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Top 3 Live Performances of 2017! (Octave One, Sandunes & More…)

The ability to perform your own music is one of the cornerstones of longevity when it comes to success as a musician, and 2017 has seen us welcome some incredible artists to Point Blank to come and show us how it’s done. Featuring everything from pure analog and modular setups to Ableton controlled performance hybrids, read on for some of this year’s best live performances.

Don’t forget, there is the opportunity to learn about the practicalities and application of live performance in our courses, particularly our new online BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering.

Octave One: Live Performance Masterclass

We welcomed Detroit legends, Octave One, to our London studios in October this year to give us a breakdown of their live performance. Beginning with a demonstration of a driving Octave One show and ending with an interview where they go through their equipment, providing tips on how to learn from failure, this performance from the Burden brothers is built to last.

Live Performance at Point Blank – LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Earlier this year, modular synth wizard Sam Battle, a.k.a. LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER, joined us at our London studios to provide us with an electrifying electro-punk live performance. Luckily for us, he brought his entire homemade modular synth setup along for the ride.

Live Performance Masterclass with Sandunes at Point Blank, London

Former Point Blank student, Sandunes, came to provide us with an insightful live performance masterclass in June. Taking time from her touring schedule before supporting Bonobo in Manchester, Sanaya provided us with a breakdown of all the elements of her acclaimed live performance, from the synths to triggering scenes in Ableton.

If you’d like to learn more about any of the techniques shown above, Point Blank offer 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. We are currently offering a huge 25% off online courses and 30% off LA courses, plus a free copy of Ableton Suite until December 31st, so make sure you enrol soon! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

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