We design spaces for your sound

What we do

Studio Sound Service is an acoustic design and consultancy firm, located in Florence, Italy.

Since 1983 we have been designing rooms dedicated to music and audio/video productions. Dealing with every area of acoustics and electroacoustics, beside music and audio industry we handle also cultural heritage buildings, Ho.Re.Ca., entertainment and sport facilities, new constructions, corporate and industrial fields.

Read more

Studio Sound Service is a design and consultancy company working globally in the fields of acoustics. Established in 1983, we are currently the leading Italian company dedicated to the design of acoustic spaces for music and audio/video productions, being also rewarded in this fields with international awards.

We are specialised in the design of several kind of different spaces, figuring out the best solutions for critical listening, acoustic comfort and visual integration for recording studios, mastering, A/V productions and dubbing rooms, radio stations, tv/cinema and dubbing studios and audio facilities in general.

Our experience in the audio facilities field led us to collaborate with recognised architecture firms on the construction and restoration of theatres and auditoria, religious buildings, live music halls, arenas, stadiums, corporate facilities with offices and multimedia conference halls where specific acoustic quality must be ensured for proper music and speech performances.

The English professional audio magazine Resolution has reviewed some of our works (PPG Studio, House of Glass, InHouse, The Garage Studio, Mulinetti Recording Studio, Fox UK, Vinai, Diego Calvetti Platinum Studio, SonicFab, Aemme Recording), and three projects made it to the front cover.

We won Resolution magazine ‘Resolution Awards’ in the category “Best Audio Facility” for the House of Glass Studio in 2013, the The Garage Studio in 2014 and the Mulinetti Studio in 2015.

Physicist – CEO & Acoustic Designer

Donato Masci

Acoustic designer and consultant, he began his career alongside Fabrizio Giovannozzi and followed personally all work managed by Studio Sound Service since 2008. In 2010 he became general partner of the company where he still works alongside other professionals and students from the University of Florence.

He graduated in Physics at the University of Florence with a thesis on Acoustics, and specialised at the University of Ferrara. He is a Chartered Acoustician of Tuscany, an appointed Expert of the Court of Florence (#9813) and a Licensed Surveyor and Expert of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence (#1230), Italy.
So far, he personally designed more than100 recording and audio/video production studios and worked with different teams for the design of churches, theatres, auditoriums, conference rooms and home theaters.

He has ongoing collaborations with Genelec and Dolby for the design of multichannel and 3D audio systems and he is a consultant with B&C Speakers, Powersoft and K-Array for their product’s R&D.

Donato Masci holds lectures and seminars for EU professional training courses, for the Master in Multimedia Content Design organised by the University of Florence and RAI. He collaborates with leading professional training centres for music and sound-engineering (Percorsi Audio, Siena Jazz, MusicLab, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Conservatori di Firenze e Lecce, AudioForum Connessioni). He acted as rapporteur for many conferences of the Italian Audio Engineering Society AES) and was assistant supervisor and consultant for various architectural, Mechanical, civil and environmental engineering, naval and nautical design thesis.

He has written many technical articles for the English leading professional audio magazine Resolution.

Civil Engineer – Partner & Acoustic Designer

Cecilia Torracchi

She started her collaboration with Studio Sound Service in 2014, thanks to a University internship

She studied at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Florence where she received her Bachelor’s degree with a thesis on the effect of vibration on structures and people and her Master’s degree with a thesis on Acoustics titled "Sound insulation and acoustic treatment of a recording studio: analysis, design and measurements”.

At the same time she pursued her musical studies and graduated in piano in 2015.

She is a Chartered Acoustician and a Chartered Engineer.

Team
Msc Audio Acoustics - Acoustic Designer & Audio Engineering

Giacomo Arcangioli

Read more
Graduated in Environmental Engineering in Florence, got a Master Degree with distinction in Audio and Acoustics from Salford University. During the Master he built solid skills in the field of audio DSP and numerical techniques applied to acoustics. Collabotate regularly with Studio Sound Service from September 2017 as acoustic designer and specialized consultant in audio technologies and psychoacoustics.
Construction Engineering – Building & Architectural Designer

Giulia Bondielli

Read more

She studied at the faculty of Engineering at the University of Florence where she received her Bachelor's and recently her Master’s degree in Building Engineer. During this period she developed a strong interest in acoustics and started her collaboration with Studio Sound Service as an intern in 2016. Her collaboration between the academic world and the studio leaded to her thesis titled “Numerical optimization of acoustic reflectors position”, which has been awarded as the best thesis of 2018 for the civil and environmental sector by the association “Ordine degli Ingegneri di Firenze”.

