Point Blank’s Top 3 FFLs! 2014

Declan McGlynn, Dec 20, 2014  Friday Forum Live is our weekly broadcast, bringing you exclusive tutorials, artist interviews and industry insight, every Friday live from our PB London campus. What a year it’s been for FFL – we welcomed artists like Martin Buttrich, Coldcut’s Matt Black and Belgian electro duo Mumbai Science, dressed up as the King of Pop
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Daily News: Fabric is Safe from Closure (For Now)

Patrick Swift, Dec 19, 2014  Each week, Point Blank searches the internet and tracks down the breaking news stories in the world of music, tech and beyond. In the latest Daily News feature, Fabric is safe from closure,
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Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime Deconstruction Ableton Live (FFL!)

Declan McGlynn, Dec 19, 2014  The holidays are here and that means it’s time for another seasonal deconstruction from our in-house music maestro Ski Oakenfull. This year, we’re tackling Paul McCartney’s
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Shlomi Aber: Interview @ Dancefair 2014

Declan McGlynn, Dec 17, 2014  Shlomi Aber has created some of the most exquisite techno ever to grace the dancefloors of the biggest clubs in the world. With his own productions released on almost every heavy-hitting label in dance music including Cocoon, Desolat, Cadenza, Ovum, R&S, Objectivity, Renaissance and his own label Be As One Imprint a firm-favourite among
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Mixing Dance Music in Ableton: DVR Example

Declan McGlynn, Dec 16, 2014  Our Direct Video Response system allows our online students to get personal, one-to-one feedback on their tracks via a video recorded by their course instructor. Every two weeks, students receive a dedicated screen-capture video, guiding them through how their tracks and mixes can be improved by award-winning instructors who’ve worked
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DJ Mag Best of British 2014 in Partnership with Point Blank: Guestlist for Students

Patrick Swift, Dec 16, 2014  When studying at Point Blank, you don’t just receive world-class instruction on music production. We’re always on the lookout to get you involved in the industry and we’ve
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10 Hidden Gems in Logic Pro X

Declan McGlynn, Dec 15, 2014  Logic Pro has been around, in various incarnations, since the late 80s. As its grown over the years, with a recent facelift in version X, many of the less-sexy but hugely efficient features have become hidden within menus within menus. Not only that but some of the newer features can go beyond the call of duty with a bit of    
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Ableton Live: Creative Exponential Rhythms

Declan McGlynn, Dec 12, 2014  One of Ableton Live’s biggest strengths is how quickly you can manipulate MIDI and audio. Our Ableton Live instructor Freddy Frogs knows his way around the popular software, so we enlisted his help in a new tutorial showing you how to create exponential rhythms that never stick to one pattern. Freddy shows how you can turn these rhythms into
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Take a Tour of Point Blank LA This Monday!

Patrick Swift, Dec 12, 2014  Have you been for a tour of Point Blank LA? If not, you’re in luck as we’re doing one on Monday December 14th at 12pm PST. Our LA college is located at Mack Sennett Studios, in the heart of Silverlake, tapping into the creative hub of Los Angeles. Contact us here to book yourself on a tour. Our brand new facilities feature the latest
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NI Rounds Part 5: Remote Octave

Declan McGlynn, Dec 11, 2014  If you’ve been following our YouTube channel, you’ll be well aware of our in-depth tutorials of NI’s new synth Rounds. It’s a unique and exciting instrument, capable of creative sound design and evolving textures and tones. In our fifth and final video, our NI Sound Design module instructor Dan Herbert looks at the Remote
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DJ Fresh Point Blank Twitter Takeover!

Declan McGlynn, Dec 11, 2014  DJ Fresh is one of the UK’s most established electronic music producers. He was hugely influential in the emergence and development of drum and bass and as a founding member of Bad Company, Fresh had already secured his place in the musical history books by the turn of the century. Later going on to found Breakbeat Kaos with Adam F   
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