Wednesday 28 October 2009

FREE Studio and Recording Sessions for Bands throughout November

Calling all bands and musicians!

Throughout November Point Blank's Music Production HNC students are looking for bands to engineer and record at our state of the art studios in Hoxton, East London. We are giving you the fantastic opportunity to get free studio time and audio recordings of your music.

The available dates are as follows-



10 am - 7 pm.

Please send your demos to or or call 0207 7294884

We also book for regular gigs around London so please get in touch if you are looking for chances to perform live.

Thursday 22 October 2009

La Roux Engineer Joins the Teaching Staff at Point Blank

Point Blank prides itself on providing students with the best standard of tuition available. Unlike some other music production colleges, we ensure that all of our tutors have substantial experience of releasing records within the music industry.

All have achieved significant success, either as artists themselves or working alongside others as producers, sound engineers or remixers. Amongst the artists our tutors have worked with are Bjork, Massive Attack, Lou Reed, Quincy Jones, Bob Marley, Groove Armada, and Portishead.

We are excited to announce the latest addition to our staff roster, Ian Sherwin, who boasts credentials that certainly adhere to Point Blank’s high standards. Having worked with Primal Scream, The Rakes, Incognito, Terry Callier, The Veils and Freemasons in the past his latest project was engineering the Mecury-nominated debut album by La Roux. With the forthcoming Stereophonics album lined up too, the demand for Ian’s talents shows no sign of letting up.

Check out a video of him in the studio with La Roux

Ian will be teaching the Introduction to Music Production Logic course.

If you want to learn from the very best, Point Blank is the only place to be!

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Pete Tong Says Point Blank is THE Place to Be

Recently we posted about dance music legend and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong visiting the Point Blank studios to do some recording and meet some of the students.

Now you can watch the videos of him talking about the Point Blank courses:

Check out the entire catalogue of courses Pete talks about by following the links below:

London Music Production Courses

Online Music Production Courses

Monday 5 October 2009

Baaba Maal International Remix Competition

To celebrate the release of Baaba Maal's new album 'Television', Point Blank has teamed up with Palm Pictures and Giant Step to find a new, fresh remix of his high-energy track 'International'.

The album is a collaboration with New York’s Brazilian Girls, who helped Baaba blend West African musical traditions with electronic dance music. Your challenge is to keep this spirit of experimentation and fusion alive and create an innovative remix.

The winning entry will be selected by the legend of the world music scene himself and the remix will be released on his official website.

Other prizes include:

1st Place:
• $300
• 8 week electronic music production course
• Palm Pictures CD/DVD bundle

2nd Place:
• 6 week introductory DJ course
• Palm Pictures CD/DVD bundle

3rd Place:
• An online DJ/Production class of your choice
• Baaba Maal album and DVD set

For details of where to download the stems and full terms and conditions please click on the following link:

Remix Competition

The closing date for entries is October 22nd 2009 so you'd better get mixing soon... Good luck!