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Point Blank Los Angeles Event Series

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Point Blank LA, Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90029

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We’re very excited to announce a run of four special events happening at Point Blank Los Angeles in November and December. These free-to-attend taster sessions – which are held direct at our LA school in Mack Sennett Studios – give a first-hand insight into what you can learn on a wide range of our courses in Los Angeles.


Creative Production Course Sampler w/ David Harrow – November 6, 7pm

First up in the series we have a Creative Production course taster session on November 6 with expert instructor David Harrow, who will be giving a live performance showcase to kick things off, before giving a flavour of what’s covered on the course. David has over 30 years experience in the game, having worked with a huge range of musical giants including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Depeche Mode, The Orb and Andrew Weatherall. For those who want to up their live performance game and get inspired with some new approaches to music creation, this is not to be missed. RSVP for November 6 to attend this event.

Guest Session with Pioneer DJ plus DJ Essentials Course Sampler w/ DJ Morse Code – November 7, 7pm

We have a special collaborative event planned with industry partners Pioneer DJ, who will be showcasing how you can get creative with your live performances using a couple of their recent innovations, the DJS-1000 Sampler and Toraiz SP-16. In an additional taster session, Point Blank LA’s DJ Instructor Nat Morse (aka DJ Morse Code) will be giving some key tips, tricks and techniques in a Complete DJ taster session.

Nat’s technical skills, wide-ranging musical knowledge, and mastery of open-format mixing have earned him respect throughout the DJ world, and have resulted in countless gigs at top venues such as Lure, Playhouse, and Hemingways in Los Angeles, 1OAK in New York City and Paris Club in Chicago, also opening for the legendary DJ Premier. RSVP for November 7 to attend this event.

Sound Design Course Sampler w/ Joe Computo – December 4, 7pm

We kick off December’s sessions with a course sampler from Joe ‘Computo’ Caputo, a Hollywood-based producer and sound designer with a huge passion for modular synthesis. He has been teaching Sound Design at PBLA for over 2 years now alongside his regular event series, CNTRPNT. Having previously worked for Native Instruments and given training sessions to artists including Zedd, Flying Lotus and A-Trak, his knowledge and experience runs deep.

If you’ve always wanted to step away from the software presets and take control of shaping your own sounds in your music making, this one is for you. RSVP for Dec 4 slot to attend this event and get a taste of our Sound Design course in Los Angeles, which will see Computo dig into some sound theory basics in Ableton Live and highlight what you can expect to learn on the full programme.

Point Blank Los Angeles Open House w/ Sweatson Klank – December 5, 7pm

As our finale event at PBLA this year, you’re invited to get to know some beat-making basics with PB Instructor Tom Wilson aka Sweatson Klank. ThisOpen House event will also include an introduction to the full PBLA instructor team, together with a beat-making Q&A with Tom and a chance to tour the studios in full with Course Advisor Hart Thorson. We’ll also be giving away a free copy of the brand new Komplete 12 to one lucky attendee, so make sure you RSVP for December 5 to reserve your spot.

This session is for those who want to learn about the fundamentals of making beats from a true industry expert. Tom is another instructor with a huge amount of knowledge and experience under his belt, with original releases and remixes on a huge range of forward-thinking labels including Warp, Ghostly and Brainfeeder. More recently he has launched his own imprint, Tone & Manor, whose debut release features a number of PBLA alumni.

If you’d like to know more about our school in Los Angeles, you can check out all the courses offered here. If you’d like to ask a question or talk to an advisor about the events or any of our courses, please contact us on 323 282 7660.

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Point Blank LA, Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90029

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