Who We
Work With

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In the 25 years since dBs was founded, we have built a strong network of relationships with some of the leading developers, manufacturers, festivals, organisations and institutions in the creative industries.

Thanks to the ongoing support from our partners, our students not only learn using industry-leading equipment, but have access to a wide range of networking opportunities with potential employers and learn first-hand through our extensive programme of guest lectures and workshops.

Our Industry Partners

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AMS Neve

They’re one of the most recognisable names in the industry and for good reason! With over 50 years creating some of the industry’s most lauded equipment, our partnership with AMS Neve means our students have access to a selection of their iconic hardware effects and mixing consoles, including the 500 Series outboard and Neve Genesys mixing console.


Ableton Live provides the backbone to much of our practical teaching, and as a Certified Ableton Training Centre, our students are being taught by Certified Trainers who know the software inside and out. As part of our partnership, our students benefit from the annual Ableton Education Tour, which brings together artists and Certified Trainers from a multitude of genres to deliver insightful and inspiring workshops.

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Leaders in both audio and video editing software, Avid are the perfect partner for dBs Institute. As an Avid Learning Partner, students receive invaluable training using Pro Tools and hardware such as the Avid Dock, S1 and S4 control surfaces.

Solid State Logic

Synonymous with recorded music, Solid State Logic has spent the last 50 years redefining the audio industry. Reported to have been responsible for 83% of 1996’s No.1 hit singles, its presence in studios across the world has only grown. Students at dBs have access to the SSL Duality Delta, SSL X-Logic, SSL AWS 924 and SSL Matrix2.

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d&b Audiotechnik

Starting life in a garage, d&b Audiotechnik have come a long way in their 40+ years. From their humble beginnings as a duo, the company has grown to house over 500 employees and lead the way in innovative and quality sound systems. Our partnership has seen d&b deliver several guest talks at dBs as well as field trips to experience their various systems in a live context.

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Falmouth University

We are proud to be in partnership with Falmouth University; a specialist university that fits perfectly with our mission of combining creativity with technology.

Falmouth University has a legacy of over 100 years and possesses a wealth of experience in providing professional facilities, teaching excellence, peerless connections and a vibrant creative community.

Falmouth has also been rated as one of the best universities in the world for its game degree courses and these very same degree courses can be studied at our Bristol and Manchester campuses.

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Access Creative College

With more than 30 years of experience, Access Creative College is the largest independent training provider in the UK, offering courses across multiple creative fields. As our further education partner, they provide Access to HE diploma courses in DJ & Electronic Music Production, Music Production and Games Development. 

If you’re aged 19 or over and don’t possess the qualifications to study one of our degree courses, the Access to HE pathway is a fantastic way of gaining the skills and qualifications to then progress onto higher education at dBs Institute. 

Alongside the Access to HE provision, Access Creative College offers diploma courses to 16-18 year olds in music performance and production, media, gaming, Esports and computing.

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