THE STUDIO

Located in a quiet area by the Spree and comfortably reachable via public transport, the recording studio, shared between sound engineers Stefano Tucci and Francesco De Dominicis, is a good balance between analog and digital hardware, aiming at taking the best from both worlds.

Thanks to the 2022 studio expansion, the recording studio is now a facility of about 90 square meters, divided in 4 rooms. The main control room is connected to the two live rooms, where the musicians can play all together. The fourth room is an additional producer/editing room where following stages of the production work can be carried out. All rooms are acoustically treated to minimise unwanted noises from outside and to optimise the rooms acoustics.

At the center of the control room sits an amazing Audient ASP4816 analog in-line mixing console, connected through some beautiful, military-grade Bittree studio patch-bays and other esoteric professional cabling/stage boxes from Mogami, custom made for us at Pro Audio L.A. All the gear, and the mixer, is housed inside a super ergonomic black desk from BusoAudio and in a rolling rack underneath.

Thanks to these enhancements, we can acquire up to 32 audio channels using all-analog paths from both the desk and our external preamps (Universal Audio, Solid State Logic and Focusrite) through state-of-the-art Antelope Orion converters, and mix up to 48 analog channels (using desk, outboard eq, processing), infinite tracks in the digital domain, or choose an hybrid approach. All this flexibility means that we are able to offer different options and workflows, depending on the project’s needs, sound preferences, timing and budget.

The editing room is equipped with RME & Focusrite converters, Focusrite Isa 828 Mic & Line preamps, Dangerous DBOX & Summing mixer, Focal Loudspeakers and other amenities.

Lastly, we also rely upon a network of other studios and are equipped to offer location recordings in churches, auditorium or private places.

GEAR LIST

MIXER
  • AUDIENT ASP4816 (16inputs, 48chs at mixdown)
  • NEVE 8816 (16inputs)

AD/DA CONVERTERS

  • Antelope Orion 32+ (64 i/o)
  • Ferrofish A16 (16 i/o)

LOUDSPEAKERS

  • Quested S8R (+/- Subwoofer)
  • Ks Digital Coax C5
  • Focal CMS 40

HEADPHONES

  • Beyerdynamic D-770 Pro
  • AKG K121 studio
  • Beyerdynamic DTX 910
  • Presonus Hd7
  • 2x AKG K99 Perception
MICROPHONES
  • Dpa 2006 Stereo set (2x, matched pair, omni)
  • AKG 414 XLS II (2x, multi)
  • Neumann TLM 102 (cardioid)
  • Braingasm Lab Magnitube (Tube mic, multi polar pattern)
  • Beyerdynamic MC 910 (2x, omni)
  • Beyerdynamic MC 930 stereo set (2x, cardioids)
  • Electro Voice Re20 (dyn, cardioid)
  • Audio Technica ATM 250 DE (dual capsule mic)
  • Shure Sm57 (2x)
  • Shure Sm 58 (2x)
  • Sennheiser Md 421 (cardioid)
  • Sennheiser E 906 (2x, supercardioid)
  • Se electronics 2002 A (multi polar pattern)
  • Rode NT 4 (stereo xy mic)
  • Superlux S502 (O.R.T.F. mic)
  • More on request

PRE-AMPS

  • 2x SSL Alpha Channel
  • 2x Focusrite ISA 828 (8 Ch. pre)
  • Universal Audio 470-d (4 Ch. Hybrid transistor/tube pre)
  • More available on request

PROCESSORS

  • SSL XLOGIC Stereo Compressor
  • 2x Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor (stereo pair)
  • Drawmer 1960, vacuum tube stereo compressor & pre-amplifier
  • Looptrotter Emperor
  • T.C. Electronic M One XL
  • More available on request

CABLING & ROUTING

  • Bittree Patchbays
  • Custom made Pro Audio L.A. stagebox
  • Mogami, Vovox and Cordial cabling
Failsafe Editions, Control Room - side view
Failsafe Editions, Studio - Sm57 & RE20, Photo: Michael Hübner
Failsafe Editions, Studio - SSL BUS Compressor, Photo: Michael Hübner

COMPUTER Mac Mini (2018), ssd Hd, 32 GB RAM, connected to 2x 4K screens

SOFTWARE Steinberg Cubase 10.5 PRO & 9.5, Avid Pro Tools 11, Steinberg Wavelab Pro 10, 9.5 & 8, Ableton Live 9.6 Suite & 10.1, several Waves plugins & bundles, FabFilter mix bundle & Saturn, Izotope Music Production Suite (Ozone 9 Advanced, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3, Vocal Synth 2, Insight 2, RX7), Izotope Trash 2, Exponential Audio Reverbs, SSL Native, Valhalla, T.C. Electronic plugins, Acustica Audio, Antares Autotune & Celemony Melodyne, All Native Instruments Plugins + Komplete 9 & 11 Ultimate Libraries, Soundhack, and more.

