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Software Offer: NI Komplete & Ableton Suite Worth $1,350 with LA Courses!

You may have seen our recent software offer for selected online courses. Well, it’s also available with all our 3 month Los Angeles courses! We’ve teamed up with industry-leaders in music software (Namely Ableton and Native Instruments) to bring you a huge $1,350 worth of free software. When enrolling, new PBLA students will receive a copy of NI Komplete 11 and Ableton Live Suite 10. Don’t forget that you can take up to three LA courses at a time, so you can uniquely design what you learn. For the full list of courses and to see what you can learn – from Music Production and DJ’ing to Music Business – head to our Los Angeles course pages.

We believe that we can offer an experience like no other at Point Blank LA. Our instructors are all highly passionate music makers with invaluable expertise on offer, giving our students the tools to express themselves through music. If you take a course with us, you’ll be instructed by the likes of Sweatson Klank (Music Production), who’s released on Project: Mooncircle, produced mixes for dublab and Brainfeeder, and has his ‘Then I Was Me’ EP just released on one of LA’s finest labels: Friends of Friends; Joe Computo (Sound Design) whose technicolour experimentations carry on the west-coast traditions upheld by the likes of Flying Lotus and his ilk; and Arabian Prince (Music Business) of the mighty NWA.

Point Blank LA Instructor Sweatson Klank

Students at our LA school also get free access to regular masterclasses helmed by some of the biggest artists around. We’ve recently hosted masterclasses from artists like Mixmaster Mike, DJ Kentaro, Sample Magic CEO Sharooz Raoofi and Daddy Kev, while our most recent edition was with the one and only Todd Edwards.

Why not take our virtual tour of our Los Angeles Studios to get a close a look at the range of state of the art equipment our students work with. Our DJ studios are full of the latest equipment from Pioneer DJ, and all our production studios are filled with the latest gear from partners including Native Instruments and Ableton, including Maschine, Komplete Kontrol and Push units.

Our newest production suite at PBLA

For more information, contact a course advisor or give us a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling from outside the US, use the number +44 20 7729 4884. (offer excludes weekend courses).

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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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.

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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