June 25, 2015  

PBLA Open House: 1 Day to Go! Sweatson Klank, Jimmy Mac (Lorde) & Travis Holcombe (KCRW)

If you haven’t been able to come and see our Los Angeles school in the flesh yet, now’s your chance as we’re hosting an open house event on Saturday June 27th! Register for your FREE tickets via the Eventbrite page. The PBLA open house is not only a great chance to check out the LA school – you’ll also be able to network with music industry experts and learn from interactive seminars, tours and masterclasses from Lorde’s musical director Jimmy Mac, KCRW radio DJ and Music Supervisor Travis Holcombe and PBLA expert instructor Sweatson Klank. Scroll down for more details…

The event will start from 12:15 pm at Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029. After an introduction to the event with Head of School Jesse Rogg and Course Advisor Hart Thorson, Point Blank expert instructor Tom Wilson aka Sweatson Klank will dive into key Ableton production tips using the latest studio gear, including Ableton Push and Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-49 keyboard. This masterclass will present the ideal opportunity to get a flavour of some of the course content at PBLA.

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Point Blank expert instructor Sweatson Klank will be doing his thing using Ableton Push and Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-49 keyboard at the PBLA open house

We’ll also have a live performance masterclass with PB alumnus Jimmy Mac, Musical Director for Lorde. He’ll cover all the steps for setting up a live show with a band using Ableton Live. In this special guest masterclass, Jimmy will cover click and guide note tracks, automating instrument racks to send program changes, side-chaining from a live drummer and more.

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Jimmy Mac is Lorde’s musical director and keyboard player, and he’ll cover all the steps for setting up a live show at the PBLA open house

Next up, recent Point Blank LA alumnus and KCRW radio presenter Travis Holcombe will be talking about his experiences as a student at PBLA. This will give attendees the opportunity to hear how Point Blank measures up from someone firmly placed in the heart of LA’s music industry.

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Travis Holcombe is a recent PBLA alumnus and he’s also a radio presenter at influential station KCRW -hear what he thought of his studies at the open house event

Finally, we’ll round the day off with a studio tour and Q&A session with Course Advisor Hart Thorson. This is a chance to get up close to Point Blank LA and take a look at the production stations, featuring the latest and greatest production equipment including Ableton Push, the NI Komplete Kontrol S-49 keyboard and the mammoth production package Komplete 10.

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Every production station comes with NI’s Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard, Ableton Push, AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio headphones and more

Check out the schedule of the day below, and don’t forget to RSVP to reserve your FREE tickets for the event here:

  • 12:15PM – 12:30PM WELCOME / INTRODUCTION
  • 12:30PM – 1:15PM ABLETON MASTERCLASS WITH POINT BLANK INSTRUCTOR SWEATSON KLANK
  • 1:30PM – 2:15PM LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH JIMMY MAC, MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR LORDE
  • 2:30PM – 2:45PM STUDENT EXPERIENCE: TRAVIS HOLCOMBE (KCRW)
  • 2:45PM – 3:30PM STUDIO TOUR + Q&A WITH COURSE ADVISOR HART THORSON

 

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