"When we started discussing which consoles to look at for Diamond Drive, the 1608-II was at the top of my list. After some ups and downs with another console, we ordered a 1608-II and couldn't be more satisfied. The 1608-II is streamlined, flexible, thoughtfully laid-out, and sounds amazing. API gear has been a huge part of my career, from hearing firsthand how a lunchbox® full of 512 mic preamps shaped drum sounds at my first studio internship, to years of tracking on vintage API consoles at commercial studios in Seattle. I'm lucky to work with such a high quality, beautifully engineered piece of gear every day."
- Derek Moree (Diamond Drive Studios, Black Diamond, WA)