Over the past five weeks, we’ve been exploring the new Orchestral Swarm sample library from Spitfire Audio, as used by Hanz Zimmer et al on the terrific soundtrack to the BBC’s Blue Planet II series. The dynamic swelling and soaring of the instruments lend itself innately to evocations of the ocean, and PB expert instructor Kevin Kerrigan couldn’t resist using the sea as his own inspiration in the piece he composed for his demonstration.
Swept up in the season of giving, we’ve pulled this mega Xmas offer out of the bag just in time for the holidays. Get 30% off all PBLA courses for the rest of the year, plus a copy of Ableton Suite, worth $750. Don’t forget you can take up to three Los Angeles Courses at one time, which means total savings of up to $1,350! Just enter the code XMAS30 on enrolment to claim your saving before midnight on December 31.
Fresh off the back of his latest release on the LA label Friends of Friends, Tom Wilson AKA Sweatson Klank talks to us about his role as an instructor at Point Blank LA. He’s been with us since the very beginning of PBLA back in 2015, and embodies the kind of supportive atmosphere we try to create, as well as the individual success in music that all of our instructors share. Check out our full range of music production and DJ courses in Los Angeles for more info on what Tom teaches with us.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".