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Art of Mixing

Live Virtual Open House - Thurs April 9 @ 1pm

 

 

Join us for a live virtual tour of our LA school with key instructor Sweatson Klank on hand.

RSVP here.

25% off April & July term tuition. Offer ends April 27

Enter discount code: APRIL25

Overview

A great mix truly takes your track to the next level, no matter what style of music you're working in. In our Art of Mixing course, you'll create stunning stereo mixes from start to finish. Our college instructors have deep experience as audio mixing engineers. They'll break down the mysteries of EQ, compression, limiting, gating, reverb, bussing, and more. You'll master techniques to make your music sound bright, bold, balanced, polished, and clear. This college class in mixing at our Ableton Certified Training Center is your ticket to a new realm of sonic self-discovery and confidence! This course includes a free copy of Ableton Live 10, plus unlimited practice time, and can be taken as a daytime or evening option. Take the next step in your career as a mixing engineer. Call a college Admissions Officer now at 323.282.7660 or contact us via this form to guide you through the enrollment process. Watch the videos below to find out more about Point Blank and this course!

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Art of Mixing was my favorite course this term. My instructor was great - so thorough and engaging with his explanations about proper mixing techniques throughout the course. The Mastering course was also very helpful! Down the line it should prove to be very cost-effective when looking to self-release music on all platforms in the future. - Damien, Mixing & Mastering student

Open Houses

Check out what Point Blank's Virtual Classrooms are all about for classes in music production, sound design, singing, songwriting, and music business. Our next Virtual Open House event is Thursday, April 9 at 1:00pm, led by PBLA staff and lead instructor Sweatson Klank. Click here to RSVP and reserve your place at the event. If you can't make it, contact us here to book a private virtual tour.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates
  • April 6, 2020 (Limited availability)
  • July 6, 2020 (Limited availability)
  • September 28, 2020 (Limited availability)
  • January 11, 2021
Weekly timetable

1 class per week. Daytime and evening (7-11pm) sessions available. Contact us for further questions on scheduling.

Tuition

Fees
$1,995 paid 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

  • Ableton Live Suite worth $750
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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

Licensure & PARTNERS

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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