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Sound Design & Mixing Award

Take your production skills to the next level

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Overview

Our 3-month Sound Design & Mixing Award shows producer-engineers like you how to design impressive sounds and create high-quality mixes. You’ll develop your own creative identity with guidance from professional industry instructors who’ve worked with the likes of Depeche Mode, Flying Lotus, Daft Punk, Skrillex, and more.


Find your path as a professional mixer or sound designer at Point Blank LA and enjoy getting to grips with all the latest industry tech on Apple iMac M1 workstations equipped with Ableton Live, Push, NI Komplete, Roland Cloud, and more. You’ll receive a copy of Ableton Live 11 Suite ($749 value) or Apple Logic Pro X ($199 value) included with the course, and take part in exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory), and Jimmy Mac (Lorde). At Point Blank LA, we make it our priority to connect you to the music industry as you begin your journey and engage our students with free masterclasses, events, and networking opportunities.

Spaces are limited to ensure every student receives enough ample time with their instructor, so Enroll Now to guarantee your spot!

Point Blank offers exclusive features and partner discounts to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us to get started!

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • July 8 (Limited availability)
  • September 30 (Limited availability)
  • January 13
  • March 17
  • April 14
Weekly timetable Two 4-hour classes each week for 10 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots available. Contact us for details.
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Courses

Expert Instructors

Sweatson Klank Music Production

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.

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

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

Mecha Music Production & DJing

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

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.

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.

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Sound Designer
  • Film Sound Designer
  • Recording Mixer
  • Music Editor
  • Post-Production Mixer

  • Sound Design Instructor
  • Sound Artist
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Mixing Instructor
  • Audio Editor

  • Mixing Engineer
  • TV Sound Designer
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Audio Branding Specialist
  • Podcast/Broadcast Mixer

I had a great time in my Art of Mixing class. Tom Wilson taught with a lot of heart and was a lot of fun to hang out with. I really appreciate his taste in music, and we have a lot in common. My mixing went to the next level, and my sound got way better after this class. - Alan, Mixing student

Global Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Latin Grammy Award nominee Bryan Dotel has had great success as a Tropical Reggaeton producer 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.

Tuition

Fees (US)
$4,895 payment in full
$200 reg fee + balance of $4,695
$200 reg fee + $1,695 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

Included with Program

Students in this program receive software included with tuition and enjoy exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • 50% off Ableton Live 12 Suite
  • 50% off MSRP on NI Komplete 14 or Komplete 14 Ultimate
  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! 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.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week course within in this program, class meets once per week for 4 hours (with a 15-minute break included) at one of the following session times:

10:00am – 2:00pm (Morning Session)

2:30pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)

7:00pm – 11:00pm (Evening Session)

Some programs contain up to 4 courses per quarter, so check the "Key Info" section on each program page to see how many classes you'll be attending each week. Classes are scheduled before the start of each quarter; call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use six to seven days a week (depending on the quarterly course schedule), giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

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