Lecturer at Point Blank Ltd
Anthony Chapman is a London-based producer, engineer and musician with over 20 years experience. He has worked with artists such as Klaxons, Franz Ferdinand, White Town, Bis and many others. He also has an extensive track record as a producer and remixer, having released numerous tracks and mixes under his DJ Scissorkicks alias. He is currently...more
"'Best Music Production and DJ School' as voted by readers of DJ Mag. Students learn music production, sound engineering, music business, singing..."
Established in London in '94 and voted the world's 'Best Music Production & DJ School' by the readers of DJ Mag, Point Blank teaches the creative process of making music at the highest level. Using expert instructors, state-of-the-art facilities and internationally recognised accreditation up to a BA (hons) degree, many successful graduates have passed through their doors including Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Leona Lewis, AlunaGeorge, Patrick Topping, Gemma Cairney, Mistajam, Dev, Madam X, Monki, Felix Jaehn - the list goes on...
The school has centres in London and Los Angeles and also offers innovative online versions of the courses. The London campus in Shoreditch offers music production courses, sound engineering, music business, singing, radio production and DJ courses - all taught by highly experienced professionals from every area of the music industry, including active music producers and Grammy and Ivor Novello award winning songwriters. There are also regular guest lectures from visiting legends from the music industry and you get real job opportunities via our industry connected networks.
Point Blank has students from all over the world, including USA, India, France, Spain, Brazil, Africa, Italy, Australia and more. The online courses also mean that students can attain a recognised qualification whilst studying from anywhere in the world. If you are interested in finding out more about our courses, visit our website now.
Point Blank offers a range of practical music industry courses incorporating:
The School uses credible, industry-experienced instructors to teach. This enables you to learn not only practical techniques but how to succeed in a very competitvie area. Being connected to the music industry is invaluable and is what sets Point Blank apart from other schools.
Students at Point Blank enjoy London from the heart of Shoreditch. Within a short walk from the School you can visit the bars and clubs that the area is known for including Fabric, Plastic People, Aquarium, Basing House and literally hundreds more. The cutting edge music scene feeds right into Point Blank's student life, and Point Blank itself has hosted regular parties at places like Hoxton Basement, 93 Feet East and the O2 Academy in Islington.
Online students can also join our community of music producers from all over the world, via our live online masterclasses, the forum and chatroom. Many students have signed their tracks to our label with digital distribution via beatport, itunes, junodownload, amazon and more. When you take a course at Point Blank you join a creative global network that extends way beyond the bounds of the course
Point Blank's facilities feature Apple iMac computers with the latest music-making software including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Native Instruments Komplete and treats like Output Rev. We have been described as having the 'best equipped Ableton facility in Europe' featuring 17 sought after Push controllers. Students can learn Maschine on their own workstation, and Roland TB-3s and TR-8s are featured in the practice studios. Every student has their own audio workstation to use in class. There are 10 fully equipped studios featuring featuring 48 channel SSL Duality Delta and Audient 8024 mixing consoles, Push controllers, Native Instruments' Maschines and the latest Pioneer DJ equipment.
Each student has unlimited practice time, seven days a week and classes are small and intimate to ensure hands on personal learning.
Based in Hoxton, Point Blank is in the centre of hip East London. There are many independent record and fashion shops plus clubs, bars, cafes and a thriving live music scene. The nearest overground station is Hoxton while Old Street tube is a 10-minute walk away with excellent transport connections. Visit our website for map and directions.
If you would like to study in person at Point Blank in London, the UK's premier Music Production School, you can book via our website. If you would prefer to speak to someone first please contact Admissions on 020 7729 4884 and ask to speak to a Course Advisor. You can also book online via our secure booking system.
Student: Aluna Francis
Introduction to Music Production: Ableton Live
Aluna makes up one half of the London vocalist/producer duo AlunaGeorge. Before forming the group she studied at Point Blank where she began to learn her craft. Taking inspiration from 90′s RnB, their sound combines Aluna’s melodic vocals with George’s smooth electronic beats where they create their own unique fusion of experimental glitch pop. Their debut EP ‘You Know You Like It’ made a big noise on Tri-Angle Records and the pair received raving reviews from NME and Pitchfork. Disclosure’s White Noise featuring Alunageorge reached No.1 and the duo are currently enjoying wide reaching success.