API is active on Twitter (@ThisIsAPIaudio), and one recent post from producer and engineer Travis Ball caught our eye. Travis is working on a recording with Bailey Rankin, a student at Belmont University studying commercial voice. The team went to Sound Emporium in Nashville to record on its newest addition- an API Legacy Plus console. What they were recording, however, is really noteworthy.
Here's what Bailey tells us about "Riley's Song":
"I wrote it to sing at my friend Riley's memorial service. Riley and his younger brother, Dylan, both have a developmental disability- which eventually led to Riley's death in January. He was an amazing person, and an inspiration for my home town of Anderson Township, a suburb of Cincinnati."
"When I knew Riley's life was nearing its end, I wrote him this country song. I am NOT a country singer, but Riley loved country music. This song is about Riley's strength, and the positivity he spread even when he was struggling and in pain."
"After hearing the song, many people asked if I would record it. I've decided to record and sell the song to raise money for Riley's family."
The song is currently in its final mixing stages. Stay tuned for more.