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Location: Johannesburg

Big Rehearsal Spaces


25 m² 25 people from R600 per 8 hours

ABOUT SPACE

We have 4 big rehearsal rooms that host up to 25 people (rooms 5, 6, 11 and 12). Room 5 has large mirrors, perfect for dance rehearsals. The booking price shown above is for the space only, but you can hire equipment separately (see the Backline for Hire section)

Minimum Booking

8 hrs minimum

Backline For Hire

When you book a rehearsal, we charge you for the space only. The backline is charged separately at R400. If you need a backline, please arrange with DownTown Music Hub. A backline has 4 mics, a bass amp, a bass guitar, and 2 monitors. An extra mic costs R50. 

Rehearsal Space Rules

No smoking, drinking or eating inside the studio.
No weapons allowed.
All equipment brought to the studio must be declared at the security desk.

GEAR

  • Bass Amp (x1)
  • Guitar Amp (x1)
  • PA System (x1)

  • Drum set (x1)
  • Microphones (x4)
  • Keyboard stand (x1)
  • Bring your keyboard

Small Rehearsal Spaces


10 m² 8 people from R500 per 8 hours

ABOUT SPACE

We have 5 small rehearsal rooms that host up to 8 people (rooms 7, 8, 9, 10, and 14). Room 13 is the most spacious in the small rooms category. It can host up to 16 people. The booking price shown above is for the space only, but you can hire equipment separately (see the Backline for Hire section)

Minimum Booking

8 hrs minimum

Backline For Hire

When you book a rehearsal, we charge you for the space only. The backline is charged separately at R400. If you need a backline, please arrange with DownTown Music Hub. A backline has 4 mics, a bass amp, a bass guitar, and 2 monitors. An extra mic costs R50. 

Rehearsal Space Rules

No smoking, drinking or eating inside the studio.
No weapons allowed.
All equipment brought to the studio must be declared at the security desk.

GEAR

  • Bass Amp (x1)
  • Guitar Amp (x1)
  • PA System (x1)

  • Drum set (x1)
  • Microphones (x4)
  • Keyboard stand (x1)
  • Bring your keyboard

Studio 3


10 m² 10 people from R420 per hour

ABOUT SPACE

Studio Three has undergone a major refurbishment over the last few years and is perfectly poised to host your next overdub or final mix project.

The studio is based around two small-to-mid-sized booths which are isolated from each other and are perfect for vocal overdubs, ADR, or tracking of small ensembles who don’t necessarily require the space that our bigger studios offer.

Our 48-Channel SSL AWS 948 is perfect companion for today’s modern workflows and its extensive 1/4” patch bay makes interfacing your outboard gear a breeze.

If you have some sonic experiments to perform, or a production to hone, then this is the room for you!

Composing to picture? Our 46” preview screen shows the images, so that you can set the tone.

We have a fully-recallable stereo analogue environment here in Studio Three, so not only will it sound great, but you can work at your pace with the piece of mind that nothings going to change when you come back to revisit your mix, with some fresh ears, in the following days and weeks to come.

Minimum Booking

4 hr minimum

Amentities

waiting area, kitchen, fridge, parking nearby, bathrooms

Studio Rules

No smoking, drinking or eating inside the studio.
No weapons allowed.
All equipment brought to the studio must be declared at the security desk.

GEAR

MICROPHONES

  • Rode NT2 Mics (x3) 
  • Akg C451 Mics (x5) 
  • Akg D112 Mic (x1) 
  • Shure Beta 57A (x4) 
  • Shure SM 57 (x1) 
  • Sennheiser MD 421 (x6) 
  • Joe Meek JM 47 (x1) 
  • Shure Beta 52 (x2) 
  • Akg CAlrec (x1) 
  • Akg BnK (x1) 
  • Beyer M 420 (x1) 
  • Sennheiser MD 441 (x1) 
  • Shure SM 57 (x2)

GUITAR AMPLIFIERS

  • Fender DULUXE REVERB (Guitar amp)
  • Vox (Guitar amp)
  • Tracey Elliot (Bass amp)
  • Fender TWIN REVERB (Guitar amp)
  • Marshall 5881 (Bass amp)
  • R&P Studio Bass 100 (Bass amp)

MIC PRE AMPS

  • Millenia Origin STT-1
  • Universal Audio 110
  • Universal Audiotube LA 610

EFFECTS PROCESSORS

  • Lexicon MX 400 XL
  • Lexicon Digital Reverb surround
  • Yamaha SCB Stage Custom Birch drum set

  1. AWS 948 II 48 channel Mixing Console
  2. Digidesign HDX MADI System Pro Tools Digital 64 channels
  3. SSL MX Alpha link Madi Converters
  4. L.E.D Lighting
  5. Ducted Air conditioning in control room and recording area
  6. System 800A RH Tannoy Active Studio Monitors

Studio 2


20 m² 30 people from R440 per hour
BOOK OUR STUDIOS

ABOUT SPACE

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!

