Shake Down Studio was built in 2013 primarily as a studio specialising in hip hop production and composition. The studio is custom designed with a large vocal booth/recording room and a purpose built control room acoustically ideal for mixing and mastering. With a range of hardware, software and microphones at our disposal we can find the perfect match for your project whether you’re after a clean sound or one with character. We can track almost any instrument with the exception of large drum kits and are fully equipped with DJ equipment for chorus or technical scratching. If you have instrumentals already we can mix and master from stereo files or stems or ultimately book us to compose a custom made instrumental for you.

  • Intel I7 64 bit Quadcore running Windows 7
  • RME Fireface 800
  • UAD-2 Sattelite Pro Duo
  • I7 Macbook Pro, RME UX

Synths, Samplers, Controllers

  • MPC Renaissance
  • MPC1000 
  • MPC5000
  • Yamaha MOX6
  • Novation X Station
  • Arturia Origin
  • MPD24
  • Axiom 25
  • Kawai Baby Grand Piano

DJ Equipment

  • Rane TTm57sl
  • 2 x Numark TTX’s
  • 2 x Numark HDX’s
  • Vestax PDX2000


  • EVE SC407 main monitors
  • EVE SC207 near field monitors
  • Adams A7X near field monitors
  • Yamaha HS80 near field monitors
  • Auratone C5 reference monitors
  • Beyerdynamic DT150 headphones
  • Audio-Technica M50X headphones

Software & Plugins

  • Reaper
  • Reason
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton
  • MPC
  • Wavelab
  • Komplete 8
  • Melodyne
  • UAD
  • Sonnox
  • Waves Gold
  • iZotope plugins
  • Ilok USB thing


  • Fender American Standard Telecaster
  • Epiphone Les Paul
  • Yamaha Jazz Bass
  • Abilene Bass
  • Takamine D Series Steel String

Outboard Gear

  • Avalon VT-737 channel strip
  • UAD LA-610mk11 channel strip
  • Alesis Quadverb
  • Focusrite Twin Racks Pro stereo channel strip


  • Neumann TLM-49
  • RODE K2
  • AKG C214
  • Electro Voice RE320
  • AKG D112
  • AKG D40