Music Production

5 Best Distortion Plugins to Fatten Up Your Sounds

From subtle analog warmth to total digital destruction, using distortion plugins in your music is a sure way to thicken up your tracks and give your sounds some extra bite. There are hundreds of plugins to choose from on the market, varying from the high-end and expensive to the more simplistic, affordable and, at times, free. Distortion plugins […]

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See AIAIAI’s Brand New Wireless+ TMA-2 Headphones in Action

We’re back with another review, this time looking at AIAIAI Audio’s brand new TMA-2 Wireless+ studio headphones. TMA-2 is an award-winning modular headphone from audio heavyweights, AIAIAI Audio. The TMA-2’s are trusted for music creativity and in the most vigorous environments – on the road, in the studio and on stage. The brand new wireless version combats […]

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Learn Music Production Online Free with Point Blank’s Online Course Samples

At Point Blank, we love helping eager musicians hone their skills and level up their production techniques. To help with this, we are all about giving away freebies to our students and followers. Our online school is one of the most comprehensive of its kind when it comes to learning electronic music production – so we’ve […]

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How to Add Punch to Your Drums with Logic Pro X’s Phat FX

In this tutorial, we show how you can use Logic Pro X’s Phat FX to enhance a group of drum tracks, giving them added punch, as well as making them sound like they’ve all been recorded through the same desk in the same environment. Phat FX is a powerful “colouring” multi-effect designed primarily for use with drum, bass, […]

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Top 5 Music Production Tips with Beat Scene Legend Sweatson Klank

While there is an infinite amount of production tips out there, these 5 tips from LA beat scene pioneer and PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank, aka Tom Wilson, are helpful for both beginners and seasoned producers alike. Tom Wilson has a wealth of experience in the music industry, having worked on composing music for apps, video games, […]

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7 Proven Ways to Get Better Bass

The bassline is often the most important part of a track although it rarely gets the recognition it deserves. A great bassline either holds the music together, combines with a kick to provide the backbone of the track, or even comes screaming out of your speakers to take the lead. But with such varied uses, […]

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Kick-Start Your Music Career with a Point Blank Master Diploma (Dip HE)

At Point Blank, as well as being able to study short courses that enhance your musical skills, we also offer Diploma and Degree courses that can provide more in-depth tuition. Our professional and practical Diploma courses cover everything from music production and DJing, to music business and more and allow you to study from either our London […]

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5 Best Reverb Plugins to Add Atmosphere to Your Tracks

With reverb being arguably the most commonly used effect in music production, a good reverb plugin is a staple for every producer. Whether you’re working with vocals, drums, guitar, VSTs or more, using reverb is a fantastic way to make your instruments sound natural and in situ. Reverb comes in a number of different styles […]

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7 Essential Resources for Downloading Free Acapellas

Placing a catchy vocal hook in a beat can often transform a good track into an unforgettable one. Finding high-quality acapellas can be a tedious task, especially if you don’t know where to look. Luckily there are a number of online platforms which hold the secrets to your acapella needs, being heavily stocked with hundreds of isolated vocal tracks which can […]

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9 Tested Ways to Speed Up Your Workflow

As producers, we’re always looking for ways to speed up our workflow, increase our productivity and try not to let any more tracks slip into the unfinished pile. However, this can be difficult at times with our lives growing increasingly busier and inundated with more and more distractions. Whether it’s trying to juggle school, work or […]

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