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Ableton Production Weekend

Learn Ableton in a weekend

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Virtual Open House - Point Blank LA - Register Today

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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Enter discount code: LA25. Offer ends April 30th.

Overview

Spend a weekend learning Ableton live from the best, at an Ableton Certified Training Center. This two-day, intensive Ableton Class will teach you the skills and techniques you need to start producing your own tracks. You’ll learn everything from building drum loops and using MIDI clips, to warping and processing, and more.

  • Learn in the historic Mark Sennett Studios in Silver Lake
  • 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)
  • Taught in small groups to help you get the most of your weekend
  • 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 secure your spot!

Learn more about the Virtual Classroom where you can learn and interact directly with lecturers and classmates

Find out more about legendary PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank

Point Blank legend Ski Oakenfull remakes God's Plan by Drake using Ableton Live 10

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Key Info

Duration Weekend
Available start dates

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Weekly timetable 2 consecutive weekend days (Saturday & Sunday) 11am-6pm. Contact us for details.
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Point Blank Open House - Register Now

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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My instructor is a legend! Not only did he go out of his way for me, but he taught me some valuable lessons along the way. Makes me look forward to what's coming next! I'm already getting messages from other musicians wanting to collaborate and some from people wanting me to get on board with their community. Perhaps I'm stubborn but, I think I'll wait to see whats round the corner first. Loved it! - Matthew, Music Production student

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuition

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

Included with Course

  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite
  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 12
  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 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.

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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