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Point Blank Online School

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 22 - 2011

Great Morning to you! It’s back to school time here. I love this time of the year. Fall is coming, football season, and knowledge is in the air. I always feel super productive ending the summer, maybe because I was born in August. 🙂

I have been doing research on a few colleges that focus on music. I plan to take some courses before or in January. I’ve gotten a few good catalogs, and it’s a tough decision. Well tough until I found a school that offers specific courses for Hip Hop, Djays, and so much more.

Point Blank Music Production School brief background:

…..Point Blank has been training DJ’s, music producers, songwriters and sound engineers for over fifteen years. The music school has been voted “Best Music Production & DJ School” for six consecutive years by readers of DJ magazine.

The music school prides itself on small classes and personalized teaching from music industry professionals. Among the tutors you will find Grammy Award winners and songwriters with record sales in the millions. Plus producers and remixers who’ve worked alongside the likes of Massive Attack, Estelle, Bjork, Leftfield, De La Soul and many others.

Point Blank’s most recent innovation is the Online Music School which allows students from all over the world to tap into this music industry expertise. Thanks to a unique Direct Video Response (DVR™) system, students benefit from one-to-one video coaching from professional music producers. Each course also includes a wealth of exclusive course materials including video tutorials, course notes, projects, samples and much more.

Many Point Blank students go on to enjoy success in the music industry and included among them are Leona Lewis, Tayo (Fabric), Ben Scarr (Island Records) and Paula Fairfield – the sound designer behind hit TV show “Lost”.

The college is an Approved Training Centre for music software giants Apple, Ableton, Steinberg and Native Instruments.

Voted ‘Best Music Production and DJ College’ six years running – T-Scan Awards ……….”

Jackpot! The original school is located in the UK. The wonderful thing for me is it has everything I was looking for available for online study. I went to the site and watched a few of the free trial courses. I liked them so much that I have recently partnered with Point Blank as an affiliate. I believe in education, and what better way to advance your career than learning more about what you love to do!

Here is part one of an example course on “How To Make HipHop”:

I’ll have much more to share with you about Point Blank, as I work up to taking my full courses. Stay tuned, and please check out more information at the official site:

Screenshot of some courses offered:

Point Blank Online Official Site

Happy Learning To All!~
Pz Til Later..

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Guess What I’m Doing? Quick Update

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 10 - 2011

What it do my production people? How are you and what’s been good with your music? Well I am over here banging out beats like crazy. Summer is coming to an end, and so many artist need production for fall projects.

I haven’t done many major post this, or last month because I have been so busy with the tracks. But ..But.. But… waaait until I get back to it…I have some super cool chord sites, a few new books,awesome industry folks to follow on twitter, and so many topics to post about. I have to shout out the producers of ” The Producers Union”. They have really sparked up a sleeping side of my creative me :)…

Stay tuned and check out the group..please read the rules before posting, and keep in mind no spamming with beats allowed. There is a section under DOCS for reviews etc….
Be back soon y’all ..
Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later….

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Introducing The Producers Union Group And Blog

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 28 - 2011

Waaaz Good? I am so excited to be writing this post. I have been added to several groups on Facebook over the past year. Many are geared toward artist promotion, and some are localized Baltimore Groups. I am really networking, and enjoying the new artist I’ve met from my area. Props to my B-more peeps doing great things!

I am also in a few groups specifically geared toward beats and production. The thing is, many of them get loaded with too much spam and ‘listen to my beats’. I love listening to new music and beats. I just don’t agree with spamming.

I told you all that a lot of my music,and production techniques were enhanced by being a part of a forum on I can go on for days how productive the forum was between 02′ and 04′ for me. This site was even created from suggestions of a wonderful producer I met there Sho-Down of”

A great deal of forums members helped me in one way or another. A lot of us have gone separate ways, furthering our careers, and making things happen. I lost touch with with some, and kept in touch with many since then. There are even some who get the “fan” treatment from me :). SolEternity, one of rapmusics most active members, easily comes to mind.

I have followed Sol’s music from battles to industry! He has always been one who was eager to help others including newbies, like I was back then. He is still at it in 2011. As the mastermind behind one of the best producer groups on Facebook that I have seen: The Producers Union, Sol continues his movement.

The group is awesome! It’s about making us all better at production, music, networking, and has plenty producer discussions to dive into. In addition, there is also blog. A place where many of the group’s videos, articles, and popular post will be featured.

