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Point Blank Mumbai at Palm Expo 2018 in Photos

At the beginning of the summer, from 31 May to 2 June, the team from Point Blank Mumbai headed to Palm Expo 2018, India’s premier sound, lighting and events showcase, to represent the school and show what we’re all about. We also sponsored the prestigious Palm DJ Championship, along with other huge brands like Pioneer DJ, Akai, Roland and Reloop. Check out the photos below to get a look at what went on and check out our list of courses at Point Blank Mumbai for more information on what we offer.

Representing Point Blank Mumbai and our partners The True School of Music

The DJ Championship is one of the biggest draws of the expo, with DJs from all over the region eager to show off their skills. 

Some of the prizes for the DJ Championship, including one of our own courses plus Pioneer’s Rekordbox, Ableton Live 10 and Native Instruments Komplete 11

Point Blank Mumbai was launched last year in association with The True School of Music. After the successful launch of our inaugural DJ/Entrepreneur course, we have tweaked what we offer to accommodate all ages and to suit whatever depth you wish to delve into the craft of DJing. Our flagship DJ course offers a complete, three-month experience that teaches DJing from the ground up, as well as how to market yourself and, ultimately, play at major clubs and festivals. It includes a free copy of Native Instruments Komplete 10 plus Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox when you enrol, worth a total of 66,000 Rupees! The DJ Pro course for Juniors also runs for three months, doubling down on DJ skills so you can learn all the tricks you need to mix like a pro.

We also offer shorter courses for those who want to try DJing for the first time. Take classes at the weekend or in the evening over a month to get your teeth into it. Or if you just want a little taste, try a one-off Pro DJ Workshop or Explore DJ Workshop (both are also available to kids). For more information contact us at Point Blank or call +91 22 6624 3200.

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Free DJ Workshop at Point Blank Mumbai & DJ Competition at Palm Expo 2018

We have two very exciting events coming up with the True School of Music at Point Blank Mumbai. The first is an admissions day for any aspiring DJs who want to come get a flavour for the school and get their hands on some our industry-standard equipment. The second is our presence at this year’s PALM Expo, where we are sponsoring the DJ Competition with some fantastic prizes. Find out more about our courses in Mumbai here, and read on for some more information about both events.

The first ever group of students at Point Blank Mumbai

DJ Admissions Day at Point Blank Mumbai

Next week on Tuesday 29 May, we are hosting a free DJ workshop at Point Blank Mumbai. If you’re interested in the school or just want to get your hands on our state-of-the-art Pioneer DJ equipment then come along. Those in attendance will get a tour of the facility and sit in for an interactive, hands-on workshop in the DJ room, with DJ instructor Kedar Sakharkar taking them through the basics of DJing. DJ KD or Deeptektiff has almost two decades of experience in the DJ industry, performing with acts like Yousef, Justin Prime, Prok & Fitch, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Paul Thomas & more. To register please call 022-66243200 or email contact@trueschool.in.

DJ Competition at PALM Expo 2018

This year, at PALM Expo, India’s premier Sound, Lighting and Events platform, we will be hosting a trade show and sponsoring the renowned DJ Competition with some fantastic prizes. Find us there across all three days and talk to our staff in person about our fantastic courses and facilities; and enter the competition for a chance to win free copies of Komplete 11 and Ableton Live, private study with DJ KD, or a slot at one of our Pro DJ Workshops.

The championship is the only platform of its kind in India which promotes and fosters upcoming DJ talent, through a National DJ Talent Hunt judged by some of the best DJs in the country. Check out the competition page for info on some of the other incredible prizes on offer.

We’ve recently added a whole host of new courses you can study at Point Blank Mumbai, catering for all ages to take you as deep into the mechanics of DJing as you want to go. These range from our Complete DJ and Entrepreneur course, which teaches you everything you need to know about DJing and how to use it to embark on a successful career, to an introductory Explore DJ taster, where students get three hours of hands-on teaching to dip their toes in and see if they would like to pursue DJing further. If you have any questions please contact us or call +44 20 7729 4884 to speak with a course advisor.

