Studio A, with a large live room perfect for ensembles, a dead room and stone room, offers an array of acoustic options. 

Studio A is the largest of the two tracking rooms at Metropolis. The 60m2 control room houses an SSL 9072 ‘J’ series console with PMC main monitors; an ideal room for tracking or mixing. The studio area comprises three rooms with distinct acoustic properties: a main area (90m2), a stone room (15m2) and a ‘dead’ room (15m2), each with ceilings close to 6m high and excellent lines of sight for musicians and engineer. All of these areas have the added and somewhat exceptional advantage of natural daylight and can handle demanding tracking and orchestral sessions of up to 26 players. Studio A boasts a self-contained private lounge (with tie lines, kitchen and toilet) overlooking the live areas. The live room is also used for concerts and album playbacks. Studio A is probably most famous for being the studio where Queen recorded Innuendo and Adele recorded both 21 and, most recently, 25.

To book a studio or for any further information, please contact the Studios Team on (+44) 0208 742 1111 or email us at




  • SSL 9072 J Series console
  • PMC QB1 main monitoring
  • Yamaha NS10, Focal twin 6Be Nearfield monitoring
  • Bryston Amplifiers
  • Prism ADA-8 Converters (40 i/o)
  • Prism AD1 / DA1 converters
  • Avid Pro Tools HD3
  • Custom 8-way foldback system
  • Antelope Isochrone Trinity Master Clock
  • Otari MTR 100 (with dolby A or SR) / 90 mk2
  • Timeline Lynx syncronisation
  • Ampex ATR 100 1/2” or 1/4” with dolby A or SR
  • Fazioli 7’6” grand piano
  • Large surface areas for extra ancillary equipment
  • Three separate recording areas, largest suitable for up to 26 piece string section
  • Private reception area, lounge, kitchen and toilet 

Outboard Including

  • Past Neve 33105 Style Mic Pre (x2)
  • Maselec Prism MLA-2
  • Manley Stereo “Vari-MU” Limiter Compressor Al Smart C2
  • Empirical Labs Distressors EL8-X (with British Mode) (x2)
  • Neve 2254 compressors with stereo link (x2) · Urei 1176 Silver Face (x2)
  • DBX 160 x (2)
  • DBX 165
  • Tube-Tech CL-1A
  • Maselec Prism MEA-2
  • GML 8200 stereo EQ
  • Pultec EQP1A (x3)
  • Lexicon 480L
  • Lexicon 224X
  • Lexicon PCM 70
  • Roland SDE-3000 (x2)
  • Roland DimD
  • Eventide H3000
  • Ensoniq DP4+
  • Yamaha SPX 1000
  • Drawmer DS 201 (x2)
  • Plate Reverbs (available on request)