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312 - 50th Anniversary Edition

“I jumped at the opportunity to own the golden anniversary 312 mic pre! I have a deep love of the classic API sound and this little pre is unreal. Immediately I was recording vocals with it and it sounded so warm and huge with tons of detail. The meter on it is such a great bonus feature and it's got that bling look to it too!”

— Jacquire King, Producer/Engineer
(Kings of Leon), Nashville, TN

Features
  • API's Classic 312 Microphone Preamp in a 500 Series module
  • Reproduction of the Original 312 PCB Design
  • Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain
  • Proprietary AP2516 Input Transformer
  • 20 dB pad switch
  • Switchable 48V phantom power
  • Vintage Style Analog VU Meter
  • Peak LED
  • Limited Production with 50th Anniversary Faceplate
  • Individually Serialized (1-150)

The API 312 50th Anniversary Edition is a faithful reproduction of the original 312 microphone preamp used in API consoles from the 1970s and still highly sought after today. Packaged into a modern 500 Series module, the 312 is one of API's most famous mic preamps and is the basis of the highly successful 3124. Starting from an exact reproduction of Saul Walker's original 312 printed circuit board, API engineered this classic design true to the original, including the hand-wired gain pot and switches. The 312 also features API's AP2516 Input Transformer, and has included a vintage style analog VU meter and a Peak LED indicator. Each unit carries an individual serial number noting the limited run of 150 Anniversary Edition Units.