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Student Opportunities: Girl Group Auditions, Sundown Festival & Wipeout Omega

Point Blank always keeps current students and alumni in the loop with all of the best music industry opportunities, so with that said here’s our latest student opportunity round-up. All of these student opportunities come exclusively via PB using our extensive network of contacts, so get stuck in! Want loads more opportunities like this? Find out all about our courses right here!

Here are our most recent student opportunities…

DJ at Sundown Festival

Original Penguin are hosting a DJ competition with the winner getting a slot on the Platform stage at Sundown Festival in Norwich, held from 1st – 3rd September. Entries will be judged by Sundown Festival, DJ Magazine editor Carl Loben and DJ Jaguar Skills.

Any genre is permitted. If you are interested in applying, follow the link here and upload your mix to the Original Penguin website. Good luck!

WipEout Omega Collection Remix Competition

Jaded Dreams Girl Group Audition

Talent agency Jaded Dreams are looking for female singers between the ages of 18 – 23 to audition for a girl group they are forming. If you are interested send an audition video to info@jadeddreams.com.

Please note:

We are happy to advertise roles and work experience which help students obtain the sort of experience you may need to gain a job in the music industry or to further your career in the music industry.  We interpret this broadly. However, we are not an employment agency and we take no responsibility for the terms upon which positions are advertised, nor the conditions which apply to any such positions or opportunity.  As such you should satisfy yourself that the terms offered are acceptable when considering any role advertised.

 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 Wrap-up at IMS College Malta 2017

Last weekend, Point Blank headed back to Malta for a second year as official educational partner at IMS College, hosting a day of artist and instructor-led masterclasses. Held over two days, this event brought together a range of music industry institutions, speakers and artists to provide panels, keynotes and masterclasses, as well as holding networking events and DJ performances from the likes of Sven Väth, Richy Ahmed and Todd Terry in the evenings.

Point Blank’s contribution to the opening day’s programme included a production masterclass with Spanish Producer / DJ Uner, together with a session exploring music production for film with Agoria. Adding to this were Point Blank’s JC Concato and Ski Oakenfull, whose respective sessions around mixing and track deconstruction gave attendees a flavour of what PB students learn in depth on our courses. Take a look at some photos of the event below, and for those looking to take their first steps into electronic music production or who want to improve their production skills, check out our range of online courses, on which we are currently offering a massive 35% off until the 17th July.

Point Blank’s Carly Hordern and Spanish DJ/Producer Uner discuss creativity and songwriting 

Point Blank Creative Director JC Concato gave an in-depth session around mixing for the club to the aspiring producers at IMS College

Carly questions Agoria during his masterclass in composing for film

Point Blank Course Developer Ski Oakenfull deconstructs Jamiroquai’s ‘Automaton’

On our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree 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 select online courses until July 17th, 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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Sound Design Tutorial: Using Reaktor as a Plugin

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 explores a number of sound design tips and techniques to give you a flavour of what to expect on our courses, including as our comprehensive BA (Hons) Music Production and Sound Engineering degree, which is also available as an online degree. For those who want to master their craft in sound design, music production, mixing and more, we are currently offering a huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X on a range of our online courses until July 17th, so make sure you enrol soon! In this Sound Design Tutorial, Point Blank expert instructor Chris Carter discusses how to set up Native Instrument’s Reaktor to use as an effects plugin, on individual channel strips or as a channel strip in itself. Chris demonstrates using effects such as reverb, delay and band pass filters as well as showing us how chain Reaktor effects and how to save them as part of the whole project. Don’t forget, we are constantly curating video content for our viewer’s benefit. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make the most of artist masterclasses, breakdowns, tutorials and more.

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 huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with select online courses until July 17th, 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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Point Blank Unveils Newly Revamped London Studio in Partnership with Native Instruments

We recently revamped Studio 6 at our London school in conjunction with our close partners Native Instruments, with the refreshed studio look reflecting our first collaboratively branded production studio. Each of the 16 production stations features Maschine MK II and Jam units, together with Komplete Kontrol S keyboards. Alongside Komplete 11 software on each iMac station, this reflects the true integration of Native Instruments within Point Blank’s course content in London, LA and online, whether on dedicated courses such as Maschine or NI Sound Design, or part of of our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

With Point Blank also providing instruction on the Komplete and Maschine sessions at the bi-monthly Native Meetup events held at our London school, the newly revamped studio brings the partnership with Native Instruments even closer. Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Komplete 11 feature as standard in our London & LA Studios, with extensive use of the likes of Absynth, Massive, Kontakt and many more also featured in our NI Sound Design module. Check out some select snaps of our new-look Studio 6 below.

We regularly hold Native Meetups at or Orsman Road facility in London, providing users with an opportunity to network and collaborate. Check out these photos from the last event.

