After well over a year and seemingly endless decision making, John Davenport has finally created a studio that matches his exacting standards. Davenport worked with both world-class studio designer Wes Lachot and API to complete what is now Deep River Studios. Though the process was exhausting, Davenport says one decision was very simple for him. "It didn't take long to select my choice of console. API: the sound and workmanship is like no other."
Deep River Studios is situated high atop the scenic Deep River in Sanford, North Carolina. December's MIX features an interview with Davenport and photos from throughout his facility including his 32 channel, fully automated Legacy Plus console which was commissioned by API in February. MIX Editor Tom Kenny interviewed Davenport for the piece, and Wes Lachot took photos for both the article and MIX's December cover shot.
Davenport began his music industry career in 1978, when he was an assistant at Todd Rundgren's Secret Sound Studio in New York. In the '80s, Davenport gained further experience as a recording engineer at The Hit Factory, where he worked with some of the biggest names in music including the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and Cyndi Lauper. Davenport returned to his hometown of Sanford, North Carolina in the '90s, and continues to work and reside there today.