Explore Dubspot's range of Music Production Programs

From inspiration to execution, our seasoned artist instructors help you discover your own sound and develop it into a unique body of work. Our curriculum ranges from Music Foundations to Mixing & Mastering to today's most popular Digital Audio Workstations including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and Reason. Dubspot goes beyond software education and explores the core elements that drive the music you create.

Whatever your interest, whatever your level of experience, we can help find the right class for you.

Ableton Live

The most complete and cutting-edge Ableton Live learning experience from world-class instructors.

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Logic Pro

Learn Apple’s Logic Pro with a focus on developing your own unique sound and artistic identity.

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Featured Programs

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Here is a list of our featured programs. These discounted bundles are a select few of our extensive offering. Visit the Courses page for a full listing.

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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

All six levels / 48 sessions

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original music, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included

(click each level for details)

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

About This Program

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

NYC + LA

  • Dubspot’s complete Ableton course load: six levels/48 class sessions
  • 132 hours of hands-on instruction
  • Additional lab hours to work on assignments in Dubspot’s onsite facilities

ONLINE

  • Dubspot’s complete Ableton course load: six levels/48 class sessions
  • 60-80 hours of high quality videos
  • Two hours of instructor-led text and video chat sessions per week
  • Frequent individualized video feedback on your projects from your instructor
  • Weekly workload: 8-10 hours

What You’ll Need

  • A Mac or PC computer with a web browser and broadband Internet access
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • A MIDI controller keyboard

Please note: For Dubspot Online students, these items are required. For Dubspot NYC students, they are recommended. All necessary computers and equipment are available to NYC students in the classroom labs.

ONLINE 4750.00 USD
5225.00Payment Plans Available

NYC 5495.00 USD
6045.00Payment Plans Available

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DJ / Producer Ableton Program

72 sessions in 3 to 18 months

This program comprises Dubspot’s entire DJ curriculum and the full, six-level Ableton Live program. Along the way, we’ll also talk about composition and orchestration while you learn to produce original music in Ableton. You will leave the program with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix, ideas for sharing your music, and the DJ skills to become a compelling and well-rounded artist.

This program comprises Dubspot’s entire DJ curriculum and the full, six-level Ableton Live program. Along the way, we’ll also talk about composition and orchestration while you learn to produce original music in Ableton. You will leave the program with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix, ideas for sharing your music, and the DJ skills to become a compelling and well-rounded artist.

Program also available ONLINE.

What’s Included

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

DJ Extensive Program

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

About This Program

New skills and tricks will improve any DJ, whether you are a novice or a veteran. All types of platforms (hardware & software) and gear (analog, digital & hybrids) will be covered alongside relevant skill sets. The Ableton Live program takes you from the ground floor with Live to advanced production techniques.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn DJ skills from the beginning
  • Performance techniques and music planning
  • Playing live and establishing your style
  • Go deep with Ableton Live
  • Learn composition and arranging techniques
  • Complete a portfolio of original tracks
  • Enter a remix contest

NYC 6495.00 USD
7144.50Payment Plans Available

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DJ / Producer Master Program

A Collection of 5 DJ and Music Production Programs

The DJ / Producer Master Program is the most complete and extensive collection of courses offered at Dubspot. Build on the fundamentals behind the music to produce, design, master, and perform your tracks.

The DJ / Producer Master Program is the most complete and extensive collection of courses offered at Dubspot. Build on the fundamentals behind the music to produce, design, master, and perform your tracks.

Includes the Following Programs

  • DJ Extensive Program
  • Music Foundations Program
  • Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program
  • Sound Design Program
  • Mixing and Mastering Program

Program also available ONLINE.

DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing from beatmatching to stage presence. Whether you’re a beginner in search of the fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

Learn more about our DJ courses and programs.

Music Foundations Program

Unravel electronic music’s origins, build your chops, learn the language and theory, and make and play music the way you want. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the roots and lineage of a variety of electronic and dance music, strengthen their keyboard skills, and learn valuable music theory skills, deepening their creative practice and facilitating effective collaborations with musical partners.

What’s Included

  • Music Foundations Level 1: Pads & Rhythmic Theory
  • Music Foundations Level 2: Keys & Melodic Theory
  • Music Foundations Level 3: Electronic Music Appreciation

Learn more about our Music Foundations courses and programs.

