Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Fear not. The folks over at Point Blank sat down with R&S Records' head of A&R and Point Blank instructor Sam Willis, a.k.a Primitive World to talk about some fantastic bits of somewhat overlooked music production hardware that's passed ‘Under The Radar’ in their new four-part series. These classic bits of kit can often be found for a steal online and could make a big impact on your tracks when utilised well.
In the first instalment of the series Sam shows us the Korg Electribe ES-1, a small but powerful sampler. Described jokingly by Sam as ‘the poor mans Octotrack’, in reality this sampler is not to be underestimated and can be used for production or as a live tool to great effect. Check out the video above and subscribe to the Point Blank YouTube channel to stay tuned for upcoming episodes in the series.
Eager to learn more about music production? Point Blank offer a range of courses including a brand new BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree, in which Sam is an instructor on the Music Industry module. Students have access to amazing studio facilities, as well as a range of discounts. Contact one of their course advisors to find out more and book a tour of the studios, and you can also call them on 020 7729 4884. If you’re an international student, please call +44 20 7729 4884.