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Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live: Mix Deconstruction Part Two

Declan McGlynn, Jul 22, 2014  We have a brand new course called Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live, or MDMA for short (just a coincidence, honest!). It looks at taking fundamental sound engineering skills with a focus on electronic
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Rob Dougan – Clubbed to Death Deconstruction in Ableton Live (Live at Meltdown...

Declan McGlynn, Jul 16, 2014  Clubbed to Death may have been made famous by The Matrix, but its roots began long before the 1999 blockbuster. Taking its cues from composers of the early 20th century, more modern disco and hip
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Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live: Mix Deconstruction Part One

Declan McGlynn, Jul 15, 2014  We have a brand new course called Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live, or MDMA for short (just a coincidence, honest!). It looks at taking fundamental sound engineering skills with a focus on electronic
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Stefano Ritteri (Defected, Exploited, Dirtybird): Mixing Masterclass Part Three –...

Declan McGlynn, Jul 04, 2014  Stefano Ritteri returns for part three of our exclusive mixing masterclass! This time around he’s looking at automation and keeping your track moving using delays and effects sends.
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Stefano Ritteri (Defected, Exploited, Dirtybird): Mixing Masterclass Part Two – EQ &...

Declan McGlynn, Jun 27, 2014  Between the sunny weekends, festivals and amazing club lineups of summer 2014 so far, you may have missed part one of our Mixing Masterclass with friend of PB and DJ and producer Stefano Ritteri.
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EDM (Trance/Prog) in Ableton Live: Direct Video Response Example

Declan McGlynn, Jun 25, 2014  Point Blank’s Direct Video Response is our unique service in which students can get vital one-to-one video feedback from their tutors. Once a fortnight, students on our online courses
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Stefano Ritteri: Mixing Masterclass Part One – Preparing a Mix

Declan McGlynn, Jun 18, 2014  Friend of Point Blank and the biggest Italian producer since Jacques Fred Petrus, Stefano Ritteri is a house and techno don. In a brand new series of videos for Point Blank, he breaks down his studio
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Native Instruments Sound Design: Envelope Gating in Kontakt

Declan McGlynn, Jun 17, 2014  Our Native Instruments Sound Design course is our newly refreshed and comprehensive look at all things sound design using the incredible tools within NI’s mammoth production suite Komplete.
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Native Instruments Sound Design: Absynth’s Aetherizer

Declan McGlynn, Jun 11, 2014  Our new Native Instruments: Sound Design course is all about breaking open the mammoth production suite that is Komplete and teaching you how to make the most of its synths, samplers and software.
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Ableton Live 9: 30 Quick-Fire Tips

Declan McGlynn, Jun 07, 2014  The modern DAW is a complicated beast. With heaps of music-making tools, functions and facilities for every type of music and musician, can mean there’s a huge learning curve when it comes to getting your head around how a DAW works. Throw in the performance functions of Ableton Live and the result can be exciting but confusing. With the help
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Deep & Minimal House in Ableton Live: Legato Clips

Declan McGlynn, Jun 05, 2014  One of Ableton Live’s many unique features is its ability to perform and jam your arrangements on the fly. We already showed you, in a video from our recently re-vamped Deep and Minimal House
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