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IMS Engage Round-up 2014

Declan McGlynn, Apr 18, 2014  On Wednesday 16th April 2014, the W Hotel on Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles was taken over by some of the music industry’s greatest minds and biggest names as they gathered for IMS Engage 2014. IMS Engage is all about a coming together of passionate minds with Pete Tong interviewing Giorgio Moroder, Moby interviewing Hans Zimmer, Puff Daddy and
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10% off Online Courses and Programmes Extended Until End of May!

Declan McGlynn, Apr 09, 2014  Due to popular demand, our amazing offer of 10% off online courses and programmes has been extended! Book one of our award-winning courses or programmes in our online school before the end of May
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Point Blank Monthly Round-up: March 2014

Declan McGlynn, Apr 03, 2014  March is behind us and we’re feeling foolish as we look back on another busy and bustling month at Point Blank. This month was all about new music-making toys starting with a Friday Forum Live special looking at Roland’s AIRA range and ending with an exclusive series of tutorial videos on Native Instruments’ new Molekular effects
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Point Blank SXSW 2014 Round-up

Declan McGlynn, Mar 27, 2014  Christian Burbato is Point Blank’s man on the ground in Austin, Texas, covering everything related to electronic music culture, club nights and DJ sets. He was extra busy this past few weeks as Austin was taken over by the creative elite for this year’s SXSW festival. Read his report below. SXSW 2014 in Austin, Texas was one to go down
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Point Blank Exceeds Expectations in ISI Report for the Third Year in a Row

Declan McGlynn, Mar 27, 2014  For the third year in a row, Point Blank has “exceeded expectations” in a report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate. For the uninitiated among you, this is a good thing! The
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We Need Your Music! Submit Your Loops for our FFL Special feat Matt Black (Coldcut, Ninja...

Declan McGlynn, Mar 20, 2014  Submit your clips for NinjaJamm here! As co-founder of global phenomenon Ninja Tune and one-half of Coldcut, Matt Black is a true musical legend. To list his output, projects and landmark shows
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Point Blank London Adds 42 Maschines!

Declan McGlynn, Mar 05, 2014  Native Instruments’ Maschine has fast become the go-to groove machine for producers of all types of electronc miusic. Its intuitive hardware controller, expansive sound library and old-skool sampling approach bridged the gap for many users between the older samplers used by legendary producers and the forward-thinking in-the-box
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WIN 2x Pioneer HDJ-500 headphones, £150 voucher for Juno Download and a Point Blank...

Declan McGlynn, Feb 25, 2014  Ah, we never get tired of giving our online audience a chance to win amazing prizes and we’re back again this month to get our fix. Subscribe to our YouTube channel before Friday March 7th
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Top 10 Drum Beats

Rob Cowan, Feb 23, 2014  Like the bassline, the drum beat is the sound that knows no boundries. Almost every genere relies on the beating heart of the drum kit, with electronic music taking its cue from the beat more than most. We decided to compile together our favourite drum beats, covering the funkiest, heaviest, dirtiest and most-sampled grooves from music history. Settle
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SXSW 2014: Point Blank Preview

Christian Barbuto, Feb 20, 2014  The calm before the storm with less than 1 month away. My name is Christian Barbuto – Point Blank’s man on the ground in Austin, Texas – and I’ll be keeping you updated as the festival happens. Look forward to some video footage and some great shots. Here in Austin, we just finished an epic show at Kingdom Niightclub with
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Bloody Beetroots Beatport Remix Competition

Declan McGlynn, Feb 10, 2014  Remix competitions are an amazing way to practice production, get an insight into how a professional track is put together and to raise your profile and get your name out there. Artists like Zedd, Cosmo’s Midnight and Electric Mantis all made their names by winning Beatport remix competitions so not only is it a great chance to hone your skills,
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