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Justin Johnson Records New Album on the Box

There's apparently nothing roots blues guitarist Justin Johnson can't play, whether it's a whiskey barrel, cigar box, or a shovel. Many of you may have seen him play his 3-string shovel guitar here. Johnson proves he's equally adept at conventional instruments with his ambitious new double album Turquoise Trail - Soundtrack for a Western. He describes it as a "sensory immersive soundtrack for a Western movie adventure." API is incredibly proud to share that this album was recorded on Johnson's Box console at the famous Cash Cabin Studio.

"I can't say enough about how much I'm enjoying the sound and ease-of-use of the Box," says Justin. "We tracked all of the guitar parts for the entire double album on it, and I brought it in to Cash Cabin to run the final mixdown through it, and compare the two mixes side by side. The first mix was through their Rupert Neve 5060 Centerpiece and SSL stereo compressor. Then we ran the entire album through the Box, with identical settings on the Box's stereo compressor. We did a 'blind taste test' and every single time the API was preferred. It's really a magical piece of gear, and we appreciate you so much for putting it into our hands!"

Turquoise Trail is due for release December 15th, with the digital download available now.