Rehearsal Rooms in York…

Melrose Yard Studios has three spacious, acoustically treated rehearsal rooms which all include a powerful PA system, microphones & stands. A drum kit, 2 guitar amps and a bass amp are also provided and cymbals can be hired if required. Practice sessions are available 7 days a week from 10am – 10pm (10am – 6pm on Saturdays).

Live Rehearsal Recording

Live rehearsal recordings are a great way to get your ideas down, track your progress or to use as rough demos. Each instrument is mic’d up and you get 30 minutes recording time. We then do a quick mix and each band member gets a CD to take away. Alternatively, we can provide the audio files for you to take away and mix yourselves.

Rehearsal Prices

Daytime Rehearsal

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm - £10 p/h (minimum 2 hour booking)

Saturday & Sunday - 10am-6pm - £10 p/h (minimum 3 hour booking)


Evening Rehearsal

Sunday-Friday 6-10pm - £40 (only available as a 4 hour block)


All rehearsal prices include PA system & microphones, drum kit (shells & hardware), bass amp & 2 guitar amps.

[Cymbal sets & Keyboards are available to hire for an additional £5 each per session subject to availability]


Live Rehearsal Recording

30 minutes recording time. All instruments/vocals mic'd/DI'd. Basic mix or audio files to take away to mix yourself. - £35

Student discount

A 10% student discount is available for all off-peak rehearsal sessions (Monday - Friday 10am-6pm). At least half of the group must present a valid NUS or student ID card to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

If a rehearsal session needs to be re-arranged or cancelled for any reason, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to the booking, otherwise you will be charged in full for the session.

Rehearsal Room Availability



York Recording Studio...

Melrose Yard Studios is a professional recording studio located in York city centre. We cater for a wide variety of projects from individual performers to large bands and also provide a location recording service. With extensive experience in a broad range of musical and production styles, we can deliver the sound you’re after.


Recording/editing/mixing/mastering - £25 per hour [minimum 2 hour booking]

Full day recording [8 hours] - £200


Student discount: 10% student discount is available for full day recording sessions. At least half of the group must present a valid NUS or College/Uni ID card to qualify.




  • AKG C414 (x2)
  • AKG C214 (x2)
  • AKG C1000 (x2)
  • AKG D112 (x2)
  • Audio Technica AT4033a
  • Audio Technica AT4040
  • Rode NT5 (x2)
  • SE R1 Ribbon (x2)
  • Sennheiser e604
  • Sennheiser e906
  • Sennheiser BF504 (x4)
  • Slate VMS ML-1
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57 (x3)
  • Shure SM7b


  • Beyerdynamic DT770
  • SONY MDR-7506
  • Beyerdynamic DT100 (x4)
  • Various Senheiser & Akg models


  • Focusrite Control 2802 Console 

Audio Interfaces

  • RME Fireface 800 Audio Interface
  • UAD Apollo Twin


  • Aphex 207 Two Channel Tube Preamp
  • Audient ASP800 8 Channel Premamp
  • Focusrite ISA Two Channel Preamp
  • Focusrite Octopre 8 Channel Preamp
  • TL Audio C1 Dual Valve Preamp/Compressor
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite TB Octo Core


  • 27" iMac 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel i7 16GB RAM
  • Logic Pro X
  • Autotune
  • Melodyne
  • PSP Vintage Warmer
  • T-Racks 3 Deluxe
  • Waves Gold Bundle
  • Waves CLA Compressors
  • UAD Analog Classics Plus Bundle


  • Adam A8X
  • Yamaha NS10
  • Art HeadAmp6 Pro Headphone Amp

Terms & Conditions

  • A £50.00 deposit is required to secure all recording sessions longer than 4 hours.
  • Any recording sessions cancelled less than 48 hours before the booked time will result in the loss of the deposit.
  • Recording session files will be kept for 12 months after the date of the recording. After this time the files will be erased. Audio files can be supplied on a DVD data disc or other storage device provided by the client. There is a £15.00 charge for this service.
  • Customers that record any material that they do not own the copyright for are responsible for obtaining any necessary permission(s) and/or licence(s).

Experiences & Parties


Recording Experiences & Parties

Melrose Yard Studios offer a range of Recording Studio Experiences with packages available for individuals and small groups right up to larger parties of up to 30 people!

Recording Studio Experiences make perfect gifts for aspiring singers, as well as a great fun Birthday party, special occasion or Hen party. 

All our recording experiences involve spending time in our professional recording studio with a talented record producer. You will sing and record your favourite pop songs and then get a printed CD to take away at the end of the session.

For more information or to make a booking please get in touch.

Recording Parties

Our recording studio experience parties are ideal for Birthdays, Hen parties or for any special occasion!

We can cater for up to 30 singers!

For more information or to make a booking please get in touch.





CD/DVD Duplication

Melrose Yard Studios offers a simple duplication service for short run orders of up to 500 units.

Your design is printed directly onto the body of the CD/DVD and packaged in a clear plastic wallet.

This is an ideal solution for use as promotional copies or to sell at gigs.

We can offer very quick turnaround times of 1-3 working days for quantities of up to 150 copies.

Duplication Pricing

Up to 10 copies = £10,00
11-250 copies = £1.00 per unit
251-400 copies = £0.95 per unit
401-500 copies = £0.90 per unit


Offsite Equipment Hire

Offsite PA Hire

Our easy set-up 1000 watt PA System package – comprising 2 speakers, 2 stands, 1 powered mixer amp, 1 power cable & 2 speaker cables is perfect for live music events, birthday celebrations, weddings and even outdoor events. If you’re looking for a music system and want to avoid the cost of a DJ then look no further and feel free to contact us today!

£50.00 per day (£100 deposit required)

Offsite Equipment Hire

PA Equipment
1 Microphone, 1 stand & 1 XLR cable – £5 per day

Drum Kit
Five piece drum kit with hardware = £40 per day
Set of Cymbals = £25 per day

Guitar amplifier = £25 per day
Bass amplifier = £30 per day