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Step Into The Music Industry With A Point Blank Degree: Apply Direct

23 June 2022

If you’re interested in joining the Point Blank family and benefitting from exclusive events, masterclasses, 1-2-1s and more, you can now apply directly to their flagship degree courses in London and online here. Point Blank’s degree courses are the main reason prospective music students and passionate musicians choose to study with them. Their degree courses […]

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Point Blank Music Futures @ fabric: Industry Panel Highlights

27 May 2022

The event, which took place on May 18th from 11 am – 4 pm, saw music and education giants give Point Blank’s past, current and future students the best advice on how to progress their careers and step inside the music industry. During the event, there were stands from key players in the industry including […]

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Point Blank Presents “Music Futures” Careers Festival at fabric: Livestream

19 May 2022

The event, which took place on May 18th from 11 am – 4 pm, saw music and education giants give Point Blank’s past, current and future students the best advice on how to progress their careers and step inside the music industry. During the event, there were stands from key players in the industry including […]

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Point Blank Tutorial: Daft Punk Style Vintage Sidechain Compression in Logic Pro

13 May 2022

In this music production tutorial, Matt Mauldin, one of Point Blank LA’s instructors, shows how you can create that distinctive ’90s pumping compression sound. Using the Alesis 3630 Compressor, this technique was made famous over a decade ago by Daft Punk and other French house artists. The pumping sound is created by using the kick […]

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Point Blank Tutorial: Make Future Bass Chord Arps Like ODESZA and Flume

7 April 2022

Popular in the realms of future bass, all the way to techno and beyond, staggered synth plucks and chords progressions are a common go-to in electronic music. Using this technique can add unexpected grooves to your track and even create one of the most memorable components of your composition. This tutorial is predominantly focused on […]

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Point Blank Recordings: Caitlyn Scarlett & Her Ensemble Share Video for ‘Forgive Yourself’ (Spotlight)

1 April 2022

Caitlyn Scarlett recently shared her new single, ‘Forgive Yourself’, via Point Blank Recordings. Now, the artist has shared the accompanying visuals to the song, in collaboration with Her Ensemble, the UK’s first Orchestra for musicians of marginalised genders. ‘Forgive Yourself’ was written by the PB student Caitlyn Scarlett and the Mercury Prize-winning producer Jonathan Quarmby. […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Tutorial – Creative Reverb Techniques in Ableton Live

14 March 2022

In this tutorial, Point Blank’s Course Content Developer, Chris Martin, demonstrates some essential techniques for resampling reverb in Ableton Live. This technique is perfect for creating cleaner and more exciting transitions between the phrases in your track as well as adding some creative switch-ups along the way. This video was taken from one of Point […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Tutorial – How To Create Fat Sub Bass From Scratch In Logic Pro

7 March 2022

In this tutorial, Point Blank LA lecturer, Davis, shows how you can create a sub-bass patch quickly in Logic Pro. Generally, more popular in the genres of electronic music such as house, dubstep, drum & bass, trap and EDM, the sub bass draws energy from a low-frequency synthesizer or kick drum. Layering a sub bass […]

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[Spotlight] Point Blank Deconstruction: The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” With Ski Oakenfull

25 February 2022

Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with their Head of Education and Curriculum and master of Track Deconstructions, Ski Oakenfull. In this video, Ski breaks down The Weeknd‘s hit track, “Blinding Lights.” If you’re new here and not familiar with what a deconstruction entails, it’s where Point Blank take a well-known track, […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Tutorial – Granular Synthesis Made Easy in Logic Pro

17 February 2022

For this tutorial, Point Blank’s lecturer Dave Stone shows how you can chop up samples in Logic Pro to recreate the popular Granular Synthesis effect in the style of Bonobo and Four Tet. Four Tet and Bonobo are best known for their ethereal take on dance music, maximizing on emotive arpeggiators, luscious textures and hypnotizing […]

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[Spotlight] Back on the Dancefloor – How Covid Affected DJing: Point Blank Presents

14 February 2022

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic hit the creative industries harder than ever, more specifically the world of music. Clubs and venues were closed, with some even shutting up shop for good, leaving artists with no avenues to perform and losing out on valuable, life-altering income from gigs and shows. Over the last year, […]

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Spotlight: Modal Synth Live Performance & Setup Overview in Ableton Live with Point Blank’s Anna Disclaim

4 February 2022

In this tutorial, Anna Lakatos aka Anna Disclaim, Point Blank lecturer, Native Instruments Product Specialist and Ableton Live Certified Trainer, gives us a glance into her live set-up and how it all works. Using Ableton Live to host the performance, Ableton’s Push 2 to navigate the arrangement and perform live loops, Native Instruments’ Maschine+ via […]

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