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Buzz Raley Whistles an API Tune

Less than one mile from the legendary Folsom Prison, in Rancho Cordova, CA is the home of the latest API 1608-II Console. RPM Music Group owner, producer/ engineer Buzz Raley and Jeff Matej have created a unique environment for musicians and songwriters.

Raley is no stranger to the API sound. In early 2019, he installed a 1608-II console in the new space that he designed himself. By the end of that same year, a 16 channel expander had been added to give the facility a full 40 inputs of API analog warmth. Offering a modern comfortable atmosphere with a large control room, two live rooms and two isolation booths, the facility comprises over 1600 square feet of studio space.

RPM isn't your typical recording studio. The facility is not for rent to outside clients. The aim has been to create a unique, creative and personal atmosphere with the ability to satisfy any technical demands. The goal of RPM is to discover up and coming artists, offer songwriting and production assistance and ultimately share the artists drive and motivation to succeed.

"The API's sonic stamp on the music we make here at RPM is a big part of the sound on all of our recordings. Just knowing the punch and clarity we get with the API pres and the master section of our 1608-II is a big part of our overall inspiration", says Matej. "Everyone knows what a professional studio with top of the line equipment should sound like and that's why we chose API. The console sounds amazing, and it gives us a stereo image that you just can't get from mixing digital!"