By PSW Staff • October 19, 2018 API’s 1608-II console API announces the AES introduction of the new 1608-II recording and mixing console. API’s 1608-II adds new features to the 1608 console. Since the introduction of the 1608 in 2008, API has delivered over 600 consoles and expanders to audio professionals throughout the world. API’s Engineering team focused much of their efforts on making the 1608-II even more intuitive to use, including a layout upgrade to the auxiliary masters, the inclusion of 4 automatable stereo returns, and a revamp of the control room section of the console. “Also new to the 1608-II is API’s optional cross-platform Final Touch automation system,” notes API director of Engineering Todd Humora. “Final Touch is a step up from the already excellent automation system that was offered with the original 1608. Not only is it equipped with an easy-to-navigate touch screen, but moving forward,Final Touch mixes can also be shared among API consoles that feature Final Touch. For example, now you can record tracks on a 1608-II console and Final Touch allows you to mix those tracks on a Legacy AXS or Vision console.This is a major step in convenience that producers, engineers and mixers have been asking for.” API Tagged with: 1608 1608-II API Automation Final Touch · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.