This week, API sends off a 32 channel automated 1608 console to Tanta Studio, a new facility located in the Shibuya area of Tokyo. The 1608 will serve as the centerpiece of Studio B, while Studio A will house a 48 channel fully-fitted Legacy AXS console—the first AXS to be commissioned in Japan.
Tanta's AXS console is currently in production at API headquarters, and will be delivered to Japan in early 2018, with the studio opening shortly thereafter. This sale was completed through API's exclusive Japan Distributor Mix Wave, headed by Mr. Hiro Saika.
Dan Zimbelman, API Director of Sales, comments, "Following the successful placement of two 64 channel API Vision consoles at NHK (also in Shibuya, Tokyo), we're excited to place two additional API consoles into the first new 'from the ground up' studio built in Japan in many years. Tanta's Studio A with an API AXS console, and Studio B with the 1608, is going to give the music scene in Japan a new, exciting alternative for high quality audio recording."