This summer we headed out to IMS College in Malta, with Point Blank once again being the official educational partner for the event, contributing to the opening day’s programme with a series of masterclasses and workshops. Held over two days, IMS College brought together a wide range of industry figures and institutions from all over the world, as well as guest artists and speakers plus DJ performances from the likes of Sven Väth, Richy Ahmed and Todd Terry in the evenings.In the video above, Point Blank Creative Director JC Concato leads a masterclass on the art of mixing for the club, drawing on his extensive industry experience to share his tips, techniques and advice to the audience. You can also check out Carly Hordern hosting a masterclass in composing for film with French composer/producer Agoria and a track deconstruction of Jamiroquai’s ‘Automaton’ with PB Course Developer Ski Oakenfull.
JC begins the masterclass going through his in-depth usage of mix bus plugins, discussing console emulation, mix bus compression, mix bus EQ, harmonic distortion, A/B analysis and level analysis. He then goes on to show which aspects of the mix he decides to work on first and elaborates on his mixing process. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where you can find a range of masterclasses, tutorials and much more, updated each week.
You can learn more about mixing on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, on which we teach everything you need to know about music production including sound design, 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 20% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with select online courses until August 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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