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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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PB x Defected Mix Competition 2017: 1 week left to enter!

Calling all DJs! Is 2017 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank and iconic house brand Defected have teamed up once again for a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig. We’re looking for the freshest DJ talent to submit their best mix efforts in the form of a one hour mix – the prize up for grabs? A slot on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2017! The winner will see themselves featuring alongside some of the most illustrious names in house music, including Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, Julio Bashmore and many more! First, read our Competition Terms and Conditions, then see below for full details on how to enter – just remember, you have until 8th May to get your mix submissions in, so get cracking and good luck!

The Lowdown

The lucky winner will be responsible for a set on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2017, happening 10th-15th August, with flights covered plus accommodation for two nights. This is an incredible opportunity to play at Defected’s first Croatia venture and is the sort of thing big breaks are made of. For two runners-up we also have two DJ slots up for grabs at a Defected event in London later this year.

How do you get involved? The competition itself will take place on Plugged In, Point Blank’s active community of music makers and DJs. Head to the Competitions tab for the full details on how to enter, including how long your mix should be, plus full terms and conditions for entry.

For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2017 right here. As an added bonus, Point Blank are also offering discounts for students and graduates. Contact louis@pointblankmusicschool.com for more information.

Want to be able to enter the competition 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.

How to Enter

Record and upload your mix to Mixcloud

  • Record a 60-minute long mix, musically this should fit with Defected’s ethos of house music in all its different styles.
  • Use the cover art provided above.
  • Upload your mix to Mixcloud, adding the full tracklist
  • Name the mix “Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition 2017: Your DJ Name
  • Tag your mix ‘Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition 2017’.

Share your mix on Plugged In

  • Head to the Competition page to find out the full details, including style guide and submission guidelines, and to download the artwork
  • Note that you will need to be registered in order to download the artwork and submit your mix. For those not already registered, you can do so below or via this page.
  • Once you’ve recorded your mix and are ready to submit, head to the Tracks page of Plugged In and select Add Track to get started and paste your mixcloud URL link.
  • You must ensure that you submit your entry under the ‘Competition’ category for your mix to be eligible.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight on 8th May 2016.

Judging

All entries will be listened to and judged by the Defected and Point Blank listening panel. Entrants are encouraged to promote through their social media channels to maximise the chances of them proceeding to the shortlist stage. Our panel will then judge the shortlisted mixes based on:

  • Votes and listens on Plugged In
  • Track selection and curation
  • Technical ability
  • Originality
  • Flair and creativity

We will announce the winner on 12th May 2017. Happy mixing and good luck!

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PB Music Producer Competition: Get Signed and Win Komplete 11, Ableton Suite + More

Following the success of the one held in January, we have decided to hold another Producer Competition, giving those who didn’t make it last time another chance to get a release on PB Music as well as a bundle of fantastic prizes. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is submit an original track of any genre to our judging panel. Winners will not only win a release on PB Music but will also receive a free copy of Komplete 11, Ableton Suite & a ‘Complete’ Point Blank online course of their choosing!

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 outsome 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 April 30th.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from Point Blank.

The Prizes:

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 BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree 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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Subscribe to Point Blank Music: Win Ableton Suite & Online Course Worth £1800!

In 2011 we launched our own in-house label, Point Blank Music, as a way to showcase the incredible talent of Point Blank students and alumni. We’ve since embarked on phase two, launching the Point Blank Music YouTube channel as a platform to push the music even further and – along with label partners including Axtone, Defected, Toolroom, Cr2 and more – give the artists we believe in a chance to be discovered by music fans across the globe. To help get the word out, we’re once again offering subscribers the chance to win a free copy of Ableton Suite and a free ‘Complete’ online course worth over £1800! Courses include electronic music production, mixing and mastering, sound design and composition. You can take your pick. All you have to do is head to PB Music to confirm your channel subscription. Plus, you’ll be the first to hear fresh new music from up-and-coming artists like Fake Bear, MANTi, Badoos, Jorge Ruby and Sub One. The competition closes on 30th April.

Getting your music signed, released, and earning money from it through our own in-house label Point Blank Music is just one of the many reasons to study with us. Our online BA (Hons) Music Production &  Sound Engineering Degree is not only the most comprehensive course available online, but it offers 1-2-1 tutorials between you and your instructor every two weeks, alongside live masterclasses and the opportunity to receive customised feedback for your work as you progress. We are currently offering a huge 20% off all online courses until April 30th, so there has never been a better time to enrol!

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, 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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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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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, 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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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.

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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Viv May (Shogun Audio, Dispatch Records) – Remix Competion Winners Announced!

Back in November 2016, Point Blank singing course graduate Viv May offered a fantastic opportunity for our students, setting them the challenge of remixing her brand new track ‘Don’t Say It’. A hotly tipped UK artist who has chalked up collaborations with Zero T, Phase and Session Victim, Viv’s strand of spirited, soulful pop has found support from Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio and sister label of Shogun Audio, SGN:LTD. Projects were judged on quality and originality, with winners receiving a Point Blank ‘complete’ online course of their choosing, a Synthmaster Everything bundle and Nevo Analogue Machines, Samplephonic’s hybrid synth created in conjunction with Yoad Nevo.

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With over 40 entries from students, making a decision was always going to be a challenge, so much so that in the end we decided on two very different winning entries. Art Polikarpov’s imaginative remix took on a house flavour, with subtle sweeps and a catchy arpeggiated melody complimenting Viv May’s dulcet tones. Our second winner, Cavia, submitted a remix with all the elements of a Trap banger, mixing precisely chopped, pitched vocal samples with a classic drum loop and some sharp hi-hat action. Both entries were full deserved of the competition prize – there was no way we were going to be able to pick one over the other! Listen to both tracks below.

Fancy yourself as the remixer that the pop stars have on speed dial, but not quite there yet? 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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Register with Point Blank before 31st Jan to Win a Producer Pack & Online Course!

We’re kicking off the new year with another competition, this time offering the chance to win a Novation producer bundle worth over £1,300 and a free online course of your choice! All you need to do is register here before the 31st January 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.

studio_setup_v1The winner of this month’s competition will receive a Novation Producer Pack worth over £1300.

If selected, you will receive a Novation Producer Pack worth over £1,300 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.

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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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, 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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Remix Competition: Viv May (Shogun Audio, Dispatch Records) – ‘Don’t Say It’

At Point Blank, we work hard to present regular opportunities for our students and alumni to get their talent noticed. Which is why, hot on the heels of our hugely popular Hannah V remix contest, we’ve lined up another great chance to show us your remix chops in a competition hosted on Plugged In, Point Blank’s community of music-makers. After all, few things can fuel inspiration than the offer of career-making exposure and a haul of top of the range production gear. Simply download the vocal stems of Viv May’s latest track ‘Don’t Say It’ to get started with our latest competition.

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Singer-songwriter and former PB singing course graduate Viv May is setting you the challenge of remixing her brand new track ‘Don’t Say It’. A hotly tipped UK artist who has chalked up collaborations 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. We’re looking for your best remixes, 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.

How do I enter?

1. Download the stems – note, you must register with Point Blank in order to access the stems.
2. Create a new track, 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 18th December

Fancy yourself as the remixer that the pop stars have on speed dial, but not quite there yet? 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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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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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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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, 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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