Claude VonStroke - San Francisco, USA (Ableton Live Course)
[videoth?/content/video/claude-vonstroke-branded-with-dj-intro.flv&/content/images/profiles/claudevonstroketh2.jpg&&584&365]“I took one of the Ableton classes to learn some new chops without having to read boring manuals. Compared to some other generic online training I was doing for Reason 5 the Point Blank DVR and webpage method was WAY better because we were talking about dance music the whole time and learning things we would actually use."
Dave Rene - Interscope Records, A+R - LA, USA (Remixing Course - Logic)
[videoth?/content/video/rene2.mov&/content/images/davereneth2.jpg&&584&365]"I feel like i'm learning from a producer (which I am) and not from a instructor/professor. I have the same conversations with guys like Steve Angello and Dirtysouth that we have in the classes. I will keep taking the classes as long as there are more i haven't tried yet."
Mistajam - London, UK (Logic Course)
"I found studying with Point Blank surpassed my expectations. The course was well written, I was fully supported by my tutor Jody at every point necessary and the video responses were invaluable - getting expert opinions and advice on your own personal logic project really helped me get my head around the program. I'll definitely be studying with Point Blank again."
Mistajam is a well-loved multi-genre radio DJ on 1Xtra and BBC Radio1
Dean Bryce - Ninja Tune Records, A+R - London, UK (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic)
[videoth?/content/video/dean-bryce.mp4&/content/images/deanbryce.jpg&&320&240]"You learn a lot in a real short amount of time. It's a great course, very hands on, the teachers are real producers, whose names you know and records you have...I personally think that if you're serious about producing this is the course for you. It's definately and investment in your self."
Edith Bowman - London, UK (Serato Scratch Live Course)
Edith Bowman, Radio 1 hotjock, BBC personality and general all round fab person recently took the 'DJ Skills with Serato Scratch Live' course and had this to say:
"It's all ace and explained brilliantly" which says it all really. To experience what Edith did, enrol now!
Luke Williams - Dirtybird Records Label Manager - SF, USA (Music Business Course)
“I took the Music Business course and found it very well put together . The class is comprised of lessons that are well thought out and easy to digest. Topics that can be incredibly complicated were explained in a way that made sense."
To read the full interview with Luke, click here.
Alfonso Pisanelli - Canada (Electro House&Mixing Dance Music)
"I did two courses 'Electro House' & 'Mixing Dance music' and they were OUTSTANDING!! The tutors Ben & Ian are/have been fantastic and i learnt SOOO much. I did a course with Berklee College Online and I must say you guys are so far ahead in regards to delivering information & feedback methods. So to summarize; my overall experience was outstanding"
Paula Fairfield (Sound Designer for 'Lost') - SF, USA (Sound Design Course)
"I am always looking for new tricks to make my designs fresh and I am also a bit of a tech-head so I am curious to try new things. The Point Blank courses definitely put me way outside my comfort zone... and thats a good thing!" Read Full Interview
Paula is an award winning Sound Designer. She works on the TV Show LOST and Hollywood movies including Sin City, Lucky Number Slevin and Tropic Thunder.
Rachel Hynec - Australia (Ableton Live - Production)
[videoth?/content/video/copy-of-rachel-hynec-pb-review.mov&/content/images/rachel-guitar-th.jpg&&584&365] "Thanks for providing such amazing & helpful courses. Without pointblank online there is no way i would be able to write music the way i am now, in fact i could barely write a beat before i started. Working full time its hard to go to school but your courses are just what i need! I've completed the Ableton Producer Course & The Minimal Tech course. My teacher for both courses provided exceptional 1-2-1 feedback and tips on how to improve my sound. I recommend this course to anyone serious about producing music."
Dirt Revolver - UK ( Electro House, Dubstep)
"The online courses are amazing and I cannot recommend them enough. You simply cannot get this level of industry relevant teaching anywhere else. I learned so much from both online courses in terms of the correct choice of sounds, MIDI programming, genre relevant production tips & inside industry knowledge and advice. Within the space of just over a year I have now improved my productions to the level that I was extremely grateful and humbled to be chosen in this year’s LOT49 competition."
Shab Ruffcut (it_Tizz Records Boss) - UK (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic)
"I found the courses at Point Blank really informative and rewarding, within the first 2 lessons i had enough confidence to start making tunes! The feedback videos are fascinating and a great way to learn new skills. Highly recommended!"
Brent Kallmer - Washington, USA (Minimal Techno - Ableton)
"Excellent job with the course. It far exceeded my expectations both in terms of the quality of instruction and the progress I was able to achieve. I look forward to taking your Sound Design course in the future."
De Angela Duff - Pennsylvania, USA (Dubstep Course)
"Some people hesitate when thinking about spending money on something they usually don't spend money on, but I say it's a no-brainer. The course I took was worth every cent!"
