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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.

CONTENT

Course details

Duration Weekend
Available start dates
  • 22nd February 2020
Weekly timetable 2 days over weekend

Fees

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

How do I enroll in this course? 

Point Blank Music School is approved to operate in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). This means that our educational offerings meet minimum state standards and requirements. As part of these requirements all students must receive our official school Catalog and sign an Enrollment Agreement and the School Performance Fact Sheet for their program. Once these forms have been completed, you may make your tuition payment and reserve your place in the class! To receive these documents and begin the enrollment process for this program, or to ask any questions you may have, please call us at 323.282.7660 or contact an Admissions Officer via this form.

When are the classes scheduled?

Classes can take place at one of the times shown below. Your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Call 323.282.7660 for details. In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule their own sufficient practical studio work each week. The facilities are open to you outside your lecture times, giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforcing the skills you learn in class. Please note there is only limited availability for evening slots.


1. Morning class – one session a week per course

  • 10:00am – 12:00am
  • 15 minute break
  • 12:15pm – 2:15pm

2. Afternoon class – one session a week per course

  • 2:45pm – 4:45pm
  • 15 minute break
  • 5.00pm – 7:00pm

3. Evening class (limited availability) – one session a week per course

  • 6:15pm – 8:15pm
  • 15 minute break
  • 8:30pm – 10:30pm

4. Weekend classes – Saturday and Sunday

  • 11am to 1pm
  • One hour break
  • 2pm to 6pm
Program Classes Per Week
Music Production & Sound Design Master Diploma 3 classes per week 
Music Production & Sound Design Advanced Diploma 3 classes per week 
Music Production & Sound Design Diploma 3 classes per week 
Music Production Certificate 2 classes per week 
DJ/Producer Certificate 2 classes per week 
DJ/Producer Award 2 classes per week
Complete DJ Award 1 class per week
Music Production & Composition Award 2 classes per week
Sound Design & Mixing Award 2 classes per week
Mixing & Mastering Award 2 classes per week
Singing Award 1 class per week
Essential DJ Skills 1 class per week 
Music Production 1 class per week
Music Composition 1 class per week
Sound Design 1 class per week
Art of Mixing 1 class per week
Audio Mastering 1 class per week
Creative Production & Remix 1 class per week
Music Business 1 class per week
Native Instruments Maschine
1 class per week
Singing 1 class per week
Weekend DJ 2 days (Saturday & Sunday)
Ableton Performance Weekend 2 days (Saturday & Sunday)
Ableton Production Weekend 2 days (Saturday & Sunday)

 

 

 

Do you hold Open Houses?

We do host multiple Open House events every quarter! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @pointblanklosangeles for the latest Open House announcements. Or, to make an individual appointment to tour Point Blank Los Angeles please contact us via this form or call 323.282.7660 now. We have scheduled tour times to share with you or we can arrange a time that suits your schedule. Our friendly Admissions team will show you around the facilities, answer any questions you may have, and help you to sign up when you're ready. Our address is: Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles CA 90029.

When should I enroll?

Book early to avoid disappointment, as our class sizes are small. There are six to sixteen places available for each class (depending on which studio the class takes place in) and they fill up quickly prior to each term.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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