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Dubspot Summer Sale: 30% off Courses in NYC, LA, and Online.

Do More Than Just Listen! Summer savings on all Dubspot Courses. 20% off for new students and 30% off for returning students. Sale ends Tuesday, August 9th at midnight. Enroll Today!


Do More Than Just Listen! Find your passion for creating music in our Music Foundations, Music Production, Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design, and DJ Programs. Join the world’s leading learning environment and community for musicians, DJs, producers, visual artists, audio professionals, and enthusiasts of all music genres. As a premier Music School for both aspiring and experienced artists alike, Dubspot’s mission is to inspire and enable students to achieve their creative goals. Classes are kept intimate in hands-on lab environments and are designed to teach you the powerful functionality of today’s leading music technology while guiding you through fundamental concepts to advance your skills and apply them creatively to develop your signature sound. Our talented tribe of musically diverse educators are more than talented musicians; they are mentors who are devoted to seeing students develop and grow as artists. Their collective experience in the music industry spans many fields, continents, and years. They are the heart of your Dubspot experience!

Contact Admissions today to learn more about our extensive course offerings and programs by calling 1.877.DUBSPOT.

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Upcoming Courses in NYC, LA, and Online


Find your Music Production or DJ Education at Dubspot and discover a learning experience that goes beyond software education. Our collection of carefully developed programs explore the core elements that inspire and shape the music you create. Whatever your interest, whatever your level of experience, we can help find the right class for you. Select a program that interests you to learn more about the curriculum and related courses.

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

Six Levels | 48 Sessions

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original music, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Aug 08 | New York
  • Aug 09 | New York
  • Aug 29 | New York
  • Aug 15 | Los Angeles
  • Aug 29 | Los Angeles
  • Aug 27 | Online


Logic Pro Producer Certificate Program

Six Levels | 48 Sessions

Master Logic Pro X with our complete program. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of the composition process in Logic and create a portfolio that includes a collection of original tracks, a remix entered in an active remix contest, a re-scored scene from a film, and sound effects and music for a video game. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Aug 02 | New York
  • Oct 03 | New York
  • Oct 16 | Online


Sound Design Komplete Program

Six Levels | 48 Sessions

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Aug 07 | New York
  • Sep 12 | New York
  • Sep 26 | New York
  • Oct 16 | Online


Mixing and Mastering Program

Three Levels | 24 Sessions

Transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial quality masters. Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb, and special effects. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Oct 17 | New York
  • Sep 13 | Los Angeles
  • Oct 16 | Online


Music Foundations Program

Three Levels | 24 Sessions

Unravel electronic music’s origins, build your chops, learn musical language and theory, and make and play music the way you want. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the roots and lineage of a variety of electronic and dance music genres, strengthen their keyboard skills, and learn valuable music theory, deepening their creative practice and facilitating effective collaborations with musical partners. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Oct 20 | New York
  • Oct 31 | New York
  • Sep 13 | Los Angeles
  • Aug 07 | Online
  • Oct 02 | Online


DJ Extensive Program

Six Levels | 24 Sessions

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing, from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Aug 22 | New York
  • Aug 28 | New York
  • Sep 08 | New York


DJing with Traktor Program

Three Levels

Starting with a historical overview, students will learn the fundamental concepts of DJing via Traktor’s intuitive interface. They will then delve into the vast array of possibilities offered by this groundbreaking software, presenting their work along the way. Students will leave with finished DJ mixes, a thorough understanding of DJing with Traktor, and a solid skill set ready for further development. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Aug 07| Online
  • Oct 02 | Online


Maschine Program

Three Levels | 12 Sessions

The future of production is here. Native Instruments’ Maschine redefines the intersection of hardware and software, performance and production. With Dubspot’s Maschine program for producers and performers, you’ll go from shaking hands with this cutting-edge music platform to making full tracks and performing your music live. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Sep 12 | New York
  • Oct 16 | Online


