Studio 2

20 m² 30 people from R440 per hour


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


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.



  • 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)


  • 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)


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


  • 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

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