THE STUDIO

Located in a quiet area by the Spree and comfortably reachable via public transport, the recording studio, shared with fellow sound engineer Francesco De Dominicis, is a good balance between analog and digital hardware, aiming at taking the best from both worlds. It is divided in 2 areas, a control room and a live room, both acoustically treated to minimise unwanted noises from outside and to optimise the rooms acoustics.

We have recently installed an amazing Audient ASP4816 analog in-line mixing console, 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 now housed inside a super ergonomic black desk from BusoAudio and in a rolling rack underneath.

Thanks to these enhancements, we can now 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 converters, and mix up to 64 analog channels (using desk, outboard eq, processing, and the Neve 8816), 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 one’s needs, sound preferences, timing and budget.

Moreover, we can rely upon a network of other studios and are also 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 Mxa (32 i/o)

SPEAKERS

  • Quested S8R (+/- Subwoofer)
  • Ks Digital Coax C5 (+/- Subwoofer)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Looptrotter Emperor
  • Lexicon multi efx mod.
  • More available on request

CABLING & ROUTING

  • Bittree Patchbays
  • Custom made Pro Audio L.A. stagebox
  • Mogami, Vovox and Cordial cabling
Failsafe Editions, Control Room View - Photo: Michael Hübner
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 52″ 4K screen

SOFTWARE Steinberg Cubase 10.5 PRO & 9.5, Avid Pro Tools 11, Steinberg Wavelab Pro 9.5 & 8, Ableton Live 9.6 Suite & 10.1, several Waves plugins & bundles, FabFilter mix bundle, Izotope Music Production Suite (Ozone 9 Advanced, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3, Vocal Synth 2, Insight 2, RX7), Izotope Trash 2, Exponential Audio Reverbs, Sony Oxford Plugins, 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.
  • Hartke HA3500 bass head + Hartke 4.5B XL cab.
  • Marshall Jmp1 guitar pre-amp + EL 20/20 Power Amp + 1920 cab.
  • P.A.
Failsafe Editions, Our Live Room, Photo: Michael Hübner
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.