Friday 28 May 2010

Point Blank At IMS Ibiza

Point Blank's very own Rob Cowan is currently sunnning himself on the beautiful island of Ibiza, but it's not simply a holiday, in fact Rob is visiting in order to take part in the annual International Music Summit hosted in Ibiza.

The IMS have pulled out all the stops, assembling an eclectic array of talent and bringing together a uniquely different festival line-up to Ibiza. Underlining the IMS mantra of being forward-thinking in everything they do. Artists in attendence this year include; Sasha, Buraka Som Sistema, Pete Tong, David Guetta, Annie Mac, Busy P and a whole lot more. The summit contains a mixture of panel talks with Q & A's and discussions, as well as live performances and DJ sets.

So with all this in mind, Point Blank's Rob Cowan has just been in a studio located within the IMS to see Hip Hop DJ extrodanire Mark Ronson and Dubstep pioneer Skream record a show for Ibizian station, Sonic Radio. It turns out that before the show kicked off there was some kind of technical difficulty which coulp have possibly meant the show wouldn't have gone ahead, however, luckily Rob was on hand to save the day! After some technical wizardry he managed to get the equipment working again and the radio show was back on track with just a minor delay.

We're all eagerly awaiting Rob's return with more stories of all the goings on at IMS Ibiza, in the meantime you can check out the photo above taken with Rob, Mark Ronson and Skream at the Sonic Radio Studios.

Techno, Techno, Techno...

Belgian music festival I Love Techno is looking for a young up coming producer to create a track to become the soundtrack to this years festival. So if you Love Techno and want to be a part of one of the best international electronic music festivals of the year then read on...

"Do you eat Fruity Loops for breakfast at your Cubase? Are you Ableton to make an awesome track? Does this sound Logic or make any Reason? But most of all... Do you LOVE Techno?

Then you are the one we are looking for!

Grab all the vocoders, grooveboxes, MIDI Keyboards, triggerfingers, distortion units & compressors you can find. Launch your favorite production software and start building the most awesome track you have ever built. Maybe your track will become an official track for this year's edition of ILOVETECHNO.

The selected track will be featured on our official ILT promotional cd and will be distributed digitally on iTunes & Beatport by the record company News.

And, as a bonus, you + 10 of your best friends will be invited as a VIP on the next ILT edition.

So what are you waiting for?

This song starts now!"

This is an amazing opportunity for you to get your music out there and heard by a whole host of people, not to mention the fact that you and 10 mates get VIP festival access! Entries for the comp must be in by 15th June, so don't delay...get involved now by following the link.

Friday 21 May 2010

Hip Hop Course to Feature TK Wonder

We are excited to reveal that Point Blank's newest pro producer course, the Hip Hop Course, features New York vocalist TK Wonder! We’ve partnered up with TK, who has opened for artists such as Nas, Erykah Badu, Duffy and Talib Kweli, to offer students exclusive course materials including vocals, track parts and other resources for use on your tracks!

So when you enrol now on the Hip Hop Course you not only have access to 93 video tutorials totalling 8 hours of viewing, 1-2-1 tutorial videos from a pro producer, exclusive MIDI files for you to download and use in your own tracks, Beat Analysis tutorials with tracks from Dr Dre, Timbaland and more, but you also get access to the new amazing production tools from TK Wonder! With such a load of impressive resources it's clear that this course is definitely What You Want. To enrol now, read on.

I'm sure all the Hip Hop heads reading this will be just as excited as us about the prospect of fast tracking your music to the level of a professional producer. With such a high standard of tuition and a massive library of tools at your disposal, students will have their tracks sounding like industry standard Hip Hop tunes in just a matter of four weeks!

You can check out the full details for the course here, and you'll also want to check out the video below from course collaborator TK Wonder and get a taster of the superb vocal parts you can expect when you enrol on this premier Hip Hop Course.