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API 1608-II Console Commissioned for RPM Music Group

March 2019; Jessup, MD:
API announces the commissioning of a 16-channel 1608-II Console at RPM Music Studio in Rancho Cordova, CA.

RPM Music Group was founded in 2017 by Buzz Raley and Jeff Matej, who have both been in the music industry in the Bay Area since the 80s. With their decades of music knowledge and experience, and shared passion for recording, Raley and Matej realized that they would make a fantastic team and became business partners.

Hundreds of hours were spent on not only building the studio but also researching the best possible equipment. Raley and Matej chose the API 1608-II as their studio's centerpiece, with the sale facilitated by API dealer Vintage King.

"API has a rich history with having recorded some of the greatest Rock & Roll and Country albums and it's American made," says Raley. "API consoles are a game changer compared to the competition."

"We love the stereo aux addition. The EQ's and preamps give you that API sound on every channel," adds Matej. "It is a DREAM. We wanted that API punch and the 1608-II makes our left speaker hit like Sugar Ray and our right uppercut like Tyson."

Raley and Matej already plan on adding an expander to their 1608-II console.