The cover of Mix magazine's February issue features an API Vision console, and not just any API Vision console. This Vision belongs to Mount Olive High School in New Jersey. You heard that right — high school.
The console plays in a key part in Mount Olive's brand new recording studio, which rounds out an already impressive curriculum, including a high-def television production program and an award-winning robotics team.
Superintendent and music enthusiast Dr. Larrie Reynolds brought in consultants who were up to the challenge of creating a professional-level studio that would match the caliber of the school's other programs. Architect Anthony Gianforcaro and acclaimed Producers Ronald Saint Germain and Tony Bongiovi worked on designing and outfitting Mount Olive's studio for nearly a year.
After traveling to different renowned studios and trying out consoles first-hand, Saint Germain and Audio Engineering teacher Trevor Campbell decided on an API Vision console.
"I wanted the students to be able to get sound quickly," says Saint Germain in the Mix feature. "A microphone, preamp, fader, and you're recording, without being dependent on computers. The Vision has a very small footprint... They now have essentially 48 channels of audio in a school that had been recording with stereo mics. They have a console that can do 5.1, 7.1 and stereo simultaneously. And they need that. Trevor has put students on the console immediately and got sound with a microphone. They're so happy to get sound up."