At Point Blank, the quality of our teaching makes us what we are. That’s why we make it a regular feature of our students’ learning experience to learn from artists guest masterclasses. 2017 has seen us welcome some incredible artists through our doors to provide us with some amazing masterclasses, with insights into everything from live performance to creativity in production. You can check out our full range of courses in London, Los Angeles and Online, and read on for our roundup of our top artist masterclasses of the year!
Masterclass With Prince Fatty: Creativity, Mixing & Dub FX Tips
Mike ‘Prince Fatty’ Pelanconi is one of Dub’s most well-known names, known for his intuitive and creative approach to sound and production. In this video, Pelanconi provides us with a brief history of Dub, his favourite genre, as well as a breakdown of some of the creative techniques that defined it in its formative years.
Creativity & Songwriting: Joe Goddard Interview at Sonar +D 2017
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard joined us at Sonar +D in Barcelona earlier this year for a masterclass that will go down as one of our most insightful ventures into the creative process of songwriting. Goddard explains a lot, from how he likes to begin a song to his passion for creative collaboration, and his insights are as practical as they are interesting.
DVS1: Interview and DJ Skills Masterclass at IMS Ibiza 2017
We were joined by one of techno’s greatest DJs, DVS1, at IMS Ibiza earlier in the year for one of our most memorable artist masterclasses to date. In the video, the legendary DVS1 covers a lot of ground, from what it takes to become a great DJ to how technology has impacted the art form. Absolute must-watch.
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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