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Thomas Glendenning

Watch Part 3 of our Miniseries: Ableton Live 10 In Depth – Mixing w/ Push 2

In a new series, we take a look at Ableton Live 10 in depth with Thomas Glendenning, one of many of our expert instructors in London and one of just 200 (give or take) certified Ableton trainers in the world. For the second video, the focus is on using Ableton’s amazingly intuitive Push 2 controller which is frankly the best and easiest controller to use with Ableton Live 10, due to the level of integration. Thomas teaches Introduction to Music Production (Ableton) with us here in London which, as well as acting as a standalone course, is an integral part of our degree and diploma programmes, both in London and online.

Watch the video below to watch Thomas create a mix with his demo track. Learn about panning, volume levels, compression and EQ, as well as some tips and tricks to help make the mix as clean as possible.

Want to learn how to use Ableton from expert instructors like Thomas? As well as the ITP course, we offer much longer and comprehensive courses, foremost among them our new BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice, and BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering. You can also take the latter as an online degree from anywhere in the world. We offer courses covering production techniques like these at all of our schools, which are completed by Los AngelesIbiza and Mumbai. Any questions? Please get in touch.

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Watch the Second Video of Ableton Live 10 In Depth – Recording Notes w/ Push 2

In a new series, we take a look at Ableton Live 10 in depth with Thomas Glendenning, our resident Ableton whizz in London and one of just 200 (give or take) certified Ableton trainers in the world. For the second video, the focus is on using Ableton’s amazingly intuitive Push 2 controller which is frankly the best and easiest controller to use with Ableton Live 10, due to the level of integration. Thomas teaches Introduction to Music Production (Ableton) with us here in London which, as well as acting as a standalone course, is an integral part of our degree and diploma programmes, both in London and online.

Watch the video as Thomas lays down some basic chords and a bassline over a drum beat he programmed previously, and watch how easy it is to switch scenes and tracks, as well as use the capture function, which we explored last week.

Want to learn how to use Ableton from expert instructors like Thomas? As well as the ITP course, we offer much longer and comprehensive courses, foremost among them our new BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice, and BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering. You can also take the latter as an online degree from anywhere in the world. We offer courses covering production techniques like these at all of our schools, which are completed by Los AngelesIbiza and Mumbai. Any questions? Please 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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Watch the First Video in Our New Series: Ableton Live 10 In Depth – Using Capture

In a new series, we take a look at Ableton Live 10 in depth with Thomas Glendenning, our resident Ableton whizz in London and certified Ableton trainer. For the first video, the focus is on perhaps the most simple new feature of Live 10, and almost certainly the most revolutionary: Capture. It allows you to record midi sounds after-the-fact, even if you forget to hit record, opening a world of possibility for freer jamming. Thomas teaches Introduction to Music Production (Ableton) with us here in London which, as well as acting as a standalone course, is an integral part of our degree and diploma programmes, both in London and online.

After a short intro from Thomas, we dive into the demonstration, which is directly taken from the course materials for Intro to Music Production (Ableton). As we can see, it allows for a more organic way of recording sounds by eliminating the need to figure out exactly what you might have played while jamming, also taking off some pressure when recording a take. It does this by constantly listening to your session, as long as the midi track is record-armed. It will automatically guess your tempo and a suggestion as to where you want to loop the clip, and you can even overdub using capture as well, simply hitting the button again after playing over your original clip. Watch the video for some more in-depth information about what it can do.

Want to learn how to use Ableton from expert instructors like Thomas? As well as the ITP course, we offer much longer and comprehensive courses, foremost among them our new BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice, and BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering. You can also take the latter as an online degree from anywhere in the world. We offer courses covering production techniques like these at all of our schools, which are completed by Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai. Any questions? Please 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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Meet the Latest Expert Instructors to Join Us at Point Blank London

With the advent of a new term here at Point Blank in London, we are delighted to welcome a new batch of musicians and industry professionals to our team of expert instructors. As usual, these women and men truly deserve the denomination, having proven themselves with careers in the music industry spanning many years and plentiful achievements. Read on for an introduction to their various worlds and the courses and areas in which they teach. For the full range of courses we offer here in London, please check out the school’s webpage.

Ceri Owens – Music Production


As a DJ, Ceri became known for mammoth sets in the darkness at Corsica Studios’ Sunday morning sessions, Jaded. As such, she developed a telepathic appreciation for the dancefloor that, along with taking her around the world, instilled her production with an innate appreciation with what makes people dance in whatever setting. Sets in Ibiza, Mexico and at Burning Man tell you everything you need to know about her stock as a DJ, while her tracks have been played by the likes of Richie Hawtin and Mr G. Check out some of Ceri’s tracks and mixes over at Soundcloud.

Lizzie Curious – Music Industry


Lizzie Curious is a DJ, vocalist, producer, label-head and radio host, and has plentiful experience as a tutor and instructor to go with it. With such a breadth of knowledge across so many aspects of the industry, she is a testament to where hard work and an insatiable desire to succeed can take you, and we cant think of anyone better to teach our students about getting ahead in the industry.

She has a US Billboard #1 to her name, as well as over 40 releases over 15 years in music. Check Lizzie out on soundcloud to hear some of her productions and mixes.

Thomas Glendinning – Music Production

Tom began his musical career as a drummer but now spends most of his time dabbling with computer music and its various tools. He runs the music production website ELPHNT.co.za where he creates tools for making music with Ableton Live; Live Packs, MaxForLive devices, video tutorials and more.

He is one half of the audio-visual band Original Swimming Party, the founder of the Ableton User Group, Cape Town and regularly presents at Ableton User Groups around the UK.

Check out his Ableton credentials here.

Stavros Potamitis – Sound Design

With numerous number ones in the sample pack charts for the likes of Sample Magic, Cr2, Samplephonics and more, his music has featured on HBO, BBC and more. His productions charted on OFF Recordings, Babiczstyle, Chapter 24 Records, Parquet, Motek Music, Steyoyoke, Parallel and his own Inside Out Records.

Stavros actually studied with us in the past, completing our Music Production and Sound Engineering Diploma in 2013. Check him on out on Soundcloud.

Adi Winman – Audio for Games

Adi Winman has held various behind-the-scenes positions across many musical disciplines. In gaming, he has designed and synced sound for nine major racing titles including many in the classic MotoGP series. As an engineer, he has worked with the likes of Pulp, Suede and Jamiroquai. He has also helped developers such as N.I. and Sonic Couture to design plugins and has had a hand in the design of physical recording spaces.

To wrap it all up, he has multiple qualifications including MSc, MA and PGCE. Check out his full credits in both gaming and music.

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