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The API 1608 is used in professional and project studios the world over, including Blackbird Studios in Nashville (who purchased the first one), and over a hundred others; from larger studios like Telefunken USA, Signature Sound, University of Michigan, and WAX Ltd ... to smaller project studios like Dan Auerbach's Akron Analog and Steve Miller's home studio. What these venues all have in common is a desire for simplicity, flexibility, reliability, and analog warmth, and they all get it with their API rig.
Numerous albums have been made on a 1608, including the Foo Fighters latest #1 record "Wasting Light" -- tracked and mixed in Dave Grohl's garage on an API 1608.
Building on API's rich heritage of extremely high quality recording consoles, we introduce the Model 1608, a full featured small format recording console based on the vintage API 1604 console, which has held its demand and value for over three decades.
The API 1608 gives all of the advantages of the 1604 Vintage Consoles while adding new, modern features valuable to today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians.
The 1608 is built to the same exacting API build standards as our Vision consoles, Legacy consoles, and modular products.
Excludes Sterling Modular OEM Legs, Producers Desk-Rack and Bolster Extension seen in photos.
"Can you describe what’s balanced, what’s unbalanced, and what has transformers?"
"Has the summing design changed? If so, why?"
The old 1604/2488 summing busses were not balanced, and therefore much noisier than the New 1608, so it's not the same as the old consoles, it's tons better (it's certainly not cheaper, it's more expensive, but it's the right thing to do...). The 1608 uses discrete 2520's and transformers for the summing amplifiers, just like all the old API's do, but with balanced summing buses.
The standard fit of a 1608 Console is:
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Includes 1 year warranty on removable modules.
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