Los Angeles – 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 Los Angeles are located near the red-hot intersection of Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards in Hollywood, within walking distance of hotels like the Dream, the W, and Mama Shelter and nightlife hot spots such as Katsuya, TAO, Beauty & Essex, The Hotel Cafe, and Hollywood Palladium. This studio has a 40-year history as the home to recording legends like The Jackson 5, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, The Four Seasons, Bonnie Raitt, and The Bangles. This studio includes a control room featuring vintage equipment like a custom API console with Flying Faders® automation, as well as a separate live room, production room (with an iso booth), lounge, and bathrooms.



How do I book time to use Secret Genius Studios LA?

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 LA?

12pm to 8pm, Monday to Thursday.

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 LA?

There is no parking provided at the studio. Please use metered street parking or parking lots on Selma Avenue and in the area.

What equipment does the studio have?

Consoles/Outboard Gear

  • SSL Matrix
  • Quested Monitors w/ Subs
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Upright Piano
  • M-Audio Midi Controller
  • Protools HD
  • Outboard Gear
  • Avalon 737 Pream/EQ/Compressor
  • 2 Epirical Labs 8L8-X Distressor
  • Universal Audio 6176 Tube Preamp/Limiter
  • 2 Vingtec VA573 Mic Pre
  • 2 Sunset Sound Mic Pre


  • Manley Gold Reference
  • Neumann u87
  • Shure SM7
  • Multiple Sets of SM57’s
  • Other mic may be available upon request

Will Spotify support extra equipment rentals?

No, Spotify will not cover the cost of additional equipment rentals.

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

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