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For a limited time only, when you enroll on Point Blank’s Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma in London before July 31st, you’ll become the proud owner of a shiny new MacBook Pro, and it won’t cost you a penny! This is in addition to the mountain of free studio kit you already get when you sign up for PB’s comprehensive Master Diploma, which includes free KRK monitors, soundcard, software, keyboard and more. Scroll down to find out more about the Master Diploma and the free MacBook Pro that comes with it for a limited time only…

The Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma is the pinnacle of what Point Blank offers in London, and if you’re looking to launch your career into overdrive it’s definitely the course for you. You benefit from four full practical lecture days per week, on a course that’s been developed by music industry professionals who have worked with the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers and Björk. When you graduate, you’ll have a 360 view of your options in the music business. Combine this with a free MacBook Pro and a free studio setup, and you’re getting access to a first class education alongside an extensive producer package that you won’t get anywhere else in the world.

If you would like to speak to a Course Advisor about Point Blank’s Master Diploma and getting a free MacBook when you enrol, or to visit PB in person for a studio tour,  contact them via their contact form here or call 020 7729 4884. If you’re an international student, call +44 20 7729 4884. Remember, the free MacBook offer ends July 31st so don’t delay.

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When it comes to competitions, Point Blank strive to give you the chance to win some of the very best kit on the market. They’ve given away thousands of pounds worth of equipment and this month, you have the chance to win a huge production package from Novation but there’s not much time left. The 1st prize consists of a Novation Launchkey 25 MKII, Novation Launchpad MKII and Audiohub 2×4 interface – plus they’re throwing in a Point Blank online course worth £695. If you’re not the lucky winner of the 1st prize, they also have a great 2nd prize for you, in the form of a Focusrite iTrack Dock and iPad Mini!

As part of the first prize, the Novation Audiohub 2×4 is a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production with the excellent sound quality courtesy of built-in Focusrite technology. It lets you connect and power all your USB gear at once, while getting ultra-low latency audio and super loud output. You’ll be able to hook up the other two Novation controllers included in the prize – the Launchkey 25 MKII and Launchpad MKII – to your computer with ease and get cracking on your productions!

The Focusrite iTrack Dock is a comprehensive, studio-quality iPad recording interface that acts as the hub of your iPad recording studio. Featuring dual legendary Focusrite microphone preamps, along with two line inputs and an instrument DI with plenty of extra headroom, stereo monitor outputs with 105dB dynamic range plus independently-controlled headphone outputs, and a USB port for MIDI instruments and controllers. If you don’t have an iPad, don’t worry because they’ve included an iPad Mini in prize 2!

If you want to be in with the chance of winning these prizes, simply register with Point Blank here before midnight on 10th July. Yes – it’s really that simple. If you’ve already registered, then no need to re-enter – you’re entered in the competition already! If you want to find out more about taking your music production to the next level, take a look at what Point Blank’s Diploma courses have to offer.

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Recently, PB students got the chance to witness the drum ‘n’ bass legend doing his thing in the studio.  Point Blank make sure their students have access to the best facilities with the latest music production equipment, expert instructors who’ve worked with everyone from Bob Marley to Kanye West and incredible industry opportunities and discounts, and they also make sure their students get real-life experience in the music and recording industry.

That’s why they teamed up with Goldie – d’n’b legend and friend of PB – to give their students a chance to help record drums for an upcoming project. The result was an inspiring and insightful session with Goldie recording three drummers simultaneously at Assault and Battery studios in North-West London.

As usual there were some choice moments from Goldie, remarking: “When you think about Point Blank now, 20 years ago a school like that would never exist – and that is a really strong thing.” Course instructor Anthony Chapman echoed Goldie’s sentiments: “Back then, the technology wouldn’t have been capable of doing what we’re doing today. Now I can export all the stems tonight and the production team can get to work straight away.” 

You can watch the result below and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.

If you want to learn recording techniques like the ones in this video and get the chance to work with huge electronic music artists and producers, Point Blank’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma teaches you everything you need to know, including a special Sound Engineering module. Find out more about PB’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma here.

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