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Deconstruction: Michael Jackson – Thriller (FFL!)

Declan McGlynn, Oct 31, 2014  The midnight hour is close at hand and we’re celebrating by ripping apart a Hallowe’en (or any other time of year) classic. Michael Jackson’s Thriller album is still the biggest
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Monthly Round-up: Oct 2014

Declan McGlynn, Oct 30, 2014  If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of thousands of lists rounding up the year’s music offerings being furiously typed by blogs around the web. With two months to go, the year isn’t QUITE over and October proved that, for Point Blank at least, 2014 may just be saving the best for last. It’s been another busy month,   
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Daily News: Music Venues Trust Announce London Conferences

Oct 30, 2014  Today’s top picks… Music Venues Trust Announces London Conference >> (CMU) Venues Day will be a day dedicated to giving smaller gig venues exposure Film Your Band with GoPro >> (Music
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Student Catch-up: Plum

Declan McGlynn, Oct 29, 2014  Over the past 20 years, Point Blank has had some amazing success stories come through our doors. Everyone from Goldie, Claude Von Stroke, Leona Lewis, current X Factor contestant Lola Saunders, Plastician, one-half of AlunaGeorge Aluna Francis, Radio 1 DJ Monki, Nicole Moudaber, current Beatport Tech number 1 producer Partick Topping and many,
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Master Diploma Now Available with Ableton Live!

Declan McGlynn, Oct 29, 2014  Good news for all the Ableton heads out there – we are now offering our world-renowned London school Diplomas with either Ableton Live or Logic Pro. Students can choose to master their production skills with either DAW and benefit from the practical training we are known for. These courses cover everything you need to know about music production,
Posted in News, PB Courses & Press

NI Komplete Kontrol: Building Up A Track (Polyplex, Reaktor, Massive)

Declan McGlynn, Oct 28, 2014  Komplete Kontrol is a new software from Native Instruments that combines the power of their mammoth production suite into a free, easy to navigate library software. Harnessing the power of Komplete
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IMS Ibiza 2014: Round-up

Declan McGlynn, Oct 27, 2014  The 2014 Ibizan season has just rounded up so we thought it was a good time to take a look back at the event that started it all. International Music Summit is a gathering of minds from across the electronic music industry to discuss everything from the future of labels and the importance of education to keynote interviews and panels   
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Next Online Courses Start Today!

Declan McGlynn, Oct 27, 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!
Posted in Music Courses, News, PB Courses & Press

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   
Posted in Freddy's Tech Tips, Tips & Tricks

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
Posted in Ableton Tutorials, Tutorials