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Top 3 Deconstructions: 2019

Our Point Blank Deconstructions have become one of the many reasons those thirsty for Music Production & Sound Engineering knowledge regularly visit our site and keep coming back time and time again. For those of you who may not be familiar with what one of our deconstructions entails, it’s where Ski Oakenfull, our lead course developer, takes a well-known track and breaks it down to its core elements then recreates it before your very eyes. This year has been especially prolific for our deconstruction series and has seen Ski tackle some of the year’s biggest hits. If you’re interested in watching how beats like the below are made, our Online Courses are jam-packed with this kind of content.

Björk – ‘Venus As A Boy’ Deconstruction in Ableton Live 10.1

In this deconstruction, Ski unveils the magic behind Björk’s track ‘Venus as a Boy’ breaking down each of the track’s elements and carefully mapping them together. As a bonus to this deconstruction, we were joined by a live string quartet.

Adamski ft. Seal – ‘Killer’ Deconstruction in Ableton + Adamski Interview

For this extra-special deconstruction, Ski Oakenfull was joined by Adamski himself to delve into the magic behind his global Seal-featuring hit, ‘Killer’. In addition to this deconstruction, we’ve also included a free downloadable pack of the sounds used in the video here.

Ariana Grande – ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ Deconstruction w/ Risa T

In her first-ever deconstruction for Point Blank, our Course Developer, Risa T, takes on Ariana Grande’s infectious ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ breaking down each element from the Billboard Hot 100 track.

If you’d like to learn more about any of the techniques shown above, Point Blank offers courses for those at any level. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London is one of the most comprehensive courses out there, with modules covering mixing, sound design, production and much more. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

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