Shaking off our hangovers after Pioneer hosted an excellent after-party at Gatecrasher, we made our way back to Birmingham’s NEC for BPM day two! Sunday is infamously the busiest day at BPM and this year was no exception with hundreds of eager producers and DJs flooding through the Point Blank Learning Zone.
Today was all about our world-famous deconstructions as course tutor Paul Crossman broke down two tracks and explained how they were made. First up was Chase and Status feat Moko – Count On Me, a retro revival record with plenty of homage to classic rave sounds. Next, Paul explained how Rudimental’s Right Here was created in front of a packed booth. Look out for both videos, coming soon on our YouTube channel!
Between the sessions, producers and DJs dropped by to share their music, network with like-minded musicians and ask Point Blank experts for advice on how to mix their tracks. We also had some visitors from the BPM show, shooting some interviews in our Learning Zone.
We also found time to have a quick wander round the show, checking out the new Mini controllers from Novation before heading back to the booth for a quick go on Ableton’s Push.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Learning Zone, joined our sessions, came to say hello or just nerded out with us, we loved every minute of it – it was one of the busiest years yet! See you next year for more production tutorials and creative insight! Make sure you keep your eyes on our YouTube channel – we’ll be uploading the Learning Zone videos soon…