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What we tend to forget (or willfully ignore) when we talk about making music is that it’s not always fun. Or inspired. Or even creative. Sometimes, the flow of ideas dries up, inspiration flags, and it all just feels like work. Unfortunately, this holds true no matter how ...
May 18th, 2016
Check out the super cool HTML-909 programmed by Teemu Kallio. This emulation of the Roland TR-909 drum machine made with HTML5 allows any user the ability to create their own analog drum patterns by simply visiting the website on the internet and you can play right from your
December 28th, 2015
I came across this interesting article by Ean Golden on DJ Tech Tools, that outlines Dolby’s new Atmos sound format. I have always been interested in these kinds of technologies, even though I have some doubts about their effectiveness. Have a read and let me know what
November 30th, 2015
There is no doubt about it, New York City is an expensive place to live. This has always made it an extremely difficult place to live for artists, many of whom require ample space and lack the cash flow to meet the demands of city landlords. While some have taken to looking ...
November 16th, 2015
After having SoundCloud take down my account this week I thought it would be important to share this information about changes now in place on the music platform. I have been a SoundCloud user for many years and I was very disappointed to have them ban my account due to ...
October 20th, 2015
In his latest exploration of electronic music theory, Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau a.k.a. MNO investigates the concept of musical Modes. Learn more about music theory and the music you love from the inside out in our upcoming Music Foundations course in NY, LA, and ...
September 23rd, 2015
Industry heavyweights in their respective fields have recently been harnessing the power of the pen. President Barack Obama submitted a letter to the editor of the New York Times, for instance, and superstar DJ Laidback Luke published an op-ed in Billboardaddressing payola’s
August 20th, 2015
I have always been a huge fan of Garage music and believe that it has been critical in the development of the modern club sound. I came across this fantastic history of the genre on the Music Is My Sanctuary blog by Lexis & Dr. Love that I thought would be great to ...
July 27th, 2015
I don’t care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they’re the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analog technology aside, here’s a cool microscope ...
July 14th, 2015
In general, the Apple Music unveiling received a ho-hum reception from the music biz rank and file. But those who have had a chance to drill down on the guts of this intricate but elegant creation are more optimistic. Indeed, some feel that it could be an epic sea change in ...
June 22nd, 2015