// Education,// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

How to use a turntable creatively with Eliad and Rodi

2 Dec , 2016  

Using a turntable creatively
How many ways can you think to use a turntable creatively? We held a workshop for our students to show them a few ways Rodi and Eliad have come up with.

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// Education,// Film,// Music

The art of choosing a music or film production school

25 Nov , 2016  

music or film production school

So many options, so little time. Here is our advice on how to choose the right music or film production school for you.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Bad Tropes

18 Nov , 2016  

Bad Tropes

The sixth band featured in our series of live performances from Funkhaus is Bad Tropes. Some dBs Berlin students and staff shot and recorded them in the stunning Saal 1. Please enjoy their track Miracles.

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// Education,// Guest Sessions,// Music

Show and tell with Grimy: what should a DJ do?

11 Nov , 2016  

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The Grimy logo is recognisable to people who don’t know Zernell Gillie’s work as a DJ. How? He came in to show and tell us some good business practices.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Education,// Music

Ableton Loop: A replay of dBs Berlin’s participation

4 Nov , 2016  

Ableton_Loop_logo_and _Funkhaus

We partnered with Ableton Loop 2016 where our tutors led a few workshops, a bunch of our students volunteered and our Funkhaus studios were open.

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// Education,// Music

Field recordings field trip

28 Oct , 2016   Gallery

Field_recordings_Teufeslberg

We took the students in our music diploma out into the wild of Berlin’s coolest abandoned area Teufeslberg. Their mission: capture sound and use those samples in tracks.

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// Education,// Music

Listen to the live choir recording

21 Oct , 2016  

Live_choir_recording

Back in the spring of 2016, our Music Production & Sound Engineering Students had the chance to complete a live choir recording in addition to recording an orchestra live.

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// Education,// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

Inside dBs Berlin: Brian

14 Oct , 2016  

Brian

Brian’s degree in composition and music technology makes him the perfect tutor for our music production analysis and contemporary arrangement courses.

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// Etikett Radio,// Music

Etikett radio Inbal Gordon

7 Oct , 2016  

Inbal Gordon

Continuing our video series about Etikett radio (a platform by music lovers for music lovers) we introduce host and recent grad Inbal. She just finished our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

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// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

Inside dBs Berlin: Ainsley

30 Sep , 2016  

Ainsley

Ainsley has 2 Latin Grammies, has worked at Kensaltown in London, and is now found in our mixing suites at the Funkhaus leading Music Production & Sound Engineering lessons.

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// Education,// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

We will miss dBs Berlin class of 2016

23 Sep , 2016  

Dominic_grad_2016

Just like last year, we held our graduation at the Funkhaus. But unlike last year, nearly three times as many students were sent off with many wishes of luck and success.

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// Etikett Radio,// Music

Etikett Radio Freak A. Della

16 Sep , 2016  

Etikett Radio Freak A. Della

Opportunities for our students are things we are always keen on creating here at dBs Berlin. That’s why we made Etikett radio – a platform by music lovers for music lovers.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Music

Shatter Hands wins Dimension Sounds

9 Sep , 2016  

Shatter Hands at Dimensions 2016

It’s been a busy few months for Johan, aka Shatter Hands. Not only did he finish his Electronic Music Production & Performance Degree here at dBs Berlin, but he also won CDR’s 2016 Dimension Sounds contest.

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// Education,// Guest Sessions,// Music

Jan St. Werner: the limits of sound

2 Sep , 2016  

Jan st. Werner

Most of us know Jan St. Werner as being one half of the German band Mouse on Mars. But his prolific skill in electronic sound creation has also spilled out into other areas. We invited him to dBs Berlin for a guest lecture and he presented us with 7 of his pieces alongside some context.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

Hear it?: A Moodmusic documentary

28 Aug , 2016  

Moodmusic

There’s no shortage of content that reports on the rise of musical groups or individual performers. But what about the organisations that support them along the way? In response, we created a mini-documentary series called ‘Hear It?’ where we will focus on a few record labels in Berlin. Each one has had significant impacts on the electronic music scene and experienced huge growth within the past decade. Our second episode features Moodmusic.

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// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

Semester Sounds 2016

26 Aug , 2016  

Semester Sounds 2016

Nursing a constant thirst for new and innovative music? Welcome to Semester Sounds! Here we invite you to listen to some of the results of what we do at dBs Berlin together.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Music

In the Dark: Sound Perceptions

18 Aug , 2016  

Sound Perceptions

dBs Music Student Caleb organised a well-received sound installation called In the Dark: Sound Perceptions. Recording hall 2 at the Funkhaus provided the perfect venue for this experiment in sound perception which had its audience captivated by 4 sound pieces in complete darkness for a full hour.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Sebastian Plano

8 Aug , 2016  

Sebastian Plano

Time for round 5! This edition of live performance being recorded and filmed by dBs Berlin students and staff, features Sebastian Plano. He came in to the Funkhaus and gave us quite a show.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Film,// Music

LiiLt and dBs Berlin partnership

5 Aug , 2016  

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We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Liilt, the global careers, education and professional network for electronic music.

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// Education,// Film

No ‘school’ in our new Filmmaking Diploma

3 Aug , 2016  

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Anyone who’s ever been interested in making films has at some point run into the age-old dilemma: to film school, or not to film school? Here is our film tutor Mal, designer of our new 2016 Filmmaking Diploma, explaining why we took ‘school’ out of the programme to give you the best of all possible worlds. 

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