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Software & Hardware Requirements (London)

The following tables list the hardware and software that students are required to own for programmes taught by Point Blank.

To help with self-guided study and assessment work, we would recommend having access to this equipment outside of the campus. However, if students are able to attend classes on-campus, this equipment will be available to use either in-class or by booking practice time.

Where students choose (or are forced due to COVID restrictions) to study online (distance learning), certain equipment will be essential to their studies and assignment work. If for any reason students cannot afford to purchase an essential item, they may be eligible for financial support via the hardship fund. More information about this can be found here.

For a more detailed overview of the specific requirements for each module in each programme, please refer to this spreadsheet.

Foundation Year

 

ON-CAMPUS

DISTANCE
HARDWARE  
Fast Internet ConnectionRecommendedEssential
Computer (capable of running software listed below)EssentialEssential
Audio interfaceRecommendedEssential
MIDI KeyboardRecommendedEssential
DJ HardwareRecommendedEssential
Monitoring (Headphones/Speakers)RecommendedEssential
SOFTWARE  
Logic Pro or Ableton LiveRecommendedEssential
Adobe PhotoshopRecommendedRecommended

MUSIC PRODUCTION & SOUND ENGINEERING

 

ON-CAMPUS

DISTANCE
HARDWARE

Fast Internet Connection
RecommendedEssential
Computer (capable of running software listed below)EssentialEssential
Audio interfaceRecommendedEssential
MIDI KeyboardRecommendedEssential
Monitoring (Headphones/Speakers)RecommendedEssential
SOFTWARE  
Logic Pro or Ableton LiveRecommendedEssential
Native Instruments ReaktorRecommendedEssential
Native Instruments KompleteRecommended (level 6 only)
Recommended (level 6 only)
Adobe PhotoshopRecommendedRecommended
Pro ToolsRecommended (level 6 only)Essential (level 6 only)
Unity [Free]EssentialEssential
FMOD [Free]EssentialEssential


MUSIC PRODUCTION & DJ PRACTICE

 

ON-CAMPUS

DISTANCE
HARDWARE

Fast Internet Connection
RecommendedEssential
Computer (capable of running software listed below)EssentialEssential
Audio interfaceRecommendedEssential
MIDI KeyboardRecommendedEssential
DJ HardwareRecommended
Essential
NI MaschineRecommended
Essential
Monitoring (Headphones/Speakers)
Recommended
Essential
SOFTWARE  
Adobe PhotoshopRecommendedRecommended
AvidemuxRecommendedEssential
Logic Pro or Ableton LiveRecommendedEssential
Native Instruments ReaktorRecommendedEssential
Native Instruments KompleteRecommended (level 6 only)
Recommended (level 6 only)
Pro ToolsRecommended (level 6 only)Essential (level 6 only)
RekordboxRecommended
Essential
Resolume AvenueRecommendedEssential
Serato DJRecommended
Essential
Traktor ProRecommended
Essential

RADIO BROADCASTING

 

ON-CAMPUS

DISTANCE
HARDWARE

Fast Internet Connection
RecommendedEssential
Computer (capable of running software listed below)EssentialEssential
Audio interfaceRecommendedRecommended
DJ HardwareRecommended
Recommended
Monitoring (Headphones/Speakers)RecommendedEssential
SOFTWARE  
Adobe AuditionRecommended
Essential


MUSIC INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT

 

ON-CAMPUS

DISTANCE
HARDWARE

Fast Internet Connection
RecommendedEssential
Computer (capable of running software listed below)EssentialEssential
SOFTWARE  
Recording Software (e.g Adobe Audition/Audacity/Logic/Ableton/Garageband or similar)Recommended
Essential
Word Processing SoftwareEssentialEssential
Video Editing Software (e.g IMovie, Adobe Premiere, Screenflow or free alternatives)RecommendedEssential

Music Production & Vocal Performance

 

ON-CAMPUS

DISTANCE
HARDWARE

Fast Internet Connection
RecommendedEssential
Computer (capable of running software listed below)EssentialEssential
Audio interfaceRecommendedEssential
MIDI KeyboardRecommendedEssential
Monitoring (Headphones/Speakers)RecommendedEssential
MicrophoneRecommendedEssential
SOFTWARE  
Logic Pro or Ableton LiveRecommendedEssential
Adobe PhotoshopRecommendedRecommended