Turntablism Extensive Program

Six Levels | 24 Sessions

Turntablism is the art of manipulating turntables like an instrument. Starting with the fundamentals of “Scratching” and “Beat Juggling,” the program will focus on proper technique, optimal practice habits, creative exploration, group work, applications, and eventually full-blown turntablist sets. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Sep 28 | New York


Visual Performance Program

Two Levels | 16 Sessions

Learn how to use a toolkit of the latest software including Vidvox VDMX and Quartz Composer. Create your own performance setup for live shows. Learn from a variety of visualists and producers who are pushing the medium in new and unexpected directions. Read more

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Aug 15 | New York


Open House in NYC: Sundays 11am | Guided Tour of LA

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Visit our New York and Los Angeles locations! Ask our Admissions Counselors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy. Watch live music production and DJ demos, and test drive our student workstations. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, stop by one of our Open Houses in NYC or schedule a tour in LA to find out more about the learning process at Dubspot. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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Perfect Your Vocals with Pitch Edit


Perfect Your Vocals with Pitch Edit

Often times perfect vocal takes aren’t captured, so much as they’re crafted. The exactitude in modern recording technology from pitch perfect synths to quantized MIDI sequences has placed responsibilities on vocalists and producers to match that meticulous level of precision in their audio tracks as well. Now, thanks to Pitch Edit mode in Reason 9 meticulous doesn’t have to mean tedious or difficult. In a special Reason 9 tutorial, we’ll walk you through the basic process of taking a vocal by our own in-house resident untrained singer, Ryan, and getting his potential up to match the rest of the song.

Throughout this tutorial you’ll get a basic walkthrough of Pitch Edit, its various workflows, and how to take the techniques you learn here and apply them to your own music, creativity, and advanced experimentation if you want to dive deep.

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Christmas Offer: 20% Discount On Los Angeles Courses Until Jan 9th – Save up to $3,000

If you’ve been dreaming about a career in the music industry, we’ve got good news. We’re offering a huge discount off all Point Blank Los Angeles courses over the festive period until January 9th! Enrol now and you could save up to $3,000, including our new, flagship Music Production & Sound Design Advanced Diploma. Based out of Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake, Point Blank offers unparalleled immersive and practical education across all areas of music production and sound engineering – so what are you waiting for? To get your discount, just enter XMAS20 when you enrol.

silverlakeIf you’re serious about a career in the music industry, there’s no better place to be right now than Los Angeles. Currently the centre of America’s electronic music renaissance, you’ll be ideally placed to seize the opportunities that being in the thick of it affords

The Music Production & Sound Design Advanced Diploma is supported by Pioneer and developed by industry professionals who have worked with Pharrell Williams, Richie Hawtin, Goldie and more. It offers a comprehensive practical guide to the creative process of writing, recording, mixing and mastering your own music whilst discovering how the music industry works. You can check out our full range of LA Courses here and remember, if you want to study at Point Blank Los Angeles but work full-time or have other commitments during the day, we are now pleased to offer classes for our LA Certificate and Award courses during the evening.

Mr Carmack PBLA classroom

For further information on our degree course or any of our courses, contact our Course Advisors here or call 0207 729 488 or, if you’re in the USA, give us a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884. Want to see firsthand the amazing facilities offered by Point Blank? You can book a space on one of our studio tours by heading here.

Every production station at PBLA comes with NI’s Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard, Ableton Push, AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio Headphones and Maschine plus more – and you now have the option to study in the evening while saving a huge 20%!

Want to get a taste of what it’s like to study at PBLA? Our virtual tour provides a taste of the state-of-the-art gear that you’ll be learning on and the unique, creative environment that we offer at our Mack Sennett Studio base. Take a look around now.

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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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Dubspot LA EDU Sessions: Remixing w/ Ableton Live

Dubspot Instructor Mika aka Son of Kick hosts this music production workshop focused on creating remixes and edits in Ableton Live at Dubspot Los Angeles Friday, August 19th.


