In August of 2016, Sockit Studio in Baton Rouge, LA was flooded with over three feet of water. Most of the equipment was saved, but it was during the rebuilding process that Owner and Head Engineer Devon Kirkpatrick took the opportunity to reimagine the studio's look, feel, and work flow. He decided he wanted the best both worlds with an analog and digital console and began looking at API's 1608 console.
"Expandable, 100% analog, fantastic pre amps, and top-of-the-line summing and mixing options were all things that were missing before we got our 1608-II," Kirkpatrick said. "The console is definitely designed for a high end hybrid work flow and has excellent signal flow options. The sound, in a word, is fantastic. Every client has heard a difference between just playing a two track song through the API vs. the digital console. The head room is enormous and the transient response is phenomenal. The analog saturation value when mixing through the 1608-II is a full factor level of wow; now it sounds like a record."