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DJ Ravine Studies at Point Blank – Week 10: Goodbye!

DJ Ravine is back with his final update on his progress with us here at Point Blank London. Over the past ten weeks, we’ve followed him as he studies Intro to Music Production, Music Composition and Sound Engineering. This week it’s time to say goodbye as everyone parties at the open decks night at The Stag’s Head opposite the school. It’s not all partying though, Ravine finds the time to catch up with Tom, his Ableton instructor and Anthony Chapman in Sound Engineering. On the production side, Ravine reckons the eleven-week course here is equivalent to a year and a half of teaching yourself – not a bad rate of learning! Finally, he checked in with Linton Bennett for his last composition 1-2-1, tying everything together with the revelation that, actually, everyone has the basis to learn composition already – just try singing the major scale.

These are all core modules in our BA Hons Music Production and Sound Engineering Degree. If you’ve only just discovered the series, we urge you to check out our YouTube playlist and catch up from the beginning.

One massive, final thank you to DJ Ravine, we’ve absolutely loved tagging along on his studies and we can’t wait to see where he goes from here. As always, you can check out our full list of production courses in London and Online at our website. For more info and to talk to a course advisor, call us on +44 20 7729 4884.

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DJ Ravine Studies at Point Blank – Week 8: International Women’s Day

DJ Ravine is back with his weekly update on his progress with us here at Point Blank London as he studies Intro to Music Production, as well as courses in Music Composition and Sound Engineering. We are now at week eight, and assignment deadlines are beginning to loom! Ravine still finds time to take us along with him as he checks out the PB International Women’s Day event, and to explore London when it was covered in snow. Plus, more tutorials and class insights are included in this jam-packed week. If you’re just joining us for this series, check out our YouTube playlist and get yourself caught up. Plus, get the lowdown on all of our London courses at ourLondon school’s webpage.

As always, thanks to DJ Ravine for taking the time to put this together. There’s one or two of us here at PB headquarters who didn’t have a clue how that shiny SSL mixing desk worked so Anthony Chapman’s quick run-through was much appreciated, and it’s great to see the final elements of the Sound Engineering class’ project coming together. Feeling inspired? 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, and don’t forget to check back next week for the next instalment of Ravine’s vlog.

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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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Sample our Brand New BA (Hons) Online Degree Programme | Week 5: Creative Production & Mixing

If you’re looking to get a taste of what it’s like to learn on our innovative online platform, here’s your chance! We’ve now updated our sample courses to include a taster of our new Online BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering degree course. The course consists of eight modules included in the full online degree programme, designed to give you a flavour of what you can expect when you study online with us. This is the fifth week of eight in which we’ll be giving you a peek at what each module entails, as well as showing you one of the videos from the corresponding module’s course materials. Don’t forget, we also have a host of online courses besides our BA (Hons) degree programme covering music production, sound design and much more – head here for our full range of online courses.

Week five is where things start to get really interesting, multiplying the creative possibilities available when producing and remixing. Take the full module and you’ll learn how key techniques in making edits and remixes, drum programming and sound design, working with vocals, building sections and hooks, and how to finish tracks. The sample course contains two pages, one looking at extracting acapellas (which the video above explains) and another explaining how what to do when adding extra layers of drums.

To take the sample course yourself, head here, and get a flavour of the quality, style and content you can expect when studying online with Point Blank. Remember though, this is only a taster – to get the full experience complete with live interaction with tutors, forum interaction with fellow students and assignment feedback, you’ll have to enrol on a live course!

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Watch Our Top 3 FFLs of 2017! How to Master a Dance Track, Create Classic Sounds + More

2017 has been a great year for Friday Forum Live, Point Blank’s live Friday broadcast. Keeping you updated with music production techniques, tips and tricks, we’ve been joined by our expert instructors to bring you tutorials, interviews and insight into composition, production and all things music-making. If you want to develop your own journey in music, check out our full range of courses in London, Los Angeles and online, and read on for our top 3 FFLs if 2017!

How to Create Classic Sounds With Your Synth

Emulating some of dance music’s classic sounds is something many of us try to do in our own productions. This video demonstrates how to reconstruct some of dance music’s most well-known synth sounds, including the huge reece bass from Renegade’s ‘Terrorist’ and the ever-popular organ stab from Robyn S’ ‘You’ve Got To Show Me Love’.

Using the Arturia Oberheim Sem V

In this FFL, Point Blank instructor, Paul Ressell, gives us the low-down on Arturia’s software emulation one of the world’s best-loved classic hardware synths, Tom Oberheim’s SEM. From basic patches to evolving pads, here we cover everything that makes this synth not just an emulation of a classic, but a fantastic synth in its own right.

How to Master a Dance Track – Tips and Techniques

Mastering a dance track can be one of the most difficult and humbling experiences in music production – so much so that producing and mastering are often treated as separate entities. In this video, Anthony Chapman takes us through some neat tips and techniques to provide people in the mastering process with some clarity.

If you’d like to learn more about any of the techniques shown above, Point Blank offer courses for those at any level. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London is one of the most comprehensive courses out there, with modules covering mixing, sound design, production and much more. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We are currently offering a huge 25% off online courses and 30% off LA courses, plus a free copy of Ableton Suite until December 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.

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Live From Point Blank: Sound Engineering & Electronic Music Performance

At our brand new second London facility, we’ve provided our students with everything they need to craft great records. With two consoles – an SSL Duality and an Audient 8024 – our Sound Engineering students get to learn on world-class equipment. As part of their BA Hon Diploma, students learn to record a professional session musician playing the drums, guitars and singing, before putting it all together in their final project. We popped into a recent Sound Engineering class to see the students in action with their instructor Pierre Duplan, as well as checking in on instructor Nick Feldman’s Electronic Music Performance class, where students learn to perform live sets with various bits of hardware. Watch it above and if you want to come and see it for yourself, book a tour of our second facility here.

If you want to learn more mixing techniques, as well as come and see our amazing new London facility, our Diploma courses teach you everything you need to know to take your music to the next level, with the latest industry-standard equipment. Our 48-channel SSL Duality Delta is the centrepiece of our new facility, with a whole room dedicated to the latest Pioneer DJ equipment and another studio full of Push 2s! Plus, there’s practice rooms with Roland TR-8s, NI Maschine and more for when you’re not in class but need to work on your tracks. Find out more about our London school here and book yourself on our BA Diploma course.

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