Maxwell Underwood - UK (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic)
[videoth?/content/video/maxwell-underwood-review-320x240.flv&/content/images/video_th/maxwell-underwood-review-320x240.jpg&&320&240] "The course advanced my skills probably 2 years in the space of 4 weeks and I’ve gained a hell of a lot of experience through the 1-2-1 feedback that Danny gives… I’ve been trying music production for a few years but never made anything that I’m satisfied with. This has leapfrogged me well up there and I’m now able to complete something that I’m very proud of.”
Blake Harper- Massachusetts, USA (Logic Course)
"What would have taken me a year to learn on my own I learned in only 12 weeks with Point Blank. The online chat and video reviews with the tutor assigned to the course are by far the best thing about the course. You won't find another school out there with tutors who are established electronic music producers with years of experience in this genre. This class has been the best thing I have done in my music career to date."
Micaiah Masterson - Massachusetts, USA (Trance Course - Logic)
"I can say without a doubt that this is the best class I have ever taken in music production! The direct video feedback from a professional producer is priceless. For anyone debating whether or not to take these courses I say that the amount of knowledge and instruction given plus the downloadable files and professional feedback given are priceless. These classes are PERFECT for the aspiring music producer!"
Alphadelta - UK (Mixing Dance Music Course)
[videoth?/content/video/andy-d-edit.flv&/content/images/video_th/alphadelta-pointblank-web-384x240.jpg&&584&365].“Absolutely loved it! There are simply some things that you NEED to be shown/taught. Endless trawling through web pages, books and forums trying to learn by myself was only possible for so much. There came a point where I needed to have concepts and techniques explained, and this has been done brilliantly, despite being online and 200 miles from the PointBlank HQ! The video feedback has been inspirational for me and will be an ideal reference point for the future."
Adam Gockel - USA (Trance Course - Logic)
[videoth?/content/video/adam-gockel-testemonial.mov&/content/images/profiles/adamgockel80x80.jpg&&584&365]"The class has been a 9/10 so far! The material is incredibly informative and delivered in a very clear manner...After just 2.5 weeks in the Trance course I feel that my skills/knowledge with Logic as it pertains to Trance music have probably increased at least 50%."
Jake Robin - Oregon, USA (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic)
“The second week of material just opened up and I wanted to take the time to thank you for putting together the course and for the videos on sound design and the Arp template! Already the class is well worth the money. I have been looking for the information covered here for what feels like years. Mike has been great and his videos are extremely helpful as well! Just wanted to share the love…”
Ann Hairston - New York, USA (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic)
"I just want to say this whole experience was AMAZING!!!!! It is one of the best music courses I've ever taken. Everything is presented and explained well. I've been using compression for years and after your tutorial I FINALLY got it on a whole new level. Great job! I was so sad when I finished my homework and I realized there wouldn't be another lesson waiting for me!"
Daniel Merlino - Boston, USA (Trance Course - Logic)
"You have no idea how much I love Electronic Music, I have been wishing to produce my own tracks since I started DJ'ing at age 15. You, your classes and your team have made one of my dreams come true and for me that is priceless."
Shane O'Hagan - UK (Ableton Live - Production)
“I’m taking the Ableton course and its awesome. I really think I have got better producing skills even after a few weeks. The video review i get back every week has loads of good advice and tips. Kinda dont want it to end! It's really cool having a professional going over your work”
Nick Frattaroli - UK (Sound Design Course)
"This has been the biggest learning experience of my life to date. The Minimal course got me on track and this has just blown me away. Massive massive thanks for all your time and effort spent running through messy projects of mine. Watching all the feedback videos has been fascinating. It's nice to have a tutor who actually gives a sh** and gives you that one to one time as well"
Chris Lamb - UK (Minimal Tech Course- Ableton )
Danny (the tutor) clearly shows his experience. It was amazing to see and learn so much from him. Being able to upload my music was brilliant too. One of the best bits on the video side of things was being able to download everyone else projects and then watch Danny's review on it, you learned a lot more that way too. Its just been a brilliant course.
Daniel Cesana - Australia (Sound Design Course)
"Can't believe 12 weeks have flown by already! I'd like to say a big thanks to my tutor for his consistency, professionalism and damn good tips and feedback. I have learned a lot in this course and will definitely recommend Point Blank to anybody who is serious about pursuing a career in music production."
Dallas Don Burnet - Los Angeles USA (Cubase Course and Cubase Advanced)
"Having been a professional musician for many years, I figured I’d be able to manage digital recording. But I found myself deciphering manuals and struggling with software, rather than actually recording music. I discovered Point Blank Online and now I am recording, editing and mixing audio like a pro!"
Michael Gyori - Canada (Cubase Course and Cubase Advanced)
"I am finding this course to be invaluable and very informative and I am enjoying it greatly. The online format enables me to work through a course, when a regular in-person course would not be possible. :)"
Sergey Polyakov - Russia (Remixing Course - Logic)
"I’d like to express the deepest respect to you…Especially after the remix course!!! It’s an amazing course & has an amazing tutor, Simon. Ian from the Mixing course is also a very, very good tutor! So many powerful tips & tricks!...I hardly find words to express my full and deepest respect for your work."
