SECRET GENIUS ABOUT

Secret Genius’ London studio is based out of the world famous Metropolis Studios in West London.

Located in the suburb of Chiswick, since 1985 Metropolis has hosted some of the world’s most successful recording artists including Queen and George Michael (who recorded their “Innuendo” and “Listen Without Prejudice” albums here).

Just a 5 minute walk from Stamford Brook tube station, the studio is conveniently located with a great selection of bars and restaurants nearby whilst still away from the hustle and bustle of Central London. There is also an on-site cafe which serves hot drinks and cold beverages.

The Secret Genius studio is open Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 8:00pm and all sessions come with a qualified recording engineer who can assist with everything from initial set up to engineering the entire session.

FAQ

How do I book time to use Secret Genius Studios London?
Complete the Application form, here. There is no fee for the studio time.

How do I know if my booking request has been successful?
Booking is not confirmed until you receive an email with the studio address and arrival instructions.

Do I need to pay for an engineer, or is this included?
There will be an engineer on-site for your session. Please make sure to specify the type of assistance needed from the engineer on the application form.

Will I have full ownership of my final recordings?
Yes, Secret Genius Studios is simply providing the space and equipment for you to create. We will provide you with an MP3 bounce of your final recording. Please bring a drive if you wish to save your session files. Secret Genius Studios will not be responsible for session files after the studio session is finished.

What are the hours of Secret Genius Studios London?
11:30am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Can I smoke in the Studio?
Smoking and alcohol consumption are not permitted.

How many people can I invite to the studio?
The studio allows 3 guests or collaborators total.

Is there parking at Secret Genius Studios London?
No. The nearest underground station is Stamford Brook based on the District Line.

What equipment do I need to bring?
You will need to bring a laptop or computer. Everything else (instruments, mics, recording equipment—the full list is below) is available in a “plug and play” environment for creating work tapes and demos.

Is any equipment provided at the studio i.e. Guitars, keyboards?
In addition to our upright piano, you will have access to the following (subject to availability):

Hardware:

  • SSL X-Desk (8 Channels)
  • M-Audio MIDI Controller
  • Pro Tools HD Rig
  • Rane HC6S Headphone Console (6 Channels)
  • Audient 8 Channel Pre-Amp
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Avalon 737SP
  • Urei 1176 Compressor
  • Neve 1073 Dual Mic Pre-Amp
  • Genelec 8341A Speakers w/ Sub

Microphones:

  • Lewitt LCT 940 (similar to Manley Gold Reference)
  • Shure SM7B
  • Sontronics Saturn
  • Aston Origin (similar to Neumann U87)
  • Pair of Lewitt MTP 440s (Dynamic Mics)

For any comments or questions, please contact us via email.