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Maschine Weekend

Overview

This weekend crash-course on Native Instruments' stunning Maschine controller will kickstart your abilities as a live performer. The hands-on interface of Maschine allows you to interact with your music and play it like an instrument. It connects to the Komplete Kontrol libraries we install on all of our workstations. With anecdotes and demonstrations from some of our respected producer friends, this class helps you make the most of an amazing tool in a short space of time. Maschine is a great way of segueing into the live performance of your music. To find out more about the Ableton Production Weekend at Point Blank Los Angeles, call an Admissions Officer now at 323.282.7660 or contact us via this form to guide you through the enrollment process. Watch the videos below to find out more about Point Blank and this weekend course!

CONTENT

I am so grateful to Point Blank for everything I learned! I started as a complete beginner, with no skills at all. Now I know how to build my own tracks from the ground up, make them sound great, mix them down and release them. The instructors are so knowledgeable and love to share their skills, and the staff always makes sure we have everything we need. Coming to Point Blank was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone. - Anna, PBLA Music Production & Sound Design Diploma graduate

Open Houses

We host Open Houses regularly! Come visit our Silver Lake campus, attend a free masterclass, and get a taste of what you can expect in our programs. Open Houses are a perfect opportunity to check out our studios and learn about our BPPE-approved classes in music production, DJing, mixing, mastering, sound design, singing, songwriting, and more. Open Houses include tours of our state-of-the-art facilities at Mack Sennett Studios, track feedback sessions, Ableton giveaways, and more. Admissions Advisors and Student Reps will answer any questions you may have.

Point Blank LA's next Open House and free Guest Masterclass are coming up soon on Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP and reserve your place at the event. If you are unable to attend, please contact us here to schedule a private studio tour.

Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, Tropical Reggaeton producer Bryan Dotel has had great success after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

Expert Instructors

Arabian Prince Music Business

A founding member of world famous rap group N.W.A, Arabian Prince has written, rapped on, and produced some of the most influential tracks in the history of hip hop in an industry career spanning almost four decades.

Sweatson Klank Music Production & Mixing

Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. Watch the video above to find out more about him.

Markman Composition & Mixing

DJ Markman incorporates classic 90s House with futuristic R&B, UK Garage & Bassline. Ableton Certified, his live sets pay homage to the energy that made his heroes sets, artists like Adamski, Orbital and the Chems, so compelling.

Mecha Music Production & DJing

An Ableton Certified Trainer and Pioneer DJ Battle Championship winner, Mecha (Mikhail Arce-Ignacio) is a versatile producer, engineer, music director, DJ and live electronic performer.

DJ Morsecode DJing

Nathaniel Morse was the winner of Redbull's first United States "3style" DJ battle in LA. He was awarded “Best DJ in LA” and then “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times in 2014 & 2015 respectively.

dela Moon DJing

An organizer of the Moontribe Collective, dela Moon’s full-bodied drum & bass and halftime is a signature of the LA underground. She's played EDC, Boom, Rainbow Serpent, and is a DJ Mag “Emerging Artist You Need To Hear.”

DJ ShanLynn DJing

DJ ShanLynn is a DJ, VJ, and producer who mixes old school, pop, hip-hop, nu-disco, electronica, remixes, and mash-ups in her open-format sets. Her clients include Macy’s, ABC, Aveda, UMG, Forever 21, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, etc.

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

Starting out in the '80s, Dave's incredible adventures include Lee Scratch Perry, Psychic TV, Anne Clark, ONU Sound System, Andy Weatherall, Billy Ray Martin, and countless other albums and live projects.

George Wiederkehr Composition & Mixing

Owner of Mosaic Music, George has a master's degree in Music Theory & Recording and has produced countless artists including Jazmarae, Johanna Chase, Jerett Samples, Fuzz Mutt, Seanote, Soltree, and more.

Sameer Sengupta Mixing & Mastering

Sameer is an electronic music producer, mixer & mastering engineer who has worked with The Crystal Method, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Sting, and more on labels including EMI, Atlantic, Universal, and Defected.

Grant Cornish Composing for Film & TV

An award-winning composer-producer, Grant's mix of "That's Christmas to Me" by Pentatonix has over 25 million Spotify plays. He's worked with Amazon & Sesame Studios and on platinum albums and Emmy-nominated TV shows.

Paris Minzer Mastering

Owner of Frogtown Sound, Paris is Point Blank LA's resident mastering engineer. He has mastered music by a slew of LA artists, including Polartropica, Minzy, Street Joy, and Molly Moore's new hit track "Zero Sum Game."

Carol de Leon Singing

Grammy Award winner Carol de Leon has bachelor's and master's degrees in voice performance from UC Riverside and CSU Northridge and deep experience as a recording artist, choir director, and singing instructor.

Albert Law Music Production & Composition

A producer and film composer who attended UCLA, Columbia, & Juilliard, Albert has performed on NBC’s The Voice and KROQ’s OC Music Awards and at venues including Disney Hall, The Broad Stage, Royce Hall, and Catalina's.

Key Info

Duration Weekend
Available start dates
  • 22nd February 2020
Weekly timetable 2 consecutive weekend days (Saturday & Sunday) 11am-6pm. Contact us for details.

Tuition

Fees
$395 paid in full
$50 reg fee + balance of $345
See details during the enrollment process.

Included with Course

  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete
  • 50% off Ableton Live Suite
  • 70% off Eventide plugins

Licensure & PARTNERS

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy to take the course?

None! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

I'm not from the United States. Can I take this weekend course?

Yes! Tourists visiting the United States are welcome to enroll in any of Point Blank's weekend courses. However, enrollees at Point Blank Los Angeles are not eligible for student visas, so if you are interested in one of our longer programs, we recommend you look into the Music Production & Sound Design Diploma or the Music Production & DJ Diploma which are perfect for tourists who want to spend six months in Los Angeles and enjoy classes at Point Blank during their stay. More information for international students can be found here.

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