After its installation in July, Loyola Marymount University's custom 32 channel Legacy Plus console has already started playing a significant role in the school's Recording Arts program.
"The students have taken to it quickly and are eager to start their final projects on it," says Dusk Bennett, Chief Engineer and Adjunct Professor in LMU's Recording Arts Department.
"From a recording perspective I appreciate how open and punchy the desk sounds. I can really drive the preamps and the busses hard, yet the console still retains a smoothness in the midrange that doesn't result in harsh audio," Bennett adds. "In the past I would caution our students about overdriving and over eq'ing the channels on our Trident console but the Legacy Plus doesn't have this problem; it manages audio with much more finesse. Since we installed it, I have recorded a variety of musical styles on it, and the desk migrates naturally from session to session both operationally and musically."
"I am absolutely convinced that we made the best investment decision for our students and the future of our Recording Arts program," says Bennett. "Based on API's historical track record I believe this is one investment that will last for many, many years to come."