Daily News: 13 of the Best VST/AU Plugin Effects Under $30

Rachel Akiboye, Aug 19, 2014  Today’s top picks… 13 of the Best VST/AU Plugin Effects Under $30 >> (Computer Music) If you’re looking for a new plugin and are on a budget then check out these affordable
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Next Online Courses Start Today!

Declan McGlynn, Aug 18, 2014  Missed the boat last time? This is your chance to join the world’s leading electronic music school to learn mixing, mastering, composition and master major DAWs to either start your career in music or refresh your production skills. Our online school’s new term starts today but you’ve still got time to book yourself on! Courses
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Elektron Analog Keys Review

Declan McGlynn, Aug 17, 2014  The Elektron Analog Keys is intended for everyone; from live players to analogue experts. But just how does it rate? Firstly, Elektron products are pricy; not insomuch that no-one can afford the gear, but to purchase (or consider to purchase) one of their range, you have to be serious about your craft. They do what you need and even more   
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Brodanse: Behind Their Live Setup

Declan McGlynn, Aug 16, 2014  The brothers Brodanse are two of the fastest-rising producers in house and techno in the UK. Having only been producing for a few years, they’ve already collaborated with heavy-hitters like Groove Aramada and vocalist Cari Golden, started their own label, and are bringing their live show to one of the world’s most prestigious clubs
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Five Things We Learned from… Hideout Festival

Declan McGlynn, Aug 14, 2014  Point Blank’s man on the ground Ally Byers has taken it on himself to visit some of Europe’s finest festivals to report back on the current state of the electronic music scene. This time he’s at Spring Break in Croatia, to get an insight into the art of DJing and production from the festival’s varied lineup. If you want to   
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PB Tutor Profile: Doug McAvoy (RAM Records, Hospital, Valve Recordings)

Declan McGlynn, Aug 14, 2014  If you’re an avid reader of Point Blank Plus (duh) you’ll already know we started a brand new Tutor Profile series, highlighting the amazing experience and knowledge of the tutors
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Mixing Dance Music: Ableton – Mix Deconstruction

Declan McGlynn, Aug 13, 2014  Our Mixing Dance Music: Ableton course has had a complete makeover, not only introducing a whole bunch of new features from Live 9, but taking a brand new approach to mixing. We’ve created
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Point Blank at BPM 2014: 13th – 15th Sept

Declan McGlynn, Aug 12, 2014  As the summer draws to a close, Birmingham’s NEC opens its doors for the world-famous BPM Show. BPM is an electronic music production and DJ exhibition showcasing the best in new technology with seminars, panels, workshops, booths and stands from the companies innovating and dominating the electronic music industry. Last year, we hooked
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PB Tutor Profile: Linton Bennett (Dido, Imogen Heap, Boyz II Men)

Declan McGlynn, Aug 11, 2014  In a new series of videos profiling the tutors who teach our courses both here at Point Blank London and online, we look to find out more about people behind our award-winning school. We’ll
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Pioneer Test New Product at Point Blank

Declan McGlynn, Aug 08, 2014  With our 20-year experience in the music industry, we’ve built up ties with the biggest and most influential artists, manufacturers and events in London, Europe and the world. No one can doubt Pioneer’s influence in the DJ world, with their industry standard CDJ and DJM series of players and mixers filling up the majority of booths
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10 Ways to Add Depth and Width to Your Mix

Declan McGlynn, Aug 07, 2014  In the real world, sound happens in three dimensions. Our ears are incredible sensitive to the slightest change in position of a sound and as it reverberates and echoes around us, we can quickly and instinctively decode where the sound is coming from and how far away it is. When we work in the studio however, sound comes from two   
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