Dubspot LA EDU Sessions:
Remixing w/ Ableton Live

Mika aka Son of Kick

Friday, August 19th, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm PST

Dubspot LA
6605 Hollywood Blvd #110
Los Angeles, CA

Dubspot Instructor Mika aka Son of Kick hosts this music production workshop focused on creating remixes and edits in Ableton Live. Mika will explain his workflow for deconstructing original tracks into remixes that play well in DJ sets. Techniques include chopping samples in various ways, working with acapellas, and creating a mixed down final arrangement thats club-ready.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, please arrive early to sign in.


About Mika Abadie

Known to the world as Son Of Kick and Born Dirty. With releases on Buygore, Smog, Nest HQ, Dirtybird, Dim Mak, and Night Bass to name a few, Mika has been busy making bass music left, right, center, and through the whole spectrum of it. He has collaborated with Lady Leshurr, Foreign Beggars, and others. Mika is also Manager to Kid Sister, Linden Jay, and others as well as tour support for the likes of Bassnectar and 12th Planet to name a few. Along with shows around the world, Mika is always on the rise and on the move.

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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

At Dubspot our world-class instructors provide the most complete and cutting-edge Ableton Live learning experience. The Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program is the flagship of our music training. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

About This Program

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

What’s Included

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

Additional Information

Visit the Ableton Live course page for detailed information on this program here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.


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Club Recommendations: August 2016 (Midland, DJ Sprinkles, Powell + More)

Welcome to Point Blank’s monthly club recommendations column, where we trawl the listings to bring you the essential events taking place in London and Los Angeles. As we roll into August,  London waves goodbye to a Dalston institution (seriously, can someone stop shutting down our clubs), but don’t mourn too long, there’s still plenty of unmissable parties keeping the capital vital. Across the pond, August gets a little weird with the arrival of the third edition of Beserktown along with something to keep the techno purists happy. Make a note in those iCals now.

For those of you dreaming of seeing yourself included here, heading up the next big summer festival or slaying clubs around the world, you can find out about our range of courses in LondonLA and online to kickstart your journey.

FWD with Midland, Skream, Artwork – Thursday 4th August – Dance Tunnel


August sees the brilliant Dalston venue Dance Tunnel shuttered for good, yet another casualty of London’s escalating rents and redevelopment. You could stick a pin in any of their final blowouts this month and have a ball – and advance tickets are long since sold out – but we like the look this, the last ever FWD (well, at Dance Tunnel at least). Midland joins forces with old hands Skream and Artwork, promising a messy Thursday all round. Prepare to queue for tickets on the door and whatever you do, don’t forget to book Friday off work. Tickets over here.

Xoyo 4th Birthday with Novelist, Kahn & Neek, AJ Tracey – Thursday 18th August – Xoyo


In spite of the difficult nightlife climate in London, Xoyo has managed to make it to four – and that’s worth celebrating, no? Who better to lead the festivities than grime label Bandulu Records? Pushing a spare, idiosyncratic take on the genre out of their Bristol base, they’ve recruited rising star of grime’s new generation – and Lewisham’s favourite son – Novelist to head up the night. MC AJ Tracey and label heads Kahn & Neek offer top tier support, too. Buy tickets.

Make Me with DJ Sprinkles, Tessela, Shanti Celeste – Saturday 6th August – Corsica Studios

Terre Thaemlitz

Activist, computer musician and deep house producer Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles returns to the capital for the always-excellently curated Make Me party at Corsica. A crucial voice within electronic music, Thaemlitz’s thoughts and writings on gender and the commercialisation of house find amplification through her own productions which cleave to the model that true dance music is, at its heart, a political artform. She’s joined by Idle Hands’ Shanti Celeste and Tessela who’s own mutations of 21st century house make this party unmissable. Details here.

