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We Explore Olafur Arnalds’ Chamber Evolutions by Spitfire Audio

Point Blank composition instructor Kevin Kerrigan once again dives into a new sample library by industry leaders Spitfire Audio. This time Kevin looks at the Chamber Evolution pack, developed with multi-instrumentalist and modern composer Ólafur Arnalds. The sounds contained are of small chamber groups playing with an emphasis on evolving dynamics. In part one of a three-part first-look, Kevin Kerrigan talks us through the nuts and bolts of what the ‘Wave’ sounds contained here are exactly, and how the sample pack is used. Check back next time for some ideas on how to compose with these sounds, and take a look at our Music Composition course and comprehensive BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering degree programme, where you can learn how to put tools like this to good use.

Branded an ‘alchemist’ by Brian Eno, Kevin has worked with Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Eurythmics, Kylie & Sting among others and composes for movies/TV for Paramount, BBC, Warner Bros, Sony & Universal. He teaches Music Composition at our London school and his own compositions focus on the cerebral and beautiful.

Music Composition is an important part of our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering, which you can also study online. For full lists of our courses check out our schools in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai, as well as Online. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Spitfire Audio: LCO Strings Part 1 – Mic Mixer & Basic Performance Tips

At Point Blank, we are constantly creating video content for your benefit, whether it be exclusive artist masterclasses, interviews, production tips & tricks or track deconstructions. Over the next two weeks, composer, producer and Point Blank expert instructor Kevin Kerrigan (Bjork, Brian Eno, Dido) will be giving you a taste of what you could learn at Point Blank, presenting you with a brand new series focused on Spitfire Audio’s new sample library: London Contemporary Orchestra strings. The first time these string sounds have been available in sample form, Spitfire Audio have teamed up with the LCO to provide everything one would need to create cutting-edge, experimental strings music. With a wide range of dynamically controllable, never-before-sampled articulations, this rich set of diverse recordings are both playable & musical and will transform your work.
For part one of the series, Electronic Music Composition instructor Kevin Kerrigan walks us through LCO Strings basic interface, specifically looking at the Mic Mixer, exploring the effects available as well as how to apply them, including some interesting tips on blending effects to personalise your sound. Kevin also goes over advanced settings and features and gives us some basic performance tips, detailing how to get the best out of the library and achieve the most realistic sounding strings. Stay tuned for part two of the series, in which Kevin will be delving into string sounds and giving some composition tips.

Kevin Kerrigan teaches Electronic Music Production as a part of our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. Every aspect of the degree has been developed and optimised to guarantee it meets rigorous academic standards. Regular Quality checks and reviews with Middlesex University ensure these standards are on a level with the top universities in the world. Our brand new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) offers ease of access and support to students enabling us to give them the benefit of cutting-edge, interactive learning. If you want to learn composition, recording, engineering and mixing techniques enrol on our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree now. With flexible learning from anywhere in the world, it is our most comprehensive programme. Take the first step by trying a free online sample course or contact our course admissions team to find out more.

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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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