7 Biggest Black Friday Deals for DJs and Producers

Black Friday is finally upon us; the day where hordes of promotional deals flood into your email account, as money seems to miraculously disappear from your bank account. Aligned to payday for the majority, Black Friday is always a great time for kitting out your studio and some of the deals this year are pretty incredible. Here at Point […]

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Learn Creative DJ Techniques in Ableton Live Using Modular Synthesis w/ David Harrow

When it comes to performing live as a music producer there are a number of ways to please the crowd without relying on turntables and CDJs. Whether you’re using a full live setup, implementing organic instruments into your DJ sets, using your DAW or more it always pays off to be creative and leave your gig-goers […]

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PBLA Open House w/ MECHA: Free Masterclass & Bonus Ableton Giveaway – Dec 4

We’re back with another PBLA Open House event at our gorgeous campus inside the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Point Blank Los Angeles will be open to the public on Wednesday, December 4 from 8:00pm onwards, giving anyone curious about our classes the chance to have their questions answered on the […]

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27 Ableton Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow

Whether you’re an experienced user or just getting familiar with Ableton, years of experience teaching students has shown us that learning your keyboard shortcuts can really make a difference to your workflow and free up time to experiment and create. So, with this in mind, we’ve put together a list of the 27 most useful Ableton […]

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Take a Look Around Point Blank China with Our New Far East Studio Photo Tour

Last week, Point Blank China opened its doors for the first time to welcome in a number of budding producers and DJs looking to kick-start their career in electronic music. Our summer school, which is the course our students are currently studying, serves as a taster to those passionate about music production and DJing before our more in-depth […]

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5 Fundamental Software Synths Every Producer Should Own

As a musician, working with different types of synths can be a rewarding way to experiment with electronic music production and learn what’s what in the world of synthesis. There are a number of different types of synths to explore when working with hardware and software and it always helps to get an idea of how they work. Whether […]

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PB Recommends #60 (Jai Paul, RL Grime, Murlo, Glacci & More)

Welcome back to our PB Recommends series where we share a selection of handpicked earworms that we can’t get enough of. This month’s edition of the playlist features a diverse blend of tracks including some of our favourite R&B jams from Erika de Casier’s new album, Essentials, the glistening rave-inspired sounds of Glacci, some experimental hip-hop beats from Flying Lotus’ latest release, […]

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Watch our Latest Ableton Live Track Deconstruction: Halsey – ‘Without Me’

We’re excited to share a brand new Deconstruction from our Head of Curriculum and master of Deconstructions, Ski Oakenfull. This time, Ski pulls back the curtain on American singer-songwriter Halsey’s mega-hit, ‘Without Me’, exploring each of the track’s elements. You can check out Ski’s catalogue of deconstructions on our YouTube channel and don’t forget to check out […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Point Blank | 1999-2001: PB Release Club Freestyle Mixtape

2019 marks a monumental occasion for Point Blank Music School as we turn 25 years old. We first began our now award-winning courses back in 1994 (head here to see what we were up to then) and, to celebrate, we will be looking back at each year we’ve been operating as a special PB25 celebration. Each #PB25 feature will shine a spotlight […]

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7 Essential Sites to Download High-Quality Free Samples

Using loops and sampled sounds in your beats is a great way to inspire creativity during your production process, as well as fill space and add placeholders in your tracks. Finding high-quality free samples can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re new to the world of production and aren’t aware of the hot spots to grab yourself some […]

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