Over the last decade, autotune has evolved from a subtlety producers and engineers use to alter vocals and correct out of tune notes to a full-blown identity for certain musicians. Now, predominantly used in the realms of trap and left-field pop music, fans will even be able to identify an artist just by the way their […]
Over the last decade, Korean pop, a.k.a. K-Pop, has taken the Western world by storm. K-Pop draws influences from numerous genres from around the globe such as hip-hop, pop, EDM, R&B, jazz, house and more and blends this infectious fusion with catchy hooks and flawless dance routines. Even if you’ve never heard of K-Pop as a genre, it’s likely […]
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As music producers, we’re always looking to enhance our studio space to complement our workflow. It’s a place where we tend to spend a lot of time, so making it look and feel as comfortable and inspiring as possible is essential. There are a number of studio accessories and gadgets on the market that are both practical and stylish that […]
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This Valentine’s Day we’ve decided to share the love by putting together a playlist of all our favourite love songs. There are nostalgic classics from the likes of MJ Cole, Nelly, and Kano as well as some newer cuts from Tory Lanez, Frank Ocean, AJ Tracey and more. Our blend of tracks beats rapidly between UKG anthems, sadboy rap, funk, soul, hip-hop and everything […]
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AKAI Pro are renowned for their hardware products. Over the course of history, their legendary MPC range has been used by iconic artists such as J DIlla, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Outkast, Big Boi and many more and continues to be a staple for many producers. The MPC is perfect for musicians who want to get their beats […]
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Last year we returned to the inspiring International Music Summit in Malta where our Head of Curriculum, Ski Oakenfull, shared one of his famous deconstructions. This time Ski turned his focus to one of dance music’s biggest legends, the late Avicii, breaking down his track ‘SOS’ ft. Aloe Blacc. The collaboration between the producer and singer […]
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We’re excited to announce that a highly experienced selection of new lecturers will be joining the Point Blank team, including the one and only T.Williams, Rudimental vocalist Bridgette Amofah, Astrophonica label head and drum n bass boss, Fracture and more. Our latest new additions mean that we now have a grand total of 2 Grammy-Award winners, 3 […]
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At Point Blank Music School, we strive to provide our students with the best opportunities we can. We know how difficult it can be to break into the industry when you’re starting out, so we aim to help you make as much noise as possible and get noticed by the best in the business. Becoming a student at […]
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Last week, from Thursday, January 31st to February 1st, music giants including Korg, Yamaha Moog, Arturia and, of course, Point Blank Music School made their way to the legendary Fabric London venue to attend the first-ever London Music Conference. With a variety of intuitive tech on display, thought-proving talks and panels from some of electronic music’s […]
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We’re back with another track breakdown, this time delving into the magic behind Mau5trap signee Rinzen’s weighty collaboration with Marbs and Evan Casey, ‘Torus’. Whilst stopping over in London to play a string of shows including Creamfields festival, Villiage Underground’s Mau5trap party and more, Rinzen swung by the Point Blank studios to give us a masterclass on […]
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