Lecturer at Point Blank Music School
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..."
Welcome to the Home of Electronic Music....
Point Blank Music School is the "Best Music Production & DJ School" according to the readers of DJ Mag. We are based in Shoreditch, London, the centre of the electronic music universe. Students come from all over the world to learn music production, sound engineering, music business, singing, radio production and DJ skills from our top British music producers and radio professionals. There are also regular guest lectures from visiting legends from the music industry and you get real job opportunities via our industry connected networks. If you are interested in finding out more about our courses, visit our website now.
Online courses are available for students who cannot come to London to study at our state-of-the-art facility in Shoreditch. Point Blank's innovative online platform allows students from all over the world to tap into the expertise of the organisation and its instructors. Thanks to a unique Direct Video ResponseTM System, (DVRTM), online students benefit from unique personalised 1-2-1 video coaching from professional music producers. So if you can't make it to London, this is the perfect option for you.
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, clubs and eateries that the area is known for including Fabric, Plastic People, Aquarium, Basing House and literally hundreds more. Their is never a dull night in Shoreditch and the cutting edge music scene feeds right into Point Blank's student life.
Point Blank itself hosts regular parties at places like the Basing House, 93 Feet East, Academy 02 in Islington and Troy Bar. So you wont be left out of London's social scene as a student here. Get involved!
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.
Find out what our online students think of our courses by watching the video in this section.
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 8 fully equipped studios featuring various multi-channel mixing desks (32 channel Oram BEQ, TLAudio 24 channel valve), a variety of outboard hardware and uniquely among music schools, each student has unlimited practice time, seven days a week.
The classes are small and intimate to ensure hands on personal learning.
You will find Point Blank at 23-28 Penn Street in Hoxton, London N1, right in the heart of London's electronic music scene. The nearest tube station is Old Street which is on the Northern Line. To walk from the tube station takes around 15 minutes. Alternatively bus numbers 141, 76 and 43 stop at Shoreditch Park and it's a short walk across the park to the college.
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.
If you are interested in an online course, you can book online via our secure booking system.
Many thanks and speak to you soon.
The Point Blank Team
Open days take place EVERY WEDNESDAY at 5:30pm and EVERY SATURDAY at 12:30pm. Please call or e-mail us to make an appointment.
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.