Music school Point Blank's Hip-Hop course is taught on Logic while the Dubstep course is aimed at users of Ableton Live. Both four week courses are priced at $495 U.S. and feature one-to-one training from a pro music producer.
The Hip-Hop course has been developed by multi-Platinum producer and remixer Paul Waller, who has worked with major players including De La Soul, Gang Starr and Naughty By Nature. Waller tackles a range of production styles from old-school masters like Pete Rock through to J Dilla, Timbaland and Kanye West.
At the helm of the Dubstep Course is Jonny Miller, producer, DJ and label manager who has racked up releases on labels including Aquatic Lab, Sidestepper Recordings, K7 and Twisted Funk. Miller will examine a broad range of production techniques from bass-heavy dubs through to more techno-influenced flavors.
After working through a week's worth of course materials, each student submits an assignment. In return, they receive a one-to-one feedback video (Direct Video Response) in which a pro music producer analyzes their track and offers technical and creative advice. Tutors also host a weekly live Masterclass where students can discuss music industry topics, raise technical questions and share information. Course materials including video tutorials, project files, audio resources, DVR and detailed course notes are available to students for a full year from enrollment.
Class sizes are limited and enrollment is now underway.