Joan Flerin (DJ Jojo)- Paris (Electro House&Mixing Dance Music Course)
"The course is just amazing…I have done the Electro, Deep and Soulfull House and Mixing course and it helped me tremendously in the understanding of production.
PS; I recommended the course to everyone on earth and will spread your name like a bad disease."
Andrew Lonbay - Brazil (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic)
“Before I was only learning from the internet and magazines… the kind of information I was after was quite specific though and this course has really hit the nail on the head in that respect”
Athar - CANADA (Mixing Dance Music Course)
"What a great way to teach about the mystery that was compression to me for the longest time. You solved it in 5 minutes for me! Thanks a million. Peace"
bassmusicblog.com - UK (Dubstep Course)
"The lessons on how to make bass were equally well-written. I definitely learnt some neat tricks."
Waldemar Wierzchowski - UK (Mixing Dance Music Course)
"I studied video tutorials from music magazines like Future Music, Computer Music , Music Tech etc. and I thought that I finally started to understand how EQ and Compression work. But after lesson 1 and especially lesson 2 it’s like comparing white to black! I also bought a few MacPro videos but again - PointBlank rules!!!"
Kris Flory - Australia (Logic Course )
"Thanks heaps - you have improved my music production by leaps and bounds. I could go so far as saying this is the best course I have ever done and it's all thanks to you. Hopefully I can enrol on another course pretty soon."
Fredrik Joelson - Sweden (Deep & Soulful House Course - Logic )
"Thanks for a great course. I really appreciate your whole vibe and the fact that you are so generous with sharing your vast knowledge"
James Newcombe - UK (Reason Course - Beginners)
"I really enjoyed the course because it got me writing again after a long period of lack of enthusiasm. The tutor was happy to teach topics outside the course scope, which was great. I have learned many new techniques which have greatly improved the quality of my music. One happy customer! Thanks!"
Dimitris Panagoulias - Greece (Art of Mixing Course)
"Thanks very much for the feedback - really appreciate it. I have just started a label and the course has been an enormous help for me to do that ..Thanks again."
Mark Fitzsimons - Ireland (Minimal Techno - Ableton )
"I wasn't sure how much you could learn online but thankfully I've been proven wrong. Just from doing lesson three on the minimal course I learned loads…I would recommend this course to anybody."
John Osborne - UK (Songwriting Course)
"Very helpful course: Thanks a lot to my tutor for your help and support, understanding... and of course constructive criticism :)"
Stuart Kelly - N. Ireland (Reason Course - Beginners)
"I cannot believe the stuff I have learned in such a short space of time. Anyone who is serious about developing their production skills, needs to take this course."
John Burns - UK (Cubase Level 2 - Audio Production)
"I was delighted that from day one, I was studying alongside a record producer; someone with production credits on an array of commercial recordings. The tutor provides tailored feedback for each week during the course. Thanks again!"
Anthony LeGrand - Belgium (Minimal Techno - Ableton )
"It was really great for me to share my passion for music and to grow with someone who is passionate as well. Someone bringing me his technical expertise advice and creativity."
Steven H - UK (Minimal Tech Course - Logic )
"These vids are unique , I've learned a lot here and this is one of the best courses I've seen, based on one specific genre. Thnx a lot Danny and Point Blank! Respect man"
Ed Worboys - UK (Minimal Techno - Ableton)
"Thanks for the course it's been brilliant. Not only has it improved my minimal sound, but also my general logic skills. I'm much more comfortable with the application now. Cheers!"
Lee Hazelhurst - UK (Logic Course)
"This was the best college course I've done. From week one I was making beats and I didn't even know where to start before I began this course. I 100% recommend this to anyone"
Andy Reynoldson - UK (EDM with Ableton Live)
"The online EDM course is the best course I've taken with Point Blank. I'm particularly impressed with my tutor's knowledge of Equalisation. My mixes are going to sound so much better! The videos are cool too. I feel I'm getting so much out of it, but believe the experience of the last two courses I completed has definitely helped. I would be interested in the Ableton Mixing Dance Music Course in the future. Feeling pretty happy right now.Regards, Andy Reynoldson"
Johnny Triton - Spain (Ableton Live-DJ/Performance)
"I would just like to say this course has been amazing to say the least! I've been waiting for this moment my whole life. I always knew I was destined to do this and now that I've had a taste I am HUNGRY for more! The EUREKA moments were during the DVR's!!! Man I got so excited during my last DVR(many many many thanks again Freddy!) I had a mate watch it with me in my cabin and I got so excited I started jumping up and down... big jumps, maybe too big! I hurt my back in the process. That happened last week friday and my lower back is still sore... hehe. I've really seen light at the end of the tunnel during this course, thanks to you Freddy! My last project is getting better every day. I'm working on it until three o'clock in the morning every day, then start my working day at nine till five before I go at it again. Been sleeping only 5 hours every night for the last two weeks and loving every second of it! This is a special moment for me. To get where I am today with my studio set up and just about to finish this course, I have come a loooong way!"