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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 Tutorial: GarageBand on iPad – How to Make Your First Beat

17 June 2022

Despite what people say about which DAWs are better than others, it may surprise you to know that GarageBand is a powerful tool.  It can do a lot of what Logic can but in a more streamlined interface, which can be hugely helpful for the fledgling producer.  For example, Logic Pro’s baby brother can even […]

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Watch Machinedrum Perform Live in XR: Powered by VOLTA and Point Blank

10 June 2022

Point Blank recently joined forces with VOLTA to host a reality-bending live stream from the one and only DJ, producer and composer, Machinedrum. What Is VOLTA? VOLTA is a mixed reality tool that enables users to create their own real-time, interactive performances directly from their bedroom, studio or venue, delivering supercharged audio-visual experiences to their […]

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Point Blank’s Successful Alumni:Music Futures 22 [Spotlight]

1 June 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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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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Spotlight: Point Blank Tutorial – How to Make An Acid Bassline With Roland Cloud TB-303

28 January 2022

In this video, Point Blank’s Course Content Developer Risa T takes a closer look at the software version of the iconic TB-303 bassline synth from Roland Cloud. Released in 1981, the TB-303 played a key role in the development of electronic music and cultural movements. It’s best known for its squelching, hypnotic sound, which was […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Tutorial – How to Chop Up Samples Like Four Tet & Bonobo

20 January 2022

For this tutorial, Point Blank’s Course Content Developer, Chris Martin, shows how you can chop up samples like Four Tet and Bonobo in Ableton Live. Four Tet and Bonobo are best known for their ethereal take on dance music, maximizing on emotive arpeggiators, luscious textures and hypnotizing melodies. The pair have become a staple in […]

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