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Constructing a Progressive House Track: Part 1 – Structure & Bass

Patrick Swift, Apr 15, 2015  If you didn’t already know, our brand new Trance/EDM module is up and running and to celebrate we’ve got a brand new tutorial series led by module instructor, and artist in his own right,
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PB In-Depth Feature: How to Make Your Mixes Wider

Apr 14, 2015  What makes a great mix? There are two ways of answering that question, one which goes to the heart of the emotional response of the listener and the other which targets the technical understanding of what a mix is really
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Ableton Live Tutorial: Exponential Tempo Changes

Declan McGlynn, Apr 11, 2015  One of the features that makes Ableton one of the most popular DAWs for music production is the ability to quickly change and adapt audio of any speed to fit your project’s tempo. Not only
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Ableton Tutorial: Mid-Side Mixing

Declan McGlynn, Apr 03, 2015  Mid-side was initially a recording technique pioneered by revolutionary engineer Alan Blumlein. Simply put, the concept splits an audio signal in two, allowing you to access the ‘mid’ (everything that’s the same in both speakers) and the ‘side’ (everything that’s different in each speaker) separately.
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Mixing Dance Music in Logic Pro X Part 2: Synths & FX

Declan McGlynn, Mar 26, 2015  As part of our re-vamped Mixing Dance Music in Logic module from our Logic Pro Diploma, course instructor Paul Crossman has created a brand new series, giving you an insight into what you can learn
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10 Ways to Get Analogue Sound In The Box

Declan McGlynn, Mar 21, 2015  The elusive analogue sound is a result many producers strive for, but achieving a true analogue sound is an expensive pursuit, especially for producers who are used to the luxury of the modern DAW. Endless channels and instances of plugs mean that if we were to go back to a true analogue setup, it’d cost in time, space and of   
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Mixing Dance Music in Logic Pro X Part 1: Bass & Drums

Declan McGlynn, Mar 18, 2015  As part of our re-vamped Mixing Dance Music in Logic module from our Logic Pro diploma, course instructor Paul Crossman has created a brand new series, giving you an insight into what you can learn
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LuvBug: In The Studio With

Declan McGlynn, Mar 14, 2015  LuvBug is a new producer collective featuring Marvin Humes (DJ, producer, remixer) together with producer/remixer/bootlegger The White N3rd (Diplo, Azealia Banks) and Grammy-nominated London producer/songwriter JKAY (Afrojack, Danja). With their debut single Resonance hitting the iTunes top 10, we decided to pay a visit to their London
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Trance & EDM Mix Breakdown w/ Mike Koglin: Part 3 – Arrangement & Mastering

Declan McGlynn, Mar 09, 2015  We recently launched a brand new Trance / EDM module as part of our wider diploma courses. You can take our diploma courses in either Ableton Live or Logic Pro on our online school. We’ve already
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10 Best New Things About Logic Pro X 10.1

Patrick Swift, Feb 26, 2015  For all Logic Pro users, the unveiling of Logic Pro X 10.1 was both an exciting and daunting prospect. Some were skeptical, and weren’t keen on the new look in the latest version of the DAW, but at Point Blank we’re never ones to stand in the way of progress so naturally we’ve got stuck right in with the new    
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Trance & EDM Mix Breakdown w/ Mike Koglin: Part 2 – Bass & FX

Declan McGlynn, Feb 24, 2015  We recently launched a brand new Trance / EDM module as part of our wider diploma courses. You can take our diploma courses in either Ableton Live or Logic Pro on our online school. We’ve already
Posted in Ableton Tutorials, News, Tutorials