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How to approach a record label

By Billie Croucher July 3, 2020

Co-director of Sub-Label Recordings and dBs Tutor, Ben Jacob shares some insight into how to get..

VIDEO: Turning a PS4 controller into a MIDI controller for Ableton

By Mike Steventon June 24, 2020

dBs tutor Chris Pratt turned his PS4 controller into a MIDI controller for Ableton Live so he..

10 tips for field recording during lockdown

By Billie Croucher June 12, 2020

As lockdown continues to change the way we live our lives, we asked dBs alumni, Natalia..

VIDEO: Ben Glass Masterclass | Turning an idea into a major project

By Chris Mackin June 9, 2020

dBs Music tutor and one half of Dubkasm, Ben Glass (aka Digistep) delivered an eye-opening..

VIDEO: Ben Chilton Masterclass | Sound design using modular synthesisers and hardware

By Chris Mackin May 28, 2020

As part of our Enhancement and Industry Week at the beginning of the year, sound designer and..

VIDEO: Alex Banks Masterclass | Taking your tracks from studio to stage

By Chris Mackin May 20, 2020

As part of the Ableton Education Tour 2020, producer and performer Alex Banks gave a detailed..

VIDEO: Building a track using household items with Matt Ward

By dBs Sound & Music Institute May 13, 2020

The usual tools that we'd utilise for music aren't as readily available at the moment, but dBs..

5 ways to stay creative during social distancing

By dBs Sound & Music Institute March 20, 2020

We’re currently living in very strange times and with many of us now spending our days at home,..

VIDEO: DJ Cheeba Masterclass | Fusing Turntablism with Visuals

By Chris Mackin March 17, 2020

Bristol-based DJ and audio visual artist, Cheeba, recently delivered a fascinating guest talk at..

Interview: Kat Marsh

By Chris Mackin February 3, 2020

Working with a diverse range of artists from The King Blues, Frank Turner and Bring Me The..

Interview: Reilly Smethurst

By Chris Mackin January 31, 2020

Australian-born musician and writer Reilly Smethurst recently delivered talks at dBs Music..

The life of a portfolio musician with Kayla Painter

By Chris Mackin November 21, 2019

Combining a unique mix of experimental electronic production and evolving visuals, Kayla Painter..