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Watch Stonebank (Monstercat) Discuss How Subpac Became Integral to his Work



Point Blank head back to Stonebank of Monstercat fame’s studio for another chat with him, this time about Subpac and how it has permeated his workflow. There are some great tips on how to make the most of them in music production here, so if you’ve recently bought one or are thinking about doing so, take a look to get a better grip on how to use them usefully and sensibly, as well as turning it on and blasting out your subbiest track at full volume. Point Blank have a load of Subpacs at their London school which are available for anyone studying their production courses to use.

Stonebank is one of those producers who pumps out tracks for the sheer fun of it, making Electro, Hardcore, EDM, Tap and much more. He discusses his process with his recent masterclass on making lead sounds, but one thing he didn’t discuss was the use of a Subpac to help him mix bass sounds. Here he goes into detail about how the rumbling, bass-responsive unit helps him emulate how bass and in particular sub-bass are going to sound in a club environment, reducing the risk of something sounding wrong when tested at a gig.

For more courses and free samples, head to the webpages for each of Point Blank’s schools: LondonLos AngelesIbizaMumbai and Online. The most comprehensive study they offer is our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering, quality-assured by Middlesex University and also available online.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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