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PB x Defected Mix Competition 2017: Winner Announced!

With so many fantastic entries, it was always going to be a difficult decision. However, we are glad to announce our winner for the 2017 PB x Defected Mix Competition! Francesca Rose will be heading down to Defected Croatia 2017 to play a set representing Point Blank on the Pontoon Stage, joining a stellar line-up that features  Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, Julio Bashmore and more. Check out her winning mix:

Honourable mentions to the two runners-up, R3wired and Proper Soul, who will both play at a London event TBC! You can listen to their mixes below.

For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2017 right here and check out the line-up below.

Want to be able to enter these competitions but not quite ready yet? You need to sign yourself up to one of our DJ courses. Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is supported by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller. If you’re interested in studying production with us, our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive courses available. Using our London studios incredible facilities, you will have access to all sorts of hardware, from synthesisers and samplers to full recording booths. For a virtual tour, click here. For further information on our degree course or any of our courses, contact our Course Advisors here.

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PBLA Open House Event With David Harrow & Sam XL (Pure Filth): Thurs March 16th

If you’ve been to one of our PBLA Open Houses before, then you know that we are committed to presenting only the highest calibre of industry professionals at our events to assist you in your experience and learning of the music industry. If you haven’t, now is your chance to dive into an evening of performances, masterclasses and networking at our upcoming event on Thursday 16th March. For this event, we are privileged to have Pure Filth founder and DJ Sam XL coming down to present a masterclass, Point Blank’s David Harrow performing live and much more. All you need to do to attend is RSVP to the Eventbrite page here.

PBLA instructor David Harrow could easily play on musical heritage, having played with enough true legends of overground and underground music for several lifetimes and being involved in a variety of different musical scenes. David is constantly searching for new and stimulating sounds, from when he first launched into the post-punk climate in the 80’s So through synth-soaked new wave and Neue Deutsche Welle, through playing with disco legends like Sylvester on the San Francisco scene, going deep into dub and experimental electronics as part of the On-U sound production team, through the dirty rave haunts of London with Andrew Weatherall, huge international tours with The Orb, through a huge pop smash with Billie Ray Martin, through his live drum’n’bass extravaganzas as James Hardway, through the trance world, on through the Californian bass and weird-beat scenes as OICHO, to the esoteric ambient soundscapes and percussion soundtracks he releases today. 

The full itinerary is as follows:

7:00 – 7:30 pm: Open House arrival and welcome
7:30 – 7:45 pm: Live performance from PBLA instructor David Harrow
7:45 – 8:00 pm: Meet the PBLA instructors
8:00 – 8:45 pm: Guest masterclass from Sam XL
8:45 – Close: Prize giveaway / networking / Student Performances / Tour

Don’t forget, to lock down a place RSVP to the Eventbrite page here.

Thinking of joining us at PBLA? The Music Production & Sound Design Advanced Diploma course is our most comprehensive course and the ideal foundation on which to build a career in the music industry. Covering production, sound design, engineering (live and in the studio), DJing, mastering, and how to manage a career, the intensive course provides a 360 degree view of your options in the music business upon graduation. For more information, contact a course advisor 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. We are currently offering a huge 20% off all of our LA production courses (excluding Maschine) plus a free copy of Ableton Suite worth $750, bringing your potential savings to $3750! Enrol before 31st of March with the code LOSANGELES20 to redeem your discount. For more information click here.

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Register to Win a Producer Pack, Online Course & Ableton Suite worth over £2,000!

As we steam through February, we decided to make your day that little bit brighter by offering you the chance to win Ableton Suite, a Novation producer bundle and a free online course of your choice, together worth over £2,000! All you need to do is register here before the 12th March to be in with a chance of winning.

Our complete range of courses form part of our Music Production Master Diploma, and will give you the knowledge you need to produce music at an expert level, whether taking a deep dive into Composition, Production or as a DAW-focused approach using Logic Pro or Ableton. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to join the Point Blank family by registering here on our website.

The winner of this month’s competition will receive Ableton Suite, a Novation Producer Pack & a free online course worth over £2,000.

If selected, you will receive a Novation Producer Pack, including a Novation Launchkey 25 MKII, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, and a pair of KRK Rokit 5″ studio monitors. To make the prize haul even more exciting, we’re also offering a Point Blank online course of your choice and a copy of Ableton Suite. This all totals to over £2,000!

Once registered you’ll also be able to download our extensive collection of free plugins, samples and more and you’ll be the first to know about our exclusive discounts and opportunities via our weekly newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more free content! Register here or use the form below, and good luck!

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Exclusive Production Competition w/ PB Music & Magnetic Magazine!

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We’re teaming back up with Magnetic Magazine to bring you yet another exclusive production competition on Plugged In. We are asking you to submit your own original tracks, of any genre to our panel of judges. The winner will land themselves an exclusive feature on Magnetic Magazine, the fantastic Wave Alchemy ‘Revolution’ Plugin (worth £150) plus a Novation Producer Pack + free Point Blank online course worth over £1,300! Not only that but your track will get a release on our in-house record label, Point Blank Music. With our extensive network of music industry contacts this is great chance for students to get their music heard, and could lead to some fantastic opportunities. So what are you waiting for – scroll down for full entry details, and you can check out some of our previous releases below from Point Blank Music artists Halina Rice & Dylan.JK.Vogt to get an idea of the diversity of styles.

