SXSW 2010 Recap :: Dubspot @ the Music Trade Show Gear Alley

Dubspot joined the Music Trade Show at South By Southwest this year, March 17th, 18th, and 19th, setting up a booth in the Gear Alley, and giving mini-tutorials for all those who came through.  The crowds were diverse, asking questions about performance and production topics in a variety of genres, and we were happy to oblige, as that is what we do best: teach aspiring and established musicians about the myriad gear and software options available for the studio and the stage.

Our friends over at Avid/M-Audio provided a host of gear for our booth, including Axiom Pro 25 & Pro 49 keyboards, and two pairs of monitors, CX8s and BX5s (which came in handy for blasting out tunes over the din of guitars).  We were also giving Ableton, APC40, and Serato lessons as well.

Lots of people were also signing up for our M-Audio giveaway, which includes two prize packages, both worth over $1500 - that contest is still open until April 18th, so check it out and sign up now!

There were many visits from industry mainstays, the most notable being Diplo, who hit the Gear Alley Stage to talk about production, and stopped by our booth to talk shop for a while afterwards.

sxsw-gear-alley-recap-martin-perna-dj-kiva2Our friend Martin Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds) and Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva (Adios Babylon) gave a special presentation on the Gear Alley Stage on using Ableton in a live band context – how to control various sound elements, and how to create a hybrid set for backing a live band, for when you just dont have the travel expenses for the whole crew.

Dubspot gave the Gear Alley something different – what was once purely the home of bands and guitars, now had a taste of the electronic music world, and the world outside traditional analogue music in general.  We plan on coming back, and bringing an even bigger production with us next year.

And also, Dubspot Austin?…  Stay tuned…

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[...] Finally, we were also at the SXSW Music Trade Show, where we showed off lots of M-Audio gear and gave mini-tutorials for 3 days straight.  Some great artists came by the check out our spot, like Diplo.  Recap of that experience is also up now. [...]