Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DubAcademy in Austin, Texas

Teaching Old School Philosophy with New School Technology

"Dub Academy is an Austin Independent DJ & Music Production Academy primarily teaching Rane Serato Scratch Live and Ableton Live. Our motto “Old School Philosophy with New School Technology”, means our certified instructors provide students with vinyl wisdom while using the latest production software to begin their musical path. Our facility is friendly, welcoming, state of the art and has a great vibe. Our instructors are friendly, patient and love what they do... and it shows. Come learn and have fun with us at the DUB ACADEMY." ~DUB ACADEMY

I wanted to take time to blog about The Dub Academy located in Austin, Texas.
I am fortunate enough to know one of the individuals who takes part in running the Dub Academy.  He's not only the director of operations at Dub Academy but one of the most talented scratch DJs with the most experience you'll come across in Austin.  If your ever around downtown Austin on a Friday catch his weekly here: (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142634499101198)
I didn't realize it at the time when we first met but he became a major source of inspiration for me when I decided to take a chance on the decks and he helped implant a seed which has flourished into a major source of determination to succeed.   Lorenzo has always been one of those genius individuals who sits back in the shadows and observes EVERYTHING, breaks it down,  then patiently waits to act out his visions accordingly.   He has always aspired to educate people.  You see there is way more than meets the eye when it comes to DJing and music production.  For those who want to take this serious hobby & turn it into a career path, its really important to understand the whole spectrum of it.  There's a ton of politics involved and if you do not have respect or develop a true understanding of everything & everyone involved, the odds of you making it are slim.   Lorenzo taught me that if you come to appreciate and value the early years of DJing and music production rather than viewing them as insignificant,  regardless of which direction or software/equipment you decide to use, you will be much more respected.   So I want to give back to him by encouraging you to go to the Dub Academy if your looking to take some classes and learn to DJ/Ableton/Serato.  Seriously, consider coming here... there are a ton of dedicated & passionate people working here eager to educate you properly.   Many who are actually active DJs in Austin at the moment so they can give you the ins and outs and be able to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you, Lorenzo =) Its been quite a journey & I just want to remind you how much I cherish the moments Ill forever be grateful for.

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