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Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

DJ TechTools

Have a taste of this week's new In The Studio with Mad Zach. In this tutorial he's teaching his top-secret highly-coveted reverb techniques. Watch …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Defaults to Streamline Your Workflow w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ demonstrates how to use custom default settings to streamline your workflow and work more proficiently. Included</i> …

How to Get the Perfect Kick Drum

Kick drums form the foundation of dance music – whether it’s a booming 808 to rumble subwoofers or a snappy LinnDrum to cut through the densest of …

Mastering with Ableton Live Part 2: Multiband Compression

Multiband compression has crept into the producer vocabulary recently, but it can be a confusing topic, with the ability to completely ruin mixes if …

Music Production

Classic Gear Spotlight: Roland TB-303 Bass Line

<i>Synth guru Ross Kelly investigates the history of Roland’s legendary TB-303 Bass Line Synth in this spotlight series exploring the vintage gear that</i> …

Music Production

Music Production: Stay Inspired and Conquer Writer’s Block w/ Daniel Salvaggio

<i>In this music production article, Dubspot’s Daniel Salvaggio shares ten helpful approaches to staying inspired in the studio and overcoming</i> …

Music Production

A DJ's Guide to Audio Files and Bitrates

As Serato’s DJ software programs gained FLAC support on Monday, we decided it’s time to write an article that discusses the best options of the …

Digital Crates: What are the best Flash Drives for DJs?

USB Flash Drives For DJs<p>There is a lot of computer science that goes into making flash drives work but DJ’s only need to understand a few key …

Stems: Luciano, Carl Craig + Kerri Chandler Discuss The New Music Format

Just a few weeks ago in Barcelona, there were a slew of talented artists performing for the Sónar festival. It was perhaps easy to overlook an event …

Music Production

5 Ableton Live Tips To Revolutionize Your Workflow

Ableton is a bit like a Russian doll: the more layers you peel back, the more you discover underneath. While there are countless articles written on …

Ableton Live Tutorial - Rhythmic Stereo Beat Repeat Rack w/ Josh Spoon

<i>In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot Contributor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Josh Spoon shows us how to make a unique, rhythmic beat repeat</i> …

Music Foundations Tutorial Pt 4 - Theory Basics: How to Compose a Strong Melody w/ Max Wild

Recreate Todd Terje's "Delorean Dynamite" in Live with Point Blank's Ski Oakenfull

Alongside contemporaries such as Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas, Todd Terje has carried the torch for spacey disco with a series of winning productions …