One of the biggest records in recent years, Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ not only broke the duo in the US but launched the career of Sam Smith in the process. With an astonishing 35 million plays on SoundCloud alone, Disclosure combine garage and house influences with their unmistakable pop sensibilities. With interesting chords throughout and unique synth sounds, Point Blank enlisted their resident deconstructor Ski Oakenfull to tackle the track using Ableton Live for their latest Friday Forum Live!
As an added bonus, Point Blank are giving you the Ableton project, full of the sounds and MIDI Ski used for the deconstruction, for free! All you’ve got to do is follow this link and download the project. You’ll need to register on the Point Blank website to download the file. Enjoy!
Ski is Point Blank’s Lead Course Developer as well as designing the Electronic Music Composition module which is all about putting music theory into practice in your tracks. Using exclusive deconstructions from Julio Bashmore, Avicii and many more, you’ll learn how chord progressions, key signatures and riffs can help you move beyond the loop and finish your tracks. The module is part of our wider Logic and Ableton diplomas – find out more about them here. Make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.