How to enter:

  • Download the artwork to use here (you must be registered and logged in to do this)
  • Upload your strongest track to Soundcloud as a public link, and submit the track via the Tracks page on Plugged In. Only one track per person can be submitted.
  • Entries will be judged on their quality and originality. All electronic genres are allowed.
  • Make sure you include ‘PB Music Competition‘ in the title of your track when you submit it here on Plugged In (so we can identify them as competition entries).
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight PST January 31st.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from both Magnetic Magazine and Point Blank.

The Prizes:

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At Point Blank, we regularly host competitions with incredible prizes up for grabs – from DJ spots to thousands of pounds’ worth of kit – as well as incredible career opportunities. If you want to be in with a chance of fending off the competition, you need to make sure you’re at the top of your game – and we can help. Our Online Master Diploma course covers sound design, production, mixing, mastering and composition. You can take it from anywhere in the world and, lasting for up to 64 weeks, it’s one of the school’s most comprehensive courses. With alumni including Claude VonStroke, Plastician and Jon Rundell, the quality speaks for itself. Find out more here.

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Student Opportunities: JW3 are Looking for Bands to Compete in Bangers & Crash

We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts, and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember, that all opportunities posted here are for Point Blank students and alumni only.

Aged 14 – 18? JW3 are Looking for Bands to Take Part in Their Own Battle of the Bands

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Migdal Ohr, in partnership with JW3, have teamed up to create BANGERS & CRASH. This fresh, festival-themed battle of the bands will present some of the best homegrown London talent. Featuring an impressive roster of musicians aged 14-18, with an equally exciting panel of judges, BANGERS & CRASH will be kicking off 2017 in a loud way!

THE PRIZE: A 5-Hour recording session at Premises Studios with a top sound engineer supplied by Premises. Other artists who have recorded at Premises include, Florence and the Machine, Jamie T, Paolo Nutini and Michael Bublé.

THE JUDGES: Max Bloom; the founding member of London-based, indie band Yuck. With three albums and performances at Glastonbury, Coachella, Reading and Leeds, Max is excited to see the band’s create some major hype.
Jules Drade; a guitarist/producer/songwriter who has worked with artists in London, Peru and the U.S. He is currently working on an international project that fuses the sounds of Peru & Columbia with psychedelic influences from England and Spain. His ear for originality will be defining presence on the judging panel.

If you’re in a band and think you’ve got what it takes to take your music to the next level, then get in touch with us about performing at BANGERS & CRASH, contact Louise who will forward you on.

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Monthly Round-Up November 2016: Marco Faraone, Win an Analog Heat and More!

As we power into the final month of 2016, there’s little sense of running down the clock. Indeed, November was as packed as ever with production tutorials, exclusive free giveaways and informative features geared towards building your knowledge and taking your music-making to the next level. And you had incentive to do just that, as we launched another unmissable remix competition, this time in partnership with rising star Viv May. Elsewhere, we invited techno’s new Italian Master Marco Faraone in for a masterclass at our London studios and launched a new register and win competition. The prize? An Analog Heat.

To see each post in detail, click the corresponding title to be taken through to the page. And for those not already in the know, make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel and following us on Facebook and Twitter so you never miss out on our cutting edge content. Now, roll November’s highlights reel:

Register with Point Blank before 11th December to Win an Analog Heat + Online Course!

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Want to bag yourself an Analog Heat alongside a Complete online course – a prize haul worth £1,969? All you need to do to be in with a shot is register here before midnight 11th December. The Analog Heat is a brand new stereo analog sound processor from Elektron. Described as an audio enhancer and audio destroyer, you’ll be able to experiment with eight different stereo analog distortion circuits, add stereo analog filtering and EQ, and hear beautiful – and radical – things unfold. What’s more, the Analog Heat comes with Overbridge support, allowing it to be used as a VST/AU effect plugin. G’warn, get your name in the frame and register now.

Ableton Live Tutorial: Creative Rhythm Programming

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You may have noticed that this month saw us roll out a new tutorial series PB Course Developer and Ableton-certified Trainer Freddy Frogs. In this, the third episode, the focus shifts to creative rhythm programming. Exploring techniques such as varying velocity, shifting the starting point of a pattern, multi-tap delay and even switching up time signatures, Freddy delves into ways that you can create interest and drive. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.

Remix Competition: Viv May (Shogun Audio, Dispatch Records) – ‘Don’t Say It’

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A hotly tipped UK artist who has collaborated with Zero T, Phase and Session Victim, Viv May’s strand of spirited, soulful pop has found support from Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio and sister label of Shogun Audio, SGN:LTD. November saw us commence a search for your best remixes of her new track ‘Don’t Say It’ – there’s no genre stipulations or style restrictions, the winning track will be judged solely on quality and originality. But what’s in it for you? A Point Blank ‘complete’ online course of your choosing, a Synthmaster Everything bundle and Nevo Analogue Machines, Samplephonic’s hybrid synth created in conjunction with Yoad Nevo. Head to the original post to find out everything you need to know.

