You read it right, this Thursday 30th March PBLA will be hosting scratch legend Mix Master Mike for a guest workshop and Q&A. This student-only event will see the Beastie Boys turntablist perform to attendees before giving us an insight on his career so far, sharing some valuable tips and his personal experience. Following this, a handful of lucky students will showcase their scratching skills, before being taught some tricks and techniques from the legend himself. To attend, follow this Eventbrite link. This event is free and for PBLA students only. Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Mix Master Mike has become a household name over … Read entire story.
At Point Blank, you can expect to be taught by some of the best in the business. Each of our instructors is selected for their combination of talent, music industry experience and tangible success – which they pass on to you in the classroom. This time, we catch up with Point Blank London instructor and live set wizard Joseph Keevill – aka Saytek – to see what he’s been up to. You have a forthcoming EP on Kevin Saunderson’s label KMS, can you tell us a bit about that? Are there any other releases in the pipeline? It’s a couple of live jams created … Read entire story.
At Point Blank, we know how important it is to gain hands-on experience in order to build a successful career in the industry and if you choose to study with us we’ll ensure the best opportunities will come your way, whether your focus is on DJing, music production or live performance. Once again we’re collaborating with London house and techno night RESET to bring our students and graduates an exclusive DJ opportunity, playing at DJ Mag’s Work Bar. If selected, you’ll join Point Blank x Pioneer DJ Accelerator representative Gabby Gunn on a special Point Blank line-… Read entire story.
We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing student opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember – all of the opportunities detailed below are for PB students and alumni only. Sweetwater is hiring a Keyboard Artist (PBLA) Sweetwater is looking for a skilled keyboard artist to take on the role of educating their customers on everything from grand pianos to keyboard controllers. This is a fantastic … Read entire story.
If you’ve been dreaming about a career in the music industry, we’ve got good news. We are currently offering huge discounts which have been extended until 30th April! You could save up to £3000/$3800 when enrolling on any of our Diploma or Higher Education online courses. Taken from anywhere in the world, these courses will provide you with the knowledge to take your music career to the next level. Here at Point Blank, we offer unparalleled immersive and practical education across all areas of music production and sound engineering, whether in our studios or online. If you want to learn recording, engineering and mixing techniques as well as dive into DJing and even master the music business, our online BA (Hons) Music … Read entire story.
It’s been a busy month here at Point Blank, we’ve been all over the place filming exciting new masterclasses as well as preparing our new Ibiza School, not to mention trying to keep up with our many talented instructors! We’ve been documenting it all along the way, providing you with an overabundance of new content to pore over. In this edition of our monthly round-up, we bring you the latest masterclasses, tutorials, articles and offers from the Point Blank universe. Don’t forget to check out our courses, such as our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, on which you’ll learn the essential tools to take your productions to the next level. To see… Read entire story.
Mark your diaries and set your alarm clocks – the London and Los Angeles terms start today (Monday, April 3rd). As our last wave of students are putting their newly-acquired skills to the test in the music industry, we’re ready to take on the next batch of students eager to start their journey. But don’t worry if you haven’t booked yet, there’s still time to get involved for July term and beyond. There are limited spaces still available on our brand new Music Production and Sound Design Advanced Diploma in LA starting this week, whilst we are taking enrolments for July term for our flagship BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London. … Read entire story.
Point Blank Recommends is your handy digest of our essential new music recommendations, whether it’s box-fresh material or tracks that may have slipped under the radar. If you’re seeking fresh inspiration from unusual places, PBR#38 has got you covered. As always, this one covers a broad spectrum of electronic music, so open your mind, your ears and a fresh tab on your browser of choice and get refreshing those listening habits with our handy Soundcloud playlist. As February flies by, we thought we’d accompany you through the rest of the month and into March with another Point Blank Recommends playlist. Featuring releases from The Trilogy Tapes, Dekmantel and Aus Music, fresh cuts … Read entire story.
We are very excited to be heading over to Mumbai right now to host two very special workshops in collaboration with Pioneer DJ at the ADE Global Sessions event. Taking place from 23rd – 25th February 2017, the programme for the event includes Q&As with artists, exclusive industry discussions, networking, strategy meetings, masterclasses and much more. Point Blank will be holding masterclasses with Producer/DJs Sanaya Ardeshir (Sandunes) and Liam Jones (Cera Alba), the former being a Point Blank graduate and the latter a DJ instructor at our London studios. Not only that, but we’ll also be participating in a demo drop session, at 12pm on the 24th and 25th, giving feedback on … Read entire story.
At Point Blank, we regularly host track masterclasses and breakdowns with some of the best musicians and producers in the business. We have been lucky enough to grab time with the likes of Ben Pearce, Shadow Child and Matthew Dear to discuss their work and give us a bit of an insight into their approach to making music, offering advice and sharing the tips and techniques they employ to get the most out of their work. At Point Blank, we can help you further your career in music by teaching you some of these techniques and much more on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. With modules covering everything from production, sound design and composition to engineering, mastering and even music … Read entire story.
On Thursday 2nd March 2017 Point Blank Los Angeles will be hosting the Los Angeles Music Project (LAMP) for a guest workshop at our complex in Mack Sennett Studios. LAMP is a multi-faceted music collective comprised of a blog, record label, artist management group and event production service. Through these platforms, the group produce high-quality content across the board by way of immersive experimental events, well-curated music content, a mix series and much more. They place special emphasis on nurturing up and coming artists, educating emerging DJs and Producers and raising the quality of music writers. LAMP strive to highlight growing… Read entire story.
At Point Blank, we offer some of the most comprehensive music courses around, such as our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, which covers everything from production, engineering and sound design to composition and music business. Not only this, but our students get to work in our state of the art studios with top of the range gear – like our Pioneer-sponsored DJ Studio and 48 Channel SSL Mixing console. If you’d like to see some of the equipment and facilities at Point Blank or get to know a little more about what we have to offer, we will be holding an open day this Saturday 4… Read entire story.