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Live Track Deconstruction with Ski Oakenfull

Point Blank course developer Ski Oakenfull will host a live deconstruction of Massive Attack’s 1991 classic “Unfinished Sympathy”. Oakenfull will “reverse engineer” the entire track in Ableton Live demonstrating how the individual parts were created and how they are arranged.

He will sample drum loops from the vinyl records sampled in the original and edit them using Push 2 and Live. He has pre-recorded the string section with students from London’s Royal Academy of Music and the vocal with acclaimed singer Valerie Etienne  (Galliano, Jamiroquai). These parts will be re-assembled live and Ski will present a complete re-constructed version of the track at the end of the presentation.