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Ben Makes Mix Cover — API Helps Make Music

Ben Folds' API-toting studio space is featured on the cover of Mix magazine this month, giving readers a peek into the workspace of a "mad genius musician". The legendary singer, songwriter and record producer's Nashville studio now known as Ben's Place, is the former RCA Studio A that then became Javelina Studios before Folds took over. Highlights of the space include the original RCA studio walls, 30- foot ceilings and original parquet floor. Ben has added five grand pianos. However, the most prized piece might just be Ben's API console.

While remodeling the studio, Ben would often say, "When we grow up, we are going to get an API." That dream came true for him in 2010 with the addition of a classic 1976 API 3232, pictured above.