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, MJ Cole and Joe Goddard to discuss their work and give us a bit of an insight into their creative approach. This time, we were joined by NYC native Fred P for an interview and breakdown of his track ‘The Point Blank Project’, which we’ve lined up an exclusive remix competition for you all.
Watch the video and check out the full details for the competition below. For those who are looking to learn about music production, we are currently offering a huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with a range of online courses until July 17th, so head to the website or contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884.
In the above session, Point Blank’s Carly Hordern spoke to Fred P about his background in music, discussing his love for the London scene and the connection he feels to it as well as talking about his new label, Private Society. He also lets us in on his creative process, breaking down a track for us and sharing his essential tips for up-and-coming producers. We hear about his move from a mainly analog to digital/analog set-up and learn what his favourite bits of hardware and plugins are and how they fit into his workflow.
We are running a remix competition for the track featured below, with the winner getting a vinyl release on Fred P’s new label Private Society as well as a copy of Ableton Suite and Komplete 11. The deadline for the competition is the 31st July. See below for details on how to enter.
How to enter
1. Download the stems – note, you must register with Point Blank in order to access the stems.
2. Create a remix, completely open in terms of genre – entries will be judged on their quality and originality!
3. Upload your track to SoundCloud and submit the track via the Tracks channel of Plugged In – Point Blank’s social network for producers and DJs – before midnight on 31st July. Please ensure the track title includes ‘Fred P Remix Competition’.
Want to study at Point Blank? Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive music courses out there, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. 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 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with a range of online courses until July 17th, so make sure you enrol soon to make the most of it! 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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** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest competitions from Point Blank.