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API Audio

  1. API Audio's 312 Mic Pre Is Back!

    API Audio's 312 Mic Pre Is Back!
    API Audio has always been synonymous with large sounding American rock records that have lots of analog warmth. One of the key elements of that sound is the API 312 mic pre, which API has just announced is coming back to regular production in 2020. In celebration of API's 50th anniversary, the brand released a limited edition hand-wired version of the 312 in 2019. The new version of the famed preamp announced today is a standard production version that costs $795 and offers the same classic API sound in a 500 Series format. Continue reading →
  2. API Announces New API 2500+ Stereo Bus Compressor

    API Announces New API 2500+ Stereo Bus Compressor
    It's rare a modern piece of gear comes along and quickly becomes a modern classic, but API Audio's 2500 stereo bus compressor has done just that. Since its release in 2002, engineers all over the world have relied on the 2500 for its impeccable stereo image, punchy bottom end, and signature warmth. Today, API Audio has announced they are upgrading this essential stereo bus compressor and adding a number of new features. The API 2500+ will feature an Expanded Threshold control (+20dv to -20dv) and the new Mix/Blend function that was added to the 50th Anniversary Edition of the 2500 released last year. Continue reading →
  3. Vintage King Instagram Followers Ask API Anything

    Vintage King Instagram Followers Ask API Anything
    Last week, the API Audio crew were set to visit Vintage King for a day of talking all things pro audio at the historic company. We thought while we had them here, we'd ask Vintage King Instagram followers to submit their questions to ask API. Continue on below to read our interview with API Audio Director of Sales Dan Zimbelman and Account Manager Mark Seman. The duo fields questions on new products, best-selling gear and the potential for a free rack full of golden 312 and 550A 500 Series modules. Continue reading →
  4. Pinch Recordings Brings Home New API 2448 Console From Vintage King

    Pinch Recordings Brings Home New API 2448 Console From Vintage King
    E Scott Lindner is a professional recording engineer, studio owner, and guitarist who has worked with world-class artists like David Bowie, Pat Metheny, and Mariah Carey. In 2017, Scott teamed up with four partners to open Pinch Recording in Long Island City, New York. In order to capture a more authentic analog sound, Pinch recently upgraded to a new API 2448 32-channel console. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Scott about his experience purchasing an analog console from Vintage King. Read on to learn why Scott chose to upgrade to a large format console, the installation process, and how Pinch’s new API console has helped increase business. Continue reading →
  5. Vintage King's Inside Look At Gold-Diggers Sound

    Vintage King's Inside Look At Gold-Diggers Sound
    The phrase "If these walls could talk," gets thrown around a lot, but if the surroundings at Gold-Diggers spoke up, we'd be all ears. Whether the location served as Ed Wood's movie set, Slayer's practice space or the home to LA's finest exotic dancers, something interesting has always been going down at 5632 Santa Monica Blvd. That continues to remain true today, as recording studio owner Dave Trumfio recently took over the space and has built out an extremely unique complex. The facilities at Gold-Diggers now include state-of-the-art recording facilities with nine studios and large sound stage, a bar/live music venue, and rock star-worthy hotel. Continue reading →
  6. Upgrading To An API 2448 Console By Trading In Your Current API 1608

    Upgrading To An API 2448 Console By Trading In Your Current API 1608
    API Audio recently introduced their latest creation, the 2448, which follows in line with their classic console offerings like the 1608, Legacy AXS, and Vision series. The 2448 is available in 24-channel, 32-channel, and 40-channel configurations, and each channel features two complete audio paths for true ‘inline’ simultaneous analog tracking and monitoring. We want to help our clients upgrade to the API 2448 and one way we are making it easier is by offering the highest trade-in prices on API 1608 consoles. Let’s take a look at the math to see how you can easily finance a new console when trading in your current 1608 desk Continue reading →
  7. Vintage King Helps Gold Diggers Land API 2448 Console For Studio Room A

    Vintage King Helps Gold Diggers Land API 2448 Console For Studio Room A
    Gold Diggers is a new recording studio, live music venue and hotel that lives all on one campus on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Over the course of the three-year planning process for these facilities, owner Dave Trumfio worked hand-in-hand with Vintage King Audio Consultant Jeff Ehrenberg to select the gear that would go into the nine room studio space. When API Audio announced the release of the new 2448 recording console in October 2018, Ehrenberg connected Trumfio with the storied pro audio brand and the rest is history. One of the first 2448 desks to be built by API Audio was installed into the Studio A room at Gold Diggers shortly after the product was launched. Continue reading →
  8. API Audio Debuts New Version Of The Box And Two Anniversary 500 Modules

    API Audio Debuts New Version Of The Box And Two Anniversary 500 Modules
    Today at the NAMM Show, API Audio announced they will be releasing a revised version of The Box in 2019.  It's been five years since the release of the original award-winning consol, which has been used in both professional and home recording facilities worldwide. The new version finds a whole host of updates and upgrades that will win over even more fans for the small format console. The name of the game with the new Box console is flexibility. The console now offers eight inputs with mic preamp, line input and Hi Pass Filter, eight 500 Series slots, direct out on input channels and 16 summing channels (24 channels during mixing). There is also a 0dB bypass switch on each summing channel, something that was found on the original Box console and brought to the new 2448 and 1608-II consoles. Continue reading →
  9. Buyer’s Guide: API Audio 1608-II Console

    Buyer’s Guide: API Audio 1608-II Console
    API 1608-II Recording Console API Audio remains at the leading edge of small format analog console design with their newest offering – the 1608-II. Expanding on the architecture of their ever popular 1608 console, which helped revolutionize the analog project studio, API Audio has brought out its latest iteration, the Mk II. The 1608-II is a fully analog board that merges a wealth of modern features with the rich history of API Audio console design in the classic 1604 model. All analog, all day long – this is a realm that API Audio knows like no other. For the 1608-II, API Audio has made some new upgrades, including four Stereo Returns, a global 0dB fader bypass and (optional) new cross-platform FinalTouchTM Automation System. Continue reading →
  10. Buyer’s Guide: API Audio 2448 Console

    Buyer’s Guide: API Audio 2448 Console
    API 2448 Recording Console API Audio remains at the forefront of the analog console domain with their newest offering, the 2448 recording console. Drawing on the heritage of their classic 2488 console, which dominated the LA recording world in the 1970s and 1980s, API Audio has brought out a worthy successor to the legend. The API Audio 2448 is a fully analog console that injects a host of modern features into the rich history of API console design. All analog, all day long – this is a realm that API knows like no other. The console features a twin audio path design: 2 complete audio paths in every channel, for true ‘inline’ simultaneous analog tracking and monitoring. Continue reading →

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