If you’re new to the world of music production it can sometimes be difficult to identify the different elements which make up a track. That’s one of the reasons why we began our popular deconstruction series which helps you learn how to quickly build beats from scratch all by yourself. If you’re unfamiliar with what one of our deconstructions is, it’s where the talented Ski Oakenfull, our lead course developer, demonstrates just how some of the music industry’s biggest hits were made. We’ve covered everything from Drake’s huge 2018 anthem, ‘God’s Plan‘, and Massive Attack’s legendary ‘Unfinished Sympathy‘ to the Ghostbusters soundtrack and more. During our deconstructions, Ski breaks down everything from music theory to drums and synths and demonstrates that some of the most iconic tracks/scores can consist of only a handful of elements.
We upload these on a regular basis and now, to make things easier for you, we’ve created a playlist of all of them for you to explore. Although we have a large variety of deconstruction tutorials available for free, if you enrol on one of our Music Production & Sound Engineering courses you’ll gain full access to all of our content and more. Hit play and check out our playlist of free track deconstructions below or alternatively head here for our list of top picks.
When it comes to tutorials our deconstructions are just the tip of the iceberg. At Point Blank, we also provide our students with artist masterclasses in which a highly respected producer shares their production secrets and track breakdowns where an artist shows you exactly how they created one of their biggest songs. In addition to these, we also offer shorter, snappier pieces of content featuring quick tips on DJing, Ableton Live, Logic Pro and ways to get your beats sounding polished and professional. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular updates, tutorials and more.
If you’re interested in learning more about any of the techniques, software, and hardware used in the above playlist, why not browse our course list? We offer a variety of different programmes for all skill levels in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Mumbai, and Online.
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