OTHER STUFF & AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS
  • Various microphones accessories (pop filters, Se Electronics Reflection Filter) and mic stands [baby (3x), standard (12x) and tall (2x)].
  • Behringer Powerplay Pro 8 HA8000 (8 channel high power headphones mixing and distribution amplifier).
  • Fender acoustic & electric guitars.
  • Elektron MACHINEDRUM SPS-1 mkII, Moog Mother32, Anode Meeblip.
  • Novation Remote 25 SL Compact & Novation LaunchKey 25 midi keyboards/controllers.
  • Guitar fx & boxes: Boss Delay DD-3, Tc Electronics Nova Repeater Delay, Cicognani Dragon Overdrive (boutique), Ft Elettronica FUZZ (Zvex clone), SUNN o))) LIFE PEDAL, Digitech Stereo Reverb RV-7 Hardwire, Alesis Bitrman, Digitech Stereo Jamman looper, Ernie Ball Volume pedal, Korg Tuner, e-bow.
BACKLINE
  • Ludwig drum set (BD 22″, Sn 14″, Tom 12″, Floor Tom 16″)
  • Hartke HA3500 bass head + Hartke 4.5B XL cab.
  • Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 IV
  • Marshall Jmp1 guitar pre-amp + EL 20/20 Power Amp + 1920 cab.
Failsafe Editions, Studio, Drum room
Failsafe Editions, Studio, Live room 2
Failsafe Editions, Studio, Live room 2
Failsafe Editions, Studio, Live room
Failsafe Editions, Studio, Live room
Failsafe Editions, Producer room
LIVE RECORDING – LOCATION RECORDING RIG
  • Focusrite Liquid Saffire LS56 (8 chs. Preamps & AD/DA converters)
  • Focusrite Octopre MKII Dynamics (8 chs. Preamps & AD/DA converters)
  • Focusrite ISA 828 w/ adat expansion (8 chs. preamps)
  • Optional: MIDAS M32 (32 i/o)
  • All the microphones from the studio, plus more on request if necessary

A live recording is the recording of a live performance. A location recording instead is a recording done on location, for example a theatre, an auditorium, a church or even a country house, generally without attending public. This kind of approach allows more creative freedom, a relaxed atmosphere and it can also help the musicians reach the right vibe, tightness, cohesion while playing all together. Moreover, recording in a wonderfully sounding place, like a church with a natural, long, reverb, can be very beneficial to the music and to the project itself.

From gates to glue: Taming transients, sculpting EQ, and squeezing with Fab Filter. A dash of Arousor & some ssl love to polish it off. #timelapse #fabfilter #arousor #ssl #mixingstudio #berlin #failsafeeditions
Good luck to Soffie (@soffiemusic) for the release of your new single! 🍀 I'm happy I had the chance to be a small part of this project by recording drums with Simeon Böhm (@kurty_co) 🥁🔥

"Die da oben" is available on all major streaming platforms: https://music.apple.com/de/album/die-da-oben/1753753854?i=1753754128&l=en-GB

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"Wie lang wollen wir noch warten wie weit er geht?"
I'm glad I had the chance to work on this beautiful reflection on war and peace from German singer/songwriter Guido Rauch, providing mixing and mastering. 🎛🎚

Listen here: https://guidorauch.bandcamp.com

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Congrats once more to Aaron Sconion aka Blu Realist for the recent release of his new rap song "They come and go". Vocals recording, mixing and mastering done at Failsafe Editions by Stefano.

Listen here: https://music.apple.com/de/album/they-come-and-go/1751063018?i=1751063019&l=en-GB + all usual streaming platforms

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Congrats to Aaron Sconion aka Blu Realist for the release of his new RnB song "All for nothing". Vocals recording, mixing and mastering done at Failsafe Editions  by Stefano.

Listen here: https://music.apple.com/de/album/all-for-nothing/1751064925?i=1751064927&l=en-GB + all usual streaming platforms 

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Mixing and mastering today, but also pizza and lunch break spent listening to @babehoven’s moving “Often” 🍕🎛️🎆

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I had so much fun recording drums for an upcoming @soffiemusic song. It’s always a pleasure recording drums, especially with a tight drummer like Simeon Böhm and his beautiful & beautifully sounding drum kit.

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It’s been a pleasure doing live sound for the amazing Svetlana Marinchenko’s SVM3 trio (@svetlanska_music), The Tide (@the_tide_music) and Robert Lee Fardoe band yesterday at @kaosberlin summer party! 🎈🎂 Even though it was meant to be “just a small party”, it wasn’t, as Kaos people is exceptionally creative.
Thank you to our friend and colleague @maxhapecaar for your invaluable help setting up and running the event smoothly! 🙏
Finishing touches to an R&B mix. 🎛️👌#wavesaudio #universalaudio #fabfilter #mixing #mixingstudio #berlinmixingstudios #berlin #failsafeeditions
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