dubSpot : redefining music education
New Classes for Spring 2009 Enrollment
Free Workshops
Ableton Live 8 Tour

DUBSPOT– a world-class electronic music production and DJ institute located in NYC’s Meatpacking District – is now offering open enrollment for Spring 2009. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, DubSpot has become the premier music school for both aspiring and experienced producers and DJ's.  Check out the new Spring 2009 courses, instructors, and updated curriculum.  Learn Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason, Serato, and Native Instruments and class offerings range from beginner to advanced, analog to digital, hardware to software, everything you need to start making music today.  DubSpot is redefining music education for tomorrow’s digital age in their start-of-the-art-facilities.


Sign up now for intensive classes and weekend workshops, complete with hands-on learning, experience with the latest DJ and electronic music production techniques, and exposure to exciting technologies.

·      Ableton Live 8 Weekend Workshop - every weekend
·      Live Performance with Ableton Live - starts April 14th
·      Ableton Live 8 Full Course Package (3-Months) & DJ/Producer Package w/Ableton Live 8 - starts April 15th
·      DJ / Producer Package + Intro to Electronic Music Production Module - starts April 18th
·      Mixing & Mastering w/ Daniel Wyatt - starts April 19th
·      DJing with Video - starts May 5th
·      Sound Design & Synthesis w/ Komplete 5 - Starts May 19th

Open house every Sunday from 12pm-2pm. For available courses & weekly schedules, instructor bios and more, please visit

MONDAY, APRIL 6th @ 6.30PM

Learn to DJ & Produce Music on a Mac. The Digital era has helped blur the line between "DJ" & "Producer".  Learn how these artists do it with powerful new technology, using controllers, adding effects, loops, samples - essentially producing music live!  Instructors and guest artists from dubSpot, NYC's premier electronic music training center will show you how use Ableton Live 8 to help you gain creative inspiration for your own unique sound.

April 6th - Creating hybrid DJ/Live PA sets with Ableton Live 8
May 19th - Creating a full electronic music track with Ableton Live 8

Apple Store, SoHo 103 Prince Street New York City, NY 10012

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th @ 7.30PM | RSVP at

DJ & Producer Chris Petti, Propellerhead's US Reason Product Specialist and accomplished musician/producer/dj, will be giving us a behind-the-scene look at music projects he is currently creating in Reason, and will be sharing plenty of useful tips and pointers to supercharge your Reason rack!

In the class, Chris will share knowledge of unlocking the power of Reason's new enhanced sequencer, using shortcuts and tricks to increase workflow, working with Rewire, and looking at power usages of the Thor synthesizer to create stunning original sounds. Whether you are relatively new to working with Reason or a seasoned user, producers of all skill levels will benefit from this informative workshop!


Learn the fundamentals of drumming, playing chords, and building song ideas. Explore composing in various popular musical styles and take a look at the methods used to write and arrange complete songs. Focusing on a hands-on learning approach, the classes break down music theory into lessons that are practical, fun to apply, and easy to understand. Designed to increase the overall level of musicianship of our students, these first four workshops will focus on the basics of music, rhythm, and songwriting and will benefit any aspiring DJ and producer.  Space is limited - please RSVP at


We’re taking our unique classroom experience on the road!  Jon Margulies, dubSpot instructor & author of Ableton Live 7 Power! The workshops will be covering essentials such as Live's interactive Session View, and timeline-based Arrange View. The Sessions will also include new innovations in version 8, such as the new Warping Engine and Groove Pool.  Plus, performance based DJ/Live PA set-ups.

dubSpot & Ableton present ‘Live 8 Sessions San Francisco

Join Ableton Certified Training Center dubSpot for two free public clinics: on May 7th @ RobotSpeak & May 8th Guitar Center (SF). Then, get deeper as Ableton Certified Experts teach full day workshops on May 9th & 10th.

For more info & RSVP: Please let us know if you'd like us to visit your city: Chicago, Austin, LA, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle...

Reasons to Love New York Now – DubSpot: D.J. and Music school.”
-New York Magazine

348 West 14th Street - MEZZ
New York, NY 10014
1-877-DUBSPOT (382-7768)

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