Wednesday 28 April 2010

Hip Hop Course with Pro Producer Paul Waller

Each and every tutor here at Point Blank is an experienced music industry professional. Among them are Grammy Award winning songwriters, platinum selling producers and sound engineers who have worked with some of the biggest names in the game. We pride ourselves on providing our students with expert tuition from people who understand what it takes to succeed in the music industry.

Continuing this trend, we are excited to announce the new Hip Hop Pro Producer Course which will be taught by producer/remixer/engineer, Paul Waller. Among the many acclaimed urban artists he has worked with are De La Soul, Gang Starr, Soul II Soul and All Saints as well as legends Gil Scott Heron and BB King. He has credits on several million selling records including Massive Attacks' "Unfinished Sympathy" and Bjork's "Debut" album. Here he is to tell you a bit about the course:

On the course you get to download the project file of a track produced exclusively by Paul for the course and find out exactly how it was created using only the instruments and plug-ins in Logic. You will also benefit from Direct Video Response (DVR) - weekly 1-2-1 video feedback on your own tracks from Paul himself.

Other new developments specifically for this course include our 'Beat Analysis' video tutorials in which we deconstruct classic Hip Hop beats by the likes of Dr. Dre, J Dilla, Timbaland, RZA and The Neptunes. You will then learn how to extract the groove templates and apply them to your own beats. You can see a sample of one of our Beat Analysis videos below where we look at ODB's 'Got Your Money' beat:

The Hip Hop music production course launches on Monday 3rd May and is enrolling now. Please click here for more information. Places are strictly limited and filling up fast so get in there quick!

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Refer A Friend To Point Blank And Earn Cash Rewards

We’ve received so much positive feedback on our online music courses from students around the world. It's great to hear that so many of you have had such an enjoyable experience and inspiring to hear how much your music has improved as a result of taking a course with us.

We want to continue growing our thriving global community of music producers so we have put together an incentive scheme to encourage you to spread the word.

For every person that you refer to a course at Point Blank, you earn £25 (Around $40 US!)

It's simple. You can tell your friends in person or via any of the social media that you use. You can blog about us, write a post on Facebook, Tweet's up to you. But to claim your referral fee you must ensure that your friend namechecks you when they book the course. For every single person that does so and completes their course, you earn £25 (check this amount in your currency).

The scheme is up and running right now, so spread the word and start earning today!

Terms & Conditions

• Point Blank agrees to pay £25 to any current or former student who successfully refers a friend to enrol on a course at Point Blank Online

• Payment will only be credited once the referred student has paid in full and completed their course

• At this time all payments due will be credited onto the referrers nominated debit or credit card

• Students can refer multiple friends and receive £25 per friend referred

• When completing the enrolment form, the referred student must select “Referred By A Friend” in the section titled “How Did You Hear About Us?” and insert the name of the friend in the text box provided

• If this information is not submitted at the time of enrolment, no payment will be made to the referrer

• Point Blank reserves the right to suspend or cancel this scheme at any time. Any referral payments due at this time will be honoured