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Point Blank Tutorial: How to Make Lo-fi Hip-Hop Chords in Ableton Live

8 September 2022

The term lo-fi comes from “low fidelity,” which refers to a low-quality recording with audible imperfections. These can include anything from background noise to performance mistakes and recordings created with inexpensive equipment. Lo-fi hip-hop is a popular sub-genre within the lo-fi sound that couples these techniques with simplistic rap beats. ADVERTISEMENT Thanks for watching!Visit Website […]

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How to Make 80s Synthwave Arpeggiators: A Short Tutorial For Better Results In Your Music

2 September 2022

Kavinsky’s music is best known for blending hypnotizing melodies with vintage synth sounds, giving his tracks that nostalgic 80s synthwave feel. You’ll most likely be familiar with his track, ‘Nightcall’, used in the Drive Original Movie Soundtrack. Although this technique is excellent for learning to compose, arrange and produce in the synthwave genre, you’ll also […]

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Point Blank Tutorial: How to Create Dark Techno Atmospheres Using Reverb

6 May 2022

In this tutorial, Point Blank’s Course Content Developer, Chris Martin, demonstrates how to create dark techno atmospheres using reverb in Ableton Live as well as the DAW’s effects chain. This technique can be used across a range of genres when creating hard hitting tracks with atmospheric elements. Taking inspiration from Maya Jane Coles’ track, ‘Burning […]

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Point Blank Tutorial: Easy Hooks and Melodies with Broken Chords and Arpeggios

14 April 2022

In this tutorial, Point Blank’s Course Content Developer, Chris Martin, demonstrates how you can use broken chords and arpeggios to write catchy hooks and basslines. This technique can be used across a range of genres from trap to techno when writing catchy melodic hooks or basslines. Taking inspiration from Maya Jane Coles’ 2011 track, ‘What […]

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Point Blank Tutorial: Spitfire Audio’s Cairo Breaks Down His Trailer for GAIKA’s Sound Pack War Island

25 March 2022

In this tutorial, Cairo shows how he scored the trailer for the Spitfire Audio and GAIKA sound library, War Island. War Island features GAIKA‘s signature sound design elements, hosting 42 presets split into 6 sections of pads, basses, leads, atmospheres, drums, vocals and more. The sound library is built into Spitfire Audio’s classic plugin design, […]

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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: BTS – “Dynamite” with Jonie in Ableton Live

18 February 2021

BTS Point Blank Point Blank Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with PBLA’s Jonie breaking down the BTS track, “Dynamite.” “Dynamite” was written and produced by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, arriving as the first English-speaking hit from the sensational Korean boyband, BTS. In the first 24-hours of the release of “Dynamite,” […]

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