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Daily News: Hardwell Tops DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s List

Oct 20, 2014  Today’s top picks… Hardwell Wins DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs List >> (DJ Mag) Hardwell is crowned winner of DJ Mag’s top 100 DJ list for the second year in a row Apple Unveils iTunes
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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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Introducing the Music Production and Live Sound Engineering Diploma

Declan McGlynn, Oct 14, 2014  Due to popular demand, we’ve got a brand new Diploma course here at Point Blank combining the vital skills you need to create professional sounding tracks with an emphasis on live sound
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Next Online Courses Start Today!

Declan McGlynn, Oct 13, 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 in this week!
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Ten Tips for Mixing with Distortion

Declan McGlynn, Oct 11, 2014  Distortion is often a confusing term. Because it has negative connotations like clipping and digital distortion, it’s often thought of either as a negative aspect of a mix, or something that can only be used to the extreme. The reality is that distortion is one of the most flexible tools for producers. It can generate harmonics – giving
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Exploring Native Instruments Rounds (FFL!)

Declan McGlynn, Oct 10, 2014  NI’s Komplete is fast becoming the go-to software suite for producers and composers. Its vast array or sound design, mixing, mastering and production tools mean that it’s a Swiss Army Knife for music-makers across the globe. With the announcement of Komplete 10, NI added a bunch of new samplers and synths including Polyplex drum machine,
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Point Blank Team Up with Native Instruments at ADE 2014 – Masterclasses with Chris...

Declan McGlynn, Oct 09, 2014  Amsterdam Dance Event is the biggest event in the dance music calendar, bringing together over 5,000 producers, DJs, industry reps to the streets of the Dutch capital. Now in its 18th year, its
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