Author Archives: Nick W

Thanks for Entering the Competition to Win an iRig MIX & DJ Rig Pro Bundle

Nick W, May 15, 2012  Thanks for entering Point Blank’s compeition to win an IK Multimedia iRig MIX and DJ Rig Pro Bundle. The winner will be selected at random from all the entries and notified via twitter on 1st June 2012
Posted in Daily Round-Up

Win Tickets to dirtybird Detroit Party at Movement 2012

Nick W, May 13, 2012  Between May 26th – 28th Movement Festival will return to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit – the city widely regarded as the birthplace of techno – and Point Blank is extremely excited to be right
Posted in Competitions, Events, News

Reminiscing About the Korg M1

Nick W, Apr 27, 2012  Danny J Lewis is otherwise known as Enzyme Black, with releases on labels such as Defected, Masters At Work and his own imprint Enzyme Black Recordings. He is the head of course development at Point Blank’s online music production school. In this post he looks back to his first forays into music production which started with an unrequited love affair   
Posted in Gear, Tips & Tricks

Point Blank Now Open Late on Mondays and Thursdays

Nick W, Apr 21, 2012  Due to international demand Point Blank is now staying open later on Mondays and Thursdays till 12 midnight UK time (7pm EDT and 4pm PDT) to cater for the different time zones our students live in. This is
Posted in News, PB Courses & Press

Point Blank’s Daily Round-Up: Tupac’s Back – 12th April 2012

Nick W, Apr 16, 2012  Today’s top picks… Who fancies a 40,000-watt driveable tank with 13 speakers? >> (Wired) “People see the tank and expect techno,” says Nowak, a 30-year-old sound artist.
Posted in Daily Round-Up

Ableton Live Tutorial – Twisted Vocal Effects / NI Maschine / Free Custom FX Rack

Nick W, Mar 18, 2012  Today Danny J Lewis shows you how to how to twist up a vocal using a custom Ableton Live Effects Rack. Download the rack below for free! This post was originally published in DJ Magazine’s free online
Posted in Ableton Tutorials, Freebies, Music Courses, Tutorials

Native Instruments’ Maschine Tutorial – Saturator / Roland TR-808 / Ableton Live /...

Nick W, Mar 10, 2012  Today Danny J Lewis shows you how to use a saturator to bring life to an 808 kick drum bassline with Native Instruments’ Machine. This post was originally published in DJ Magazine’s free online edition
Posted in Ableton Tutorials, Music Courses, Tutorials

DJ 101 – The Foundations of Beatmatching / Pioneer Ergo Controller / Free...

Nick W, Feb 12, 2012  Today Point Blank DJ tutor Ben Bristow demonstrates the building blocks of beatmatching on Pioneer’s new DDJ-ERGO-V controller. This post was originally published in DJ Magazine’s free online
Posted in Music Courses, Tutorials

Ableton Sound Design Tutorial – Using Glide in Analog

Nick W, Jan 25, 2012  Today we are bringing you another exclusive taster from our brand new Sound Design in Ableton Live Course which launched this month. In this tutorial Danny J Lewis demonstrates how you can use glide to create
Posted in Ableton Tutorials, Music Courses, Tutorials

Mastering Audio in Logic – De-essing Vocals with Waves C1 Compressor

Nick W, Jan 07, 2012  As we draw ever closer to the big launch date of our Audio Mastering course featuring Waves plug-ins here is the next in our series of sample tutorials which give you an exclusive taster. There are still a
Posted in Logic Tutorials, Music Courses, Tutorials

Chicago House Bass in Ableton Live: Subtractive Synthesis, Analogue, Envelopes &...

Nick W, Jan 06, 2012  Today we are bringing you an exclusive taster from our new Sound Design in Ableton Live Course which launched in Jan 2012. In this tutorial Danny J Lewis demonstrates how to create a classic Chicago house
Posted in Ableton Tutorials, Music Courses, Tutorials
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