Collaborators
PhD Physicist - collaborator for R & D projects

Valentina Cardinali

Firenze

Sound Engineer – collaborator for Puglia

Carlo de Nuzzo

Racale (LE)

Construction Engineer - collaborator for tenders

Sara Gotti

Bologna

Acoustic Expert - collaborator for environmental measures

Luca Tommasi

Viareggio (LU)

Founding member

Fabrizio Giovannozzi

Read more
Fabrizio was born in Florence in 1944. He was a sound engineer and expert in electronics. For more than 25 years he has worked in Acoustics, in particular in the design of recording studios, theatres and cinemas which he entirely took care of, starting from space definition aspects, going through responses’ optimization and wiring up to most suitable devices’ selection. During the period 1984-2009 he collaborated with Audio Equipment s.r.l. and Analog Digital Tecnology s.r.l. (Monza, Italy) for the realization of recording studios and acoustic corrections. He funded Studio Sound Service in 1983, company exclusively focused on acoustic design and professional audio. Fabrizio passed away on 10 November 2012, leaving Studio Sound Service’s heritage to Donato Masci.
Fabrizio Giovannozzi

Clients

Years
36
Projects
300+

To discover more about projects go to our portfolio page

Private Studios

  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Angelo Branduardi
  • Antonello Venditti
  • Bruno Santori
  • Daniele Silvestri
  • Diego Calvetti
  • Enrico Cremonesi (Fiorello)
  • Eros Ramazzotti
  • Federico de Robertis (Gabriele Salvatores)
  • Fabio Pianigiani
  • Homo Sapiens
  • Ligabue
  • Marco Masini
  • Mario Manzani
  • Mogol
  • Petra Magoni
  • Piero Pelù & Litfiba
  • Planet Funk
  • Renato Zero
  • Ronny Aglietti (Alessandra Amoroso)
  • Roberto Zanetti (Savage)

DJ Studios

  • Andrea Ricci (Noferini)
  • Claudio Martinelli
  • Damian Lazarus
  • Maxx Monopoli
  • Nari e Milani
  • Ricky T – Virus T
  • Tony Vallini
  • Vinai

Recording Studios

  • Aemme Studio (Salvatore Addeo) @ Lecco
  • Al Capone Studios (Fabrizio Simoncioni)
  • Bagnoli Bros. Studio @ Castelnovo ne’ Monti
  • Cambusa Wave (Andrea Bonvicini) @ Reggio Emilia
  • Creative Mastering (Stefano Cappelli) @ Forlì
  • Cubo Rosso (Igor Pardini) @ Roma
  • D:Pot (Fabrizio Simoncioni) @ Prato
  • Dunastudio (Andrea Scardovi) @ Russi (RA)
  • Farm Studio Factory @ Selci Lama (PG)
  • House of Glass (Gianni Bini) @ Viareggio
  • iEnd Studio @ Pisa
  • International Sound (Firulli) @ Conversano (BA)
  • Larione 10 (sala di ripresa) @ Firenze
  • La Tana del Lupo (Giacomo Luporini) @ Lucca
  • Marzi Studio @ Riccione
  • Mulinetti Recording Studio (Alberto Parodi) @ Genova
  • Multiverso @ Firenze
  • Platinum Studio (Diego Calvetti, Lapo Consortini) @ San Gimignano (SI)
  • PPG Studios (Pierpaolo Guerrini – Andrea Bocelli) @ Santo Pietro Belvedere (PI)
  • Sonic Solutions (Maxx Monopoli) @ Pioltello (MI)
  • Sound Sistemi Recording, Gian Paolo Guercio @ Santhià (TO)
  • Sound Studio Service (Marco Capaccioni, Alberto Brizzi) @ Città di Castello (PG)
  • Studio Audacia Records (Aldo e Giuseppe Stornelli) @ Avezzano (AQ)
  • Sudestudio @ Guagnano (LE)
  • The Garage (Fabrizio Simoncioni) @ Civitella in val di Chiana (AR)
  • Top Studio (Pietro Benini) @ Savio Ravenna (RA)
  • Tube Recording Studio (Fara Music Festival) @ Fara in Sabina (RI)

