September 19, 2015  

PBLA Open House Recap ft. Dot (Low End Theory) & Computo (Flying Lotus, Zedd)

Our school across the pond is in full flow, and we’re holding regular events at Point Blank Los Angeles – the latest of which was our Open House. It’s an event where we give you the chance to come down and check out everything PBLA has to offer including Ableton Live, Push, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards, AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio headphones and now Maschine too (read more about that below). We also invite special guests along who deliver some truly captivating production and technical sessions. This time around it was the turn of Dot (Low End Theory, MTV) and Computo (Flying Lotus, Zedd, A-Trak), both of which happen to be expert instructors at PBLA too.

Just in time for the event, we installed 16 brand new Native Instruments Maschine units. If you want to see what happened on the day, keep an eye out for video content of the aforementioned sessions on our YouTube channel and enjoy the photo recap below. If you missed out on this Open House don’t worry, there will be more down the line!

PBLA Head of School Jesse Rogg gives an introduction at the Open House alongside US Course Advisor Hart Thorson

Following an introduction by PBLA Head of School Jesse Rogg and US Course Advisor Hart Thorson, Point Blank expert instructor Kate Ellwanger aka Dot (Low End Theory, MTV) gave all present a flavour of her creative workflow in Ableton, as she explored some key production tips while creating a track from scratch, providing a snippet of what you can expect from PBLA’s courses.

The visitors at the PBLA Open House in the classroom assemble, surrounded by Maschine, Ableton Push, NI S-Series keyboards and much more

In addition to Dot’s session, there was also an Ableton masterclass with PBLA expert instructor Computo (Flying Lotus, Zedd, A-Trak). He covered a taster session in Ableton, looking at the basics of production using the fully equipped Ableton Push and Komplete Kontrol stations that are at Point Blank Los Angeles.

PB expert instructor Dot aka Kate Ellwanger (Low End Theory, MTV) delivers a masterclass in creative workflows on Ableton Live at the PBLA Open House

Finally, the Open House was rounded off with a studio tour and Q&A session with US Course Advisor Hart Thorson. This offered the chance for attendees to get up close to Point Blank LA and take a look at the production stations, featuring the most up-to-date production equipment including Ableton Push, the NI Komplete Kontrol S-49 keyboard and the mammoth production package Komplete 10.

PBLA expert instructor Computo (Flying Lotus, Zedd) looks at the basic of production at our Open House event

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