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Beatport Beats in School Competition w/ Anjunabeats: Point Blank Tutorial

We’ve partnered once again with Beatport to bring you the second in the series of a brand new producer competition. The lucky winner of the ‘Beats in School’ competition will land a one-year mentorship from top industry organisations, an official release with a label that best fits their sound and hardware mentoring from a list of product leaders including ADAM Audio, Roland, Korg and more. As an official partner, Point Blank will be providing the winner with a comprehensive production course to assist in establishing the Beats in School winner within the industry. Learn more about the competition at

In this video, Point Blank expert instructor Mike Koglin shows you how to make a track in Ableton for the Anjunabeats competition using a sample pack from Beatport Sounds. There are two sections to the video, for beginners and intermediates. Mike introduces Ableton as a DAW, showing you how to browse and import sounds before going into more detail and sharing tips on how to develop your track to make sure it sounds its best. Mike Koglin teaches music production as part of a module included within our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

If you want to gear up for the competition, learn recording, engineering and mixing techniques as well as dive into DJing and even master the music business, our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree covers all this and more, and we additionally have a wide range of online courses for those not looking for accreditation. Taken from anywhere in the world they’re some of our most comprehensive programmes. Graduates include Patrick Topping, Jon Rundell and No Artificial Colours so you know you’re in good hands. You can also try a free online sample course here.

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Matt was Head of Marketing at Point Blank.