Point Blank on iTunes
Point Blank has pulled off a bit of a coup this month, becoming the first music school to offer lessons on iTunesU – the educational arm of Apple’s immensely successful download store.
from top universities such as Oxford,
We say ‘coup’ because most iTunesU content comes from top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and MIT. But now those venerable institutions are joined by Shoreditch-based Point Blank, which is offering free ‘sampler’ tutorials in areas such as songwriting and music business management as well as genre-specific lessons in how to produce hip hop, dubstep, house and more. The freebie lessons are highlights from Point Blank’s full remote learning courses, enabling you to try before you buy.
Contact Point Blank 020 7729 4884 Web www.pointblankonline.net
My studio is best described as a work in progress. Like a lot of people, I started out DJ’ing and took my first steps into production with a Groovebox. From there I got into buying more hardware and learning to use it, but then, a few years ago, my partner and I started a family and I had to stop being a full-time DJ and go back to working in IT! So right now it’s just a hobby, but I’m hoping that within a few years I can get back out there again.
my first steps into production with a Groovebox. From there I got into buying more hardware and learning to use it, but then,
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I need to because it’s kind of hard to justify spending that much money on kit if it’s not paying for itself with record releases! But I’ve been quite careful: when I’ve wanted a particular piece of kit, I’ve held back and held back until I found one at the right kind of price.
If I had to pick a favourite piece of kit then I’d have to say my Virus C synth. I love the filters on it: you can push them and push them and the sound never distorts. But I do love my Roland MC-909, too: partly because it was the first piece of ‘proper’ hardware I bought and partly because it just makes it so easy to get those classic house sounds.
Robbie Jay is a house producer and DJ based in Bath. Find him on Twitter: @robbiejaydj
KitList ● Quad-core AMD
Phenom PC ● Ableton Live 8 ● Reason/ReWire ● MOTUmicro lite ● Mackie CR1604 ● E-mu Orbit 9090/
Planet Phatt ● Novation
A-Station ● Novation
BassStation ● Roland MC-909 ● Access Virus C ● Alesis
Quadraverb ● Samson S-Direct
Plus DI box ● Genelec 8030a monitors with Behringer sub
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