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
  • Avid Pro Tools 12 HDX
  • Prism ADA-8x Converters (40 i/o)
  • PMC QB1 Main Monitoring System
  • Yamaha NS10
  • Nearfield monitors (subject to availability); Unity Audio Rock, Focal Twin 6 BE, Genelec 8351a, Adams S3X-H, ProAc Studio 100, Acoustic Energy AE22, Genelec 1031a, Auratone 5c
  • Bryston Amplifiers
  • Emagic Unitor 8 MIDI interface
  • Custom 8-way foldback system
  • 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 bathroom

Outboard Including

  • Past Neve 33105 Style Mic Pre (x2)
  • Al Smart C1
  • DBX 160 (x2)
  • DBX 165a
  • Empirical Labs Distressors EL8-X (with British Mode) (x2)
  • Manley Stereo “Vari-MU” Limiter Compressor
  • Neve 2254 compressors with stereo link (x2)
  • Prism Maselec MLA-2
  • Tube-Tech CL-1A
  • Urei 1176 Silver Face (x2)
  • GML 8200 stereo EQ
  • K+H UE 400
  • Prism Maselec MEA-2
  • Pultec EQP1A (x2)
  • Pultec EQP1
  • Pultec MEQ5 blue
  • Pultec MEQ5 silver
  • Sansamp Tech 21 NYC
  • Eventide H3000 Multi FX
  • Ensoniq DP4+ Multi FX
  • Lexicon 480L
  • Lexicon PCM 70
  • Plate Reverbs (available on request)
  • Roland DimD