For Point Blank’s latest competition, you have the chance to win an Analog Rytm drum machine from Elektron alongside the Overhub 7-Port USB 3.0 hub and Overbridge integration software. They’re also throwing a Point Blank online course into the mix as well, making for a truly epic prize bundle that’s worth over £1,850!
This is a huge competition from Sweden’s Elektron, who are one of the most loved manufacturers in the game for their unique hardware and software. Watch the competition video below to subscribe and if you’re already subscribed to Point Blank’s YouTube channel, you’re already entered! It’s as simple as that.
Swedish duo Cazzette are constantly churning out the best dancefloor bombs, touring the world and playing some of the biggest clubs on the planet. Their productions are thick, solid and powerful so Point Blank asked them to come to their London school to find out how they produce their music in FL Studio. You can watch the whole masterclass below and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel so you never miss another tutorial. If you want to learn more about mixing, mastering, composition and more, make sure you check out Point Blank’s online Diploma courses. Taken completely online and for up to 64 weeks, they’re some of our most comprehensive courses and can take your tracks to the next level. With graduates including Patrick Topping, Claude VonStroke and Nicole Moudaber, PB’s courses are the best in the world – find out more about their Diploma courses here.
When mixing your own music, bouncing down to a collection of key stems can help you avoid over-mixing your track. Committing to certain sounds and notes will allow you to focus on the mix and overall sound of the track. Or in the case of Rob Rox, you might get some stems from a client to mix from.
That’s the focus of Point Blank’s new video series – Mixing Stems in Logic Pro X. In the first video, Rob Rox talks you through bass management and plugin signal chains. You can watch it below and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss any more tutorials or live events.
If you want to learn more about mixing, production, composition and even mastering, Point Blank’s Logic Pro Diploma is perfect for you. Taken from anywhere in the world and for up to 64 weeks, you learn from the best instructors in the world with 1-2-1 live tutorials and feedback on your tracks. They’ve had people like Patrick Topping, Jon Rundell and No Artificial Colours study Logic with them, so you’re in good hands. Find out more about the Logic Pro Diploma here.
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Native Instruments Stems is a brand new format allowing you to manipulate individual parts of a track within a single MP4 file. Loaded into Traktor or any Stem-compatible software, the MP4 can give the user access to drums; melodies, vocals, FX or any element the producer has decided to share.
It’s a whole new world for DJs and live performance, and for their latest FFL session Point Blank demonstrated how it all works using the new Kontrol S8!
If you want to learn more about Stems, Traktor and DJing in general, Point Blank’s London Master Diploma features a complete DJ module that covers everything you need to know to master the decks. Every student gets their own workstation featuring the latest industry standard kit from Pioneer and you also get the chance to play out at the end of the module in one of London’s top nightclubs. Find out more about the Master Diploma here.
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