Livid Instruments launches Ds1 MIDI mixer

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Livid Instruments has launched the Ds1, a portable MIDI mixer solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance, developed in collaboration with Dubspot.

Livid Instruments Ds1

Ds1 introduces MIDI control to the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer, and expands the creative possibilities of signal routing and sound processing using digital audio workstations. It’s your hands-on, dedicated controller for instant access to your mix, effects, and instrument parameters.

The Ds1 simply works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates are available for popular digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. Whether you are mixing in the studio, performing on stage, or travelling to a gig, the Ds1 is designed to fit into your setup and lifestyle.

Use the Ds1 Integration Guide for project templates, setup instructions, and other resources to get started with Ds1 and your favorite music production or DJ software.

Ds1 features

  • 9 high-quality, 60mm faders.
  • 44 rotary knobs with single-color backlighting.
  • 4 push encoders.
  • 25 RGB backlit buttons.
  • USB powered class-compliant MIDI.
  • Expression Pedal Input (compatible with the Livid Master Fader).
  • Ultra light and heavy-duty aluminum construction.
  • Designed and assembled in Austin, TX USA.

The Ds1 costs $479 USD (expected released date Sept. 1st, 2014).

More information: Livid Instruments / Ds1

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Dubspot LA announces 3rd Wave of Instructors for Grand Opening in June

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DJ & Production School Dubspot has announced that it is opening the doors on its brand new Los Angeles location in just over 60 days with a brand new, cutting-edge facility in Hollywood located at 6515 Sunset Boulevard.

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The instructor roster features some of the world’s greatest music talents. Dubspot is proud to announce that DJ Rap, Luca Pretolesi, DJ Reborn, DJ Endo and Dynamix will begin teaching students in June.

DJ Rap, is an undisputed queen of the turntables who has been an ambassador for electronic music and DJ culture around the world. She has collaborated with artists such as BT, Erick Morillo, Hans Zimmer, Hybrid, and countless others. When Dubspot’s doors open on the west coast, she will be in the classroom teaching new and experienced DJs alike.

Luca Pretolesi is a 20-year sound engineer who specializes in EDM mixing and mastering. He has now become the ‘Producer’s Producer’, polishing and perfecting the music of some of the industry’s biggest artists. Over his extensive career he has worked worked with countess artists including Savoy, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Major Lazer and more. When Dubspot’s doors open in LA, Luca will be at the helm of it’s Mixing and Mastering course.

Dynamix is constantly on tour headlining parties in major cities across the US. From winning back-to-back titles in the prestigious Red Bull Thre3style DJ Competition to being one of the most memorable DJs on VH1’s Master of the Mix, Dynamix has risen to become one of the most prominent open-format DJs. Dubspot is honored to have him bring his talents into the classroom to teach and inspire students.

In addition to these new talents, longtime Dubspot NY DJ instructors, DJ Endo and DJ Reborn will be heading west to join the team in Los Angeles. Both Reborn and Endo have over 10 years of teaching experience combined, not to mention countless hours touring the world. DJ Endo has supported acts such as Dubfire, Pete Tong, Steve Lawler and Reborn has performed at public and private events for the likes of Metallica, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill. She was also the touring DJ for hip-hop icon Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam.

These new additions will join instructors such as Daddy Kev (Low End Theory/Alpha Pup), Mark de Clive-Lowe (Tru Thoughts), Thavius Beck (Plug Research), Steve Nalepa, Jeremy Ellis, James Bernard, Matt Piper, Computo,and Emch Subatomic who were recently announced.

The Los Angeles school will mirror the curriculum available in New York City, offering a choice of courses including DJing, Music Production with Ableton Live, Music Production with Logic, Music Foundations, Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design and more.

Enroll before April 7th, 2014, and save 25% off Dubspot LA courses.

More information: Dubspot

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Dubspot intros DS1 MIDI Mixer

Dubspot has announced the DS1, a MIDI mixer developed in collaboration with Livid Instruments.

Dubspot / Livid DS1

The DS1 MIDI Mixer is a portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance, constructed with only the highest-quality parts and materials.

This intuitive and versatile controller is the result of a creative collaboration between Livid Instruments and Dubspot, forged from a shared desire to bring classic audio mixer design to the digital world.

DS1 features

  • 9 high-quality, 60mm faders.
  • 44 rotary knobs with single-color backlighting.
  • 1 push encoder.
  • 25 RGB buttons.
  • Class-compliant MIDI USB.
  • Expression Pedal Input (compatible with the Livid Master Fader).
  • Ultra light and heavy-duty aluminum construction.

Availability and pricing TBA.

More information: Dubspot / DS1

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Dubspot + Ableton 30 | 30 – free video lessons & trial run

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Dubspot and Ableton have announced 30 days of free video lessons and trial run through June.

During the entire month of June, download and activate the free Ableton Live 30-day trial, and you can enroll in Dubspot’s free 30-lesson online course!

Dubspot + Ableton 30 | 30 is our way of giving you a glimpse into our full Ableton Live curriculum and helping new users of Live turn ideas into sonic reality.

Developed by none other than Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer, Thavius Beck, this short course takes you warp speed into performance and production using this powerful instrument!

More information: Dubspot

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Dubspot Gears Up For Upcoming Courses By Unveiling New Cutting-Edge Facilities

Dubspot has announced it continues to grow in 2012 with cutting-edge classrooms and new courses.

Over the past few years, Dubspot has grown from a single classroom in New York City’s West Village to a global institute, attracting students from all around the world. This rapid growth has led us to expand our course offering from Dubspot Online and build a whole new floor in our New York facility with four state of the art classrooms.

Each room is acoustically treated and equipped with the latest music technology for music production, sound design, mixing, software – based mastering and electronic music performance. Classes are kept intimate so that each student can work with our instructors to find and sculpt his/her own sound.

We are very proud of our new classrooms and hope you will come explore them for yourself. In the meantime, take a look at this video along with the photos below to catch a glimpse of the expansion process and see what we have been up to.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Ableton Live Producer Certificate: NYC 2/27
  • Sound Design Certificate Program: NYC 4/17 & 4/18
  • Reason: NYC 3/14
  • Mixing & Mastering: 3/13 & 3/25

Online courses in Digital DJing w/ Traktor, Ableton Live, and Music Foundations, just started and there is still time to enroll.

More information: Dubspot

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