An entry level music training course for aspiring DJs and music producers

Held in our state of the art studios students get to grips with top line performance and production equipment including Pioneer CDJ400's, DJM400 mixers, Traktor Scratch Pro Digital DVS System and Cubase.

Each course is wrapped up with a Masterclass session delivered by a high profile DJ or Producer and students are offered the opportunity to perform at high-profule events in the North East while gaining experience of promoting and managing their own events.

Students also complete an Arts Award qualification (Level 1) and learn from industry professionals.

What you'll learn:

  • Beat matching
  • Beat Juggling
  • Turntablism
  • CD mixing
  • FX editing, sequencing and sampling
  • Recording vocals
  • Music production skills
  • Performance skills
  • Digital technology

  • Who is this course for?

    Young DJs and Producers who want to create and record new music and mixes, perform at high profile club events and experience promoting and managing their own events.

Cost: FREE 
Duration: 5-9pm Tuesdays & Thursdays for 6 weeks
2014 Courses Start: All courses are now full, please contact us about future courses and opportunities.
Contact: Bob Allan on 0191 255 4468 or
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UMT BEATS MIXES by Generator 

CASE STUDY: Gordon Bruce

Since graduating from BEATS Gordon has has kept himself busy being 1/5 of Newcastle's Shift-Static who are known for their masterful blend of the electronic with the human - creating glitchy, unsettling sonic canvases - with their latest EP mixed and mastered by BEATS tutor Danny Linton.

Not satisfied with the one music project on the go Gordon is currently working on completing his Masters degree, working on remixes for Zebra and Snake and Blank Canvas AND DJing with the No Globe Club in his native Edinburgh - he's a busy lad!

For more information on Gordon Bruce and other graduates, click here.

Photos by Lauren Close & Jazzy Lemon


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