Claude VonStroke - San Francisco USA
Ableton Live Course
Nik Frattaroli (Deep / Tech House Producer)
Nik's deep techno sound has caught the attention of several labels since he took the Sound Design Course. His debut "Red October / ROMA" was remixed by Anil Chawla and featured on DJ magazine's covermount CD. His remix of Taylor Square's "Something in the Air" featured on the "We Love Ibiza" podcast and his most recent release is winning support from DJs all over the world including Cevin Fisher, Audiojack and Nick Holder.
Paula Fairfield (Sound Designer on )
Paula Fairfield is an award winning Sound Designer who has credits on a host of TV shows and movies including “Lost”, “Tropic Thunder”, "Lucky Number Slevin", “Sin City”and many others. She enrolled on courses in Sound Design and Ableton Live to add to her skillset. "The course definitely took me out my comfort zone" said Paula. Read the full with Paula interview here.
Dallas Don Burnet (Music Producer & Former Beck Drummer )
Don is an experienced musician who formerly played drums for Beck and enrolled for training in how to produce professional recordings in his home studio. Don had this to say about his Point Blank experience: "Having been a professional musician for many years, I figured I’d be able to manage digital recording. But I found myself deciphering manuals and struggling with software, rather than actually recording music. I discovered Point Blank Online and now I am recording, editing and mixing audio like a pro!"
Benjamin Deffe (DJ & Label Manager)
Benjamin is the head honcho of New York record label Funk La Planet. Specializing in House and Hip Hop the label has made a name for itself with a string of quality releases featuring the likes of Scott Wozniak, Atomm, Glen Lewis and Filsonik. Their biggest success to date was a remix of Joyce Simm's "Come Into My Life" which hit no.5 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart. Benjamin took the Minimal Tech Logic course to take his own tracks to a quality that would stand up to Funk La Planet's own high standards.
Mike Haddad (DJ / Producer / Label Manager)
Mike Haddad is a DJ / Producer and top dog at his Witty Tunes imprint. Based in Washington DC, the label has put out a series of quality releases which have reached the top 10 on Beatport and won DJ support from the likes of James Zabiela, Darren Emerson and 16 Bit Lolitas. Mike took the Deep & Soulful House Course to hone his own production skills.
Jahawi (Remixer for Armand Van Helden)
Within six months of enrolling at Point Blank Jahawi had two remixes released – for none other than Armand Van Helden!! His remixes of "A Track Called Jack" and "I Want Your Soul." have been released in the US by Ultra Records.
Hugo moved to London in 1999 from his native New Zealand, immediately immersing himself in the city’s music scene. He has DJ’ed at venues including Egg, Herbal, Cargo, SE1 and Platinum Bar on top of a monthly residency at the legendary AKA Bar at “The End”. More recently Hugo has shifted his focus to music production enrolling on the Minimal Tech Logic Course to sharpen his skills. He has releases on Just Deep Music, Avanti and Tenor Recordings - all available now on Beatport
Paul Sureno (House Music Producer)
Paul Sureno said the Deep & Soulful House Course was "an invaluable treasure trove of info...with a great tutor giving constant video feedback". The course has helped his music come on in leaps and bounds and he has several tracks lined up for release on Soulshift Music in the coming months.
check him out at www.myspace.com/djsureno
Tayo (Fabric Resident DJ, Producer, Label manager)
Tayo is a regular behind the decks at Fabric and has released tracks and mixes on labels including Skint, Distinctive, Mob, Finger Lickin and Cool & Deadly'. He has also hosted radio shows on BBC Radio One and Kiss FM. "I had a great time at Point Blank. I would recommend it to anyone" he says.
Nobuo Ittetsu (Signed to D. Ramirez label)
Having taken several Point Blank courses, Nobuo released his first EP on Four:twenty Recordings (home to D Ramirez and Loco Dice) and then went on to scored a number one on Beatport's Deep House chart! Look out for a string of forthcoming releases by Tomoki & Nono on Nite Groove, SAW recordings and also on Satoshi Tomiie's Renaissance mix CD.