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PB Mumbai: Next Term Starts May 2018. Free NI Komplete & Rekordbox Worth Rs.66K!

The second term at our Mumbai school is well underway and we’ve been delighted with the turn-out. For April, we added two new courses in association with The True School of Music (TSM) and, for May, we’ve expanded yet again, with courses now ranging from one-day tasters like, Explore DJ, to three-month comprehensive programmes, like the returning Complete DJ & Entrepreneur. What’s more, we now cater for all ages, with Kids– and Junior-specific classes.  Enrol on any of these classes for a free copy of Pioneer’s Rekordbox DJ performance software, plus Native Instruments Komplete 11 with Complete DJ & Entrepreneur, totalling ₹66,000!

Students and Instructors from the inagural DJ/Entrepreneur Course in Mumbai

In our first term, DJs in India were given access to Point Blank’s expert instructors and curriculum, taught by PB London’s lead DJ instructor Ben Bristow. At the end of the two weeks, the students put on a live performance at SummerHouse Mumbai, showing off their new skills in the fully-kitted club. The DJ studio at TSM has since been upgraded with the latest Pioneer DJ gear and you can check out the video below to get a flavour of what you can expect on the courses this year.

For the first term in 2018, we expanded to include two further Point Blank-developed programmes, with the aim of allowing you study at the right pace for you in the thriving centre of dance music in India: Mumbai. Now, for the new classes starting in May, along with the Complete DJ/Entrepreneur and Weekend DJ courses, we’ve added even more options. They are collaboratively taught by Point Blank and TSM instructors and each is tailored to different ages and desired intensity.

By way of new courses, we are now offering a range catered to younger students aged 8 – 14. For those interested in testing the water to see if DJing could be their thing, we offer a single session with the Explore DJ course or the more intensive Pro DJ Workshop, for those who really want to get the most from one day of instruction. These are available for adults too, here and here respectively.

For young people wanting to go further and really get their heads into the skills and nuances of DJing, we offer a DJ Pro course for both kids and slightly older juniors where, over 18 weeks, students will get a fully-rounded education in the different styles and techniques available to DJs, so you can figure out exactly what kind of performer you want to be. With further weekend and evening classes available for adults too, there’s a programme to suit anyone. Why get stuck in the rush hour traffic when you stay in town after work and learn how to DJ! Check out the full range of Mumbai courses here.

The latest Pioneer DJ Equipment in one of our state-af-the-art classrooms

A student using our state of the art DJ studio at TSM in Mumbai

Last but not least, we’ve made some changes to our flagship Complete DJ course, which becomes the Complete DJ/Entrepreneur course as of the next term, beginning 11 July. Much like Complete DJ, this is the course for you if you are really serious about learning all the skills you need to become an artist in your own right. Over three months, you will be given detailed tuition in beatmatching, mixing with CD, Vinyl and MP3, scratching and more, finishing by playing in a top Mumbai club! You will also learn everything you need to know about the music industry and how to build your brand, so you can begin your career in earnest. Students have access to practise time outside of class using our range of incredible equipment including Pioneer DJ’s CDJ2000 Nexus, DJM2000 Nexus, EFX 1000, RMX 1000, and DDJ-SX DJ Controller. We’ve just updated our photo tour too, so you can see the new array of gear.

Enrolment is open right now, so don’t delay! Whatever your aims with DJing and whatever your age, sign up and get your free copy of Rekordbox DJ performance software, the best way to use Pioneer DJ equipment. Get all the information you need on PB Mumbai School here and get in touch by calling +91 22 6624 3200, or visiting our contact page.

