Point Blank have hosted masterclasses with some of the best musicians and producers in the business, grabbing time with artists as diverse as Matthew Dear, Ritchie Hawtin, Shadow Child, Shawn Lee and Prince Fatty. In their latest guest workshop, they were joined by award-winning producer and composer Robot Koch at their Los Angeles school as he treated students to a live deconstruction of ‘Eclipse’, a track from his 2015 album ‘Hypermoment’ released on Monkeytown Records. Check out the full video above.
Originally a member of electronica-trio Jahcoozi, Robot Koch has firmly established his credentials with numerous releases on tastemaker labels including Project Mooncircle and Monkeytown Records. His collaborative track ‘Here With Me’ has garnered a whopping 30 million streams to date, whilst other accolades include winning ‘Best Electronic Music Composer’ at the German Music Composers’ Awards in 2014, with his music has being used on shows and films including NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ and blockbuster ‘San Andreas’.
In this guest masterclass session co-hosted by PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank (who is a labelmate on Project Mooncircle), Robot Koch gives some insight on his approach to collaboration – in this instance with French pianist Julien Marchal – before touching on his ‘destructive’ approach to his workflow, highlighting the benefits of committing midi to audio and demo’ing some live processing techniques.
Thinking of joining PBLA? The Music Production & Sound Design Advanced Diploma course is their most comprehensive course. Covering production, sound design, engineering (live and in the studio), DJing, mastering and much more, this intensive course provides a 360 degree view of the skills needed to make the most from your passion for music. For more information, contact Point Blank’s Course Advisors here or call 0207 729 4884 or, if you’re in the USA, give them a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.