Marco Faraone – ‘Climax’ and ‘Over the Clouds’ Track Masterclass

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In this interview, recorded at our London studio, the Uncage boss talks about his trajectory, from those early jams on Reason – when his friends were off playing Playstation –  to his later gravitation towards hardware. He also offers an instructive and in-depth look into his creative process as he breaks down, step by step, two huge tracks, ‘Climax’ and ‘Over the Clouds’ from his 2016 EP for Drumcode. Watch the video above and make sure you subscribe to our channel for more tutorials, interviews and live events.

Free Logic & Ableton Template Download from WeMakeDanceMusic.com!

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Here at PBHQ we know that kit costs cash money so we are always on the lookout for freebies we can pass on to our loyal audience of producers and songwriters. Register with Point Blank today and you can download a selection of free Logic and Ableton templates which have been exclusively created for Point Blank by WeMakeDanceMusic.com. These handy free Logic and Ableton template downloads can be used for remixing, sampling, edits, and for learning by deconstruction and reverse-engineering. They will also help speed up your workflow and kickstart some new creative ideas, helping you to create plenty of new tracks!

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Register with Point Blank before 11th December to Win an Analog Heat + Online Course!

As we brace ourselves for winter, the shorter days, cold weather and interminable Christmas adverts, we thought we’d provide some warming respite with another awesome competition. This time, one lucky winner will bag themselves an Analog Heat, a stereo analogue sound processor by Elektron, alongside a Complete online course – a prize haul worth £1,969! All you need to do to be in with a shot is register here before midnight 11th December. It’s that simple!

The Analog Heat is a brand new stereo analog sound processor from Elektron. Described as an audio enhancer and audio destroyer, you’ll be able to experiment with eight different stereo analog distortion circuits, add stereo analog filtering and EQ, and hear beautiful – and radical – things unfold. What’s more, the Analog Heat comes with Overbridge support, allowing it to be used as a VST/AU effect plugin.

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Our Complete range of courses form part of our Music Production Master Diploma, and will give you the knowledge you need to produce music at an expert level, whether taking a deep dive into Composition, Production or as a DAW-focused approach using Logic Pro or Ableton. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize enter is to join the Point Blank family by registering here on our website. All registrants entered before midnight 11th December will be entered into the draw, with the winner being drawn the following week and notified via the email they used to subscribe with.

Online CourseThe winner of this month’s competition can also choose from any Complete online course within our range of professional programmes. The course includes six 1-2-1 sessions with an expert PB instructor. 

Once you register you’ll also be able to download our extensive collection of free plugins, samples and more and you’ll be the first to know about our exclusive discounts and opportunities via our weekly newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more free content! Register here or use the form below, and good luck!

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WIN! Maschine Studio, Komplete 10, Komplete Kontrol S25 & Course Worth Over £2.5k!

Here at Point Blank, when it comes to exclusive competitions we love to give you guys the chance to win some of the most sought-after kit. This month, you have the chance to win a mammoth Native Instruments production bundle that consists of Maschine Studio, Komplete 10, Komplete Kontrol S25 keyboard – plus we’re throwing in a PB course too!

NI_comp_text You can win this awesome Native Instruments production bundle plus a PB course!

Native Instruments are responsible for some of the most loved music production equipment around today, and their Komplete software packages are second to none. Maschine Studio is perfectly integrated with the intuitive Komplete Kontrol S25 keyboard, so this is an unbeatable hardware addition to your studio setup. When topped off with NI’s Komplete 10 software package, you’re looking at a truly amazing integrated prize bundle!

If you want to be in with the chance of winning this prize, simply register with Point Blank using the form below before midnight on 7th August. Yes – it’s really that simple. If you’ve already registered, then no need to re-enter – you’re part of the competition already!

Register Below for Your Chance to Win!

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Student Opportunities: Pond5 Are Running a Video Scoring Contest

We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts, and can range from DJ performances to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember – all of the opportunities detailed below are for PB students and alumni only.

Score a Video and Win Prizes from Korg and iZotope

PONDIn honour of Make Music Day, Pond5, Create Digital Music, Korg, and iZotope are teaming up to host a video scoring contest. Simply download the silent reel, compose your score and submit! You are welcome to use any music making tools you want – and the winner will scoop some excellent prizes including iZotope’s Iris 2 and Vocal Synth, a Korg microKEY and more. Head here for details on how to enter. Please note that it’s one entry per person and the deadline is July 20th.

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Student Opportunities: The Piano Works is Looking for Emerging Talent

We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts, and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember – all of the opportunities detailed below are for PB students and alumni only.

The Piano Works is Looking for Emerging Talent

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The organisers behind Farringdon live music bar The Piano Works have contacted Point Blank to invite students to apply to their Bar’s Got Talent Industry Night. At the end of the 13 week run, each week’s winners will compete for a £1,000 cash prize. The four quarterly winners will then compete for a £5,000 cash prize at the end of the year which The Piano Works urge to be used for their musical development. If you’re interested in entering, get in touch with The Piano Works to submit your songs.

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