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Steve Miller Chooses API 1608 ConsoleTo Re-Record Greatest Hits

The API 1608 adds the analog sound to their otherwise digital workflow.

By PSW Staff April 20, 2010

Steve Miller’s API 1608 console being prepared for shipping.

Legendary rocker and bluesman Steve Miller continues recording and touring.

Together with engineer Kent Hertz and producer Andy Johns, Miller is currently re-recording his greatest hits, which will be released on Miller’s new record label “Space Cowboy Records.”

The trio purchased a 32-channel API 1608 console to contribute the right sound to their otherwise digital workflow.

As soon as the API 1608 arrived, Hertz ran some tracks through flat. “Even with no processing, the sound was instantly punched way up,” he remarked.

“That’s what we had been looking for!” For the greatest hits project, the API 1608 acts as a front-end for newly recorded tracks and as a mixer for the tracks that have already been recorded.

“For me, the analog/digital hybrid is the Holy Grail,” said Hertz. “I’m fully invested in the digital workflow – instant recall and random access are indispensable.”

With the sonic contribution of the 1608, we now have all that functionality with a sound that brings us back to our analog roots. It’s the best of both worlds – an inspiring way to work!”

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