Prototype 038: Droid Prime with DVS-1, Nick Höppner – Saturday 6th August – Lot 613 [Los Angeles]


A Berghain/Panoramabar double-hander comes to Lot 613 this August as DVS-1 and Nick Höppner showcase their different perspectives on uncompromising techno. US-born DVS-1 is best known for his strident techno sets, alongside some impressive releases on Ben Klock’s Klockworks, Transmat and HUSH. On the other hand, Berlin’s Höppner – the former Ostgut Ton label manager and driving force – has always experimented with emotive melody, recently given free rein to his lighter side with a collab EP, Fantastic Planet, alongside Japan’s Gonno. If techno’s your thing, you’ll be here. More info.

Powell at Beserktown Festival – Friday 12th August – TBA


Powell’s Diagonal Records hits the US trail to mark their fifth anniversary, stopping off at “LA’s weirdest festival” Beserktown on the way. It makes sense, Powell is hardly one to shy away from the mutated and strange, and this weekend event also boasts the likes of Container, Psychic TV and Inga Copeland on their sprawling bill. He headlines the Friday night at the Telegram Ballroom and you can be sure he’ll nail the tone. More info here.

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Tips & Tricks chord progressions


Music theory is one of the most helpful tools for music production, regardless of its seemingly
classical and restrictive atmosphere. Music Theory shouldn’t be used to define if your music is good or
bad, or to strictly delineate what types of notes and note combinations can be used. Rather, it’s helpful
for guiding the creative process and can be instrumental in speeding up your workflow. Instead of trial
and error, you can get a fairly quick idea of how a number of notes will sound when played together.
When happy and joyful is what you want, you’ll know how to get that. When you want dissonance and
terror, that’s possible too! And sometimes knowing music theory makes it even easier to break out of
the rules and do something unconventional. In this guide, I’m going to go over a few quick tips and tricks
that can be used to enhance the flow of your chord progressions, or give them a bit of flair.

Voice Leading

Have you been left feeling that your chord progressions are jumpy, or don’t flow as well as they
should? As someone who listened to (still listens to) a lot of Liquid Funk, I found myself frustrated that
even after using “jazzy” chords nothing I wrote flowed as well as I thought it should. It seemed
disjointed, and like it didn’t blend together. It did not feel at all like the genre I was trying to produce!

If you’ve felt like this, chances are you’re chords are in fact not flowing the way they should. This
is easy to fix, however, and is what voice leading is about. Good voice leading is simple: minimize the
amount of motion between chords in a progression. Commonly, we’ll do this by using inversions. This
won’t change the tone of the note too much, but will make it feel much more “in place” and stop that
jumpy feeling. Inversions are when we take the lowest note of a chord and raise it an octave. So, in the
below image I’ve placed a Cmaj chord and the first inversion of that chord-


As you can see, this is really quite simple in practice! Its really just moving the notes within our
chords to fit better with the rest of the progression. We can invert as many times as we like, technically,
but you may notice that once we get to our 3 rd inversion we just have our original chord raised an
octave. Therefore, it is really just the 2 nd and third inversions that we worry about. You may note that
inversions do sound a bit different in tonality, and I feel they lack some of the power or glue of regular
chords (Tchaikovsky also noted this). As such, it may be wise to leave chords at key points in your
progression uninverted, if the inversion lessens the impact or power of said chords.

Applying inversions to your chords follows the classical rule of “if it sounds good, it is good”.
Another small note is that common notes among two chords shouldn’t usually be inverted, as these
already will segue into each other nicely. It tends to be the notes most outside of the range of the
progression that will need inverting, in most cases. I often find myself pitching the whole chord down an
octave, then inverting the first two notes in cases where a chord really jumps from the core of the

