Welcome to Threecircles Recording Studio
Threecircles is a professional recording studio in East Anglia, within easy reach of Bishop’s Stortford, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Harlow and London, very closely linked with the M11 and the A120.
We provide a wide range of recording services, including recording, song production, experience days, mixing and editing. From studio and location recording to live sound engineering and PA hire, we offer a first class service in all areas.
Threecircles recording studio, owned and run by producer Adrian Hare, was established in 2006 in a renovated farm building on the outskirts of Saffron Walden, Essex, with the aim to provide a professional, yet competitively-priced recording experience. We use top-quality equipment from brands such as Apple, Apogee, Neumann, SSL, Focusrite and AKG.
32-Track Pro Tools HD|2 Accel
Avid C24 Console | NS10 Monitoring
AKG | Beyer | Coles | Neumann | Sennheiser
Eventide | UAD | Slate Digital
Separate Isolation/Amp Booth
Yamaha Drums | Paiste Cymbals | Fender Bass
Marshall Vintage Modern | Bentley Tack Piano
Nord Electro 5D | Roland Fantom X8
Fridge & Microwave | Tea & Coffee Facilities
Free WiFi | 20MB BT Infinity
Tie-Lines for recording
Sega Megadrive | SNES | N64 | PS2
Studio Recording | Location Recording
Voiceovers | Production | Mixing
Live Engineering | PA Hire
Dry Hire | Tuition
No job too small..
8 Hours | 10am – 6pm
Perfect for full bands
Perfect for solo artists
Frequently asked questions
What should I bring to my recording session?
First and foremost you should bring any instruments that you want recorded.
We have various keyboards and synths as well as a tack piano, a Fender bass guitar and a Yamaha drumkit that you are welcome to use, however if you have specific cymbals, drums, effects pedals or amps etc that you want to use for your recording then you should definitely bring them with you.
You are more than welcome to use our Marshall Vintage Modern Valve amp in fact we encourage it! Please get in touch ahead of your session if you want to use our equipment so we can set it up before you arrive to make more of your time.
How many songs can I record in one session?
This depends on many different factors. The most important factors are how rehearsed you are and how you want to record; all at once or overdubbed. People also regularly underestimate how long it takes to mix and to burn CDs at the end of the session. This is something that is equally as important as the recording, yet something clients frequently don’t budget enough time for.
Generally for a solo artist singing to backing tracks, expect to record 6-8 track in a 4-hour session.
Bands can record anywhere between 1 and 10 songs a day depending on complexity and preferred recording method. Get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.
Please take time to read our studio preparation below for more information as to what you can expect and how you can help make the process run smoothly.
What forms of payments do you accept?
We accept payment via cash, cheques or PayPal. We apologise but we do not accept direct card payments at the studio, however you can use Paypal to pay with a card online. Extra charges may apply.
We do expect payment to be settled before any CDs or MP3s are handed out and may ask for up to 50% deposit for longer bookings.
My band and I had an absolutely amazing experience at Threecircles. It was our first time in a recording studio as a band and Adrian was patient and helpful meaning that we managed to record four tracks in a day that we are so happy with. I would highly recommend Threecircles to anyone!!Rachel Hickson
Why choose Threecircles?
There are many studios out there so why should you book your next session with us?
A musical engineer
Classically-trained pianist and drummer
An excellent pedigree
Over 10 years studio experience
The best gear to get you the best sound
A location to inspire you