The Studio

We are very proud of our studio. As a non-profit we put every spare penny and all our experience into choosing the perfect equipment for our teaching needs. We use reliable, well built units that can teach you all the skills you need. By trying all the formats we have available it will help you decide what type of equipment you may want to buy for yourself in the future.

If you already have equipment of your own you can bring it in to pre-arranged private sessions where a specialist tutor will help you set it up or get to grips with anything you want to know.

Equipment

Computers –

We have 8 Macbook computers all of which run Serato DJ software.

6 of these MacBooks also have Traktor, Ableton Suite, Logic Pro and Melodics software.

We have an additional Windows PC with Ableton Suite and FL Studio.

Controllers –

We have 5 Numark Mixtrack Pro iii, 1 Pioneer DDJ SX, 1 Mixtrack Pro ii and 2 Mixtrack Pro i.

We have 4 Ableton Push for use with Ableton and 4 Launch Key Mini for use with Ableton or Logic.

CD Players – 

We have 4 pairs of Pioneer CDJ 1000s and 2 pairs of Pioneer CDJ 800s.

 

 

Turntables –

We have one pair of Technics SL120s, one pair of Vestax PDX 2000s and an additional Technics SL1210.

Mixers –

All our CDJs are attached to Numark M2 mixers.

Our Vestax PDX 2000s attach to a Native Instruments Z2 mixer which can be further used with any of our Traktor MacBooks to run Traktor Scratch Pro DVS. We have additional Native Instruments F1 and X1 controllers to add to the Traktor DVS experience.

Our Technics SL1210s are attached to a Pioneer DJM S9 mixer which can be further attached to any of our MacBooks to run Serato DJ DVS. As our newest and flagship set-up this is the most popular by far.

Speakers –

All sets of equipment can be heard through our Active Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 Reference Monitors or our Mackie SRM 450 plus Mackie SRM 1850 PA for a more realistic club-sound.

Getting here:

Our studio is inside the Yorkshire Dance Building, 3 St Peters Square, leeds LS9 8AH.

On the right are some possible car parks. On-street parking is also available right outside the studio (very busy) and on Macaulay Street and Mabgate 5 minutes walk away to the North. We are a 1 minute walk from Leeds Bus Station and ten minutes from Leeds Rail Station.

On arrival you should walk upstairs to the reception of Yorkshire Dance and ask for DJ School UK. Your tutor will come up and meet you to show you through the building. There are lifts for anyone with accessibility needs.

On certain occasions (e.g. bank holidays) the reception and front door may be shut and you will need to use the back door. In these cases your tutor should have contacted you to arrange for your access.

When you make a booking you should note the direct contact of the tutor who will be hosting you. If you need any information on the day you should contact that tutor directly. Please be aware – there may be a session before and after yours – if your call is not answered it is because your tutor is busy – if you don’t leave a message they will ignore it. If you are late you will still need to leave at the end of your booked time to allow for the next booking to start promptly.

Studio culture

Accessibility:

Right next door to our studio and on the same floor are an individual male toilet and a unisex wheelchair accessible bathroom.

Refreshments:

We have a small kitchen where you are welcome to help yourself to a cup of tea, coffee, water or squash. We are 2 minutes walk from Leeds City Centre with hundreds of places to get food and eat. If you will stay over a meal time you can keep food in our fridge or use the microwave upstairs. For larger groups we suggest you speak to us in advance to see if there will be space to take a lunch break in the building reception area.

Wifi: We have free wifi – if you are a parent or carer hanging out while someone else has a session you can bring a device and get on with things.

Rules: 

We aim to keep everyone happy and so our rules are simple and intended to reflect that we just want everyone to get along:

No food or drink leaves the kitchen area.

No Prejudice of any kind.

No Bullying.

We will not allow any offensive or illegal activities. If you are sharing the space at a club or project you must be considerate of everyone present. If you are hiring the space for yourself you must still be considerate of our staff.

Explicit lyrics should not be played at volumes other people can hear them unless those people have agreed their acceptance of them.

We and you are all subject to the Terms and Conditions plus accompanying policies you have to agree to before making a booking.