Suspended Chords

Suspended chords are remarkably simple to construct, and come in two flavors: Sus4 and Sus2.
This relates to how they affect the notes in the chord. Remember that a chord is 3 or more notes being
played at once, and that it involves (conventionally) the notes of a chord two degrees apart. So, the root
chord in a scale is numbered as 1. The tonic chord is the chord starting at this root note, and includes
the 3rd note in the scale (+2 from 1) and the 5 th note in the scale (+2 from the 3 rd ). A Sus2 chord switches
things up by making the second note in the chord the second degree, and the Sus4 chord makes the 2 nd
note be of the 4 th degree. So if a Cmaj tonic chord is C-E- G, a Csus2 chord is C-D- G and a Csus4 chord is C-
F-G. The 2 nd /4 th degree is really relative to each chord, so it’s easier to picture the sus2 chord as having us
move the 2 nd note of a chord down one note in the scale, and the sus4 chord having us just move this
middle note up one note in the scale. These chords are a wonderful way to add more tension to a
buildup, for example. Making more and more of repetitive chords suspended chords as you approach
the drop is a subtle and clever way of amping up the tension (and increasing the eventual feeling of


In the above, I used the standard Cmaj root triad, then Csus4, then Csus2. As I near the point of
“release” in my song, whatever that may be, I increase the tempo of these suspended chords and stop
using the root chord. As this is Cmaj, it does sound a bit cheesy but I’d still give this a shot yourself so
you can get an idea of the general “tone” of this structure, so to speak.

The Dominant 7 th

You may or may not have heard of the 7 th chord already, and may even have used the dominant 7 th
chord without realizing it. Remember that most chord progressions involve departing the tonic, heading
for the dominant chord, and then returning to the tonic. This sounds like leaving a harmonic home or
comfort zone, heading towards high tension sounds, and then returning home to resolve the
progression. This is because the dominant chord (5 th chord) leads to the tonic chord (1 st chord), due to
the relationships between the notes (covered very well by the courses here, and covered briefly in
numerous articles elsewhere). The Dominant 7 th chord is our usual V chord, just with an added major 7 th
above the dominants’ root. So, if we use the dominant chord of the C major scale (G-B- D), adding the
seventh means using the note F to create the chord G-B- D-F. Note that F is indeed only one half-step
below G. This has an even stronger pull to the tonic than the regular dominant chord, and is a good way
to really seal the ending of a chord progression or signal clearly that you’ve reached the peak of your
harmonic journey. This is a very distinct chord, and is commonly used, but that does mean you should
shy away from it! Rather, it is a sign of just how effective this structure can be.

Suspended notes between chords

This sounds very similar to the concept I discussed earlier, but is actually something entirely
different. Instead of tweaking the structure of our chords wholesale this involves just sustaining a note
from one chord, into the next chord. It helps to create a more fluid feeling, but can also add a touch of
dissonance. Here’s what it might look like applied to a standard I-IV- V-I progression:


To me, the sound really reminds me of melodic dubstep. It sounds ponderous and
contemplative, as far as I can hear. Suspended notes can also be modified substantially, and don’t have
to follow a certain format. Above, I just suspended the middling note and tried to not move too much
(also, note that I inverted the chords to get them to flow better). As there is no generalized procedure
for this, it’s best to experiment to find the combos that work the best harmonically. Generally, it can be
wise to think about the notes in the chord you are moving to. If the note you are suspending into this
chord is one of the triad notes, or is the 7 th , 9 th , or even 11 th , then it will sound more harmonic and in-
tune than if it is one of the off-chord degrees (which is okay, it just sounds quite different!). You can also
try playing the suspended note again, as you transition into the new chord, which usually adds a nice
touch of contrast to the transitions between chords.

Overall, I would say it is important to also not worry too much about making musically complex,
“valid”, or unique chord progressions. These tips here can help you add some extra flair, or fix any
glaring issues you may hear, but at the end of the day producing music under the umbrella of “EDM”
means that 2-4 strong chords can form the basis for the whole song. We can add other chords to
transition easily, certainly, but simplicity has its appeal. I spent a fair amount of time fretting that my
progressions weren’t unique enough, and the time I spent trying to make stupendously overcomplicated
progressions was time not making music. Make sure that above all else, you are doing what you enjoy
and what sounds good!

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Native Instruments Announces KOMPLETE 11 Production Suite Series

Native Instruments reveals their KOMPLETE 11 Production Suite, an industry leading collection for music production, performance, and sound design.


