The Sonic Circus Tech Shop

Sonic Circus In-House Tech Shop

We service and support the equipment we sell. Sonic Circus has always maintained a full time tech department. We also have the expertise to do full console restorations as well as deal with repairs and restoration of the best used and vintage equipment from (but not limited to): Studer and Ampex tape machines, AMS, Lexicon, Pultec, Neve, Helios, and API. In addition, we have a extensive documentation library as well a lifetime collection of rare, NOS, used, and vintage spares. Check out examples of some of our tech projects:

  • Robby Kreiger Cusom API Restoration
  • Derek Trucks Neve 8048 Restoration
  • Restoration of Magic Shop BBC Neve Console
  • Studer A820 Restoration
  • Neve Kelso Direct Out Mod
  • Trident A Range Monitor Module Fabrication

Studio Design and Consultation

In addition to our tech shop, the Sonic Circus approach to studio design and builds streamlines the process for our clients. Handling everything in-house allows us to create innovative and cost-effective solutions. Total project management allows us to tailor the equipment, acoustic space, and decor specifically.

Typically, rooms and equipment packages are put together randomly, which often leads to frustrating results. The equipment comes from one source, the client hires an acoustician, then maybe an interior designer at the end to pull it together. Furthermore, the interior designer probably does not even know what your equipment does, or what kind of decor bands, songwriters, or an advertising client perfers.

Let’s say Sonic Circus tailors an environment for a specific task, such as recording rock music. Our team would approach every aspect of the project with this in mind. The equipment would have the classic rock sound, the studio would be setup to accommodate musicians and their instruments, and the decor would make the bands feel inspired not intimidated. Finding the clients specific niche and then creating a custom solution ensures success.

Budget is always an issue whenever a complex project like a new facility is being planned. Sonic Circus can provide realistic numbers upfront so the budget can be realized without compromising the projects goals. Too often the budget gets spent in elaborate construction and infrastructure resulting in less money for vital things like equipment wiring. If we know the equipment is going to be expensive then we can come up with cost effective construction plans to ensure we stay on budget.

Give us a call to discuss your next idea!


Custom Electronics

We design custom electronics, modifications for Neve, API, UA, Trident

Harmonyville Concepts Studio Furniture

Many of our clients are interested in a more personalized look and feel for their studios. We build custom credenzas, console furniture, architectural acoustics, as well as customize existing consoles to best fit your needs.

  • Neve 8068 on board patchbay modification for Q Division
  • Built in 48 Track Radar System and Flying Faders II
  • Computer and Keyboard for custom Neve VR
  • API Furniture design and install Sharp Sound Design
  • Rupert Neve 5088 Flying Fader Install and Custom Console
  • Custom SSL AWS Console

Sonic Circus Custom Audio Furniture

Studio Liquidation and Consignment Shop

Through out the years Sonic Circus has handled some of the most historic studio sales in the industry.

  • Bearsville Studio
  • Indigo Ranch
  • RPM Studios
  • MSR Studios

In addition, we have moved some of the best large format vintage consoles in the world.

  • Talent Studios
  • Konk
  • George Martin
  • Townhouse London
  • Conway Studios
  • Jack White
  • Aerosmith
  • Electric Lady

Studio Wiring Design and Turn Key Installations

Sonic Circus Custom Pro Audio Installations