Point Blank Music School launch event announced

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Point Blank Music School has recently opened the doors to its Los Angeles school, and the official PBLA launch event will be taking place on Thursday, February 19th 2015.

This event is a great chance to check out the new school and get hands-on with fully Ableton and Native Instruments-equipped stations. You’ll be able to network with music industry professionals and learn from interactive seminars, tours and masterclasses. You can reserve your FREE tickets via the Eventbrite page to attend this special event.

On the day, attendees will have the chance to win the following prizes as part of PBLA’s exclusive free giveaways:

  • A pair of AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio headphones
  • An Ableton gift certificate worth over $600
  • A copy of Output REV
  • Free weekend course in LA
  • All attendees will receive 500MB of exclusive free sample content from Loopmasters

The day will commence from 1.30 pm at Mack Sennett Studios’ Stage 1 space. After initial welcomes and introductions, Point Blank expert instructor Tom Wilson aka Sweatson Klank will dive into some key production tips in Ableton using the latest studio gear. This masterclass will present the ideal opportunity to get a flavour of some of the course content at PBLA.

The event will also host a panel moderated by Head of Point Blank LA Jesse Rogg, looking into ‘The Business Behind the Music’. This discussion will focus on what a new artists needs to think about when entering the music business, and will feature a number of LA-based music industry experts and artists on the panel.

Fully-equipped music production workstations will be set up ready for those who want to try out the equipment during the studio tour time, with every station including Ableton Push controllers, Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-49 keyboard, AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio headphones and REV by Output.

For those interested in studying at Point Blank LA, they are currently offering 20% off all courses (a saving of up to $1750!) as a special introductory offer – don’t delay in taking advantage though, this discount won’t be around forever!

RSVP for the PBLA launch event on February 19th and reserve your free tickets for the event here.

More information: Point Blank LA

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Sample Magic announces five-day Summer School

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After two years running its Secrets of House Music Production weekend course, Sample Magic has announced the first ever Summer School, a five-day music production class for producers of all electronic genres, from house and techno to dubstep and beyond.

Sample Magic Summer School

This in-depth course covers every aspect of electronic music production – from beats to bass, synths to vocals, FX to arrangement and mixdown to mastering – guided by expert Sample Magic tutors and sound-designers in the facilities of Alchemea College in the heart of London.
Led by producer, lecturer and Future Music regular

Bruce Aisher and with guest sessions from leading music industry professionals – including mastering engineers, music lawyers and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz – attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the tools and techniques used to create cutting-edge dance music, as well as insights into the wider workings of the electronic music industry – from recording contracts and publishing to copyright and business know-how.

Hands-on learning is fundamental to the course, with plenty of time allocated to refine individual skills with tutors on hand to answer questions. Not only does every attendee use their own music workstation, they will also get our hands dirty with classic outboard and learn studio techniques for recording vocals.

Attendees also receive:

  • A copy of The Secrets of House Music Production.
  • A copy of Paul White’s The Producer’s Manual.
  • £150 Sample Magic gift voucher.
  • Alchemea course credit voucher.
  • Free mastering of a track of their choice at one of the world’s leading mastering houses.
  • Continental breakfast each day.
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day.

The Sample Magic summer school costs £540 GBP and takes place Monday 3–Friday 7 Sept 2012.

More information: Sample Magic / Summer School

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Sample Magic announces Summer School – Earlybird tickets now on sale

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Sample Magic has announced its Summer School music production class.

Sample Magic Summer School
Summer School: Led by producer, lecturer and Future Music regular Bruce Aisher, with guest sessions from leading music industry professionals incl. Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz.

After two years running our Secrets of House Music Production weekend course and countless requests, we’re delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Sample Magic Summer School – a five-day music production class for producers of all electronic genres, from house and techno to dubstep and beyond. And for a limited time we are offering an early-bird 10% discount.

This in-depth course takes you through every aspect of electronic music production – from beats to bass, synths to vocals, FX to arrangement and mixdown to mastering – guided by expert Sample Magic tutors and sound-designers in the award-winning facilities of Alchemea College in the heart of London.

The Summer School will take place Monday 3 September – Friday 7 September, 2012. Tickets are now available to purchase for £540 GBP (10% off regular).

More information: Sample Magic / Summer School

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Computer Music Production School launches Black Friday Open Enrollment Event

Computer Music Production School

The Computer Music Production School has announced a Black Friday Open Enrollment Event for their All-in-One Complete Online Music Course, featuring a 50% discount on open enrollment.

The Computer Music Production School’s All-in-One Complete online music course ($2,500) is now available for $1,250. At the end of the course, students will be able to release as many albums as desired on itunes and will have created an action plan outlining steps to turn their music hobby / profession into additional income.

The music course is comprised of seven lessons and teaches students how to be an artist, music producer, beat maker along with recording, mixing, mastering and helps develop a personal music business plan. Course duration is up to individual’s pace and can be taken in 7 weeks, 7 months, 12 months or as long as needed. The course allows each student’s home studio to become their personal recording school. The curriculum gives personal music production critique and feedback with student adviser support provided at no additional charge. Support includes one on one mentoring on music business, marketing and advanced homework assignments including ear training and sound design. Students will be given skills to work out of any studio or use any gear.

Black Friday Event – Open Enrollment

  • All-in-One music course enrollment is only $1,250 including one-on-one student adviser support.
  • Payment plans range from $104/12months to $179/7months and are interest free.
  • Student’s who pay tuition in full receive unlimited student adviser support and 10GB of drum and instrument sounds from their partner website GotchaNoddin.com.
  • Students get opportunity to sell music productions and potential job and record label placement.
  • Black Friday Event will expire January 1st, 2012 or when available student space is full.

More information: Computer Music Production School

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Shure launches Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition

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Shure has announced that entry registration for its eighth annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition is now open until October 21 for university and college students nationwide.

Judged by a panel of renowned musicians and industry professionals, the competition enables students to record a musical composition with the same high-quality Shure gear used by professional musicians and engineers.

Shure Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition

A random drawing on or about October 24 will narrow down the registrants to ten competing schools. Each participant will receive a standardized microphone locker from Shure that must be used to complete a recording project as part of the competition. Contents of the locker include one KSM313, two KSM32, two KSM44A, one KSM42, two KSM141, four SM57, two SM27, one Beta 52A, one Beta 57A, one Beta 91A, three Beta 98AMP, two Beta 181/S each with an additional Omni capsule, one SM7B, one VP88, and one A27M.

Competing teams from each school are required to track and mix an original piece of music, which will then be judged by a panel of industry professionals who will evaluate the recordings based on their overall fidelity, clarity, sonic balance, and creativity in selection and placement of the microphones. The winning school will be awarded the entire Shure microphone locker, valued at more than $10,000. In addition, students on one of the winning teams will receive prizes ranging from a KSM42 microphone, valued at $999 each to SRH840 headphones, valued at $250 each. Previous judges have included esteemed musicians and recording engineers, including Ed Cherney, Keith Olsen, Mike Clink, Frank Filipetti, Sylvia Massey, and Elliot Scheiner, among many others.

“Every year the caliber of student talent improves, and we’re amazed by the quality of their compositions,” said Terri Hartman, Director of Marketing Communications, Shure Americas. “As we move into our eighth year of the competition, we’re proud to continue supporting students who are pursing careers in the recording and music industry, and we look forward to another round of impressive submissions this year.”

The contestants chosen in the random drawing will be posted on Shure’s website on or around October 31, and dedicated microphone lockers will be sent in the following days. The winner of the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition, as well as the runner-up and honorable mention distinctions, will be announced on April 30, 2012.

More information: Shure / Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition

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