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PB London Open House: Alex Banks Masterclass & Deconstruction – Friday 9th September

Following the huge success of our last London Open House back in June, we’re getting ready to do it all again. Like our hugely successful PBLA Open Houses, this event is an opportunity for prospective students to check out the unique creative environment and state-of-the-art equipment on hand and take part in a two free tutorial sessions with established music industry guests. It will be taking place on Friday 9th September but remember, places are limited and registration is a must. You can register for your FREE tickets here.


Kicking the Open House off will be the in-depth studio tour, followed by a Q&A session where you can raise any questions you may have about studying at Point Blank. This will be followed by an Ableton Live Deconstruction led by Lead Course Developer Ski Oakenfull. These sessions are always popular and this time Ski is pulling out all the stops by bringing his Ableton expertise to the iconic ‘Sign o’ the Times’ by Prince. Ski has previously broken down tracks from the likes of Kraftwerk, Moderat, Caribou, Disclosure and many more, but this one looks to be truly unmissable.

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Rounding off the evening with be a Track Masterclass with acclaimed producer and Monkeytown Records affiliate Alex Banks. The Brighton-based house artist, who is currently working on his follow-up to his acclaimed 2014 debut LP Illuminate, will be drilling down into his approach to production and offering insight into his working process.

For full timings and address, check out the schedule of the day below and don’t forget to RSVP to reserve your free tickets as places are limited.

Friday 9th September, 6pm – 8:30pm, 26 Orsman Road, London, N1 5QJ.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Studio Tour and Q&A
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Prince – Sign ‘O The Times: Deconstruction in Ableton Live with Ski Oakenfull (Lead Course Developer – Point Blank)
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Production Masterclass with Alex Banks (Monkeytown Records)


Enjoying the brand new facilities of our second London studio complex comes as part of studying our all-encompassing BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree. If you would like to speak to a Course Advisor about this or our other diploma courses in London,  please contact us using our contact form here or call 020 7729 4884. If you’re an international student, please call +44 20 7729 4884. Can’t make the Open House? Book a space on a studio tour.

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