Recording Spotlight: The Beatles – ‘White Album’

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 'The White Album', a double LP that is as innovative as it is inspirational. We honor this special birthday with a look back at the history, recording techniques, tense studio sessions and the gear used for this incredible double album…

The Vocoder: History and deployment

Few pieces of music technology have captured the imagination of the public quite like the vocoder. Dave Gale tracks its development and offers a few tricks of the trade…

Recording a Classic: Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game

This week, Point Blank documents the recording of Amy Winehouse's classic 'Love is a Losing Game', with insights from the students, players and instructors… Every...

Recording Spotlight: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Daft Punk’s 2013 smash-hit record had a five-year gestation period, during which the robots decided to shun software and craft intricate music using hardware...

The Brighton Modular Meet – The MT Report

Dave Gale reports from the 2016 Brighton Modular Meet, held on on the sunny South Downs… Sussex University was the venue for this year's Modular...

The 9 Best – Where are they Now?

While some of these were far more successful than others, all of them threatened world greatness but are no longer with us (in their...

The Novation Story – Past Present & Future

Novation are one of the greatest names in music production history, with a wide range of classic and innovative new products adorning our studios....

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