Want to up your production skills? On our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree 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 select online courses until July 17th, 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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Student Opportunities Round-Up: Sync Opportunity, Oxjam Production Coordinator, Fred P

Point Blank always keeps current students and alumni in the loop with all of the best music industry opportunities, so with that said here’s our latest student opportunity round-up. All of these student opportunities come exclusively via PB using our extensive network of contacts, so get stuck in! Want loads more opportunities like this? Find out all about our courses right here!

Here are our most recent student opportunities…

Sync opportunity for AM Licensing


Sync agency AM Licensing is on the lookout for tracks to license for usage in major film productions, trailers, advertisements and for use by top artists & companies. They are currently on the lookout for tracks from genres as diverse as Hip-Hop, Trap, Electro, Pop and RnB. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your tracks featured in massive industry productions and is a great way to get into the world of music for sync. For the full list of current opportunities plus details on how to submit, check out the document below.

Oxjam Production Coordinator

 

Oxjam Hackney Festival is a one-day multi-venue music festival based in London Fields which will be taking place this October. The event is organised entirely by volunteers all in aid of raising money for Oxfam to help end poverty around the world. As Production Coordinator, applicants will need excellent planning and preparation skills, the ability to multi-task, the ability to manage a team and a fair amount of role-specific technical knowledge, preferably including experience of working with sound equipment and some experience of working with venues and bands.

Production Coordinator – key priorities

  • Ensure all venues are booked and contracts are signed.
  • Design contingency plans and do necessary risk assessments.
  • Ensure venue health & safety, emergency access, crowd control, and evacuation procedures are in place.
  • Ensure all venues have necessary licenses and insurance.
  • Work with the Fundraising Coordinator to draw up ticketing and money handling procedures.
  • All venue capacities to be given to Oxjam central team for the ordering of wristbands.
  • Recruit volunteers for each venue.
  • Ensure venue addresses, access and opening times are given to all acts and volunteers.
  • Ensure venue PA and lighting systems are confirmed and confirm if the venue backline is provided.
  • Ensure all artist equipment requirements, sound check and on-stage times are agreed and distributed.
  • Ensure all hire equipment is agreed and ordered.
  • Ensure parking and equipment access is agreed and distributed

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A practical mind and ability to work under pressure
  • A love for music and events
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in organising production for events
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Contacts within the music production industry is a bonus

All roles for Oxjam Hackney are volunteer positions and therefore will not be paid and expenses will not be covered. However, you will be given the flexibility to work in a creative way to contribute to the festival and help end poverty around the globe.

This is a part-time role and will need up to 10 hours a week until 1st October 2017, when Oxjam will be holding the festival – applicants will need to be free on this day to work in all the venues and ensure things are running smoothly. The work will be a mixture of working from home and in your own time, and meeting with venue managers to work with them. Applicants will be required to meet with the Oxjam Hackney team from time to time as and when meetings are arranged.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those studying music production and events and will be a great experience to help build your CV. If you are interested, contact Alix at oxjamhackneyfestival@gmail.com.

Fred P Remix Competition

We are running a remix competition for the track featured below, with the winner getting a vinyl release on Fred P’s new label Private Society as well as a copy of Ableton Suite and Komplete 11. The deadline for the competition is the 31st July. See below for details on how to enter.

How to enter

1. Download the stems – note, you must register with Point Blank in order to access the stems.
2. Create a remix, completely open in terms of genre – entries will be judged on their quality and originality!
3. Upload your track to SoundCloud and submit the track via the Tracks channel of Plugged In – Point Blank’s social network for producers and DJs – before midnight on 31st July. Please ensure the track title includes ‘Fred P Remix Competition’.

Please note:

We are happy to advertise roles and work experience which help students obtain the sort of experience you may need to gain a job in the music industry or to further your career in the music industry.  We interpret this broadly. However, we are not an employment agency and we take no responsibility for the terms upon which positions are advertised, nor the conditions which apply to any such positions or opportunity.  As such you should satisfy yourself that the terms offered are acceptable when considering any role advertised.

 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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Mark Fanciulli Interview and ‘Deviation’ Track Breakdown

At Point Blank we are constantly hooking up with top artists and professionals from the music industry to present you with insightful and informative masterclasses, offering you a unique perspective and a glimpse at how some of the best in the business work. For our latest guest masterclass, we were joined at our London studios by DJ/producer Mark Fanciulli (brother of Nic Fanciulli) for an exclusive interview and a breakdown of his track ‘Deviation’.
In the above video, we had a chat with Mark about his background in music, his tips for DJing and his approach to production before diving into his track ‘Deviation’, a bass-heavy Techno cut released on Motech Records. As Mark breaks down the track he shows us how he processes his sounds, discussing how he begins to apply effects as well as talking about how his working with other artists has affected his approach to creating music. We hear about some of his favourite sounds and effects, as well as his top tips for bedroom producers looking to take their careers to the next level. Watch the video above for the full interview and breakdown and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more guest masterclasses, tutorials and more.

Want to up your production skills? On our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree 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 select online courses until July 17th, 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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