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dBs Institute Bristol

  • Bristol United Kingdom

Since 1998, dBs has been preparing students to thrive in and contribute to the world of music and audio technology. In this time, we have steadily evolved our course provision from a single sound engineering qualification to a range of professionally targeted undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for the audio and creative industries.

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Graduates of dBs have gone on to work in a variety of roles, from DJing across the globe and engineering at Abbey Road, to creating sound for AAA video games and sitting on the board of directors at WE Audio.

dBs is proud to work in conjunction with Ableton to deliver Live 11 training programs to its degree students as part of its curriculum. Training takes place in purpose-built electronic music production suites with Ableton Live Suite, PUSH controllers and Apple iMac computers. dBs also has a large range of hardware synths, drum machines and effect processors, all of which integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live. 

In addition to providing the very best facilities, expert tutors and an exceptional student experience, dBs prides itself on pushing the boundaries of music and audio technology. It is home to dBs Pro, an in-house commercial studio working on cutting-edge projects, and dBs-i, a research and innovation lab dedicated to developing socially-orientated, sound-based solutions. 

All dBs centres have a range of purpose-built studio and production rooms with professional-level equipment from leading manufacturers, including:

  • Mixing desks from AMS Neve, SSL and API
  • Monitors from ATC, PMC, Neumann and Genelec
  • Synths from Moog, Korg, Roland, Arturia, Elektron and Pittsburgh Modular  
  • Microphones from Neumann, AKG, Royer, Shure, DPA and Sennheiser

For more information about studying at dBs, please contact:

dBs Institute 
0117 325 9290


Liam O’Mullane
Bristol, United Kingdom

With an insatiable appetite for making music and expert knowledge of Ableton Live, Liam’s passion for his craft has inspired countless learners; and he is adept at helping learners develop their skills across sound creation, manipulation and live performance within the Live ecosystem. 

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