London – Secret Genius Studios


Please select the desired date and choose “Book Appointment” to fill out an application for studio time. Appointments are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received.

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Secret Genius Studios London is situated on Ladbroke Grove in West London. Just a few minutes walk from the studio is the famed Portobello Road and nearby is Notting Hill. There is a wealth of great coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs near the studio and within easy walking distance. Within 5-minute walk, you have a choice of Italian, Japanese, Thai, and pizza, or you can just grab a decent pub meal.

The studio is open from 12pm to 8 PM Monday to Friday each week, and there is a large kitchen area you will be able to use if you wish. The nearest underground station is Ladbroke Grove, which is 2 to 3 minutes away. There is no free parking at the studio, so we recommend you use public transport. However there is paid street parking, a 10-minute walk away, if you need to use your car.

The original Sarm Studios is best known for recording the famed Band Aid single, and the new studio has had many great established and up-and-coming artists use its facilities over the last few years.



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?

12pm to 8 PM 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.

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.

  • Motu 1248 USB/Firewire/Thunderbolt Interface
  • Genelec 8250A Monitors
  • Mackie Big Knob Monitor Controller
  • BAE 1073 2-Channel Mic Pre
  • Urei 1176LN Compressor
  • Computer Monitor Screen

Is there parking at Secret Genius Studios London?

No. The nearest underground station is Ladbroke Grove.

Is any equipment provided at the studio i.e. Guitars, keyboards?

Yes the following subject to availability:

  • Akai MPK 88 Controller Keyboard
  • Nord 88 Key Stage Keyboard
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Fender 1971 Vintage American Stratocaster
  • Gibson Acoustic Guitar
  • 2 x Avid S3 Pro Tools 16 Fader Control Surface

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

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