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Point Blank on Pioneer DJ Radio: Jeff Murray

One of the many reasons to learn the craft of DJing at Point Blank is that you get the chance to have your mixes played exclusively on Pioneer DJ Radio alongside the likes of top artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. We get a real kick out of showcasing our students’ talent and seeing it reach an audience of thousands each week. What’s more, because PDJR also features shows from some of the biggest and best labels out there including Cadenza, Get Physical and Defected, you never know who might be listening.

weekend-djPoint Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller

Jeff Murray aka DJ Munny Buns is the latest student to feature on Pioneer DJ Radio. Having begun his studies with us at our London facility in 2016, Canadian Jeff is pursuing all things tech house. You can view a full tracklisting below:

  1. Olddays – Caal & Baum [00:00]
  2. Pitch Roll – Prok & Fitch [03:55]
  3. Take The Ride – Chocolate Puma & Tommie Sunshine [08:14]
  4. Sheeple – Prok Fitch & Green Velvet [11:30]
  5. Das Ist Sick – Billy Kenny & Maximono [16:47]
  6. Inside Out – Wade [19:37]
  7. Disco Breakin – Wade [24:46]
  8. Rock The Beat – Latmun [28:25]
  9. Push It – Stefano Noferini & Larsen Factory [34:34]
  10. Mind Yo Bizness – Get Real & Claude Von Stroke & Green Velvet [37:38]
  11. Bandala (Original Mix) – Andreas Henneberg [40:20]
  12. Joint – Loulou Players [45:04]
  13. The Duster – Eats Everything feat. Green Velvet [49:15]
  14. Quantum (Stefano Noferini Remix) – Reelow [52:51]
  15. Front Line – Tuff London & Steve Edwards [58:05]

Remember – if you think you have what it takes to have a mix featured on Pioneer DJ Radio, submit your 1 Hour mix to louis@pointblankmusicschool.com and you could be the next on our regular slot, with your mix being broadcast twice a week for two weeks.

Feeling inspired? Perhaps you too want to unlock your creative potential – and we can help you. Find out more about our DJ courses in London here, or if you want to see the state-of-the-art facilities yourself, please book a tour by contacting a course advisor or give us a call on 0207 729 4884. And remember, If you’re studying with us and want to join Talib in getting your DJ mix played on Point Blank’s show on Pioneer DJ Radio, get in touch with Louis at Point Blank.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Submit your mix & DJ alongside Nic Fancuilli for DJ Mag Sessions @ Egg LDN

Point Blank has teamed up with DJ Mag and Egg London to present an exclusive opportunity to PB students and graduates. We’re offering the chance to perform at Egg as a part of DJ Mag’s ‘DJ Mag Sessions’, an event held regularly across the year that has previously featured the likes of Solomun, Adesse Versions & Detroit Swindle to name a few. This is part of a new opportunity in which Point Blank will be offering support slots at EGG to students and graduates at future DJ Mag Sessions.

Nic Fanciulli has been confirmed for the next session on 22nd July – he’ll be playing a 3-hour set, and you can buy tickets for just £5 here. Students and graduates who’d like to apply for this first slot will need to submit a relevant mix (via Soundcloud or Mixcloud link) along with a cover email detailing live DJ experience to date and current set-up to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com. You’ll need to take into account that this will be a support slot, and cater your mix accordingly! Check out a DJ set from Nic Fanciulli from earlier this year to get a flavour of what you can expect from the night at Egg.

For those wanting to start their journey into music making and DJ’ing, our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive music courses out there, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We are currently offering a huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with a range of online courses until July 17th, so make sure you enrol soon to make the most of it! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

If you register with Point Blank, you can access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Point Blank x Pirate Studios Live Sessions: Imogen, Kincaid & Sinàl

Point Blank have teamed up with Pirate Studios to bring you the next instalment of Pirate Live, an initiative to promote up-and-coming musicians across the UK. Having begun the initiative at the beginning of 2017, Pirate Studios have already amassed 2.3 million views on Pirate Live streams, giving you an indication of the calibre of breakthrough talent that features. For the next stream, Point Blank student Imogen will be performing alongside Kincaid and Sinàl on 28th June in what is set to be an excellent showcase of underground dance music talent. Point Blank students are welcome to come down to the event at Pirate Studios in Earlsfield, London from 6pm – 11pm. The event is BYOB and students can register their interest here. Point Blank students also get a huge 20% off all rehearsals at Pirate Studios, so if you’re looking for somewhere to practice, look no further! You can watch previous live streams below.
Pirate Studios was founded in Bristol with the aim of supporting young, undiscovered artists unable to meet the rising costs of today’s music scene by providing them with an affordable place to rehearse. Using code-lock technology to make each of their sites completely self-service, the money Pirate Studios save on studio staff is passed straight back to musicians by way of better rates. This also gives artists the freedom to work whenever they want, 24/7! Remember, Point Blank students are entitled to 20% off rehearsal time at Pirate Studios. If you would like to feature in one of the Point Blank x Pirate Studios live sessions, contact louis@pointblankmusicschool.com with the subject heading “PB x Pirate Studios”.

