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Logic Pro X 10.1 – What’s New? FFL!

Declan McGlynn, Jan 30, 2015  Logic Pro X was, visually at least, one of the biggest overhauls of its interface since Apple bought the popular DAW back in 2002. Some users felt it was style over substance and that the key elements of the mixing software hadn’t been addressed. With the new v10.1 update, it seems Apple are finally catching up with what 21st century   
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NAMM 2015 Wrap-Up

Matt Stewart-Evans, Jan 29, 2015  As the music industry has collectively returned home and settled back into real life after a record breaking NAMM in both attendance and exhibitors, we can begin to digest the overwhelming range of exciting new gear we saw, and sort out what will really resonate with the industry for 2015. Ultimately, the year looks good, with innovation pushing
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Student Success: January 2015 – Foreign Affair, Dandeej & Randal Lindsell

Patrick Swift, Jan 29, 2015  We delve into more of the many student success stories that have begun and been nurtured right here at Point Blank. For the beginning of 2015, our attention turns to Irish producer Foreign Affair,
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Jackmaster: Interview @ DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2014

Declan McGlynn, Jan 28, 2015  Jackmaster has risen to become one of the most consistent DJs in dance music. Consistently rocking dancefloors across the planet, Jack’s deep knowledge of house, techno, RnB, freestyle,
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NI Traktor Kontrol S8 Part 2: Effects and Performance

Declan McGlynn, Jan 27, 2015  As part of our new tutorial series, Point Blank instructor and DJ/producer Liam Jones aka Cera Alba (Hot Creations, MadTech, Moon Harbour) is diving deeper into the new Traktor Kontrol S8. In
Posted in DJ Tutorials, Tutorials

20% Discount on All LA Courses – Offer Extended!

Rachel Akiboye, Jan 27, 2015  To celebrate the launch of Point Blank LA, we’ve extended our special introductory offer of 20% discount on all LA courses! That equates to a saving of $1750 on the Music Production
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10 Tips for Overcoming Creative Block

Declan McGlynn, Jan 26, 2015  For beginners and established artists alike, no one is immune to creative block. It can come at the worst possible time, and often does, making the artist feel at best frustrated, at worst ready to give up completely. But creative block isn’t the end of the road – there are plenty of tried-and-tested techniques to get over the hump, or
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Point Blank Office Stereo #002

Patrick Swift, Jan 26, 2015  As you can imagine, in the Point Blank offices we’re all huge music fans! That’s why we invented our Point Blank Office Stereo feature, which showcases what we’re listening to in our offices in London and LA. We’re picking up where we left off before Christmas with PB Office Stereo #002. As usual, our Office Stereo selection
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Student Opportunities – Brighton Music Conference & Global Entertainment

Patrick Swift, Jan 25, 2015  Point Blank always keeps current students and alumni in the loop with all of the best music industry opportunities, so with that said here’s our latest student opportunity round-up.
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Freddy’s Tech Tip 032: MIDI Editing Tricks

Declan McGlynn, Jan 24, 2015  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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NAMM 2015 Round up: Part One

Matt Stewart-Evans, Jan 23, 2015  NAMM is truly something to behold, and this year was no exception. Imagine walking into a massive convention center hall filled with the year’s latest and greatest gear and software, queued up onto choice monitors, and ready for you to explore. Multiply that daydream by about 5x and you’ve got yourself a NAMM. We just got back from
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