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Ableton Production Weekend Course

Become an Ableton Live Pro

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Overview

The Ableton production Weekend is a two-day intensive course that will provide you with all the necessary skills you need to create your own tracks from start to finish. If you want to learn Ableton Live in a short space of time, then this is the course you’ve been looking for!


Walk through the famous Point Blank doors and study in our state-of the-art studios in Shoreditch, London. This course will get you started with an introduction to Ableton Live and how to set up. You will then move onto more advanced topics such as drum looping, the use of effects and controllers, working with audio, equalisation, compression, mixing and more. You’ll be joining a global alumni community with some of the biggest names in music, engaging with the wider Point Blank community and you’ll also have access to all the exclusive features for students listed here.

Course spaces are limited to ensure every student receives ample 1-2-1 time with their tutors.

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Key Info

Duration Weekend
Available start dates 2022
  • 14 May (Limited availability)
  • 6 August
  • 12 November
Weekly timetable 2 days over weekend (11am - 6pm)
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

CONTENT

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 Lecturers

Charlie Fieber Music Production

Released music as Fracture for two decades on Metalheadz, Hospital & Exit Records. Remixes for Universal & Sony and global DJ tours. Runs the Astrophonica label & composes for BMG, APM & Intervox.

Julian Peake Intro to Production

Julian has scored global hit records as one half of Stretch & Vern and Reflekt & has written for Kylie Minogue, Little Boots & Dirty Vegas as a Sony/ATV-signed writer.

Cristiano Nicolini Introduction to Production Ableton

Cristiano is an Ableton-certified trainer, producer and sound engineer. Utilising his vast knowledge of music technology, he has helped design studios for clients such as Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Kevin Saunderson, to name a few.

Nick Feldman Music Production

Releases on One Inch Punch, Bad Sekta & Frogs as Ronin. DJs on radio. Tours complex Ableton Live work around world playing with Vex’d, Milanese, Crystal Distortion, Hellfish & Dead Silence Syndicate.

Anna Lakatos Music Production

Musician, singer and trained audio engineer, specialising in object-based 3D sound for motion picture and commercial music production. Anna is an Ableton Certified Trainer and NI Product Specialist.

Ricky Vianello Introduction to Production Ableton

Ricky produces and DJs under the name Tapefeed. Having held a residency at London techno party 'Superstition' since the beginning of 2018, the duo have played at such renowned venues as about:blank, Tresor and Printworks.

FEES

Fees
£345 payment in full
£50 reg fee + balance of £295
See details during the enrolment process.

DISCOUNTS

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

  • 50% off NI Komplete
  • 30% off NI Kontrol, Maschine MK2 and Maschine Studio
  •  50% off Ableton Live Suite
  • Over 50% off Roland Cloud

Global Alumni

Aluna Francis

Aluna Francis is half of AlunaGeorge. She studied production at PB before taking off to chart success with 'You Know You Like It' & No.1 hit 'White Noise' with Disclosure. Check out her awesome video.

Claude VonStroke

Dirtybird boss Claude says: "I took a class with Point Blank in Ableton Live. It was awesome learning bass production!" The bass don was recently voted the No.1 DJ in USA! Watch him review PB above.

Leona Lewis

Everyone knows Leona from X Factor. Before she won it, Leona wowed her fellow students on our Singing Course. "Her talent was obvious" said her instructor, "and her success thoroughly deserved."

Pete Tong

Godfather of Dance Music and long-time friend of Point Blank Pete Tong, founder of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and worldwide DJ superstar, learned Native Instruments Maschine with the team here in London.

Goldie

We taught Goldie something he didn't know already - Ableton Live! The legend drops in from time to time & recently invited PB students to a VIP drum recording session at Assault & Battery studios.

Patrick Topping

'The World's Biggest Tech House Producer!' Secured three Beatport #1s: ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ & ‘Voicemail’. Also owns two DJ Awards & DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’. Championed by Pete Tong & Annie Mac.

Madam X

DJ, label head, club impresario. Mixing grime, techno, bass, garage, Madam X is adept at playing huge crowds or 100-cap basements. Hosts shows on Radio 1, Rinse & NTS. She is multi-faceted and unique.

Arjun

With 1,500,000 Facebook followers, Sri-Lankan born Arjun is a South Asian pop superstar. His single ‘I’ll Be Waiting” charted at #1 on iTunes India and spent 30 weeks on the BBC Asian Download Chart.

Spoony

Spoony is a legend in UK dance music having brought garage to the masses in 2000 as part of the Dreem Team. He's since gone on to become a staple on Five Live but proved he's always learning by enrolling at PB!

FAQS

Do I need to buy software & equipment to take the course?

Depending on your programme, certain pieces of hardware and software will be essential throughout your studies at Point Blank.

To help with your independent learning and assessment work, you will need to have access to this equipment outside of the campus. However, if you are able to attend classes on-campus, this equipment will be available to use either in-class or by booking practice time. Note that you have access to our facilities 7 days a week during term time for the length of your course (excluding scheduled breaks).

Please visit this page which lists the hardware and software you are required to own for programmes taught by Point Blank.

Where you may choose to study online (distance learning), this equipment will be essential to your studies and assignment work. If for any reason you cannot afford to purchase an essential item, you may be eligible for financial support via the hardship fund. More information about this can be found here.

If you wish to buy equipment or software for your home studio, remember that Point Blank students qualify for discounts from Apple Education, Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and other leading industry partners.

What is my timetable?

Weekend courses take place on Saturday and Sunday. Each Saturday and Sunday class starts at 11am and ends at 6pm.   

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