5 reasons to study Live Sound at dBs Music

If you love live music and audio production then a practical, hands-on course studying Live Sound with dBs Music will get you trained for a very different type of desk-job. Here's our top 5 reasons why we're the industry leaders and have the most unique Live Sound course in the UK. 

DBS_Plymouth_75.jpg1. You'll learn at real events and venues

Yes, you read that right. At dBs Music our goal is to train you in the environments you'll actually end up working in. You'll spend some of your time during the day studying the theory and learning how to rig up speaker systems, understand the acoustics of venues and run the desk for a variety of music styles, bands and acts. All for real! We truly believe there's no better way to learn!

17916365_10209660821822763_314341090_o.jpg2. Industry connections

We work alongside some of the biggest audio brands in the industry and have partnered with the incredible Martin Audio for the course, enabling students to get hands on with the very latest audio technologies such as the Martin Audio MLA system. Plus, we regularly work with Allen & Heath, Midas, AVID and more to make sure we always have the best kit for the job at hand. Students will also get involved with a multitude of real-world jobs where they can gain the contacts and experience in preparation for a career in the industry.


Simon_Jim1Our tutors are music industry veterans who have been their and done that in every corner of the pro audio industry and circuit. The tutors have run stages at festivals and gigs for acts like Muse, Radiohead, Supergrass, Reef as well as working at olympic stadiums and major international events.

Their knowledge in live sound engineering and the gear is unsurpassed and it will give you all the experience and opportunities you need to enter the industry and start working straight away. Plus, course leader Jim Parsons and tutor  Simon Honywill have both won industry accolades at the prestigious TPI awards. Simon being awarded Sound System Designer of the year in 2018 and Jim's company, Tiger Hire being awarded Best Sound Rental Company back in 2003! You really are learning from the industry's best when studying at dBs Music!


dartmouth_dBsMusic.jpg4. Work experience at festivals and gigs

At dBs Music, our Live Sound students get more meaningful jobs at festivals and gigs than any other course. We runstages, rig speakers, operate mixing consoles and help with full stage changeovers - the tasks students will need to learn if they are to work professionally in the industry. Every year dBs Music is involved in Glastonbury, Looe Festival, Knee Deep, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Dart Music FestivalBoardmasters, Freedom Fields, among many other major events have even put huge line array speaker systems into legendary venues like the Plymouth Pavilions and visits to the Royal Albert Hall. 

DBS_Plymouth_live-desk.jpg5. Previous student success and alumni connections

Our Live Sound graduates go straight into the industry with all the skills and industry standard knowledge to start working right away. With an emphasis on work experience during the course and getting stuck in to festival jobs and more. Plus, we keep in touch with our Live Sound alumni, who regularly offer student work experience opportunities, visit to give workshops and lectures and pass on their own experience of working in the industry.

Our new BA (Hons) Live Sound degree is now available in Bristol! Apply today to get your career in pro audio started this September!