5 reasons to study Music Production with dBs Music

Turn your love for music into a career in the music industry. Learn Music Production with dBs Music and get hands-on experience in world-class recording studios . Here's our top 5 reasons why we're the industry leader in earning a qualification in Music Production.

Api 1608 Studio Bristol dBs Music1.  World class studios

Our studios are fully-functioning pro level facilities. Learning at dBs Music means you get to use the same quality of recording studio that you would find in the real world. We have SSL, Neve and Audient consoles and an incredible API console that is the only one of its kind in the UK and enables students to become API certified and have a chance of a $2000 API Visionary Scholarship (Which recently a dBs Music student won!)

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A selection of the microphones on offer at dBs Music cover most recording situations.2. Huge, high-end mic collection.

Getting to know a vast range of microphone types and how they sound is critical to becoming a successful recording engineer. That's why we're constantly expanding our mic collection with everything from vintage pieces to modern classics. Our expert tutors will guide you through choosing the right mic for the job and getting creative with different mic techniques using the vast dBs Music mic collection.





Students recording at dBs Music's commercial studio in Plymouth, Batter St Studios3. Rich commercial recording heritage

Formed in Plymouth, dBs Music began life as a commercial studio running short courses before turning into the multi-campus, fully fledged music school it is today. That same commercial facility is still very much at the heart of dBs Music, with our Plymouth students regularly using our flagship Neve Genesys console and arsenal of classic gear.



A recent visit to Abbey Road Studios for dBs Music students - full story on our blog here. 4. Student trips to world famous commercial recording studios

Students at dBs Music will get the opportunity to visit local studios, mastering houses, anechoic chambers and more. Plus world famous facilities like Abbey Road, Real World Studios are also recent trips. These visits to actual working studios and businesses in the music industry, combined with our dynamic, academic learning at dBs Music make us a unique proposition. We prepare students with the necessary skills and real-world working knowledge to get a head start in the world of music production.


A recent masterclass with Real World Engineer, Ali Staton at our Plymouth campus.5. Guest lecturers and masterclasses from working engineers and producers

As well as visiting professionals in their place of work, we also regularly bring in guest lecturers and hold music production and engineering masterclasses for students. Recently we've had audio engineers such as Ali Staton and Simon Gogerly, mastering engineers such as Abbey Road's Christian Wright and Alchemy Mastering's Matt Colton talk to students about what they do, and demonstrate firsthand, the techniques and practices they use as music industry professionals.