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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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Student Success: India Spotlight (Sandunes, Sanchit Balhara & more)

If you follow this blog you’ll know we like to shout about our student successes often, and once a month we profile a few students we’re feeling particularly proud of. With the second ever term at Point Blank Mumbai launching this week, we thought it a good time to focus on the successes of Indian students we’ve had in the past. Plus, forgetting the context of being students from India, these are some of the most successful and innovative students we’ve had, period. The aim, of course, is to inspire a new group of students from India (or anywhere!) to reach similar levels of success. We’ve added two new courses at PB Mumbai for this term too, so check out what’s on offer!

Sanchit Balhara

Sanchit Balhara studied with us back in 2011, completing the Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma. He has since gone on to become a successful composer for film in Bollywood. His latest project was Padmaavat, released earlier this year and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, one of Bollywood’s most celebrated directors. Learn more about Sanchit with this profile piece from the archive.

Sandunes

Another graduate from the same Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma class in 2011, Sandunes needs little introduction. Her brand of garage-flecked soundscapes, liberally spliced with the musical traditions of her native country have won her many admirers across the international music community and, as a member of the DISCWOMAN collective, she is at the forefront of forces re-shaping dance music to be more inclusive and to communicate more stories. For more on Sandunes, check out her recent track breakdown masterclass.

Varun Murali (Swarathma)

Varun Murali studied online with us in 2015, taking the Music Production Diploma. He’s the lead guitarist for the Indian folk crossover-kings Swarathma. A third album is still in the pipeline and is eagerly awaited by their legions of fans. We profiled Varun for a student success a while back, which you can find here.

Aerreo

Having studied a bunch of courses with us, including Music Production, Sound Engineering, Business & DJ Diploma, Aerreo has steadily built his following and is signed to Cloud 9 publishing. Check out his latest release on SoundCloud.

Backclash


After completing his Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma in 2016, Backclash has released a steady stream of tropical house bangers, designed to soundtrack those hazy summer days. His latest effort, a remix of Justin Bieber, hits all the right spots.

Point Blank is proud to team up with The True School of Music in Mumbai for Point Blank Mumbai. The next term starts 19 March and we’re delighted to bring you a choice of three courses. Weekend DJ will teach the basics of mixing in an intensive class to fit around work or other studies, while DJ/Entrpreneur will have you learn the ropes on the decks too but with an added focus on how to use your skills for success in the industry. Then there’s Complete DJ, our most comprehensive DJ course, that will have you using hot cues and loops in no time. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information. Contact here or call +44 20 7729 4884.

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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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Have Your Remix Released! Remix Competition: DJ Suketu ‘Take Me Home’

Time for a new Point Blank remix competition! As usual, it’s a great chance to test your skills and get your work out there. The competition winner will receive a copy of Native Instruments Komplete 11, and the winning remix will be released on Point Blank Music!

Sound good? Then download the stems of DJ Suketu’s ‘Take Me Home’ and get remixing!

DJ Suketu

DJ Suketu is one of the most popular Indian DJs in the world, known for merging Bollywood sounds with a floor-filling 4/4 beat and sending crowds into raptures all over India. ‘Take Me Home’ is a groovy house banger, designed with massive dancefloors at peak-time firmly in mind. Suketu is also the co-founder of The Music Inc (TMI), an electronic music school based in Mumbai. Suketu and TMI have been working closely with Point Blank for some time to create a unique educational pathway for TMI students looking to study with us in London. Not only that, but he has recently been studying our Complete Electronic Music Production online course, tracking his progress with this vlog.

How do I enter?

1. Download the stems – make sure you’re registered with point Blank if you’re not already
2. Create a new track, of any genre you choose – 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 10 December

Want to (re)mix it with stars like DJ Suketu but don’t quite have the skills yet? Our online courses can teach you everything you need to know. We even offer a degree level course with our Online BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering. Or if you live in Mumbai our DJ/Entrepreneur course will give you the skills to play tracks like these in clubs and make a career out of DJing. We also have schools in London, Los Angeles and Ibiza, so there are many ways to study with us! For more information or to talk to a course advisor, head to our contact page.

