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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. Willis Sound Expands API 1608 With Help From Vintage King

    Willis Sound Expands API 1608 With Help From Vintage King
    In 2017, Ben Lorenz and Phil Magee of Willis Sound revived an old church in the small town of Willis, Michigan, and created a beautiful studio space and live room. With a fantastic mix of analog and digital gear, the studio and crew have been hard at work recording artists, hosting live shows and doing video production. With an ever-growing list of clients, Lorenz felt that there was a need to expand the studio's 16-Channel API 1608 console. He called upon Vintage King's Cedric Yee and the Tech Shop team to install API's 16 Channel Expander and build out a patch bay that allowed for recording to the studio's tape machine and Pro Tools rig at the same time.   Continue reading →
  4. Butler University Completes New Studio With API 1608

    Butler University Completes New Studio With API 1608
    Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is home to a recording studies program that has seen impressive growth since 2003. With an average of 80 majors and minors working in the program at any given time, the school offers an incredibly wide range of industry-related courses for students to attend.    "Audio Production is only a portion of our curriculum," says BU Technical Services Coordinator Mark Harris. "The majority of our graduates work throughout the music industry in Publishing, Copyright Law, Artist Management, Ticketing, Promotions and Broadcasting." Continue reading →
  5. API Introduces New 529 Stereo Compressor In 500 Series Format

    API Introduces New 529 Stereo Compressor In 500 Series Format
    This morning at NAMM, API announced that they will be introducing a brand new compressor in 2018. The API 529 stereo compressor has been designed to offer a bevy of compression options in a single 500 series module. Based on the API 2500 stereo bus compressor, this new 500 series module includes many of the same controls and features that made the 2500 a staple in studios all over the world. The API 529 includes continuously variable Gain, Threshold, Attack, Ratio and Release controls, three selectable compressor curve knee settings and 10 segment LED meters that show Gain Reduction and selectable Input or Output level. Continue reading →

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