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Sound Design

Create your signature sound

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Find out about our LA School, the courses we offer and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music and build the industry career you want. The event will include a free track deconstruction masterclass.

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Overview

Turn the sounds you hear in your head into reality with our Sound Design course. You’ll learn the techniques you need to create your own unique sonic textures, using a mix of practical and in-depth theory. The theory, techniques, and science you learn will come together to help you design breathtaking aural environments.

  • Free copy of Ableton Live 11 Suite ($749 value) included with the course
  • Get 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)
  • Choose between daytime and weekend study options to suit your own schedule
  • Direct support throughout the enrollment process from Admissions Advisors

Point Blank has made extra efforts to ensure as far as possible that our students experience the same student life in the virtual world as they do on campus, and we are proud to offer exclusive features to our LA students. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us and enroll in this course today.

Hear what our students have to say about studying at Point Blank

Find out more about PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank

Watch Ski Oakenfull remake God's Plan by Drake using Ableton Live 10

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Do you need helping the right course for you? Take our music industry careers quiz to help guide you in the right direction and help you develop your musical skills and knowledge.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2021 2022
  • July 12 (Limited availability)
  • October 4 (Limited availability)
  • January 10 (Limited availability)
  • April 11
  • July 11
  • October 3
Weekly timetable

1 class per week. Daytime and weekend sessions available. Contact us for further questions on scheduling.

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Check out Point Blank and learn more about our classes in music production, mixing, sound design, DJing, singing, songwriting, music business, and more.

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The Sound Design course has been extremely helpful for me in improving my tools as a music producer. Learning about the different types of synthesis has enabled me to start creating my own sounds to use in my songs, which gives them a unique sound. Thanks to Point Blank for the great course! - Daryl, Sound Design student

Expert Instructors

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuition

Fees
$1,995 payment in full
$50 reg fee + balance of $1,945
$50 reg fee + $680 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 Course

Point Blank students enjoy a range of benefits and exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • Ableton Live Suite worth $749
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  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete
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  • 70% off Eventide plugins
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  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • Over 50% off Roland Cloud

Licensure & PARTNERS

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.

FAQs

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

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, 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 323.282.7660 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use from 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

Do you provide housing accommodations?

Point Blank has partnered with Upstart Housing to provide our students with inexpensive and conveniently-located housing options in Silver Lake, Echo Park, East Hollywood, and more. Most of our housing locations include built-in recording studio spaces. There are many other options for student housing accommodations near Point Blank LA; please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.

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