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January 02, 2017   |   Monthly Round-Up, News

Monthly Round-Up December 2016: Xmas Course Offer, Under the Radar, PBR Streetgang + more

At Point Blank, we always look to the future. We have to – our job is to help our students create and prepare for their careers, to equip a new generation of influencers and creatives who will go on shape the music industry in the coming years. As such, we rarely allow ourselves too much time to look back, […]

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December 27, 2016   |   Gear, Tutorials

Under The Radar /w Sam Willis (R&S): Part 4 – E-MU 4XT / Ensoniq EPS

For the final episode of our Under the Radar series, R&S/Ecstatic records’ Sam Willis (Primitive World), also a Point Blank instructor, sits down with our own Glenn McGlynn to go through two more iconic bits of hardware. The E-MU 4XT Ultra and the Ensoniq EPS 16+ the latter being used by the likes on Raekwon, […]

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December 20, 2016   |   Gear, Tutorials

Under The Radar /w Sam Willis (R&S): Pt. 3 – Casio RZ-1

Sam Willis (R&S records, Point Blank) and Declan McGlynn return for a third episode of our Under The Radar series. For those who haven’t been following, in these videos we sit down with Sam to go over some fantastically well made and reasonably priced pieces of old kit that may have been temporarily forgotten or […]

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December 13, 2016   |   Gear, Tutorials

Under The Radar /w Sam Willis (R&S): Pt. 2 – Casio FZ-1

In the second of our four part ‘Under The Radar’ series R&S Records A&R head and Point Blank family member Sam Willis talks us through the Casio FZ-1, a hybrid synth/sampler. Manufactured in 1987 the FZ-1 was revolutionary, being one of the first pieces of 16 bit hardware. This along with its 8 voices, 64 […]

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December 09, 2016   |   Gear, Tutorials

Under The Radar /w Sam Willis (R&S): Pt. 1 Korg Electribe ES-1

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Fear not. We had a chat with Sam Willis, a.k.a Primitive World – R&S Records’ head of A&R and Point Blank instructor – about some fantastic bits of somewhat overlooked music production hardware that’s passed ‘Under The Radar’ in our new four-part series. These classic bits of kit can often be […]

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December 01, 2016   |   Events, News

Get involved with Radar Radio’s Mixing Across Cultures Masterclass w/ PB Alumni

This Saturday 3rd December, Radar Radio is hosting a free masterclass at their offices in London. Supported by Smirnoff and featuring some of the stars of Radar’s roster, the one day Mixing Across Cultures event is aimed at up and coming DJs looking to break into the industry. Demonstrating Point Blank’s impact on the new generation of broadcasting talent, […]

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February 25, 2016   |   News, Student Success

Student Success: February 2016 – Ollie Ashley (Radar Radio), Blane Read (MadTech) + More

Once again it’s time to share with you some of the success stories that have recently been enjoyed by a selection of our students, giving you an insight into how careers in the music industry are established and nurtured right here at Point Blank. In February 2016, we look at how Olly Ashley (founder of Radar Radio), Larose (Gottwood Festival) […]

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July 18, 2015   |   News

10 Best Compressor Plugins

While compression can enhance and control your tracks, there are so many ways to use and misuse the technique, it’s hard to know where to start. With feedback types, solid-state, Vari-Mu and many more, there are literally hundreds of plugins all with different responses. We decided to pull together our favourite compressors in a new […]

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March 08, 2022   |   News

Celebrating Women in Music: Point Blank’s Best Female-Led Masterclasses

It’s well documented that music, and in particular electronic music, has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. Thankfully, there are loads of fantastic artists and initiatives working tirelessly to rectify this and make a change. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating some of the exceptional women who have joined us at Point Blank for thought-provoking […]

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October 15, 2021   |   News, Student Success

Student Success: October 2021 (FLORENTIA, Lar3n & LAB-909)

Welcome back to another edition of Point Blank Student Success. This month, we spoke to Defected Records’ FLORENTIA, the Head of Product at Beatport, Lar3n, and the scientist turned electronic musician, LAB-909. We compile these every month, showcasing students that have studied with us for any length of time at any of our locations: London, Los Angeles, China, Ibiza, Mumbai, and Online. […]

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