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  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/06/15 08:03 AM,
    Japan’s national broadcasting network NHK, has commissioned two API Vision consoles for their primary recording facilities. The first 64 channel console was commissioned in February, 2014, and was so well-received that NHK was installing its second 64 channel Vision less than a year later. Both consoles were built with a variety of custom features designed to facilitate NHK’s special applications, which include both recording and live broadcasts of performances ranging from small ensembles to large orchestral groups. The first console… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesInstallationManufacturerMixerStudio

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/29/15 03:14 PM,
    Many people know Kenny Larkin as an artist—but few know that he is also a producer and studio owner, and his studio just got some familiar new gear. After his older digital mixer broke down, Larkin knew it was time to return to analog, and knew API would be just the ticket. “I had to look for something new, and I had that analog itch again. I wanted more warmth in my recordings without having to keep going through outboard… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 24, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/24/15 10:29 AM,
    Mark Ziemann “got tired of mixing with the mouse”. As a result, he upgraded to an API BOX console this June. Ziemann made the switch from digital mixers and calls the console a “complete API system” for his home studio, “now I know I needed analog faders.” Ziemann works in Garbenteich, Germany, where he has been involved in pro audio for just over a decade. “As a guitarist, I was never quite happy with the productions of my music, so… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/17/15 12:38 PM,
    Ask Aaron Fry how the API 1608 changed his studio and he will tell you it’s the difference between “recording and mixing a great record versus a good record.” Fry runs a uniquely non-profit studio called Electric Sun in Sacramento, CA; he purchased the 1608 from Sonic Circus in May, and he says it quickly became the “perfect centerpiece to the studio.” Fry uses a variety of API racks as well, including the 3124+, which he says “make great companion… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringStudio

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/09/15 08:46 AM,
    Black Lion Audio announces the release of the B12A MKII 500, an API-style single channel microphone preamp just like the popular B12A MKII ½ rack unit, but in the convenient and flexible 500 series format. All Black Lion Audio products are designed and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois. Already known for the API American rock sound, the MKII version features an upgraded input transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also features an output transformer, a Hi-Z… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/02/15 01:13 PM,
    When Brad Englander was deciding how to expand his gear list to include a console, he was certain about one thing: “all roads led back to API.” At the time, he already had four 512cs in an API lunchbox, but wanted even more of the “same clean and punchy sound,” so he turned to the 1608, along with a 2500, for the solution. Englander owns “Bassmental”, a studio he runs from his home in Great Falls, Virginia. The studio works… View this story
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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
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerManufacturerStudio

  • 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
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerManufacturerStudio

  • 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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