December 23, 2017  

Watch Our Top Sound Design Tutorials of 2017! (How to Create an 808 Bass + More)

We continue with our round-up of our favourite videos of the year, with our collection of the top Sound Design Tutorials! Effective sound design is one of the most essential stages in the creation of electronic music, but it can also be one of the most confusing. To help you gain some clarity, we’ve compiled this highlight reel of tips and techniques to assist you in developing your sound. Sound Design is just one of many music production techniques taught in our courses in London, Los Angeles and Online. 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.

Creating Evolving Sounds and Effects Using Maschine MK3

Earlier this year, Native Instruments made serious waves with the much awaited update to their lauded Maschine hardware, the MK3. To mark the occasion, we tasked our expert instructor, Paul Ressel, with unpacking some of the Maschine’s extensive new Sound Design features. The results can be found above.

How to Create an 808 Bass in Massive

The 808 kick drum is one of the most iconic sounds in modern-day electronic music – if you don’t recognise the name, you’ll almost certainly recognise the sound. Used in everything from Hip-Hop to Techno, this sound design tutorial provides an almost-perfect emulation of this hardware classic.

Using Reaktor as an Effects Plugin

Native Instruments’ Reaktor suite is a powerful tool for Sound Design. In this Sound Design Tutorial, Point Blank instructor, Chris Carter, goes demonstrates how Reaktor can be used as an effective effects plugin, with a wide array of tools at your disposal to achieve your sound.

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 Dec 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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