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Spatial Audio Mixing with Dolby Atmos

Master the art of spatial audio

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SUMMER OFFER 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL LONDON, LA & ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COURSES

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Overview

As audio technology evolves, so do the possibilities for mixing music in multichannel and spatial formats. This course takes you on a deep dive into the art and science of spatial audio mixing, with a particular focus on Dolby Atmos for music. Delivered in Point Blank's state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos studios, the course is designed to boost your skills in crafting three-dimensional sound experiences. You'll explore industry-standard mixing techniques and get hands-on practice using beds and objects to create expansive, multi-layered sound stages.


Through critical listening exercises, you'll learn how to manipulate sound in ways that fully engage the listener. You will gain an understanding of the technology behind spatial audio and discover how to optimise sound reproduction in a professional setting. The course also covers how to design and build your own Dolby Atmos studio and our expert lecturers will unlock advanced mixing techniques that are being used on the biggest records today.

Teaching across Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live; this course will unlock your potential as a Dolby Atmos Engineer no matter what your preferred DAW is. Whether you're just starting out or looking to elevate your existing mixing skills, this course offers a comprehensive journey into the world of spatial audio mixing. It's ideal for those who want to push the boundaries of traditional music mixing and explore the limitless creative potential that spatial sound has to offer.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 30 September
  • 13 January
  • 14 April
  • 14 July
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Please check the FAQs below for more details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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Content

Expert Lecturers

Mark Brocklesby Advanced Recording & Mixing

Mark runs Big Smoke Studios and is a recording engineer, mix engineer, musician, producer and lecturer with over 20 years of professional experience and industry practice.

Rory Walker Audio for Games

Rory spent many years working with music and sound before choosing to specialise in creative sound design for games. He is currently specialising in immersive VR and AR experiences with 3D spatialization and is working with Brain Audio on an exciting new VR project for the Metaverse, which will be announced soon.

Jacques Jenkins Music Production

Jacques Jenkins has produced and mixed critically acclaimed artist Keaton Henson on his first record 'Dear' released through Sony BMG which achieved "Hottest Record in the World" status from the legend Zane Lowe.

Career Opportunities

  • Music Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Music Arranger
  • Film/TV Music Composer
  • Remixer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Studio Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager

I am totally blown away and impressed by Point Blank Music School, the whole team and in particular my Lecturer who has been outstanding. It’s been my dream to get into music production however after trying multiple times on my own, I always found it too daunting and felt like I needed some solid structure and also someone to point me in the right direction. Point Blank has been doing exactly what is says on the tin, and after 7 weeks I have progressed from struggling to program together some simple drums, to making full original tracks! I cannot believe the progression as I thought it would have taken at least 2 years to get to this point!  - Kieran, Music Production student

Global Alumni

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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!

FEES

Fees (UK) Saving over monthly instalments
£1,995 payment in full £95
£50 reg fee + balance of £1,945 £95
£50 reg fee + £680 per month
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.

Pay in full upon enrolment and save up to 20% over paying in instalments. See the enrolment process for more details.

Discounts

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

  • 50% off NI Komplete, Ableton Live Suite & Roland Cloud
  • 30% off NI Kontrol & Maschine
  • 25% off Adam Audio & Focusrite

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?

Each module requires your attendance at one daytime class which will be 3 or 4 hours long depending on the module. Your timetable will be confirmed a week before the start of each term. If you have specific timetable requests, please contact us before booking and we will do our best to arrange your classes at times that suit you. In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule sufficient practice time each week. The studio facilities are open to you 7 days a week gaining you valuable studio time and reinforcing the skills learned in class. Students can also book regular 1-2-1 sessions with our lecturers outside of class time.

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