Review: Maschine MK3
Native Instruments updates their all-in-one production and live performance tool.

As an all-in-one studio production and live performance tool, Native Instruments’ Maschine line has been one of the most popular in modern music. The company’s latest revision, the Maschine MK3, comes…

Point Blank is Hosting a 'Samplethon' in London on Sunday
Upload your track for a chance to be one of 20 participants who will be in the running to win a vinyl release on KPM Music.

This Sunday, October 15, Point Blank—in collaboration with WhoSampled, KPM Music, and Ableton—will be hosting a samplethon where 20 selected competitors will be making a track from classic KPM records…

Artist Tips: Sapphire Slows
The gifted Tokyo-based artist shares advice on confidence, technique, and experimentation.

Although she’s a relatively fresh face on the electronic music landscape, in just a handful of years, Sapphire Slows has carved out an intriguing sonic space for herself, one born from unbridled…

Get Familiar: Photay
One of New York's rising talents talks inspirations and processes behind his latest LP.

The great outdoors plays a big part in the music of New York’s Evan Shornstein. As electronic producer Photay, he fashions meticulous tracks loaded with field recordings made in the wild and earthy pe…

Ableton Adds Giles Peterson to Loop Lineup
A small quantity of additional tickets have also been added.

Ableton has announced that BBC radio presenter, curator, DJ, and producer Gilles Peterson has joined the program for Loop in November. Giles will join a huge list of artists and companies that include…

Ableton's New Microsite Will Teach You the Basics of Making Music
The free interactive website runs through beats, melodies, basslines, chords, and song structure.

Ableton’s new interactive website will teach you the basics of making music. The site dropped a few months ago, featuring lessons in your browser that cover the theory and practice of crafting b…

Get Familiar: Machine Woman
Anastasia Vtorova talks about her route into electronics, her noise background, and soaking up influences from everywhere.

Anastasia Vtorova has an inquisitive mind. As Machine Woman, this musician from St. Petersburg, Russia transmutes her musical curiosity into wildly varied and experimental electronic music free from s…

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Live Essentials: Max Cooper
One of electronic music's foremost innovators details the processes behind his awe-inspiring live shows.

Though one of the most acclaimed live acts out there, it’s not easy to do a Live Essentials with Max Cooper, the Belfast-born, London-based DJ, producer, and scientist explains. “I focus o…

In the Studio: Fred P
One of deep house's finest producers goes deep on his processes and the gear behind them.

Those who have followed the development of house music in the USA over the past decade will certainly be familiar with Fred Peterkin—the artist better known as Fred P or Black Jazz Consortium. The New…

Coldcut Release Ableton Max For Live Plugin
Inspired by Steve Reich, MidiVolve is an evolving arpeggiator, riff generator, and pattern sequencer.

Ninja Tune founders Coldcut (a.k.a. Matt Black and Jonathan More) have released a new Ableton Max For Live plugin inspired by Steve Reich’s seminal Music for 18 Musicians. MidiVolve is a Max For Live …

Watch a Live Performance Masterclass with Sandunes
The former Point Blank student breaks down her live set and shares some essential tips for live performance.

Earlier this week, former Point Blank student Sanaya Ardeshir (a.k.a. Sandunes) hosted a live performance masterclass for students and graduates. Following a UK tour and ahead of her upcoming show Bon…

Watch a Video on the History of Sampling
Chris Read hosts a seminar on sampling at Point Blank London.

Earlier this year, Point Blank held an event at its London studio complex in collaboration with Brownswood Recordings and Ableton, with sampling as the main focus. The event included a sampling compet…

Learn the Basics of Music Production with Ableton's New Website
The website Learning Music takes you through various interactive lessons right in your browser.

Ableton has launched a website that teaches you the basics of music production natively in your browser. Using a set of interactive tools—including grid-based samplers and sound bytes—and simple music…

Novation's Blocs Wave App is Now Free Download
The audio editing app will now focus on in-app purchases.

Blocs Wave for iOS, Novation’s app for making and recording music, is now free to download on the Apple app store. With its simple and intuitive design, Blocs Wave offers unique ways to combine …

Get Familiar: Afriqua
The wildly talented DJ-producer reveals his story and discusses his upcoming plans.

Adam Longman Parker keeps a low profile for an artist with such a vast musical education. His story goes something like this: born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, he began piano lessons at the age of…

Podcast 480: Galtier
Mind-bending sonics from a rising bass artist.

Australian musician Jiah Wells, better known as Galtier, is a bass music aficionado. Raised on the South-East coast of the country, from the age of 16 he spent his late teens obsessing over anything a…

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