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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/28/15 11:01 AM,
    As a member of the band Fall Out Boy, Joe Trohman saw the release of their sixth album, “American Beauty/American Psycho”, debut at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Unlike the band’s previous albums, much of this record was cut on Trohman’s personal API 1608 console, purchased last year through salesman Jeff Leibovich at API dealer Vintage King.  As the record made its ascent, Trohman took time out of the usual promotional frenzy to handle a family emergency. Then,… View this story
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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/22/15 03:31 PM,
    Barrie Gledden has recorded music for MTV, Disney, Nintendo, Nickelodeon, and for television, films, and video games—and those are just the highlights of his career. While his resume is extensive, his advice to those looking into buying API gear is decidedly more succinct: “Do it. Don’t even think about it.”           How did Gledden, an international producer and writer, become so decided on API gear? The answer to that is simple, too; he upgraded from modules… View this story
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  • Thursday, July 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/09/15 12:13 PM,
    In the music industry, it’s equally as important to respect the past as it is to look forward into the future. Perhaps studio manager Justin Croft knows this better than anyone else—he manages the Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN, operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Studio chose API’s newest product, a BOX console, for their control room. This choice mirrors the dichotomy RCA has struck between preserving the legacy of country music stars,… View this story
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  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/01/15 02:58 PM,
    This year marks API’s eighth annual Visionary Scholarship. After much consideration and review, president Larry Droppa and a team of API representatives have awarded Justin Rhody, Jacob Rains, Anthony Soto, and Gibran Sponchiado with scholarships of $2,000 each to put towards their education in professional audio. In order to qualify, applicants must attend a school with an API 1608, Legacy, Legacy Plus or Vision console. The recipients are varied in experience, but united in their love for audio. Soto is… View this story
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  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    PSW Staff 06/17/15 04:57 AM,
    The U.S. Army has—among many other resources—a 260 piece band. Like any other division of the Army, “Pershing’s Own” has a rich history and now, with the installation of their 48 channel API Legacy Plus Console, the Band is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment for their work. Pershing’s Own was established in 1922 when General Pershing saw that many European armies fighting in the Great War had musicians travel and perform with them to increase the soldiers’ morale.  Before World War… View this story
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  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 06/09/15 09:12 AM,
    When asked about their first experience with the API brand, many engineers, producers and artists can describe the session or studio in great detail. For The Blasting Room’s co-owner and chief engineer, Jason Livermore, however, API goes hand-in-hand with his entire career. “Pretty much immediately upon becoming interested in pursuing the recording arts,” the tone and warmth was integrated in his work. The impact of API was strong enough that when The Blasting Room recently began looking for a console… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/26/15 12:18 PM,
    When Montréal’s Studio 270 brought home a 48-channel automated API Legacy Plus console, co-owners Francois Hamel and Robert Langois agree it was much more than a smart business move. “I think the API Legacy saved us,” Hamel says. The studio has been in business since 1987, but before they added the Legacy to 270’s collection of outboard gear and microphones, the owners began to notice a slow decline in business. Hamel believes that the tendency for artists to work at… View this story
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  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/22/15 08:29 AM,
    Dutch recording artist and member of the band “The Common Linnets” Ilse Delange, and her producer JB Meijers, spoke with API recently about their console and the effect it’s had on their work. Meijers commented: “The 1608 is ruling the Dutch charts. Our room is designed so that if we have a great idea, we can immediately track it. The API makes it possible to skip the laptop/bedroom phase.” Delange first saw a 1608 in Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, and sold… View this story
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  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/15/15 09:30 AM,
    Oakland, California’s 25th Street Recording opened their doors with an all-discrete, fully-analog, 64-channel API Vision Console six years ago. Today, the console is still keeping 25th Street booked and busy. Among those who have called the studio home are all-star producer Joe Chiccarelli, when he is in town, ‘80s icon Sheila E., Norteño mega-band Los Tigres Del Norte, and guitar hero Joe Satriani. Twenty-fifth Street draws in high-profile clients with the help of the well-earned reputation and versatile capabilities of… View this story
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  • Friday, May 08, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/08/15 10:22 AM,
    Carl Lie, a mixer and producer in Manhattan, New York, was looking for a small-footprint solution to his big-picture problem: he wasn’t enjoying his work the way he used to. That all changed last summer when he added an API BOX console to his home studio. Immediately, Lie began welcoming artists with problems of their own into his workspace again, and was comfortable offering a variety of solutions. Lie says the studio can now do anything from mixing an entire… View this story
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