Threecircles Recording Studio

Helping you sound amazing since 2006

Welcome to Threecircles Recording Studio in Essex

Threecircles is a professional recording studio in Essex. We are within easy reach of Bishop’s Stortford, Cambridge, Chelmsford, and London. We provide a wide range of services, including production, experience days and mixing. From location recording to live engineering and PA hire, we offer a first class service in all areas.

What a lovely studio!

Joe McElderry

Threecircles Recording Studio - Live Room

Studio Recording

Professional on-site recording specialising in full-band simultaneous recording.

Threecircles Recording Studio - Location Recording

Location Recording

Fully mobile 20-track recording and production service – let me bring my studio to you!

Threecircles Recording Studio - Mixing

Mixing | Production

Upload your multitrack files and let us help you get the sound your production deserves.

Threecircles Recording Studio - PA Hire

Live | PA hire

Small to medium PA systems for dry hire or with engineer. Multitrack recording optional.


Many recording studios seem reluctant to record a band at the same time or don’t have the physical space to do so. At Threecircles Recording Studio this is something we relish and specialise in. There is a spacious live room that can accommodate large bands all playing together. Amps or specific instruments can then be isolated for more control in the mix. We also have an artist lounge and office that have connections for recording. At the studio, we use a 32-track Pro Tools HD system. This gives us rock-solid performance and ultra-low latency. The technology gets out of the way of your creativity and you can focus on the music.


We understand that a recorded piece of music is only as strong as the mix that people hear. Not only do we have some of the best-sounding gear around, we know how to get the most out of it.  We use industry-standard hardware and software as well as Yamaha NS10s. These are the most common loudspeaker found in recording studios – for good reason. With an in-house engineer with years of experience behind him, you can rest assured that your music will translate to your audience.

Threecircles recording studio, owned by producer Adrian Hare, was established in 2006 in a renovated farm building near Saffron Walden in Essex, with the aim to provide a professional, yet competitively-priced recording experience.


Hourly Rate


Per Hour

No job too small..

Full Day


Up to 8 Hours | 10am – 6pm

Perfect for full bands

Half Day


Up to 4 Hours

Perfect for solo artists


Control Room


32-Track Pro Tools HD|3 Accel

Avid C24 Console | Yamaha NS10m Studio

AKG | Beyer | Coles | Neumann | Sennheiser

Eventide | Slate Digital | Sonnox

Live Room


Separate Isolation/Amp Booth

Yamaha Drums | Paiste Cymbals | Fender Bass

Marshall Vintage Modern | Bentley Tack Piano

Nord Electro 5D | Roland Fantom X8

Lounge Area


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


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.

Why Choose Threecircles?

A musical engineer

Classically-trained pianist and drummer

An excellent pedigree

Over 12 years studio experience

Quality equipment

The best gear to get you the best sound

There are many recording studios around nowadays so how do you choose the one for you? Threecircles is one of the best-equipped and longest-established recording studios in Essex. We’ve been in the recording business a long time. We have the right gear, a great ear and definitely the right idea!

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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.
Address: Freemans Farm, Elder Street Wimbish Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2XA
Phone: +44 (0)1799 523432
Business Hours: 10am – 6pm