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.

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!

Minimum Booking

2 hr minimum

Amentities

waiting area, kitchen, fridge, parking nearby, bathrooms

Studio Rules

No smoking, drinking or eating inside the studio.
No weapons allowed.
All equipment brought to the studio must be declared at the security desk.

GEAR

MICROPHONES

  • Rode NT2 Mics (x3)
  • Akg C451 Mics (x5)
  • Akg D112 Mic (x1)
  • Shure Beta 57A (x4)
  • Shure SM 57 (x1)
  • Sennheiser MD 421 (x6)
  • Joe Meek JM 47 (x1)
  • Shure Beta 52 (x2)
  • Akg CAlrec (x1)
  • Akg BnK (x1)
  • Beyer M 420 (x1)
  • Sennheiser MD 441 (x1)
  • Shure SM 57 (x2)

GUITAR AMPLIFIERS

  • Fender DULUXE REVERB (Guitar amp)
  • Vox (Guitar amp)
  • Tracey Elliot (Bass amp)
  • Fender TWIN REVERB (Guitar amp)
  • Marshall 5881 (Bass amp)
  • R&P Studio Bass 100 (Bass amp)

MIC PRE AMPS

  • Millenia Origin STT-1
  • Universal Audio 110
  • Universal Audiotube LA 610

EFFECTS PROCESSORS

  • Lexicon MX 400 XL
  • Lexicon Digital Reverb surround
  • Yamaha SCB Stage Custom Birch drum set

  1. Harrison Analogue mixing console
  2. Pro Tools Digital Recording System
  3. SSL MX Alpha link Madi Converters
  4. Apple Mac Quad Pro Computer
  5. Ducted air conditioning in control room and recording area
  6. L.E.D Lighting
  7. 8350A GENELEC ACTIVE STUDIO             MONITORS.

Studio 1


30 m² 70 people from R550 per hour

ABOUT SPACE

A spacious control room and large versatile studio area make this flagship studio ideal for large ensembles and for all that appreciate the value of having some air around their notes.

The main room is divided into two separate spaces, with a brighter sounding (7,2 x 4,7 meter) space connected to the larger (11,4 x 10,4 meter) tracking area with clear lines of sight.

Visual communication is crucial when tracking – that’s why each of our six large BBC-style Gobo’s has been built containing a small window, so that you catch that all important nod, wink, or hand gesture when laying that groove down.

They offer great isolation too – your whole band can set up in the same room and record with the same vibe you have on stage – yes, back to basics.

Studio One is all about the vibe – it’s a truly special place to record, steeped in history and ready to excite the muse in you.

You’ll love the flexibility of the 72-Channel SSL Duality SE.

Minimum Booking

2 hr minimum

Amentities

waiting area, kitchen, fridge, parking nearby, bathrooms

Studio Rules

No smoking, drinking or eating inside the studio.
No weapons allowed.
All equipment brought to the studio must be declared at the security desk.

GEAR

MICROPHONES

  • Rode NT2 Mics (x3) 
  • Akg C451 Mics (x5) 
  • Akg D112 Mic (x1) 
  • Shure Beta 57A (x4) 
  • Shure SM 57 (x1) 
  • Sennheiser MD 421 (x6) 
  • Joe Meek JM 47 (x1) 
  • Shure Beta 52 (x2) 
  • Akg CAlrec (x1) 
  • Akg BnK (x1) 
  • Beyer M 420 (x1) 
  • Sennheiser MD 441 (x1) 
  • Shure SM 57 (x2) 

MIC PRE AMPS

  • Millenia Origin STT-1
  • Universal Audio 110
  • Universal Audiotube LA 610

GUITAR AMPLIFIERS

  • Fender DULUXE REVERB (Guitar amp) 
  • Vox (Guitar amp) 
  • Tracey Elliot (Bass amp) 
  • Fender TWIN REVERB (Guitar amp) 
  • Marshall 5881 (Bass amp) 
  • R&P Studio Bass 100 (Bass amp) 

EFFECTS PROCESSORS

  • Lexicon MX 400 XL
  • Lexicon Digital Reverb surround
  • Yamaha SCB Stage Custom Birch drum set

  1. S.S.L Duality D 72 channel S.E mixing console
  2. Digidesign HDX MADI System Pro Tools 64 channels
  3. SSL MX Alpha link Madi Converters
  4. Apple Mac Quad Pro Computer
  5. Adam S3X H powered midfield monitors
  6. Ducted air conditioning in control room and recording area
  7. LED Lighting
  8. S3XH ADAMS ACTIVE STUDIO MONITORS

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