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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Read L.A. Club Queen Kim Anh’s PBLA Journal – Pt. 3: Sampling in Ableton Live

L.A. club queen Kim Anh strives to create diversity in L.A.’s underground nightlife by supporting underrepresented communities in music. She’s a DJ, producer and creative with an endless passion for music and a focus on pushing club culture forward. She’s been hosting parties in Hollywood since 2008, kicking off with her night, Booby Trap! (which […]

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9 Must-Have Free Plugins You Need in Your Armoury Pt. 3

We all love free stuff, especially when it can enhance and refine our music production skills. Most of you will likely be very aware of the big hitters, like Serum, Massive and others which are renowned for their sound design elements, but there are some very useful, free options. We’re back with another roundup of 9 must-have […]

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7 Quality MIDI Keyboards for Under £100

If you’re a music producer it’s likely at some point you’ve come into contact with a MIDI controller. These come in all shapes and sizes and serve as a fundamental tool for controlling the sounds inside your DAW. The most common style of MIDI controller is the keyboard and depending on which one you choose can come […]

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Adamski ft. Seal – ‘Killer’ Deconstruction in Ableton + Adamski Interview

Adamski ft. Seal – ‘Killer’ Deconstruction in Ableton + Adamski Interview For this extra special deconstruction, Ski Oakenfull was joined by Adamski himself to delve […]

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Read L.A. Club Queen Kim Anh’s PBLA Journal – Pt. 2: Music Theory & Composition

L.A. club queen Kim Anh strives to create diversity in L.A.’s underground nightlife by supporting underrepresented communities in music. She’s a DJ, producer and creative with an endless passion for music and a focus on pushing club culture forward. She’s been hosting parties in Hollywood since 2008, kicking off with her night, Booby Trap! (which […]

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Read L.A. Club Queen Kim Anh’s PBLA Journal – Pt. 2: Music Theory & Composition

L.A. club queen Kim Anh strives to create diversity in L.A.’s underground nightlife by supporting underrepresented communities in music. She’s a DJ, producer and creative with an endless passion for music and a focus on pushing club culture forward. She’s been hosting parties in Hollywood since 2008, kicking off with her night, Booby Trap! (which […]

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