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Watch a Video on Mixing on Consoles vs DAWs
JC Concato pits the new SSL Duality Delta against Logic Pro X.

In its latest Friday Forum Live, Point Blank’s JC Concato to the studios to show how to get more hands on with your mixes. Using the new SSL Duality Delta and Logic …

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Gear Review: Eventide Harmonizer H9
Five pedals in one: XLR8R explores the versatile new multi-effects processor from Eventide.

Ever since the 1970’s, Eventide has been a name strongly associated with high quality and innovative studio effects. The known classics—namely the H910, H949,  H3000, or the more modern H8000FW …

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Watch a Tutorial on Multi-Sampling an Instrument in Ableton Live
Ableton-certified trainer Freddie Frogs details how to multi-sample your own instruments.

Although you can download a sample pack of almost any instrument or sound at the drop of a hat, and most likely for free, it’s always good to inject your …

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A Guide To: Modular Synthesis
Freerotator Steevio guides us through the minefield that is his Eurorack.

Unless you’ve been avoiding any kind of electronic music-related content for the past few years, you have noticed the rise in popularity of modular synthesis. Once the preserve of scientific …

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In the Studio: Milton Bradley
Marking his upcoming LP, the Berlin-based artist discusses gear, records, labels, and his main sources of inspiration.

Having been born and raised in Berlin, it’s clear that Milton Bradley’s dark and moody studio output is influenced by the city’s gloomy landscape. Over the past eight years, Bradley …

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LANDR Announces DJ-Specific Mastering Engine
To support the launch, LANDR is offering free access to the DJ engine for two months.

Cloud-based mastering service LANDR has just announced a new DJ-specific mastering engine. The new extension will offer the same functionality as the existing platform, which includes metadata editing, DAW integration, …

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Watch a Tutorial on Recording and Resampling Drums
Stefano Ritteri shows how to record live drums and treat them with Ableton Live.

For its latest tutorial video, Point Blank invited Stefano Ritteri to its London studio to record live drums and various percussive elements for a new track. The Point Blank regular then takes …

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Gear Review: Brainworx bx_console
The German plug-in specialists prove themselves with a solid emulation of the revered Neve VXS console.

Speak to even the most seasoned recording engineer or music producer these days, and most will tell you that the often intensely heated Software vs. Hardware debates of yore are …

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Learn Five Mastering Essentials
Point Blank's mastering instructor Anthony Chapman looks at 5 mastering essentials in Ableton Live.

For its latest Friday Forum Live, Point Blank invited mastering instructor Anthony Chapman to discuss and demonstrate five mastering essentials in Ableton Live using bx_digital v3 and more. Chapman touches on …

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In the Studio: Guy Andrews
The rising London-based composer reveals the minimal set up behind his latest album.

With his debut full-length on London-based Houndstooth, Our Spaces, it seems like rising star Guy Andrews has really settled into his groove. Having spent a few years flitting inbetween aliases—Iambic …

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Gear Review: Korg Minilogue
The Japanese powerhouse continues its run of affordable analog synths.

Korg continues its course of developing affordable, yet fully analog and compact devices designed for live performance and studio purposes, with the Minilogue. In line with the ultra-compact Volca series …

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Watch James Wiltshire's Three-Part Series on Creating and Mixing a Drum Track
Wiltshire also provides a downloadable project file and sample pack featuring the E-mu SP-1200 and Roland's 808 and TR-8 models.

Point Blank’s new Masters at Work Series features James Wiltshire, who shows you how to create, arrange, and mix a drum track in Ableton Live. In part one, Wilshire records Roland’s now-classic 808, E-mu …

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Native Instruments Releases TRAKTOR Update; Gives Away Free Stems
v2.10.1 extends the control of the Stems format to all users.

Native Instruments announced this morning that the company has officially released TRAKTOR PRO 2.10.1—a free software update that extends the control of the Stems format to all TRAKTOR users. The main feature of …

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Gear Review: Modor NF-1
Lord of the…ring mod?

Amid the sea of analog synthesizers hitting the market in recent years, Modor Music’s NF-1 comes as something of change of pace. “Digital and proud” is how Modor describes its …

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Review: Pioneer RM-07 Active Reference Monitors
XLR8R tests out the latest offering from Pioneer's RM series.

Pioneer certainly has a rich history in speaker design. Ranging from their hi-fi stereo speakers to their more recent DJ-centric studio monitors, the Japanese corporation has developed a vast amount of proprietary speaker …

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Watch The Revenge Break Down His Live Setup
The Roar Groove label head gives an in-depth look at how his dynamic live show works.

Roar Groove label head and 6th Borough Project member Graeme Clark (a.k.a. The Revenge) recently visited Point Blank’s studio to show how his dynamic live set works. In the video—which …

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Novation Announces MIDI Sync Output for Launchpad for iOS
The new in-app purchase will connect Launchpad for iOS with other apps and external hardware.

Today, Novation announced the new in-app purchase for its Launchpad for iOS app, MIDI Sync. The latest addition to the app will allow the Launchpad to send MIDI Sync signals …

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Synths Preposterously Big and Remarkably Small: NAMM 2016
The modular world joins the big players at this year's edition of the annual music-gear expo.

Set up right next door to Disneyland (as usual) in Anaheim, California, this year’s NAMM show was again a loud mess of humanity and machines, dotted with tiny bits of …

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