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dBs Institute Apr 21, 2023 3:24:20 PM 16 min read

6 ways to effectively study game development at university

Want to get the most out of studying game development at university? We speak with ...
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Sam Willis Apr 17, 2023 8:59:37 AM 1 min read

VIDEO SERIES: Our Employability & Engagement Officer on networking

Check out our video series on what networking is, how to network in the music industry ...
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Sam Willis Jan 26, 2023 4:29:46 PM 32 min read

How to get into the gaming industry: Our ultimate guide with advice from the pros

Want to work in a rapidly growing industry that’s fun, challenging and creative? The ...
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Sam Willis Nov 15, 2022 9:45:00 AM 6 min read

Networking in the gaming industry: Top tips from 4 industry experts

If you know that you need to be networking in the gaming industry, but you’re unsure ...
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Sam Willis Nov 7, 2022 3:13:00 PM 4 min read

How to create a game dev portfolio: 6 tips from industry professionals

Creating an exciting, impressive and comprehensive portfolio of work is essential for ...
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Sam Willis Oct 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM 12 min read

How to start a record label: 11 tips from two label owners

Want to gain valuable knowledge of the music industry, help develop your local scene and ...
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dBs Sound & Music Institute Sep 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM 10 min read

The Best Free Tools for Building Your Own Video Game

We take a look at the best free tools for building your own video game, from the engines ...
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dBs Sound & Music Institute Aug 25, 2022 12:00:00 AM 5 min read

These are the breaks - 7 of the most influential drum breaks in electronic music

Drum breaks are fundamental building blocks in the development of electronic music and ...
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dBs Sound & Music Institute Aug 23, 2022 12:00:00 AM 7 min read

Want to get booked for your first DJ set? Formula shares 6 top tips..

Have you been mixing at home or house parties and now want to know how to get booked as a ...
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Chris Mackin Aug 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM 9 min read

How to get started in music production without spending any money

We introduce you to some excellent free options to get yourself started in music ...
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Chris Mackin Jul 22, 2022 3:00:00 PM 1 min read

VIDEO: Crafting a career in sound

Wondering how to find your place in the audio industry? Our panel of experts and dBs ...
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Chris Mackin Jul 5, 2022 12:53:00 PM < 1 min read

VIDEO: Make your mark in the gaming industry

Four experts within the Manchester gaming scene share their insights and advice on how to ...
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