Point Blank Online has announced an online Q&A session with Ashley Beedle of X-Press 2.
On Wednesday 13th April (1pm BST) DJ, producer and remixer Ashley Beedle will be coming into the Point Blank studios in London for a live Q&A session. Topics covered will include his approach to making a living from music in 2011, how X-Press 2 put together their infamous 12 deck DJ set up, what it is like to have a top 10 hit, tour worldwide, and his approach to remixing.
Following on from the success of the recent masterclass from Danny Rampling, the whole session will be streamed live into your living rooms through Point Blank’s livestream channel. Viewers will even have the opportunity to ask Ashley their own questions through the live chat function.
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Point Blank has announced a brand new online Electronic Dance Music course using Ableton Live.
Commencing January 10th 2011, and every month thereafter, the 4 week course is part of their popular Pro Producer Series, where students are taught by leading music producers.
For this course (EDM), Point Blank is collaborating with internationally renowned dance producer/DJs Mike Koglin, Martin Roth and Tempo Giusto. Throughout the course, these 3 producers give students an invaluable insight into their unique production methods. Starting with various ways of creating killer beats in Week 1 to writing bass lines and riffs in Week 2 to a complete track at the end of Week 4, students learn directly from active pro’s how to create modern dance music with Ableton. Also included are essential tips and tricks about using EQ and FX, grouping, sidechain compression, applying automation, mixdown techniques and much more.
EDM Ableton Live course includes:
- 1-2-1 video feedback on their music projects
- Weekly online masterclass with a pro producer
- Over 70 Quicktime video tutorials on Ableton Live
- Extensive course notes
- Exclusive Ableton Live projects to download
- 24/7 access to student / tutor discussion forums
Point Blank’s 4 week online EDM Ableton Live course costs £355 GBP or approx $530 USD and is available to book now. The next available enrolment dates are January 10th, February 7th and March 7th 2011.
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Award-winning music school Point Blank has added two new courses to its online curriculum.
The Hip Hop course has been developed by multi platinum producer and remixer Paul Waller who has worked with major players including De La Soul, Gang Starr and Naughty By Nature. Paul tackles a range of production styles from old school masters like Pete Rock through to J Dilla, Timbaland and Kanye West.
At the helm for the Dubstep Course is Jonny Miller, acclaimed producer, DJ and label manager who has racked up releases on labels including Aquatic Lab, Sidestepper Recordings, K7 and Twisted Funk. Jonny will examine a broad range of production techniques from bass heavy dubs through to more techno influenced flavours.
Point Blank takes a unique approach to online learning. Having worked through a weeks worth of exclusive course materials, each student submits an assignment. In return, they receive a unique one-to-one feedback video (Direct Video Response™), in which a pro music producer analyses their track and offers technical and creative advice. It’s a fast track route to professional music production which has proved popular with students from all over the world.
New Point Blank Online Courses
- Hip Hop course, taught on Logic.
- Dubstep course, aimed at users of Ableton Live.
- Courses start: monthly from 3rd May 2010.
- Four week courses with unique one-to-one tuition from a pro music producer.
- In addition to one-to-one video feedback, tutors also host a weekly live Masterclass where students can discuss music industry topics, raise technical questions and share information.
- Course materials including video tutorials, project files, audio resources, DVR™ and detailed course notes are available to students for a full year from enrolment.
- Point Blank is an Approved Training Centre for both Apple and Ableton Live and has been voted “Best Music Production School” for six consecutive years at the annual T-Scan Awards.
Class sizes are strictly limited and enrolment is now underway. The course fee is £325 GBP / $495 USD.
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Time+Space has announced free UK and Ireland masterclasses with VSL’s Product Manager, Paul Steinbauer.
Vienna Instruments need no introduction. They are the among the most powerful virtual instruments on the market, integrating intelligent performance algorithms with their easy-to-use VST/AU plug-ins instruments to orchestrate an inconceivably vast array of samples. Vienna Instruments allow composers, arrangers and music producers to reproduce every nuance soloists or ensembles are capable of playing with very authentic results.
Time+Space invites you to come and test drive the newest Vienna Instruments Collections as well as the Vienna Ensemble Host and Mixing software at a store near you. Paul Steinbauer will be there to give you first-hand information, show you the latest innovations from Vienna as well as discussing the most efficient setups for Vienna Ensemble.
Each session will run from 6-8pm after which there will be an hour long Q&A session.
Visit Time+Space for a list of venues and more information on how to reserve your place.