Student opportunities such as this are just a small part of the Point Blank student experience. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive music courses out there, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We are currently offering a huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with a range of online courses until July 17th, so make sure you enrol soon to make the most of it! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

If you register with Point Blank, you can access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Student Success June 2017: Backclash, Karmy & RMR

Each month, we catch up with Point Blank students and alumni to showcase their successes since studying with us, giving you an insight into how music industry careers are established and nurtured right here at Point Blank. In June 2017, we’re catching up with a diverse set of breaking talent: Indian DJ/Producer Aman Vanjani (Backclash), Chilean musician Juan Antonio Karmy (Karmy) and Dutch producer Ricardo Romijn of RMR. Want to join them? Check out our LondonLos AngelesIbiza and online course pages to begin your own journey to the top.

Aman Vanjani (Backclash – Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma)

Since completing his studies in 2016, Aman’s career has gone from strength to strength. Soon after returning to India, Aman was signed by India’s leading artist management agency, Submerge, going on to play gigs in London and India as well as playing the main stage at VH1’s ‘Supersonic’ festival. Performing under the moniker Backclash, Aman’s sound is equal parts liberating, chilled and euphoric. Having recently released his new single, Never A Goodbye Ft. Aarya, Aman is working on a number of new projects to be released this year.

On his time at Point Blank, Aman says “It was great studying at Point Blank. Learning from industry professionals and being surrounded by other musicians all with a similar goal in mind was immensely valuable. Point Blank helped me develop as an artist and gave me a huge insight into the industry. A big thank you to all of the faculty members for always helping out!”

Juan Antonio Karmy (Karmy – Electronic Music Composition)

Chilean musician Karmy began his musical journey studying classical piano for 5 years whilst at high-school. After hearing Tiësto’s ‘Just Be’ album, he fell in love with electronic music and decided to dive deeper into the scene. Purchasing his first DJ set-up, he quickly began to play at school parties. Since studying Electronic Music Composition at Point Blank Karmy has gone on to release two tracks on Future Sounding Records, as well as landing gigs at high-profile events including Corona SunSets and sharing the stage with major international acts such as Paul Van Dyk. Currently, Karmy is preparing to re-release his track Emotions on Future Sound Recordings as well as two new productions.

Ricardo Romijn (RMR – Complete Mixing & Mastering)

Ricardo first came to Point Blank back in 2015 to bolster his mixing and mastering skills. “I took the mixing and mastering course to get more into the technical part of making music. The theory was well explained and if I didn’t understand something I could always reach out to my tutors via webcam which was incredibly helpful! In my music today I use a ton of tips I learnt from Point Blank.”

Since studying with us, Ricardo formed progressive house/pop trio RMR with fellow Dutch artists Max van Lierop and Roy de Valk, signing a deal to Powerhouse Music and releasing their debut single ‘Love Game’. Keep track of the group on their artist page, as the trio have new releases scheduled this year!

If you want to study at Point Blank in London like Giammarco, Ishani and John, check out our brand new BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. It’s our most comprehensive course and with modules focussing on mixing, mastering, composing and even music business, it gives you everything you need to make a career in music. If you want to come down and see our studios for yourself, we host tours every Wednesday at 17:30 and Saturdays at 12:30. Click here to book yourself on one. For those unable to study with us in London, we also provide a wide range of online courses, including our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. Not only that, we are currently offering an enormous 35% off online courses plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X until July 17th. What are you waiting for!

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Point Blank at Seazone Music & Conference 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Point Blank Creative Director JC Concato and expert instructor Saytek flew to Sopot, Poland for the Seazone Music & Conference to present masterclasses and take part in panel discussions. See below for a photo tour of their trip.

Point Blank in the Seazone programme

Polish duo Catz ‘N’ Dogz kicked off the event with a 4-hour set at the opening boat party

Arrival at the Terrace Grand Hotel

Point Blank Creative Director JC Concato presents a masterclass on mastering for the club on the Friday of the event

JC’s set-up, including a fully decked out Apollo Twin 

Expert instructor Saytek presents a masterclass on making a track live

Saytek discusses modern technology and art 

JC at Sfinks

Sfinks in full swing

Rosalie performs at Sfinks

Saytek live at Sfinks

The streaming and distribution panel discussion

The artist management panel

JC’s favourite bar, Spatif. Featuring it’s ‘JC approved’ sticker.

Saytek teaches music production as a part of our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. If you would like to speak to a Course Advisor about this or our other diploma courses in London,  please contact us using our contact form here or call 020 7729 4884. If you’re an international student, please call +44 20 7729 4884.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Point Blank Sound Design Tutorial Series: Create 808 Bass in Massive

We’re back with a brand new tutorial series to help you get the most out of your productions. In this series, Point Blank course developer and instructor Chris Carter will be showing us the basics of sound design, focusing on different elements of synthesis and going into detail as to how they work and how they can be applied. These videos will give you a flavour of what to expect on our courses, such as our comprehensive BA (Hons) Music Production and Sound Engineering degree, which is also available as an online degree.For episode two of our new sound design tutorial series, Point Blank expert instructor Chris Carter uses a range of variables available in Native Instrument’s Massive plugin to create an 808 bass sound. Chris discusses how to use envelopes, pitch modulation and voicing to shape a pure sine wave into the iconic, punchy kick drum/bass sound that we all know and love. Watch the video above for the full breakdown and keep your eyes peeled for the next in the series. If you missed it, you can catch episode one, ‘What is an LFO’, here.

These tips are just a small excerpt from the sound design module on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We are currently offering a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with online courses until June 30th, so make sure you enrol soon! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

If you register with Point Blank, you can access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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