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Learn to Produce with Dubspot

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Daniel Taibleson

[youtube id="_YRIJls797s" width="620" height="360"] Dubspot is offering a special 30 | 30 promotion: 30 free video lessons on Ableton Live to users who download and activate Ableton’s free 30-day trial of the software. (The course is also available to all registered owners of Live.) The main goals of the partnership are to help new Live users learn how to turn their ideas into sonic reality and give them a glimpse into Dubspotʼs full Ableton Live curriculum. If participants enroll by July 7th, they will have the entire month of July to access the videos and modules as often as they want and go through the lessons. All those who enroll and get a perfect score on each of the brief quizzes contained in the course are also eligible to win a spot in Dubspot’s full 6-level Ableton Producer Program through our online school. This free course packs a surprising amount of material into 30 lessons, including DJing with Live, Beat Programming, Simple Sound Design, and Producing a Remix. Participants will learn how to quickly get started making music with Live. Developed by Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Thavius Beck, the videos and modules also feature loads of great information for advanced Live users. Dubspot is also sponsoring a remix contest for one of the tracks heard in the 30 | 30 course. The track is "Runway," produced Thavius Beck, featuring Blackbird. To participate, enroll as a student in 30 | 30 and create a remix using the stems provided in Module 4, “Producing a Remix.” When you are finished with your remix,  export your final version and upload it to our designated Soundcloud group here: The winner of the remix contest, chosen personally by Thavius Beck, will receive a QuNeo MIDI controller from Keith McMillen Instruments. All entries must be submitted no later than July 25th, 2012. Be eligible to win a place in Dubspot’s 6-level Ableton Producer Program offered through our online school (along with a free copy of the Live 8 Suite software) by enrolling in the course and scoring 100% on each of the brief quizzes contained in the modules. For more details on 30 | 30 visit: For full remix contest details visit:  About Dubspot Dubspot is a world-class electronic music production & DJ institute in New York City. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, Dubspot has become the premier music school for both aspiring & experienced producers & DJ’s. Most importantly, Dubspot is a growing community of musicians, visual artists, DJs, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, & enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common: a love for music. Now, with Dubspot Online, this quality experience is available to anyone, anywhere. About Dubspot Online Dubspot Online stems from the same idea that founded Dubspot in New York City; music technology is only as good as the music you make. In essence, Dubspot is focused first and foremost on every student’s musical progress with weekly assignment that incorporate newly learned topics. Students submit both homework and ongoing track progress each week and then receive feedback instructors and classmates. For more info, check out :