7 More 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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Tracklib Raises $1.7M For Easy Music Sample Licencing

Music sampling startup Tracklib has raised $1.7 million. The new funding for the Stockholm based company was led by the Sony Innovation Fund, WndrCo and Jörg Mohaupt, an early-stage investor who also has stakes in Discogs and Amuse. Tracklib enables instant licencing of music samples. J.Cole’s latest double-platinum single Middle… Continue Reading

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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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Splice Raises $57.5M, Artist Payments Pass $15M

Splice has raised $57.5 million in a Series C round to expand its music sample subscription service and other artist services. The startup also announced that it has paid $15 million in royalties since launching in 2013 to creators who offer samples through the company’s artist-to-artist service, Splice Sounds. Leading… Continue Reading

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2019: The State Of Sampling

In this piece, the team at Tracklib took a deep dive into the state of sampling in 2019, breaking down who’s sampling what, the rationale behind it, what the preferred software (and hardware) is, plus some of the past year’s most prominent sampling moments. __________________________________ Guest post by Oskar of… Continue Reading

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7 Essential Resources for Downloading Free Acapellas

Placing a catchy vocal hook in a beat can often transform a good track into an unforgettable one. Finding high-quality acapellas can be a tedious task, especially if you don’t know where to look. Luckily there are a number of online platforms which hold the secrets to your acapella needs, being heavily stocked with hundreds of isolated vocal tracks which can […]

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7 Essential Resources for Downloading Free Acapellas

Placing a catchy vocal hook in a beat can often transform a good track into an unforgettable one. Finding high-quality acapellas can be a tedious task, especially if you don’t know where to look. Luckily there are a number of online platforms which hold the secrets to your acapella needs, being heavily stocked with hundreds of isolated vocal tracks which can […]

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How To Use Samples In Your Tracks Without Ruining The Mix

Samples are an incredible tool at all levels of music production, opening up all kinds of new creative horizons. However, they can be confusing and difficult to implement effectively. Here we explore how to use samples the proper way. _______________________ Guest post by J’vlyn d’Ark of Soundfly’s Flypaper Samples are… Continue Reading

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Sample our Music Production Degree w/ New Videos in Ableton 10 & Logic Pro

You may or may not be aware, but if you register with Point Blank, you get access to several free course samples on our website, including from our Online BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering degree. These courses include a run-through of our Virtual Learning Environment and the various ways that you are […]

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Free Sample Pack Giveaway: Touch Loops

At Point Blank, we are constantly on the lookout for suitable partners we can work with to make sure our students have the best tools available at their disposal, through our partnerships with Ableton & Pioneer DJ to independent sample pack providers. Our latest collaboration is with sample pack provider Touch Loops, who have put together […]

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