In their brand new Style Guide series, Point Blank pay a visit to the Brighton studio of F9 Audio founder and Freemasons member James Wiltshire to investigate the origins of dance music. They explore both who and what went into the creation of those early records, and how the scene and studios emerged and grew with the sound. Part one delved into the history of house music and explored one of the most iconic pieces of hardware behind the genre: the Roland TR-909. In this, the second episode of this series, James demonstrates how some of the classic house sounds created on hardware such as the TR-909 can be replicated with production techniques in Ableton Live. Watch the full video above and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss future episodes in this series.
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