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Spotlight: What to Expect from Point Blank London Open Day – RSVP Now

9 September 2021

Last week, Point Blank hosted their first in-house London open day since 2020, returning to their regular programming of in-person events. As is tradition with Point Blank’s on-campus London open days, attendees were able to take part in a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, a deconstruction from their Head of Education and Development (and master […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – Jason Dasent On Producing Caribbean Music As a Visually Impaired Artist

2 September 2021

Point Blank are back with another masterclass, this time with the artist Jason Dasent to explore accessible music-making for musicians with disabilities and show how he, as a visually impaired musician, can still make great music. Jason Dasent is the owner/operator of Studio Jay Recording LTD. He has over 25 years of experience in all […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Techtorial – How to Sidechain Reverb Sends in Ableton Live

26 August 2021

For this tutorial, Point Blank show how you can sidechain your reverb sends in Ableton Live using a few simple techniques. Sidechain compression is a ducking effect that can be used to separate different elements in your track. It usually works by one element being sidechained by another and cancelling out a certain sound or […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Deconstruction – The Mandalorian Theme Song by Ludwig Göransson with Claude Ruelle

19 August 2021

Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with their composition for film and TV lecturer, Claude Ruelle, breaking down the main theme behind the Disney+ show The Mandalorian. If you’re new here and not familiar with what a deconstruction entails, it’s where Point Blank take a well-known track, break it down to its […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – How to Make a Techno Track with Captain Plugins & Mixed In Key 10 With Sara Simms

12 August 2021

For this special live masterclass, Point Blank were joined by DJ/producer Sara Simms to showcase how to make a techno track using Captain Plugins and Mixed In Key 10. Point Blank alumni, Sara Simms, is a captivating DJ, turntablist and multi-instrumentalist electronic music producer who’s known for her love of music technology. In addition to […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – Denis Sulta “It’s Only Real” Track Breakdown

6 August 2021

Point Blank are back with another masterclass, this time with DJ/producer Denis Sulta, breaking down his track, “It’s Only Real.” Denis Sulta, real name Hector Barbour, is a Glasgow native best known for his meticulous and diverse approach to dance music. He’s released music on influential labels such as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Numbers and […]

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Spotlight: What a Music Director Does With Kojo Samuel (Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Jessie J)

29 July 2021

To those not familiar, a Music Director can be a puzzling role within the live music industry. In this video, we demystify what exactly a Music Director does with our returning guest, Kojo Samuel. With an extraordinary musical heritage, Kojo Samuel was raised on music; his mother being legendary soul singer PP Arnold and his father […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Techtorial – How to Turn 808 Into a Mid-Range DnB Growl Bass

22 July 2021

For this tutorial, Point Blank show how you can create a growling mid-range bass in Ableton Live using a simple 808 bass sound. The growling bass with lots of mid-range presence is used across a range of genres but is particularly popular in the realms of drum and bass, dubstep and EDM. In the video […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – How to Write, Record & Produce Your Vocal Tracks with Lily McKenzie

16 July 2021

For this masterclass, Point Blank were joined by Lily McKenzie to break down her track “You Don’t Know” and showcase how you can work as both a vocalist and producer simultaneously by exploring songwriting, production and vocal recording techniques. Establishing herself with a series of high-profile collaborations with some of the biggest names in grime […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Track Deconstruction: LFO – “LFO” with Chris Martin

9 July 2021

Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with their Course Content Developer, Chris Martin, breaking down LFO’s classic techno track, “LFO.” If you’re not familiar with what a Point Blank deconstruction entails, it’s where they take a well-known track, break it down to its core elements and recreate it before your very eyes. […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass: How to Master Your Tracks with iZotope Ozone 9

1 July 2021

Ever wanted to learn how to master your own tracks? Well, you’re in luck. In Point Blank’s latest masterclass, they sat down with Dan D’Ascenzo from iZotope to demonstrate how you can use iZotope’s Ozone 9 to master your music for maximum impact. iZotope’s Ozone is a leading mastering suite plugin that is used by […]

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Spotlight: Watch Best Point Blank Masterclasses All in One Place

24 June 2021

If you’re on the hunt for a constant stream of rewarding and insightful content, look no further. Point Blank have just announced that they’ve created a new space to house all of their industry masterclasses. Over the last year, whilst the majority of their events were hosted predominantly online, Point Blank shot, edited and shared […]

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