Music Foundation’ course is the result of a collaborative effort with

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Dubspot’s New Gear Catalog :: Get the best – cheaper.

Music Technology

Soon, Dubspot students will have a centralized place to get all their equipment and software needs taken care of.  When signing up for a class, just check out what you will need, and order it through us… it will be

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Matt Shadetek European tour w/ Jahdan Blakkamoore

Events

Matt Shadetek longtime Dubspot instructor, is heading across the pond and on the road with Jahdan Blakkamoore.  The tour, for Jahdan’s new album, Buzzrock Warrior, will touch down in Vienna, Nuernburg, Linz, and Dresden, all finishing up in time to

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Instructor Spotlight :: DJ /Rupture & Matt Shadetek drop new mix

Artists & Labels

Two of the Dubspot Crew, past and present instructors respectively, DJ /Rupture and Matt Shadetek have release a new mix, Solar Life Raft. The two have been working together on a variety of production projects recently, and if the new

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Dubspot Videos :: Boys Noize @ Summerstage w/ Dubspot

Events

Dubspot joined our friends at Summerstage for the Boys Noize / Drop The Lime / Canyons show this past August, and brought with us a new experience for the summertime NYC institution: an interactive musical environment that pushes the limit

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Instructor Spotlights :: Jon Margulies :: new Album & Ableton Book

Artists & Labels

DJ, Producer, Composer, writer, and Dubspot mainstay Jon Margulies has been an instrumental figure around the school for well over a year now.  The chief architect of our Ableton curriculum, he has years of music industry experience dating back to

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Dubspot videos :: US DMC Champs join Shiftee @ Dubspot for turntablism class

DJ Tips & Tricks

After the USA DMC finals this past August, a whole crew of regional champions, including Donnie Dee, DJ Ohm, Mista B, and Marcus Pinn stopped by Dubspot to join one of DJ Shiftee’s turntablism classes.  This special event saw a

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NextAid :: World AIDS Month events across the country!

Events

NextAid, the organization Dubspot works with on the charitable mix project Funk Aid, has a wide variety of events planned for December, World AIDS Month. 12.03 (Omaha) loom – Brent Crampton / Shif-D 12.04 (Charlotte) Charlotte House Music Society –

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Dubspot’s Ableton Live 8 Tour :: Austin :: See You Again @ SXSW

Events

On November 14th and 15th, Dubspot was in Austin for the second stop of the school’s Ableton Live 8 Tour in as many weekends.  The events were again a success, again a chance for the local music scene to experience

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Create Digital Music :: 5 Year Celebration @ Love

Events

Over 5 short years, Create Digital Music has become one of the most well-researched, well-read, and well-respected music industry resources on the web.  Covering a wide variety of issues, from new products and technology to the most cutting-edge production and

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Dubspot’s 5 Ableton Certified Instructors :: More than any other school

News

Recently Dubspot hosted an Ableton instructor certification weekend at our school, in which 3 of our crew participated and passed the review.  Newly certified are Michael Hatsis, DJ Kiva, and Chris Petti. We now proudly have 5 Ableton certified instructors

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Musical Holiday Cheer :: Dubspot Gift Certificates

Giveaways & Contests

Dubspot gift certificates are probably the coolest presents in the world.  Seriously, who doesnt want to learn how to DJ or produce?  Musicians, producers, and disc jockeys are all cool.  Make any music lover friend/family member smile and be the

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Dubspot’s Ableton Live Tour :: Los Angeles :: We’ll Be Back

News

Dubspot’s Ableton Tour stop in L.A., over the weekend of November 7th and 8th, achieved its goal.  All accounts of the event have centered around how unique the experience was, how innovative the workshops were, and how in-demand the Dubspot

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