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API 2448 Recording and Mixing Console

“My favorite records and favorite sounding things I’ve ever done were all done on API consoles, so I’m like why don’t I have an API, that’s ridiculous... They built [a 2448 console] to my specs with 24 channels and a producer’s desk on the right hand side with some rack space.”

— Butch Walker

“I recently purchased a 32-channel API 2448 console. I’ve owned all the major brands of consoles. This is by far — the most transparent, punchy when you need it to be, gorgeous mid-range, (“where the money is”), rich harmonics when you need them, and unmatched in terms of ergonomics! Plus, the most ingeniously designed automation I have ever used. I am excited to make music again because of this masterpiece of thought and engineering. Thank you API — for loving Music and the people who make it!”

— Gordon Bahary

“Floki Studios chose the API 2448 for its design and sound and it has not disappointed. Tracking to our 24 or 16 track tape machines has provided the analog, punchy, cohesive sound we wanted at Floki. The vibe we are trying to achieve at Floki is perfectly matched with the API 2448 as the centerpiece.”

— Wade Koeman

“Working in hybrid mode with the advantages of a DAW and coupling it to the workflow and sound of good analog equipment makes the most sense to me for my working environment. The API 2448 is THE crucial centerpiece of my studio. The great thing with the 2448 is in using the desk in everyday studio life: producing and composing of songs, recording the right material with the best sound possible and mixing in a fast and spontaneous way. The routing and inline possibilities give me a lot of options and everything is tightly packed in a relatively small footprint but with the look and feeling of a large format console.”

— Matthias “Butch” Mezger, Seismosonic Studios, Germany

Designed to the same standard of excellence as the 1608, Legacy AXS and Vision consoles, API proudly announces the debut of the new 2448 Recording Console. The 2448 offers a powerful and impressive feature set including Dual Inputs on each channel, Stereo Returns and optionally, API's new cross-platform Final Touch Automation® fader automation system. The 2448 expands API's powerful line of world-class analog recording consoles and continues API's nearly 50 year legacy of combining functionality and reliability with the unmistakable warmth of the API sound.

2448 Console Features:

  • Available in 24, 32, and 40 Channel Frame sizes
  • Each channel equipped with Mic Pre and Equalizer
  • Accepts API 500 Series Equalizers
  • Each Channel features Dual Inputs (small fader rotary pot, pan, solo, mute, safe and flip)
  • 56 Channels available to the Mix Bus - in a 24 Channel Frame
  • 8 Multitrack Buses
  • 8 Auxiliary Buses
  • 1 Stereo Bus
  • 4 Stereo Returns, 100mm faders (manual or automated) with Multitrack and Stereo Bus assign
  • Full Center Section Control
  • Surround 5.1 Center Section Monitoring
  • Classic Analog Metering
  • Global 0dB Small Fader Bypass
  • 529C Stereo Bus Compressor (optional)
  • Comprehensive Rear Panel IO Connectivity

Pricing and Options:

24 Channel Console
32 Channel Console
40 Channel Console

Final Touch Automation Motorized Fader Automation System

Derived from API's Vision Automation System used extensively in the Vision, Legacy Plus and AXS consoles, API now offers optional Final Touch Automation fader automation for the 2448 console.

Final Touch Automation combines system reliability, user flexibility and operational simplicity and offers a host of features found only in the most expensive and sophisticated console automation systems typically costing many times more. Consoles can be factory-fitted with Final Touch Automation prior to delivery, and existing 2448 consoles can be retrofitted with Final Touch Automation.

New: In addition to the 2448, API's Final Touch Automation systems are available for the flagship Vision console, the Legacy AXS, and the 1608-II. This allows for mix files to be easily transferred across any of these API console products.

Final Touch Automation Features:

  • Reliable, self-contained system requiring no external computer
  • Individual Switch Control on each fader
  • Global Control Panel in the console Center Section
  • Hi Resolution 7.5" Touch Screen Control
  • Files are easily saved to standard memory cards
  • Automated Mute and Insert switches on each channel
  • Unlimited Fader Groups with 2 dedicated Group Master Faders
  • Motorized Stereo Program Fader
  • 4 Motorized Stereo Returns
  • DAW Control with unity gain audio bypass
  • Unlimited Mix Restore points
  • Comprehensive Operations Manual

Pricing and Options:

Consoles With Final Touch Automation
24 Channel Console
32 Channel Console
40 Channel Console

For more information, contact:

Mark Seman, Sales: (301) 776-7879, ext. 211; mseman @
Dave Hintze, Sales: (301) 776-7879, ext. 212; dhintze @

For a full list of 2448 demo locations, please visit our dealer page.