Postproduction a/v Studios, Cinema and Broadcast

  • Fox International Channels DE @ Monaco
  • Fox International Channels UK @ Londra
  • Digilab @ Lugano
  • In House @ Roma
  • Script&Sound; @ Roma
  • Studio Emme @ Roma
  • beep! Studios @ Roma
  • Video Sound Service @ Roma
  • Jinglebell @ Milano
  • Mediaset (Matrix, Striscia la Notizia, TG5)
  • Radio Blu
  • Radio Cuore
  • Radio Subasio
  • Radio Toscana @ Firenze
  • Lady Radio @ Firenze
  • Fono Video Sync @ Milano

Home Theaters / Cinema

  • Residential Home-Cinema, George Lucas, Italy
  • Cromie Disco Imax 360° @ Castellaneta Marina (TA)
  • Sala proiezioni Museo Ferrari @ Maranello (MO)

Churches, Worship Facilities

  • Duomo di Siena
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova @ Terranuova Bracciolini (Arch. Mario Botta)
  • Chiesa di Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Sarteano
  • Parrocchia Ospedaliera San Gerardo @ Monza
  • Santuario Maria Theotokos @ Loppiano (FI)
  • Chiesa Santa Teresa d’Avila @ San Giovanni Valdarno

Theatres, Auditorium and Conferences Halls

  • Auditorium del Nuovo Istituto Musicale @ San Marino
  • Sala Azzurra, Scuola Normale di Pisa
  • Auditorium del Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia @ Firenze
  • Auditorium del Suffragio, Istituto Musicale Boccherini @ Lucca
  • Centro Congressi della Cittadella Internazionale @ Loppiano (FI)
  • Nuovo Teatro Bucci @ San Giovanni Valdarno
  • Nuovo Teatro Boccaccio @ Certaldo
  • Oratorio parrocchia Castelnovo ne’ Monti (RE)
  • Sala Conferenze @ Castelnuovo de' Sabbioni (AR)
  • Sala Multimediale Prada HQ via Orobia @ Milano
  • Auditorium Fraternità di Romena @ Pratovecchio (AR)
  • Teatro del Popolo @ Colle Val D’Elsa
  • Teatro del Popolo @ Castelfiorentino
  • Teatro Politeama @ Poggibonsi
  • Teatro dei Risorti @ Buonconvento

Arenas, Sport Facilities

  • Barys Arena (Ice Hockey) @ Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Torrita di Siena
  • Massa Marittima
  • Palaiper @ Monza

Restaurants, Bar, Clubs and Hotels

  • Buh, Impact Hub @ Firenze
  • Caffè dell’Oro @ Firenze
  • Centro Piscine @ Certaldo
  • Un Tubo @ Siena
  • Marriott Grand Hotel Flora @ Roma
  • NOF @ Firenze
  • Four Seasons @ Firenze
  • Rari Nantes @ Firenze
  • Hilton La Perla Ionica @ Acireale
  • Villaverde @ Capri

Architectural Acoustics, AV, EVAC

  • Aeroporto di Islamabad (EVAC, Thales)
  • Aeroporto del Bahrain (EVAC, Thales)
  • Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Esselunga
  • Ferrari
  • Four Season Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton
  • Italpreziosi
  • Lidl
  • Lungarno Collection – Ferragamo
  • Michael Kors
  • MUSE F-Light
  • New York University
  • Novartis
  • Prada
  • Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Sebia
  • Selex ES - gruppo finmeccanica
  • Thales
  • Terranova Calliope (EVAC)
  • Unione Italiana Ciechi
  • Università di Genova
  • Warner

Electroacoustics

  • B&C Speakers
  • Genelec
  • K-Array
  • Paso
  • Powersoft