Student Spotlight: Sara Simms (Mixed in Key, Ultra Music Festival)

Here at Point Blank, we pride ourselves on the success of our students. We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to success stories and that’s why we publish a monthly Student Success feature. For this instalment, we are shining a spotlight on a certain Point Blank alumni you may be familiar with. Sara Simms is a Toronto-based […]

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Masterclass: Techno Production Tips with GNTN at ADE 2019

Whilst at ADE last year, we joined the techno duo GNTN for an exclusive masterclass packed with techno tips. Specifically, the duo demonstrates creative ways you can slice audio to MIDI in Ableton Live and make your own shakers, hi-hats and FX using organic sounds, vocal samples and more. If you’d like to learn more about chopping, slicing […]

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Masterclass: Tom Hades Answers Techno’s Biggest Questions at ADE

Last year, we made our way to the Amsterdam Dance Event where we hooked up with one of our favourite techno producers, Tom Hades, to film an exclusive masterclass. This masterclass was hosted by the techno platform 50:HERTZ and sees the Belgium-based producer take a much more fluid and direct approach to sharing his wisdom. He led a Q&A style show and […]

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Learn How Mau5trap’s Rinzen Perfects His Mixes in This Techno Masterclass

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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Techno Sound Design: How to Make A Dub Chord w/ Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics

We’re back again with another video tutorial from Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics. This time Danny demonstrates exactly how to make techno dub chords which will instil atmospheric ambience in your tracks. If you’d like to boost your production game even more, be sure to check out our previous video with Danny which focusses on creating a blistering techno kick […]

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How to Make A Big Techno Kick with Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics

We’re back again with another video tutorial from Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics. This time Danny demonstrates exactly how to make a blistering techno kick which is sure to make the club shake uncontrollably. If you’d like to boost your drum game even more, be sure to check out our previous video with Danny which focusses on transforming your […]

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7 Proven Ways to Get Better Bass

The bassline is often the most important part of a track although it rarely gets the recognition it deserves. A great bassline either holds the music together, combines with a kick to provide the backbone of the track, or even comes screaming out of your speakers to take the lead. But with such varied uses, […]

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Magnetic Mag Mix 012: Alice Miller | Submit your mix for 013!

We’re excited to share the new edition in our Magnetic Mag Mix series. Our latest offering was mixed by Aussie-born Music Production and DJ Diploma student, Alice Miller. Her hour-long mix fuses an eclectic blend of wonky techno tracks and deep house cuts with some breaks thrown in for good measure. Remember, if you want to get direct access to guest mix slots from […]

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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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Point Blank Announce Winners of Accusonus Beatmaking Competition

After over a month of delving into a variety of track submissions from a spectrum of genres and producers, we’re excited to announce the winners of our Point Blank x Accusonus beatmaking competition! Congratulations to Notorious Lynch, Techno By Butcher & Zen-T Project. Due to all the fantastic entries, it wasn’t an easy decision to […]

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