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Austen/Scott Interview & ‘Beyond Thought’ Track Breakdown in Ableton Live


Point Blank regularly host track masterclasses and breakdowns with some of the best musicians and producers in the business, having had the likes of Ben Pearce, Shadow Child and Matthew Dear grace their studios to discuss their work and give a bit of an insight into their approach to making music, as well as offering advice and sharing the tips and techniques they employ to get the most out of their work. At Point Blankyou can further your career in music by learning some of these techniques and much more on their BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. With modules covering everything from production, sound design and composition to engineering, mastering and even music business it truly is one of the most comprehensive, detailed degrees available.

In this Ableton Live track breakdown, London-based duo Austen/Scott in a deconstruct their single ‘Beyond Thought’, a track on their ‘The Consciousness’ EP out on Dutch label Rejected. Austen and Scott give us their top production tips and discuss their studio setup explaining how sometimes less is more, as well as giving us an insight into their production process. They walk us through every aspect of their track, from programming/texturing drums and writing basslines to using plugins and their mastering process.

Watch the video above for the full track breakdown and to get an insight into the duos creative process. From music production to mixing, mastering and even the business side of things – all are covered comprehensively on Point Blank’s BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, as well as on their new online BA (Hons) Degree. For more information, contact their 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. Want to see firsthand the amazing facilities offered by Point Blank? You can book a space on a studio tour by heading here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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