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.


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


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


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


  • Beyerdynamic D-770 Pro
  • AKG K121 studio
  • Beyerdynamic DTX 910
  • Presonus Hd7
  • 2x AKG K99 Perception
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

We had the pleasure of having so many talented musicians using our rooms in the past few weeks! On my day off, I thought I’d say hallo and thank you to every one of them, including #elenakakaliagou , Johannes Heger, Robin Ketterer who are not on IG! #recordingstudio #overdubs
Congrats to Slothtronauts for the release of their first E.P. "Four rounds of Free Form", recorded and mastered at Failsafe Editions by Stefano. 
Head to if you're into post & sludge metal! Horns up! 🤘

#recordingstudio #recordingengineer #berlinrecordingstudio #slothtronauts #sludgemetal #failsafeeditions
Second ice melting recording session with 2 sets of contact mics and a stereo pair, with artist Rob Blake (@robblaketv on ig) - fun, experimental and very formative session! Looking forward to hearing the results! 👨‍🔬🧊🎤🍕 

#recordingstudio #recordingstudioberlin #failsafeeditions
Things you wish musicians would forget to grab when leaving the studio #fuzzface #jimihendrix #recordingstudio
Today we have strings on the menu! Thank you Dalai, Roland & Shasta, it was a pleasure! #recordingstudio #strings
Songwriter and poet Christian Bogensberger, whom we are currently working with, is playing Haus der Sinne tonight together with other artists from the Sturm und Klang label. Support! #tonight #taylorguitars #recordingstudio
Stuff coming out, stuff going in, I am a part of everything: Orion 32+, Audient ASP 4816, Bittree patchbay // #petergabriel
Here is dry room no. 2: if you care to slide you’ll see our most recent addition, his majesty the drum riser! // #recordingstudio #drums
Our dry room, freshly painted, showcasing a few pieces from our backline and Stefano’s esoteric tube mic / #recordingstudio #tubes
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