Own a piece of iconic Los Angeles recording history from Sound Factory's Studio A (sister studio to Sunset Sound). Their custom vintage AP was heavily modified and fully restored in 1987 at a cost of about $165,000 (in today's dollars). It took a crew one year to complete this work. Multitudes of amazing artists were recorded on this desk for 30 years from 1987 to 2017, ranging from Beck to Jimmy Cliff to Smashing Pumpkins. Recently went through and brought up to snuff, and in excellent working order. It's current owner is very committed to maintaining the desk to a high standard.
8 ft L x 37 'W x 42 '
COSMETIC CONDITION RATING
LIST OF COSMETIC FLAWS
Not many significant flaws, a few small tears in bolster
WORKING ORDER RATING
LIST OF MAJOR WORKING FAULTS
None we know of, console has been regularly maintained
DIRECT OUTS TRANSFORMER BALANCED
LINES IN AT MIX
Has had continuous on staff maintenance
I/O module, buss module, monitor module and a few other minor spare parts
MODEL NUMBER AND QTY OF MIC PRE/EQS
52 x 550A's, 2 x 560's, 4 x 554's, 2 x B&B EQF-1, 36 x 312's, 16 custom Sunset Sound orig Tutti mic pre's
MODEL NUMBER AND QUANTITY OF COMPRESSORS
6 x 525's
Input x 4, echo x 2, stereo cue
4 x cue, 4 x echo
Martinsound Flying Faders
BRAND AND LENGTH OF CABLING
BRAND AND TYPE OF FURNITURE
ADDITIONAL INFO AND MODIFICATIONS:
API console - 36x16x29 Fully rebuilt console 'from ground up'
36 mic/line inputs
29 monitors inputs
Customized furniture housing with attached speaker stands
Rebuilt and Recapped 650 Power Supplies
(3) Small speakers monitor select modification -pushbutton switches w/lamp indicator
Monitor to Mix switching function enabling up to 65 Inputs modification
Program or Monitor to Solo Buss Switching on both lnput and Monitor section with combining function modification
Echo Send Combining Function - combines (4) lnput Echo sends with Monitor Echo sends modification
(36) Console'lnserts'with LED lamp switches and logic board relay circuitry modification
(36) Flying Faders Version 3.01-, 29 Flying Fader Monitor Mute Events with Fiber Optic Upgrade
Flying Fader Mute modification using LDR console mutes
Control Room Monitor 825 Module modification - audio monitor switches re-routed to dedicated selectable sealed relays
Auxiliary Center Section
(6) API 525 Compressor-Limiter
(2) API 560 Graphic Equalizers
(4) API 554 Equalizers
(2) B&B EQF-1 Equalizers ALL API 5504 Equalizers with bandpass select switch modified to highpass @ TOHz
(16) Custom Sunset Mic Preamps with 48 VDC Phantom and Phase Switches
(115 VDC Dedicated Power Supply) with (16) normalled API 550A Equalizers
Uniquely designed and manufactured 6168 (16 Channel) Buss Module w/miniature pushbutton switches, LED's, and 6 (Buss 11- 16) variable gain potentiometer balanced output
Fully Modified 515 l/O Module with updated faceplate labels, redesigned and remanufactured PC boards maintaining original2520 amplifier integrity, including updated relays circuitry, Jensen JE-110K-C microphone input transformers, and replaced electrolytic capacitors. Direct transformer less balanced Line inputs
LDR Muting circuitry with channel switch modification
48 VDC Phantom Power Switch
Clarostat Push/Pull Variable Trim Potentiometer for both Mic & Line inputs with ganged -20 dB pad switch modification
Clarostat Echo Send Potentiometers with Pre/Post global switch and Echo t-2 On/Off & Echo 3-4 On/Off
Cue On/Off Switch, Clarostat variable gain potentiometer, and
Pre/Post switch modification
Follow (Channel Solo Safe) switch modification
Channel Strip Solo switch modification
Clarostat rotary Pan Potentiometer with 'Pan to Buss' switch modification
Low Pass Filter switch @2OKHz modification
Fully Modified Monitor Module with updated faceplate labels, Clarostat potentiometers on Echo, Cue, Pan sends, retrofitted Aromat relays on specially designed daughter boards
Monitor Pan modification
Cue Pre/Post switch modification
Echo Post/Pre switch modification
Follow (Channel Solo Safe) switch modification
Echo Sends modification
(4) Cue Sends modification
Console mounted Large LED timer with Start, Stop, and Reset switches
Factory API Console I/O Module
1 - Cue Pan Pot L/R (2 outputs)
2 - Cue Volume Pot
3 - 48VDC Phantom Power Switch
4 - Cue On/Off Switch
5 - Cue Pre/Post Switch
6 - Trim Rotary Vari Pot Mic/Line Gain(2 position - when pulled -20 pad)
7 - Line/Mic Select Switch
8 - Pre/Post Echo Global Select Switch (Echos 1-4)
9 - Phase Switch
10- Echo 1-2 On/Off Switch
11- Echo 3-4 On/Off Switch
12- Pan to Buss Switch
13- Mix Assign Switch
14- Follow Switch (Channel Safe Mode)
15- Filter Switch (low pass filter below 22KHz)
16- Echo Send Rotary Pot #1
17- Echo Send Rptary Pot #2
18- Echo Send Rotary Pot #3
19- Echo Send Rotary Pot #4
20- Pan Pot (Mix or Buss)
Factory API Console Monitor Module
1 - Pan Pot
2 - Post Cue Switch
3 - Pre Echo Switch
4 - Sync Switch (program/buss)
5 - Solo Switch
6 - Follow Switch (Channel Safe Mode)
7 - Cue #1 Send Pot
8 - Cue #2 Send Pot
9 - Cue #3 Send Pot
10- Cue #4 Send Pot
11- Echo #1 Send Pot
12- Echo #2 Send Pot
13- Echo #3 Send Pot
14- Echo #4 Send Pot
Used / Vintage
Analog or Digital
Number of Buses
Patch Bay Included
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