VIDEO: Crafting a career in sound

Wondering how to find your place in the audio industry? Our panel of experts and dBs alumni discuss their paths into a career in sound, and their advice for those hoping to do the same.

To celebrate the imminent launch of both our Manchester campus where you will be able to study from our programme of music production, live sound and audio engineering degrees, we curated a special panel of experts in Manchester's music scene and two dBs graduates to illuminate the pathways into this industry, the essential skills needed and their sage advice on securing your dream role.

The panel

  • Oli Brand (Centre Manager at dBs Bristol) Moderator
  • Chris Hughes (Manager & Head Engineer at Oscillate Recordings)
  • Joel Patchett (Freelance Sound Engineer)
  • Emily Magpie (Freelance mastering engineer, artist & producer) 
  • Rob Kivits (Sound Recordist & Post-Production Mixer at Omega Film Studios) 

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A photo collage including a eurorack synth, a female student wearing a Playstation virtual reality headset, two students using a Ableton Push 2 controller, a tutor and students using a mixing console and a student behind a Korg MS-20 synth