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DJ Ravine Studies at Point Blank in London! Watch Week Four of His Vlog

A few weeks ago we welcomed Australian DJ and vlogger DJ Ravine to study with us in London. Due to his excellent YouTube channel and series of demos and instructional videos we were delighted to collaborate with him last year on an introduction to Ableton video. We enjoyed it so much that we invited him back to study with us this year, and he kindly agreed to keep us in the updated on his progress on his educational journey. He’s never had any formal training, so he’s studying Intro to Music Production, as well as courses in Music Composition and Sound Engineering. Check out these modules, plus our other combinations of study topics at our London school’s webpage. Four weeks in, here’s his latest video.

This week Ravine takes us along to his Sound Engineering class to get a glimpse at what he and his group have been assigned. First Anthony Chapman gives us a quick lesson on the three most common types of microphone used in music: dynamic, condenser and ribbon mics. Later, we join Ravine at one of the PB-hosted Native Meetups, where producers come and share tips and pointers with instructors and Native Instruments experts. One of those experts, Doug McAvoy shares a brief lowdown on what goes on at these meetups. Finally, we return to Ravine’s studio where we see the end result of he and his group’s remix of Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’, using a drum and bass break and some big bass drops.

Check back next week for another edition of DJ Ravine’s vlog with us. Meanwhile, why not take a look at our YouTube channel for more instructional videos, as well as demonstrations and previews. Or take a look at our full list of production courses in London and Online. For more info and to talk to a course advisor, call us on +44 20 7729 4884.

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Top Indian DJ/Producer Suketu Studies Online w/ Point Blank. Watch Week 2 of the Vlog Here

It’s week two of DJ Suketu’s studies on the second module of our Complete Electronic Music Production course online. DJ Suketu is one of India’s top DJs and also runs The Music Inc (TMI), one of Mumbai’s finest musical institutions. Last week we caught up with him after the first week of the Electronic Music Production two, which focused on beatmaking. This week is all about tightening up on the drums and giving the beat that finishing touch.

This week the introductions are over and done with and all that’s left is to get stuck into the nitty gritty. Week one sees students making some relatively sophisticated beats, but this week we learn how to really give them a professional edge and get them to really carry a track. To do this students spend time learning various techniques including parallel compression, EQ, sidechaining and phase cancellation, as well as how to use sampling and synthesis to undercut your beat and take it up a notch or two. Given that last week we looked at making a trap beat in Ableton, we thought the best example to use for week two is an embellishment of the same pattern. Watch below to learn how to underpin a kick drum with an 808 sub sound, and you’ll start to hear those classic trap elements forming. Check back next week for week three – focusing on basslines.

Making an 808-Style Sub in Ableton

DJ Suketu and The Music Inc have been working closely with Point Blank in recent months to create a unique educational pathway for their students looking to study with us in London. Indian students looking for academic accreditation in the UK can benefit from saving up to £3,000 on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, in which we shape a bespoke range of modules for their programme. We have also developed two courses for TMI students looking to study with us in London based on a short-term visa, in the form of our Advanced Music Production & Sound Design Diploma and Advanced Music Production & Sound Design Certificate.

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Top Indian DJ/Producer Suketu Studies Online w/ Point Blank. Watch Week 9 of the Vlog Here

DJ Suketu returns for another weekly vlog following his progress on our Complete Electronic Music Production course. DJ Suketu is one of India’s top DJs and also runs The Music Inc (TMI), one of Mumbai’s finest musical institutions. Having completed the first module in Electronic Music Production 1, we and he move on the aptly titled second module: Electronic Music Production 2. This module builds on the techniques and theory studied in EMP 1 to give a much fuller appreciation of producing tracks. This module incorporates a few new genres and styles which are House, Deep House, Trap and Drum & Bass.

So here we are, beginning the second module of Complete Electronic Music Production online. Week 1 of EMP 2 acts as an introduction to the module as a whole, and we dive right into Beatmaking. As we learned in EMP 1, the beat is often the starting point for producing electronic music, and here we delve much deeper into the vast sea of possibilities when programming your beat. Students will learn about choosing the rights sounds, building custom kits, what the advantages are of programming in your own sounds, and what special effects you should look to for inspiration. As Suketu explains, this week allows students to build much more complex and interesting beats than they are taught in EMP 1. By way of example, we’ve included in this week’s blog a video from the course, namely how to programme a trap pattern in Ableton. Take a look at that below, and don’t forget to check back next week for another update from ourselves and DJ Suketu.

Programming a Trap Beat in Ableton

DJ Suketu and The Music Inc have been working closely with Point Blank in recent months to create a unique educational pathway for their students looking to study with us in London. Indian students looking for academic accreditation in the UK can benefit from saving up to £3,000 on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, in which we shape a bespoke range of modules for their programme. We have also developed two courses for TMI students looking to study with us in London based on a short-term visa, in the form of our Advanced Music Production & Sound Design Diploma and Advanced Music Production & Sound Design Certificate.

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