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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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PB Launches its Second Term in Mumbai, Including Two Brand New Courses!

After the launch of our first ever term in India last year, we are delighted to announce our second batch of courses for 2018, including two new options, all in collaboration with The True School of Music (TSM) in Mumbai. Last year we launched the unique DJ/Entrepreneur Course, taught at TSM’s state-of-the-art facility. This will be returning in 2018 with an expanded programme which now includes a Weekend DJ course, split over two weekends to give the top selectors of tomorrow their first experience of being behind the booth. In addition, we are introducing the Mumbai edition of our flagship London DJ course: the three-month Complete DJ programme. Enrol on any of these courses and get a free copy of Pioneer’s Rekordbox DJ performance software worth 10,000 Rupees!

Students and Instructors from the inagural DJ/Entrepreneur Course in Mumbai

In our first term, DJs in India were given access to Point Blank’s expert instructors and curriculum, taught by PB London’s lead DJ instructor Ben Bristow. At the end of the two weeks, the students put on a live performance at SummerHouse Mumbai, showing off their new skills in the fully-kitted club. The DJ studio at TSM has since been upgraded with the latest Pioneer DJ gear, and you can check out the video below to get a flavour of what you can expect on the courses this year.

In 2018, you can choose from three unique Point Blank-developed programmes to study at the right pace for you in the thriving centre of dance music in India: Mumbai. They are collaboratively taught by Point Blank and TSM instructors, and each is tailored to allow you to take your tuition to whatever level suits you best.

The DJ/Entrepreneur Course follows the same framework as it did last time: an intensive two-week course combining practical mixing skills alongside expert music business insights, designed to give you the tools needed to push yourself, and your new skills, to the forefront of the scene.

Of the two new courses, Weekend DJ is the more condensed. This course, split over two weekends, is designed to get you DJing on your favoured platform in whatever style as quickly as possible. You will learn using the best equipment in the business from Pioneer DJ, and make use of Point Blank’s 20+ years’ experience of training DJs.

Last but not least is our flagship Complete DJ course. If you’re serious about learning as many skills as possible using the very best gear, this is the course for you. Over three months you will be given detailed tuition in beatmatching, mixing with CD, Vinyl and MP3, scratching and more, and finish with playing in a top Mumbai club! Students work on their own allocated station each in class and have access to practise time outside of class using our range of incredible gear including Pioneer DJ’s CDJ2000 Nexus, DJM2000 Nexus, EFX 1000, RMX 1000, and DDJ-SX DJ Controller.

A student using our state of the art DJ studio at TSM in Mumbai

Enrolment is open right now, so don’t sleep! Whatever your aims with DJing, sign up and get your free copy of Rekordbox DJ performance software, the best way to use Pioneer DJ gear. Get all the information you need on our Mumbai School here. Still need more encouragement? Take a virtual photo tour. Talk to us by calling +91 22 6624 3200, or visit our contact page for the full list of ways to get in touch.

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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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Point Blank Partners with The Music Inc. to Develop a Unique Pathway for Students

We’ve teamed up with India-based institution The Music Inc (TMI) to create a unique educational pathway for their students looking to study at Point Blank in London. TMI 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, shaping 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.

Check out The Music Inc founder DJ Suketu talk a little more about the collaboration in the video below, and we’ll be sharing more from Suketu in coming weeks as he shares his journey with Point Blank on the Electronic Music Production online course.The Music Inc is a DJ training and Music Production school in Mumbai, India. Founded by one of India’s most successful DJs, DJ Suketu, With a number of successful graduates and a hands-on approach encompassing 1-2-1 tutorials, TMI is the perfect place to build up to our Higher Education courses. To find out more about our partnership with The Music Inc, head over to the dedicated page on our website.

For those that can’t join us at our London school, we also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, on which we teach everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, sound design, composition, and music business. We are currently offering a 20% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with select online courses until August 31st, 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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