To help you understand a little more about the group, I have included the following group post, and I’ve highlighted some things to keep in mind.:

Dear new additions to The Producers Union:

Congratulations, someone in this group felt that you were valuable enough to be added. This group started as just a handful of people two weeks ago and is now more than 200 members. In this group we have producers of billboard number one singles, leading professors in music biz and engineering, producers with platinum sales, producers with access to or owning high end studios, producers from several different continents, as well as highly skilled and accredited engineers and songwriters.
If you tallied the production credits of the producers here you would have credits for HUNDREDS of major label artists and 50+ credits for gold and platinum artists. In other words: this is an elite group. If you were sitting in a room with this caliber of people, how would you act? My point is this: it is an honor to be in this group. This group is not like most groups on facebook where people don’t follow a code of courtesy and will nonchalantly post things to the dismay of others.

Please introduce yourself and your credentials when you are added in just one new post, please limit the amount of new music you post out of respect to the high number of people we have here who also seek to receive feedback and exposure of their music, and above all please act according to the prestige of this group. If you find that people are not acknowledging you or your music, the only logical and acceptable response is to earn respect here by demonstrating your knowledge and power through clever posts, information sharing, and credentials.
Most of us are here to exchange ideas, provide/receive opportunities, network, learn, teach, and give/receive feedback on our music. I understand many other groups on fb are havens for spam and insincerity and many do not know this upon being added to this group. Now you know. Thank you.

Sound like a group you’d like to be a part of? Check us out, and hit me up if you join :). I will be adding a directory page for The Producers Union, as well as interviews, videos, and music.

The Producers Union Group

The Producers Union Blog

Happy Beat Making To All..
Pz Til Later!~

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How To Automate Fx On Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 13 - 2011

What’s good today?.. I am smiling, working, in the lab rockin actually 🙂

I am about to mix and send a beat that is sounding so perfect straight from maschine. Being able to mix inside the box with vst plugins helps so much. I exported the beat and after listening, decided I wanted to dive into automation for the intro.

The NI video tutorial got me off and running in a was almost a “duh” moment…lol

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Reason 6 Is On The Way

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 12 - 2011

Great morning to you! I finished the video..yay.. I’ll post a little later on too…

All I can say about this right here is? WOW WOW WOW WOW!…lol

screenshot from Propellerheads website

I opened my morning emails and man oh man ..this update is top notch! Propellerhead will also release Reason Essentials, a scaled down version of Reason 6

Excepts from email:
The Rack is United
Inside Reason 6

Reason version 6 is coming this Fall. We’re uniting the rack in Reason 6, bringing over all the features from Record – audio recording, the Neptune pitch corrector/voice synth, the large format mixer with our classic modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, and the oh so lovely Master Bus Compressor. In addition, however, we’re adding three new rack devices which share a common goal: creative use of effects…………

Introducing Reason Essentials
Everything you need to create anything you want

Reason Essentials is our new software designed for the highly creative musician and songwriter. With unlimited audio and instrument tracks, Reason Essentials will handle any idea you can throw at it. Just like its bigger brother Reason 6, Essentials gives you that legendary Propellerhead sequencer workflow, rock solid stability, flexible rack and cable routing……

Read more about each:

I am definitely getting this wish list stuff this time :)…WOW

Happy Beat Making To All..
Pz Til Later!~

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Video Editing

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 11 - 2011

Great morning to ya..just a little site update:
I was editing video all last week. I really like how it’s turning out. I’ve been having a few problems though.I am using a new program and it keeps crashing along the way 🙁 boooo…I’m on the final stages this morning and will be back to posting early tomorrow…maybe later this evening…
take care…

Pz Til Later All

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NI Maschine Custom Designs

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 13 - 2011

Gonna be a beautiful day..great weather..good way to start the week….

Well well is something cool for Maschine owners. I posted about the Style Flip layout for Maschine a few months ago. I designed a rough draft also. I never got around to ordering, but still wanted to check out a few different options.

While on the Native Instruments forum, I came across a thread with quite interesting design and wood grain side attachments. The extra bonus is the designer has a DYI template for those who are visual artist and producers:

NI Maschine DIY Cover By Jesse Dean Designs

Wow! My mind is spinning thinking of all the I could order a few and have maschine match my outfit, or match the colors in my lab…nice!


Here is the link to Tempo Records DJ Supply Ebay Store

Happy Beat Making To All..
Pz Til Later!~

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About Me

Introducing Ms.Tris Beats a Hip Hop Producer, Artist,and Blogger from Baltimore, MD. Currently producing for a host of Maryland\'s hottest Mc\'s, and artist from all over the country. Her music is in demand to the who\'s who in Baltimore Hip hop. Please enjoy your visit as Ms.Tris takes through her musical journey of production, hiphop and life....



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