Tutorials

Ski's Music Technology Tutorial work

Avicii - 'SOS' ft. Aloe Blacc Deconstruction at IMS Malta 2019

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Check out the Point Blank blog piece here: https://plus.pointblankmusicschool.com/track-deconstruction-avicii-sos-f...
DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT MIDI FILES FREE: http://bit.ly/AVICIIMIDI

Björk - 'Venus As A Boy' Deconstruction

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I really enjoyed collaborating with the amazing Glaiza DeCastro, Clare Selby and string players from the Royal Academy of Music on this deconstruction of Björk's Venus as a boy for Point Blank Music School

Here are some links to a few of the devices I used:

Roland Cloud JX-3P: https://www.rolandcloud.com/catalog/legendary/jx-3p

TAL Audio TAL-U-NO-LX: https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx

Halsey - Without Me Deconstruction

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This track really blew me away when I first heard it, so I really wanted to investigate further.
Rather than trying to stick to native Ableton devices, I was a bit more liberal with third party plugin usage this time.
Check out:
Roland Cloud JV1080: https://www.rolandcloud.com/Catalog/Legendary/JV-1080
Lennar Digital Sylenth: https://www.lennardigital.com/sylenth1/
Native Instruments Kontakt Piano: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/keys/the-gentleman/
TAL Audio TAL-U-NO-LX: https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx
LKJB Luftikus EQ: https://lkjbdsp.wordpress.com/luftikus/

Adamski feat. Seal - Killer Deconstruction

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I had a lot of fun researching the history and sounds behind this classic track!
Massive respect to Adamski for getting involved and coming along to Point Blank for an interview.
Here are some of the links to things I referred to in the video:
NetVST: http://netvst.org/blog/
SQ8L: http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/
SQ80 Wavetables: http://buchty.net/ensoniq/files/the_waves.zip
Auto Sampler (in Mainstage): http://cdm.link/2015/02/apples-mainstage-auto-sampler-turns-hardware-sof...

Drake - God's Plan Deconstruction

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Here's my deconstruction of Drake's 'God's Plan'. You can download the bass sound here:
https://www.skioakenfull.com/sounds/julio_bashmore_bass

Calvin Harris - One Kiss Deconstruction @ IMS Malta 2018

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I really enjoyed heading out to Malta again this summer for IMS where I presented this live deconstruction of Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's deep house influenced smash hit 'One Kiss'.
Check out the PB blog piece for more info: https://plus.pointblankmusicschool.com/calvin-harris-feat-dua-lipa-one-k...

Mitski - Nobody Deconstruction

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Here's are the chords to "Nobody' by Mitski

IMS College Malta 2018 Masterclass

I'm looking forward to visiting IMS Malta again this year where I'll be deconstructing Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa's 'One Kiss' with a few added twists!

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Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
IMS College Malta 2018 Masterclass

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. Deconstruction @ Sonar+D 2018

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Here's my deconstruction of the classic Gorillaz track 'Feel Good Inc', performed live at Sonar+D in Barcelona.

Sonar 2018 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

I'm really looking forward to hitting Barcelona again for Sonar 2018 on Thursday 14th June! Here's the description from their website:

Point Blank's Ski Oakenfull will host a live deconstruction of Gorillaz’ “Feel Good Inc”, a ubiquitous, Grammy award-winning track which has achieved hundreds of millions of streams worldwide and reached Certified Gold status. Oakenfull will “reverse engineer” the entire track in Ableton Live, demonstrating how the individual parts were created and how they are arranged.

In this session you can expect to learn how the drums, bass and synth parts were created and layered. Ski will presenting a complete re-constructed version of the track at the end of the presentation.

Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Sonar 2018 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.