Mix magazine's August 2019 cover is certainly eye-catching — maybe it's Kingsize Soundlabs Owner and Producer Dave Trumfio's expressive face, maybe it's the cute little dog, but we'd like to think it's Kingsize's 2448 console in the backdrop.
Located in Hollywood, CA, Kingsize Soundlabs was the first studio to commission a 2448 as soon as the console debuted. Kingsize operates from the historic Gold-Diggers location on Route 66, and is just one part of a hotel, club, and music recording facility. The studio has quite a reputation — recording artists such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Wilco, Mavis Staples and many more — and it was only logical for them to find a console that matched their reputation.
When the console was unveiled at last year's AES Show, Trumfio commented, "We were looking for a good rock 'n' roll console and API, of course, is a great rock 'n' roll console. One cool thing is that API is the king of the 500 Series, so we've also put 500 Series capabilities in the other rooms. I just want to have the greatest classic and modern classic hits."
The console was commissioned in October of 2018, but Gold-Diggers would not take bookings until January of 2019. However, that didn't stop groups like One Republic from sneaking in a few sessions on the 2448, tracking drums for their new record. Since January, things have not slowed down for Kingsize Studiolabs or Gold-Diggers, which has received rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and Los Angeles Magazine.