What:Producer/ Engineer/ Mix Engineer
API Gear:The BOX,  512c, 2500
"I was already a huge API fan, but I couldn't quite afford a 1608. The format of The BOX fit perfectly in my studio. I already had 18 pres and lots of outboard, so the four additional pres were cool, but I really think The BOX exploded my studio's functionality in mixing—with two mix inserts, analog parallel compression options, 24 channels of analog summing (input channels and sends), inserts, and pan pots. Plus, I think the master section sounds incredible. I bought this console and haven't looked back. It's become such an invaluable mainstay in my studio. I can barely remember not having it."
"I would highly recommend The BOX. It sounds great, it makes sense, and it doesn't get in the way. What more could you want?"
"The versatility of the API 2500 is second to none. Whether you want to parallel compress your drum mix, smash a piano, or pump your 2-mix, this compressor is just waiting on you."
The Casino is Eric Masse's personal studio located in East Nashville, Tennessee. Built by Masse and tailor-made to how he works, the studio is 1200 square feet all around, with a 400 square foot control room and an 800 square foot live room, each containing one booth. Since purchasing The BOX in 2014, the console has become an integral part of Masse's studio. On The BOX, Masse recently recorded and mixed Miranda Lambert's new single "Vice," and is in the process of mixing her forthcoming album. Also recorded and mixed on The Casino's BOX: Rayland Baxter's Imaginary Man, Chris Worsham's upcoming second LP, Derik Hultquist's Southern Iron, Mikky Ekko's Time, songs for Aubrie Sellers' New City Blues, and songs for David Nail's new album, among others. Masse works primarily with indie, country, and pop artists.
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