Reverb Essentials (FFL!)

Declan McGlynn, Oct 24, 2014  Unless you’re in an anechoic chamber, no sound you hear in the real world is 100% dry. Reverb defines the sounds we hear and is a big part of how our brain places the sounds around us. When mixing, we are restricted to two sound sources – the left and right speaker – so we have to artificially place sounds    
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Freddy’s Tech Tip 030: Back to the Roots

Declan McGlynn, Oct 23, 2014  Freddy Frogs is our resident Ableton Ninja and tutor on our online school – don’t believe us? Check out his recent 30 Quick-Fire Ableton Tips! Every fortnight he pries himself away from his studio to give you unmissable insight into Ableton Live with his regular Tech Tip article. If you’ve missed any of them, make sure you click here to   
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Daily News: Hardwell Interview on Winning No. 1 DJ Title

Oct 23, 2014  Today’s top picks… The Top DJ in the World Discusses Success in an Interview with DJ Mag >> (DJ Mag) Hardwell talks to DJ Mag about being voted the top DJ in the world Fourteen of the Best iPhone/iPad
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Drum Production & Sound Design in Ableton Live Part 3: Grouping & Mixing

Declan McGlynn, Oct 21, 2014  Even if your drums are perfectly programmed, they’ll fall flat in the club without the right mix. In part one and two of our Drum Production and Sound Design in Ableton Live video, we looked
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Higher Education Open Day @ Point Blank: 14th November

Matt Stewart-Evans, Oct 21, 2014  On Friday 14th November we’ll be hosting a special Higher Education Open Day at Point Blank for prospective students who are interested in finding out more about our Online HE Programmes,
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ADE Round-up 2014

Declan McGlynn, Oct 21, 2014  Amsterdam Dance Event 2014 is in the books and once again, it proved why it’s one of the best and most important events in the electronic music calendar. With technical talks, industry panels, interviews in the day and plenty of parties once the sun goes down, ADE represents all angles of the industry and does so in one of Europe’s   
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Moon Boots: Interview at IMS Engage LA 2014

Declan McGlynn, Oct 17, 2014  Moon Boots aka Pete Dougherty is one of dance music’s most reliable producers, consistently producing killer remixes and releases on one of the hottest imprints around – French Express. His remix of Chvrches The Mother We Share was an instant classic, combining a retro synth touch with beautiful chords and sounds. We wanted to hear
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DJ Michael Mason on Pursuing a Career in the Music Industry

Declan McGlynn, Oct 16, 2014  The up and coming music artist DJ Michael Mason has won the approval of thousands with his well-timed bass drops and catchy hooks. He began DJing at the age of 18 and it didn’t take long for
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Sasha and Darren Emerson – Five Minutes With…

Declan McGlynn, Oct 16, 2014  In our brand new segment – Five Minutes With – we look to get quick-fire answers for quick-fire questions from some of electronic music’s most important artists. Recently,
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50% Off Komplete 10 for Point Blank Students! Save Up to £425!

Declan McGlynn, Oct 14, 2014  Native Instruments’ Komplete has fast become an industry standard for music makers around the globe. The massive bundle of production tools includes everything you need to start making
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Drum Production & Sound Design in Ableton Live Part 2: Tuning & Automating Drums

Declan McGlynn, Oct 14, 2014  While more musical elements like toms, congas, bells and percussion clearly need to be in tune with the rest of your track, it might not be immediately obvious how important it is to tune your kick
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