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

Learn more about our Ableton Live courses and programs.

Sound Design Komplete Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers most common synthesis methods available for music production in the DAW of your choice.

What’s Included

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

Learn more about our Sound Design courses and programs.

Mixing and Mastering Program

Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects and transform rough ideas and basic compositions into a commercial master. Investigate how to use key concepts and tools in your tracks, while paying special attention to techniques of metering and spectral analysis in order to apply science alongside the art.

What’s Included

  • Mixing and Mastering Level 1: Mix
  • Mixing and Mastering Level 2: Modify
  • Mixing and Mastering Level 3: Master

Learn more about our Mixing and Mastering courses and programs.

NYC 14895.00 USD
16384.50Payment Plans Available

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DJ / Producer Ableton Program ONLINE

60 sessions in 3 to 15 months

This program comprises Dubspot’s entire DJing with Traktor curriculum and the full, 6-level Ableton Live program. Along the way, we’ll talk about composition and orchestration while you produce 4 original tracks. You will leave the program with an EP, a remix, ideas for sharing your music, and the DJ skills to become a compelling and well-rounded artist.

This program comprises Dubspot’s entire DJing with Traktor curriculum and the full, 6-level Ableton Live program. Along the way, we’ll talk about composition and orchestration while you produce 4 original tracks. You will leave the program with an EP, a remix, ideas for sharing your music, and the DJ skills to become a compelling and well-rounded artist.

Program also available in NYC + LA.

What’s Included

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

DJing with Traktor Program

  • DJing with Traktor Level 1: Introduction to DJing
  • DJing with Traktor Level 2: Phrase Mixing
  • DJing with Traktor Level 3: Beyond The Beatmatch

About This Program

New skills and tricks will improve any DJ, whether you are a novice or a veteran. All types of platforms (hardware & software) and gear (analog, digital & hybrids) will be covered alongside relevant skill sets. The Ableton Live program takes you from the ground floor with Live to advanced production techniques.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn DJ skills from the beginning
  • Performance techniques and music planning
  • Playing live and establishing your style
  • Go deep with Ableton Live
  • Learn composition and arranging techniques
  • Complete six original tracks
  • Produce your 4-song EP
  • Enter a remix contest

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EMP Master Program

A Collection of 4 Music Production Programs

The Master Program in Electronic Music Production is one of the most complete and extensive collection of courses offered at Dubspot. Build on the fundamentals behind the music to produce, design and master your tracks.

EMP Master Program


  • Music Foundations

    Music Foundations

  • Music Production

    Music Production

  • Sound Design

    Sound Design

  • Music Production

    Mixing and Mastering


The Master Program in Electronic Music Production is one of the most complete and extensive collection of courses offered at Dubspot. Build on the fundamentals behind the music to produce, design and master your tracks.

Includes the Following Programs

  • Music Foundations Program
  • Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program
  • Sound Design Program
  • Mixing and Mastering Program

Music Foundations Program

Unravel electronic music’s origins, build your chops, learn musical language and theory, and make and play music the way you want. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the roots and lineage of a variety of electronic and dance music genres, strengthen their keyboard skills, and learn valuable music theory, deepening their creative practice and facilitating effective collaborations with musical partners.

What’s Included

  • Music Foundations Level 1: Pads & Rhythmic Theory
  • Music Foundations Level 2: Keys & Melodic Theory
  • Music Foundations Level 3: Electronic Music Appreciation

Learn more about our Music Foundations courses and programs.

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original music, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

Learn more about our Ableton Live courses and programs.

Sound Design Komplete Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers most common synthesis methods available for music production in the DAW of your choice.

What’s Included

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

Learn more about our Sound Design courses and programs.

Mixing and Mastering Program

Transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial quality masters. Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects developed by platinum mix/mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, senior Dubspot Instructor.

What’s Included

  • Mixing and Mastering Level 1: Mix
  • Mixing and Mastering Level 2: Modify
  • Mixing and Mastering Level 3: Master

Learn more about our Mixing and Mastering courses and programs.

ONLINE 11895.00 USD
13084.50Payment Plans Available

NYC 13795.00 USD
15174.50Payment Plans Available

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