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Following on from the first video a few weeks back, Point Blank Music School return to the guest music industry masterclass given by Nick Halkes at Point Blank Music School.  Nick is currently the manager of Liam Howlett (The Prodigy), Stanton Warriors, DnB dons Bad Company UK, Ministry of Sound-signed One Bit and more. He...

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Is there a piece of equipment out there that’s had as much of an impact on modern music as Roland’s classic TR-808 drum machine? Or do you think other Roland units like the 303 or the 909 deserve the top spot? Whatever you think, spend a couple of hours listening to the latest hip-hop from...

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Based on Moog’s original analog designs for the first portable keyboard synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D App invites users to explore the fundamental elements of sound. Created by Moog exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, supporting any 64-bit iOS device to deliver advanced audio desktop-class performance on the go, while integrating seamlessly with mobile...

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Welcome to the latest deconstruction from Point Blank, where lead course developer Ski Oakenfull takes a track apart and rebuilds it piece by piece. Recorded at Ableton Loop where Point Blank featured as a partner on the programme, Ski went to town on perhaps the best single of the 90’s: Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’. These...

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With four new devices, a re-designed sound library, workflow-accelerating refinements and more, Ableton’s 10th edition of its music creation and performance platform, LIVE, is now available. Adding a new synth, Wavetable, alongside three new effects – Echo, Drum Buss, Pedal – Ableton brings a broader, bolder palette of sound to Live. Sound libraries will expand...

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Setting up your home studio correctly is a crucial first step to getting the best out of your productions. There are many factors to consider, from things like speaker placement and room treatment to ensure you are getting the most accurate sound possible, to knowing what essential equipment to purchase. All of this can be...

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So you’ve bought your first set of decks, or maybe you’ve finally upgraded your equipment or even just added some CDJs for the first time… happy days! Of course, now you have to set them all up, and despite Pioneer’s continued commitment to making their tools as easy to use as possible, to get the...

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After 5 years, Ableton Live has finally announced its long-awaited update from Ableton 9 to Ableton 10. The Berlin-based DAW powerhouse is the programme of choice for many producers and lauded for its streamlined workflow, uncluttered interface and deceptive sophistication. As a long time advocate of the programme, Point Blank Music School has produced a...

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New App WARM Monitors Worldwide Airplays

July 7, 2017 | Amsterdam

With the purpose of giving true transparency to bands and artists played on the radio, WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor) looks ready to expand even more its reach worldwide. With the addition of: – accurate real time data – detailed reports – clear geographical maps displaying gathered info – push notifications on radio airplays –...

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Featuring the largest category of electronic music, anytime, anywhere, FRISKY Radio has expanded its reach with the launch of its brand new Android application. Launched late last month, FRISKY’s extensive catalogue of Mixes and Programming will be available across iOS and Android, WORLDWIDE. You can even listen to all content offline, as well as discover...

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The primary digital music destination – Traxsource – has just re launched their website with upgrades, additions, and more. Traxsource has always been a company run by DJs and made for DJs, not to mention the deep digging House music connoisseurs out there. With that, the new additions and re brand of its interface massively...

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After a successful launch of the Radius 2 rotary mixer last year, MasterSounds is back with the Radius 4. Built upon the worldwide success of the former, the Radius 4 has been developed by Union Audio with Andy Rigby-Jones personally designed, built and tested the analogue electronics and MasterSounds founder Ryan Shaw’s family owned metalworking...

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Headphones are an essential piece of equipment to a DJ because, without a proper pair, there’s no sensible way to listen to what they’re creating in a recording studio or on a stage, while inhibiting interference from ambient sound or the constant screaming of fans. Good headphones enable a DJ to hear all elements in...

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A new Amsterdam-based kickstarte has launched, which aims to act as a volume button for your ears. Called Knops, the wireless, in ear device alows wearers to adjust the sound of life itself. Just imagine the possibilities, like….no crying babies on the airplane, for example! Essentially, one can instantly control real world volume, just like...

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Step it up Roland, competition is in town! Who needs a smartphone app to be able to make music on the go, when you can take carry around a syntheziser in your pocket? No seriously this awesomely cute synthesiser is so small you’ll probably lose it in the back of your sofa. Tiny TS with a 1-octave keyboard, that...

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