October 2018; Jessup, MD:
Building on API's rich heritage of providing extremely high-quality recording consoles to the audio community, API proudly announces the AES introduction of the new 1608-II Recording and Mixing console. API's 1608-II adds new and powerful features to the already hugely successful 1608 console, and was carefully designed to continue API's tradition of crafting the world's most sought-after analog recording consoles.
Since the introduction of the 1608 in 2008, API has delivered over 600 consoles and expanders to discerning audio professionals throughout the world. Given the success of the original 1608, API's Engineering team focused much of their efforts on making the 1608-II even more intuitive to use, including a layout upgrade to the Auxiliary Masters, the inclusion of 4 automatable Stereo Returns, and a revamp of the Control Room section of the console to provide even smoother and easier workflow.
"Also new to the 1608-II is API's optional cross-platform Final TouchTM automation system," notes API Director of Engineering Todd Humora. "Final Touch is a step up from the already excellent automation system that was offered with the original 1608. Not only is it equipped with an easy-to-navigate touch screen, but moving forward, Final Touch mixes can also be shared among API consoles that feature Final Touch. For example, now you can record tracks on a 1608-II console and Final Touch allows you to mix those tracks on a Legacy AXS or Vision console. This is a major step in convenience that Producers, Engineers and Mixers have been asking for."
Built to the same standard of excellence as the Vision, Legacy AXS, 2448, 1608 and The BOX consoles, the 1608-II continues API's nearly 50 year legacy of combining functionality and reliability with the unmistakable warmth of the API sound.