The 2020 NAMM show saw Chuck Augustowski relaunch APB Dynasonics and a plan for the future. Those working in professional audio in the mid-2000s might remember the company’s unique analog mixing consoles, utility mixers and problem-solver products like the Mix Switch.
The names that make up the APB acronym — Augustowski, (John) Petrucelli & (Taz) Bhogal — were enough to generate interest even before any product was shipped. From the first two’s early work at Allen & Heath to Bhogal coming aboard to help bring Crest Audio consoles to life, the combined decades of experience of this team in the analog mixing realm made it exciting to hear they were going out on their own.
The original success of APB products is evident when you talk to anyone who used or owned them. Unfortunately at that time, however, the analog console market was hit hard by the digital boom, with small manufacturers in particular left vulnerable to these types of market shifts. In 2012, production was shuttered and the team disbanded.
Chuck joins PSW video partner DcSoundOp in the following video below to deliver the inside story on how it all went down, what’s happening right now, and where the company plans to go in the next few years. Anyone in pro audio who appreciates the history of how we got where we are today are the people who spent the last 50 years working on getting us here will enjoy this one.
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