For this edition of Friday Forum Live, we were joined by Cristian Varela, a global DJ and producer, to showcase some live DJ techniques using the Roland MC-707 and TR-6S.
Cristian Varela’s inexhaustible creativity in the studio makes him one of the most prolific Spanish creators of electronic music, being credited with more than 160 references on top-level labels, including Sony/BMG, Plus8/Additive, Primate UK, Intec, Toolroom, Bedrock and more. His restless character and his self-taught ability have placed him as one of the few Beta Testers of brands such as Pioneer DJ and Roland, who rely on his advanced criteria – the same one that he delivers in the classes and tutorials he has taught since 1996 in schools as well as professional events such as Sónar + D, Eumes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and CEV and others.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with our Friday Forum Live, it’s where we go live from Point Blank’s HQ every Friday at 12 pm to review new plugins, software, production techniques and more. Want to tune into next week’s FFL? Then be sure to head over to our YouTube channel. Want to learn the ins and outs of the music world? Then why not enrol on a Point Blank course? We’re currently offering 25% off our selected London, online and Los Angeles courses until 30th April using the codes LONDON25, ONLINE25 and LA25.
During the live masterclass, Varela demonstrates how to make a live techno track from scratch using the MC-707, how to incorporate Roland Cloud’s diverse range of software samples into the hardware and how you can use the piece of tech in a live setting. To finish off, he showcases how he uses the TR-6S to record some of his new tracks to use in a DJ set – all within the box, with no laptop required. If you’re a Point Blank student who wants to get hands-on with Roland Cloud, we recently partnered with the brand to offer over 50% off their products, using our exclusive discount. Find out more here.
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