Today Native Instruments announced the 11th generation of its industry-leading KOMPLETE collections. These latest releases add new products to KOMPLETE and KOMPLETE ULTIMATE, and introduce a new member of the portfolio: KOMPLETE 11 SELECT. KOMPLETE 11 incorporates seven new instruments, including the highly innovative and brand-new synthesizer FORM, UNA CORDA, and REAKTOR 6 with the acclaimed REAKTOR Blocks. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE adds 13 new products, such as the all-new orchestral instruments SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS and FLESH, as well as all the new additions in KOMPLETE 11. All suites are available as downloads or on a hard disk or flash drive.

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KOMPLETE 11 and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE deliver new instruments that significantly expand the sonic palette for producers, composers, performers and sound designers. Both suites now include FORM – a brand-new synthesizer. Using a sample as the primary oscillator, FORM offers a powerful new paradigm for sound design, to spark a broad array of fresh ideas. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE also includes SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS – five detailed orchestral instruments that place the worlds of brass, woodwinds, and strings directly at users’ fingertips. Based on the SYMPHONY SERIES instruments, SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS deliver the same professional recordings and signature interface with a streamlined set of articulations.

KOMPLETE 11 SELECT is a new version of the suite that offers a gateway to the professional music production world of KOMPLETE. It delivers eleven full instruments covering the entire instrument range, with synths, pianos, drums, percussion, and effects. Among the instruments included are MASSIVE and MONARK – two of Native Instruments’ most widely used and revered synths. Two essential effects – The REPLIKA delay and SOLID BUS COMPRESSOR – round off the collection, enhancing options for experimentation and adding polish to new creations. In all, KOMPLETE 11 SELECT includes over 2,500 sounds with more than 25 GB of instruments and effects.


The 11th generation of KOMPLETE offers an even more comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. KOMPLETE 11 now includes 45 products and more than 13,000 sounds, with seven new instruments: FORM, REAKTOR 6, UNA CORDA, DISCOVERY SERIES: INDIA, REPLIKA, SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC, and KINETIC METAL. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE – the flagship bundle for professional producers, composers, and sound designers – now has 87 products and over 18,000 sounds. It adds 13 new instruments to the previous generation, including the five SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS instruments, FLESH, EMOTIVE STRINGS, plus all the new products in KOMPLETE 11.


The KOMPLETE 11 suites are designed to keep users focused on sound creation and music making. The newly launched Native Access drastically simplifies downloading, installing, activating, and updating Native Instruments software. The included KOMPLETE KONTROL software offers unified browsing, innovative Smart Play features, and lets users take direct physical control of KOMPLETE instruments from a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard or MASCHINE. All KOMPLETE 11 suites are available as downloads or as boxed versions. For an improved installation experience, both KOMPLETE 11 and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE are now delivered on a hard drive, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT is provided on a USB flash drive – boxed versions only.


KOMPLETE 11, KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT will be released online and in retailers September 1, 2016. All KOMPLETE 11 versions are available now for pre-order from the NI Online Shop. KOMPLETE 11 costs $599 / 599 €. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE costs $1199 / 1199 €. KOMPLETE 11 SELECT costs $199 / 199 €.

For owners of a previous version of KOMPLETE, KOMPLETE ULTIMATE, or KOMPLETE SELECT, upgrade and update offers are available.


About Native Instruments

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and DJing. The company’s mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles, and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.


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Sound Design Komplete Program

Finding the right sound can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Learn the fundamentals of synthesis and sampling and gain the depth of knowledge to shape sounds the way you want them or make your own sounds from scratch.

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About This Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

You will learn to create your own sounds with a variety of techniques and add a personal sonic signature to your tracks. We introduce you to the latest synthesis and sampling technologies and show you how to use the world’s largest and most diverse sound library. In the advanced levels, you will acquire total control over all aspects of the Komplete instruments while practicing genre-based sound design.

What’s Included

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

Additional Information

Visit the Music Foundations course page for detailed information on this program here.

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