Learn How to Start a Track in Ableton
DJ Ravine and Saytek show you the basics of creating a track.

In the latest video from Point Blank, DJ Ravine and Saytek show you the basics of starting a track in Ableton live. In the video, Saytek focuses on tools that are freely available to demonstrate how t…

Podcast 519: Setaoc Mass
60-minutes of heavy rolling grooves from techno's new guard.

This week’s XLR8R podcast comes from one of techno’s rising young talents. Setaoc Mass is the alias of Sam Coates, a Manchester-born Berlin-based DJ-producer. The 27-year-old began DJing a…

In The Studio: Rødhåd
Mike Bierbach goes deep on the processes behind his debut LP.

Rødhåd is one of the most respected DJs in the global techno scene. The native Berliner has built his reputation over years of playing immersive and dramatic sets at Berghain and around the world. Ind…

Ableton Announces Live 10
Live 10 will include new devices, a re-designed sound library, workflow refinements, and more.

Ableton has announced Live 10. The eagerly-awaited and much-anticipated next version of Live will introduce four new Ableton devices, a completely re-designed sound library, workflow refinements, desi…

Artist Tips: Abayomi
Ableton's Product Specialist offers advice on making music while working full time.

Jesse Abayomi is a London-born Nigerian artist who operates with a fiercely independent outlook. Currently based in Berlin working as Ableton’s in-house Product Specialist, Abayomi also moonligh…

Artist Tips: Danny Daze and Shokh
The two collaborators offer insight into the manipulation of audio in Ableton.

Back in August, Danny Daze and Shokh teamed up for a single on Kompakt’s long-running Speicher series. Released alongside a cut from Patrice Baumel, “Aire” presented the perfect fusi…

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 …

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