STUDIO TWO

It’s never this quiet!

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It’s never this quiet!

Studio 2 is Jozi’s very own “Hit Factory” and those in the know travel from far and wide to record here.

 

To some it’s a sacred place and for others it’s all about the fun had when recording in it’s live rooms or just shooting the breeze in it’s legendary control room.

 

While we’ve upgraded the other studios here at The Hub, this one has been left untouched – it has a certain Mojo that you really have to experience at least once in your artistic career!

Pops ‘n trees

The live room, like Studio One is divided into a couple of distinct spaces. We’ve got a brighter sounding 6,2 x 3,4m area that is isolated from the main 7,6 x 6,5m space, with a large piece of glass which allows for the great sight-lines that are fundamental to the way we record here at DownTown.

Studio 2 live room

Engineers will also appreciate our “amp corral” with it’s large-swinging doors which offers some great additional isolation of loud sound sources, yet keeps them all sounding in the same space – great if you want a cohesive-sounding recording.  Add to this x6 large BBC-style Gobo’s and you’ve got one super-versatile recording space… alive with possibilities.

Studio 2 is affectionately known by our staff as the Stimela Studio, as this express train hardly ever pulls into the station for a rest – book today to avoid disappointment!

Mzamo crafting the hits

Download Studio Two Floor Plan

Studio Two Floor Plan(A3).PDF

Key Technical Features

Harrison 3232 Console
Logic 9 | 24 Inputs 24 Outputs
RME Conversion
Adam A7X Monitors
x6 Large BBC-Style Gobo’s

S2 :: Outboard Gear & FX

Urei LA4 (1)
Urei 1176LN (1)
DBX 165A (1)
Klark Technik DN 510 (2)
Klark Technik DN 500 (1)
Orban 536A DeEsser (1)
Korg A3 (1)
Yamaha SPX 90MK2 (1)
Yamaha SPX 1000 (1)
Teknik 27S Graphic EQ (2)
BBE Sonic Maximizer 822A (1)
Lexicon LXP-1 (1)
Lexicon LXP-5 (1)
Roland SRV-2000 (1)
Motu Midi Timepiece AV (1)
Korg DTR-1 Tuner (1)

Floating Outboard

Alternate Monitors
  • Genelec 1031A (2)
Equalisers
  • Pultec EQP-1A Program EQ (2)
  • Focusrite Red 2 Dual EQ (1)
Dynamics
  • Manley Vari-Mu (1)
  • DBX 165A (1)
  • Focusrite Red 3 Dual Compressor (1)
  • Joe Meek SC 2.2 Stereo Comp. (1)
  • Orban Sibilance Controller (1)
Channel Strips
  • DBX 286A Mic Preamp / Processor (1)
Reverb & Effects
  • Ensoniq DP/4+ (1)
  • Eventide H3500 (1)
  • Eventide H3000SE (1)
  • Korg X3R (1)
  • Lexicon 300 (2)
  • Lexicon MXP400XL (1)
  • TC 2290 Delay & Effects (1)
  • Yamaha SPX 1000 (1)
Miscellaneous
  • Fostex D-15 (1)
  • Klark Teknik DN60 RTA (1)
  • Marantz CD5400 (1)
  • Marantz CD5800 (1)
  • Tascam CD-RW700 (1)
  • Tascam DA30Mk2 (1)

Backline | Modules | Instruments

Keys
  • Yamaha C7 Baby Grand (1)
  • Hammond C3 with 122 Leslie (1)
  • Xinghai Upright Piano (1)
Keyboards
  • Korg M1 Kbd (1)
  • Korg Sampling Grand Kbd (1)
  • Korg Triton Kbd (1)
  • Roland RD-300s Kbd (1)
  • Roland RD-250s Kbd (1)
  • Roland Juno-106 Poly-Synth (1)
  • Yamaha DX7 (1)
  • Yamaha DX7 II FD (1)
Modules
  • Ensoniq MR Rack (1)
  • Roland JV-1080 (3)
  • Roland JV880 (1)
  • Roland U-220 (1)
  • Roland D-110 Sound Module (1)
Guitar Amps & Speakers
  • Fender Twin Reverb (1)
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb (1)
  • Marshall 6100 30th Anniversary (1)
  • Roland Jazz Chorus 120 (1)
  • Vox AC30 (1)
  • Marshall 1960 4×12 Angled Cabinet (1)
  • Marshall 1960 4×12 Straight Cabinet (1)
  • Fender Bassman Speaker Enclosure (1)
Bass Amps
  • Roland Studio Bass 100 (2)
  • Trace Elliot GP7SM Bass Amp (1)
Kit
  • Yamaha Stage Custom (5-pce) (1)
  • w/Set of thin Paiste Cymbals (1)

Microphones & DI’s

  • Neumann M149 (1)
  • sE2200T (1)
  • sE4400a (1)
  • sE2200a (2)
  • sEX1 (2)
S/D Condensers
  • AKG 451B (3)
  • Beyer M201 (1)
  • Calrec CM1050C (2)
  • Calrec CM1051 (1)
Dynamics
  • AKG D112 (1)
  • Sennheiser MD441U (2)
  • Sennheiser MD421 (10)
  • Shure Beta 52a (1)
  • Shure Beta 56 (1)
  • Shure Beta 57A (10)
  • Shure SM57 (3)
DI’s
  • Countryman (2)
  • Manley Tube Direct Interface (1)