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API 1608 Recording Console

1608 Recording Console

See a brief overview video of the new API 1608 automation.

Building on API's rich heritage of extremely high quality recording consoles, we created the 1608, a full-featured recording console based on the vintage API 1604 console, which has held its demand and value for over three decades.

The 1608 gives all of the advantages of the 1604 Vintage Consoles while adding new, modern features valuable to today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians.

Features
  • 16 Input Channels each with Mic Pre and Equalizer
  • Accepts API 500 Series Equalizers
  • 8 Main Buses
  • 8 Auxiliary Buses
  • 1 Stereo Bus
  • 8 Echo Returns with main and stereo bus assign
  • Full Center Section Control
  • Analogue Metering
  • 5.1 Center Section Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Rear Patch Connections

The 1608 is built to the same API build standards as our Vision consoles, Legacy consoles, and modular products.

The standard fit of a 1608 Console is:

16
12
4
8
1
16
1
548B Inputs with Mic/Line and Direct Output
550A Equalizers
560 Equalizers
Echo Returns
Complete Center Facilities Section
Manual Faders
Stereo Fader

Pricing and Options:

Consoles
16 Channel Console
$52,400
16 Channel Expander
$39,900
16 Channel Console Plus 16 Channel Expander (32 Channels Total)
$92,300
16 Channel Console Plus Two 16 Channel Expanders (48 Channels Total)
$132,200

P-Mix Motorized Fader Automation System

Derived from the API Vision Automation System used extensively in the Vision and Legacy Plus consoles, API now offers an optional motorized fader automation system for the 1608 console called P-Mix. New console orders can be factory-fitted with P-Mix, and existing 1608 consoles can be 'field retrofitted' with new P-Mix automation systems.

Combining system reliability, user flexibility and operational simplicity, P-Mix offers a host of features found only in the most expensive and sophisticated console automation systems costing many times more.

Features:

  • Reliable, self-contained system requiring no external computer
  • Individual Switch Control on each fader
  • Global Control Panel in the console Center Section
  • Files are easily saved files to standard SD memory cards
  • Automated Mute and Solo switches on each channel
  • Unlimited Fader Groups with 2 dedicated Group Master Faders
  • Motorized Stereo Fader
  • DAW Control with unity gain audio bypass
  • Unlimited Mix Restore points
  • Retrofit kits for existing 1608 consoles
  • System is expandable in groups of 8 channels, up to 48 channels
  • Comprehensive Operations Manual
Consoles With Factory-Installed P-Mix Automation
16 Channel Console
$63,300
16 Channel Expander
$45,300
16 Channel Console Plus 16 Channel Expander (32 Channels Total)
$108,600
16 Channel Console Plus Two 16 Channel Expanders (48 Channels Total)
$153,900
 
Customer-Installed P-Mix Automation (In The Field)
Automation Retrofit, 16 Channel 1608 Console
$11,900
Automation Retrofit, Each 16 Channel Expander
$5,900

For more information contact:

Dan Zimbelman, Sales Director: (410) 330-8079

Mark Seman, Sales: (301) 776-7879

Dealers in the U.S.:
California: Vintage King (Los Angeles) — (213) 984-4000
California: Westlake Pro (North Hollywood) — (323) 845-1145
Colorado: Wind Over the Earth (Boulder) — (303) 443-9822
Massachusetts: Parsons Audio (Wellesley) — phone: (781) 431-8708
Michigan: Vintage King (Detroit) — (248) 591-9276
New York: Alto Music (Middletown) — (845) 692-6922
Tennessee: Vintage King (Nashville) — (888) 653-1184 (ext 3)
Vermont: Sonic Circus (Townshend) — (802) 365-9190

Dealers in Canada:
Long & McQuade Music (Vancouver, BC): (604) 734-4886
Studio Economik (Montreal): (514) 937-2000 ext. 202