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Metropolis

Metropolis

Music & Sound

The Power House, 70 Chiswick High Road

W4 1SY

London, UK

Telephone: (+44) 0208 742 1111
E-mail: david.fish@thisismetropolis.com
Website: http://www.thisismetropolis.com/

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Metropolis isn’t just Europe’s #1 independent professional recording studio, nor just home to the best mastering engineers in the world. There’s lots going on, so come on in and have a look round, and discover what we’re doing to ensure that if you’re in a Creative Industry, you should be speaking to us…

Specialties

Studios - Metropolis Studios A Living Legend

We have the recording studio you need. Whether you’re a solo music producer, a full-scale rock band or even a string section, across our four rooms we can provide you with a world-class experience in studio recording. Maybe that’s why we’re often hailed as the best Recording Studio in London. Metropolis can arrange the ultimate creative experience. Harness the inspirational atmosphere created within our studios by utilising our brand new Writing Room, and be granted access to our private luxury accommodation situated on top of the Power House.


With our award-winning team of Sound Engineers, our enviable selection of microphones, our abundance of kit and expertise in technology (both analogue and digital), we’ll help you create exactly the sound you need.


We have four analogue consoles to choose from to mix your recording, and can also mix to visuals for our Film and TV clients. In addition to stereo, we are specialists in surround sound 5.1 mixing for PCM, SACD, DVD/BD Audio, DVD & Blu-ray.


Some of the most important artists of all time have recorded and mixed albums at Metropolis Studios, including Queen, Michael Jackson, U2, Lady GaGa, Amy Winehouse, will.i.am, The Stone Roses, Lauryn Hill, The Verve, Adele, Rihanna and many more.


However, we don’t only work with major labels, global icons and household names. We also cater for small and developing artists, and those with private projects. We can tailor packages to suit your needs – check our i-Mixing page for more details.


Mastering - Purveyors of Sonic Excellence Since 1993

Metropolis Mastering was founded in 1993 by Ian Cooper, Tony Cousins and Tim Young. Their motivation was simple: to create top quality audio to a standard never previously achieved. With the addition of more world-class engineers, Metropolis Mastering is still raising standards and levels of expectation internationally.


The five mastering suites were designed and built to the highest possible specification, offering the best environment for critical listening, equipped with some of the most sought after equipment around and some of the UK’s most well-respected engineers. Our sole aim is to make your music the best it can possibly be. Industry leaders PMC describe our mastering suites as, “the best audio environments in the world.”


Whatever your requirements, our audio engineers will create the optimum sound that works best for your latest project. 


All of our rooms have PMC Monitoring, Prism ADA converters and a range of analogue EQs and compressors from Sontec, Avalon, Summit, Manley, Maselec and Shadow Hills. Our digital equipment includes kit by Daniel Weiss, Waves, and TC Electronic. Three of our mastering rooms are purpose built for 5.1 surround sound and we have two customised Neumann VMS80 lathes for cutting vinyl.


Metropolis Films

What We Do.

The most engaging consumer content is when you fuse music with visual in a way that really connects and makes your heart skip a beat. It makes you laugh, smile or even cry.

 

That's what we do.

 

How We Do It.

Being born out of Metropolis Studios, Europe's #1 independent recording studio means we know and understand music better than anyone else. All of our creative and production team are lovers of music and they come to us because of our heritage. We promise to impress you but we can't promise not to make you cry.


Who We Are.

We are a collective of creative collaborators based in a Victorian power house at the world famous metropolis studios

 

Our team have years of experience collaborating with record labels, brands, agencies and pride ourselves on strong relationships we have built.

 

We create brand film & content, commercials, music video and high end motion graphics. Our approach to every brief is bespoke with creativity having a limitless approach.

We love what we do.


Artist Services

Metropolis Music Publishing is quickly establishing itself as a trailblazing independent music publisher, working with some of the best creative talent in the business.


Metropolis Artist Management represents a variety of talent across the musical spectrum. From bands and singer-songwriters to music producers and engineers working in a range of genres, our team has vast experience in successfully managing creative talent in the music business.