SITE, BLOG & MAG REVIEWS
21st May 20102 - Defected intern Keelan Doyle continues his report on Point Blank's 4-week Deep and Soulful House Online production course.
2nd Dec 2011 - During an interview, Claude VonStroke explains why Point Blank Dubstep course in Ableton Live was f*****g awesome...
17th Nov 2011 - "Native Instruments' Massive has become a go-to synth for dubstep producers, and in these two videos from Point Blank, you'll see how you can use this popular soft plug-in to create a throbbing bassline in Logic Pro."
10th Oct 2011 - "They say anyone can make music these days, so Resident Advisor's Hannah Briley enrolled in an online course at Point Blank and documented the trials and tribulations of her 12-week crash course in Logic."
DJ Mag - Interview with Point Blank CEO, Rob Cowan
Sep 2011 - "We take music and DJ skills seriously enough to spend time figuring out how to break it down for people who want to learn. With producers of the calibre of Claude Vonstroke appreciating our classes and coming back for more, I think the answer is clearly that you are never too good to learn more, not if you’re savvy”. Read the whole article by clicking on the following links: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
"With the imminent rise in university fees, Point Blank, a private college, is experiencing a surge of interest. Its staffroom is a who's who of clubland: Pete Tong, Louie Vega, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Annie Nightingale and Boy George give their time. If there were a canteen, Marva Whitney would be dinnerlady."
"If you’ve already read my first and second updates concerning Point Blank’s online courses, you’ll know that I’ve been very much impressed by the way the course is put together. Today, I want to talk about the way that, rather than simply becoming a better technical musician, you’ll find yourself treated to a better musical education overall."
Matt Hicks: "Just finished a Course with Jonny, he is a great Teacher, HIGHLY recommended!"
"With Point Blank, the course literature, assignments and of course your dedicated tutor are all in place to make sure that you’re completely confident at each stage of the learning process before you move on..."
"This article, by the way, isn’t written to sell you on the courses, because you’ll be able to see for yourself how good they are... But, seeing as I’ve been lucky enough to take the full course, I thought I’d make a bit of a diary of how it all works, how easy it is to work through and my own progress. First of all, though, let’s take a look at what Point Blank is actually aiming to do for you."
"This intense experience aims to transform you into an expert producer in just eight weeks, using the intuitive software Ableton Live, which has revolutionised the music-making process..."
"It is a treasure trove of fascinating insights into techniques you will hear in massive records currently having success. Over 16 weeks students are taught Level 1 and 2 in-depth disciplines for Cubase:"
"After creating the core elements of the Noise Machine this video goes through the final steps. From the Point Blank Online Sound Design Course: Video Rating: 5/5"
"I definitely learnt some neat tricks relating to fx and modulation, and by the end of the lesson I was wobbling like a champion. I submitted my assignment at the end, and I got some cracking video feedback from the tutor Jonny that I've watched a few times now."
"The days of blossoming music producers and DJ’s scrapping around for the resources and knowhow to create the next big club hit are over."
"As far as Point Blank Music College goes, I’m very impressed and grateful to them. They’ve struck the balance between professionalism and informality pretty spot on, and their facilities are pretty excellent (although I never did get round to booking any studio time in)."
"These free taster videos from Point Blank Music are some of the most useful videos available online demonstrating remix production techniques using Logic Pro. They demonstrate useful techniques in "real world" situations that many producers will find themselves in sooner or later."
"Yo guys, that's me uploaded my assignment for the second week. This week has been about creating leads, pads and basslines from scratch using subtractive synthesis.
It shows you how to do it in different styles - tech trance, uplifting trance and neo trance (deadmau5 style)..."
DJ Mag - Sound Design Review
"The course was ace last night. Started on Kontakt. Absolutely amazing program. Can't wait to get back on it tomorrow.
Chris, Advertising Executive"
"I'm currently at point blank doing the one year merit course and can honestly say it's the best thing i have ever done. It's a lot of money but the standard of teaching is really really good, and everyone that teaches there is either in the industry, or has been and did really well, so you know your learning from the best."
"It's been a good few years since I've made excuses for handing in homework late, but having been working in Ibiza (which, strangely, doesn't get much sympathy) and then moving house, it was the strangely familiar position I found myself in last week on my twelve week course to learn the basics of Ableton online with Point Blank."
"I was impressed with the large assortment of classes working with some of the top platforms for Apple OSX: Producing with Ableton Live, DJing with Ableton, Logic Pro, Reason, and Cubase."
"If you are passionate about making electronic music but unsure whether Point Blank would be able to help you , then I would encourage you to give them a call to find out. Their course has inspired me and filled me with confidence to take my production to new levels."
"My four week course has come to an end - and what an experience! I've learned more about music production in the past four weeks online than I have in the past seven yearsbattling on my own."
"Point Blank Online do a Sound Design course that lasts 12 weeks and has about 6 weeks on Reaktor programming and 4 weekes of Kontakt programming. I'm on week 10 of it right now, and it's really good if you haven't used either of these tools properly before."