Circus Studios

Recording and Mixing Studio

13 Reviews
Circus Studios on SoundBetter

Circus Studios are located in Napoli, Italy. We are a young team of engineers, musicians and producers at the service of your music. With many credits and and satisfied clients, we can ensure the best results and sound for your song!

We have worked with many producers and songwriters (eg. Maartin Allcock from Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention). We record and mix adding the typical analogue punch due to our SSL frontend. We also produce and arrange music and we have several professional musicians that can record on your songs.

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13 Reviews

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  1. Review by Giampaolo
    by Giampaolo

    Professionalism, fun and music are mixed together, it's amazing!
    Fantastic instrumentation and rooms ideal for music.

    When we go again?

  2. Review by Maartin Allcock
    by Maartin Allcock

    I was at Circus for three and a half weeks in early summer and I loved it. I look forward to getting the opportunity again one day. Great sounds, great team, great local musicians and a great little verandah café/bar across the street with an amazing view!

  3. Review by Laura
    by Laura

    Quality and great hospitality from a very welcoming staff , that is certain to work hard on a professional product .


  4. Review by Dave
    by Dave

    Dope!!!! Professional, quality service Highly recommend .

    Thanks again...

  5. Review by Cristina
    by Cristina

    Circus Studios is the best place to express their soul through music... A magical place where the main ambition is the excellence of the sound...I recommend it everyone... Good job!

  6. Review by Donata
    by Donata

    I recorded flute and sax in Circus Studios and I just couldn't ever been more pleased about the professionality and the passion of the whole staff! They just want to be perfect, so as you enter the studios, you become part of the family. The sound of the rec room is amazing and natural and they can indulge any crazy request you can do. Love it!

  7. Review by Joe
    by Joe

    I knew the studios thanks to my job as a guitar teacher at Accademia Lizard located at Circus Studios.
    High quality gear, experienced and professional staff, control room and recording rooms are fabulous.

    I recommend everyone!!!

  8. Review by Pasquale
    by Pasquale

    Great Studio. Top quality equipment and professional staff.

    love it! Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Luigi Pignalosa
    by Luigi Pignalosa

    Circus Studios are great! I definitely recommend them. Great recordings, great quality of the productions and mixes! It's always a pleasure to work with them. Very professional, cooperative and friendly.

  10. Review by Roberto
    by Roberto

    Amazing quality! I totally recommend Circus Studios for your works!!!

  11. Review by Alessandra
    by Alessandra

    Thanks to Circus Studios and its owners you can get a real fresh start.. They feel what you feel, listen to your music and understand all the ideas.. to create a new world rich in quality, sound and news!!!!!
    I have been exciting of working with them.. and they were amazing!

  12. Review by Francesco
    by Francesco

    study to Circus Studio of Naples from January, I have found a property where you can learn how to make music in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I recommend it to those who still love music in its purest form!

  13. Review by Marina
    by Marina

    Quality and professionality.
    Circus studios has the best way to make people express themselves through singing and playing instruments. The kindness of the owners makes it be the best place to spend time at, with the best people.

Interview with Circus Studios

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Max Carola

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both, because we have to take the most of both worlds

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: They want to use some stuff instead of another, I mean outboards and so on, we answer to trust us and judge at the end of the job, then we can change whatever we want.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: Usually they think we can do miracles. Yes we can go really close to it, but give us also something good to work on!

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Listen to the sample, if they are right for your ears that's a good start!

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: As we said before we try to give something more, something you cannot reach with a total in the box mixing that you can do also at home, without paying any money. We think it's very important.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: We use SSL Nucles as the frontend, with its preamp. The interface is an Universal Audio Apollo, with RME converters, so that we can have 18 analog input and 24 analog output. This is necessary to add, in the mixing, a lot of outboard gear though the insert in Pro Tools. All our mixes are colored through SSL G Bus Compressor, Chandler LTD1 eq, DAV Preamp, 1176 wa compressor, Aphex Aural Exciter, Eventide Eclipse, Api 512, 525, 550b, Elysia stereo compressor. We also have a lot of microphones and instruments we can use during the recording of mixing session. You can watch to the site for a full list.

  15. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  16. A: We are very proud of the production with Cirque des Rêves because we had the opportunity to work with an important producer like Maartin Allcock (Jetrho Tull/Fairport Convention)

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Let me listen to something you like.

  19. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  20. A: A production of a young songwriter and his group, they're trying to present their music for Sanremo Festival (the most important music festival here in Italy)

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: To do our best to reach what they have in their minds.

  23. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  24. A: Working on music.

  25. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  26. A: The UA Apollo, Speakers, SSL Nucleus, Akg c12 and a couple of Neumann km 184. That's all we need!

  27. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  28. A: we're doing this since 1997, so it's a pretty long time now.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Maybe a little vintage we try to work for the music instead of the perfection.

  31. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  32. A: We respect every musician since nowadays it is very difficoult to try to produce music and let the people listen to it. So every client for us is the person we want to work with.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: Pop and Rock production, and Folk pop, new Folk revival and so on

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: We think it's a good taste for music.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: We speak a lot to our clients to understand what they want to achieve, also giving us some song, sounds, or whatever as a referral for our work. Then we try to give our signature sound, it's very punchy, glued, warm sound.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Steve Albini is one of our favorite, but we listen to a lot of different things so that it's not possible to enlighten few of them.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: We mostly work for rock, pop and folk band. We record their sessions and mix them with analogue outboard, leaving the sum in the digital domain. We firmly believe that this is the best of both world.

  43. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  44. A: We often read about 5 tips to do something or 10 tips to avoid errors and mistakes, We think we have to use our ears first of all.

Cirque des Reves - Mirabilia

I was the Mixing engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • SSL Nucleus
  • SSL G Bus compressor
  • 1176 compressor
  • FMR Audio RNLA Compressor
  • Chandler LTD1
  • D.A.V. BG8 preamp
  • Eventide Eclipse
  • Lexicon MPX 1
  • 2x UAD Apollo
  • API 312
  • 525
  • 550b
  • Elysia Xpressor 500
  • APHEX Aural Exciter 204
  • 2x Ocean Audio 500 EQ2
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