Point Blank has released a free Kick Drum Designer for Max for Live, designed by its expert tutor, Daniel Herbert.
This is the latest Max for Live device from Point Blank which currently is only compatible with Live 9.
The kick drum designer is based on some of the techniques we cover in the Ableton Sound design course when looking at Operator, and synthesises bass drums by using a series of envelopes to modulate the pitch and amplitude of basic waveforms.
The device features an integrated preset system and a morphing slider which allows you to morph between the different presets for some interesting sonic potential. There’s also a resonant filter to further help sculpt the sound and add variation.
The Kick Drum Designer is a free download (requires Max for Live plugin in Live 9).
Point Blank Online has announced the Point Blank Riser Device, a free download for use with Ableton Live and Max For Live.
Point Blank instructor and course developer Daniel Herbert has created this Max For Live custom device for creating rises and sweeps in Ableton Live. Perfect for breakdowns and buildups! Watch the video to see how it works, what makes it unique and and how to set it up.
The Live Riser Device is a free download for Point Blank Facebook fans.
The Point Blank YouTube Channel is the central hub for all our free tutorials. There you’ll find hundreds of videos providing expert advice about music production, sound design and DJing from our team of pro producer tutors and regular guest artists.
The best way to ensure you don’t miss anything is to subscribe to the channel and thanks to our friends at KRK and Focusrite we are giving away a pair of KRK RP 5 G2 Speakers (worth £250) to one lucky subscriber!
To be entered into the prize draw just subscribe to the Point Blank Youtube channel by Tuesday 23rd October 2012… it’s that simple!
The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Wednesday 24th October 2012.
Samplephonics has announced Sound Design Competition 02, a chance to win various prizes including the release of your own sample pack on the Samplephonics label.
Find a single object, material, or ‘thing’ that you think makes cool sounds. Record sounds from this object in any way you like. Manipulate sounds in any way you like. Create 2 minute track using ONLY these sounds. Done!
Win £1000+ GBP in prizes from Shure, Camel Audio, iZotope, Audiofile Engineering, Point Blank, Soundcloud, Music Technology Magazine, and Samplephonics.
Sound Design Competiton prizes
Shure PG27 microphone and pop shield.
Full License for Camel Audio Alchemy, iZotope Iris, Audiofile Engineering Wave Editor, Sample Manager & Quiztones.
Point Blank Pro Producer course of your choice.
Soundcloud Pro account for 1 year.
A years subscription to Music Technology Magazine.
3x Samplephonics sample libraries + opportunity to create your own sample pack for Samplephonics and earn money.
Full License for Audiofile Engineering Quiztones.
Soundcloud Solo account for 1 year.
2x Samplephonics sample libraries.
Soundcloud Lite account for 1 year.
1x Samplephonics sample library.
The deadline for submitting your entry is 31st August, 2012, 23.59 GMT.