The API 1608 is an high-quality 16 channel analogue recording and mixing console, with 5.1 monitoring. The API 1608 is based on the vintage API 1604, which has held its demand and value for over three decades. The 1608 provides new, modern features valuable to today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians.
Equipped with 550A EQ, the API 1608 is a compact recording and mixing mixing console that functions at the highest level - as you'd expect from API. Packed with features, the 1608 console is still able to operate within a small studio environment, yet additional expander modules can take your input count as high as 48 channels. It can even take other 500 Series EQs - a very useful and flexible feature for such a small desk.
Still using the discrete circuits that have worked so well since the company started, as Automated Processes Inc in the Sixties, the API 1608 is equipped with fully-balanced Ins and Outs offering clean, quiet operation, 548B pre-amps and 550A EQs as standard and with 100mm ALPS faders to glide the signal onward. All the channel functions to the faders are well lighted allowing you to retain signal routing information at a glance.
A well-equipped master section on the API 1608 includes 5.1 monitoring as well as all the master controllers and FX returns. You can also set monitor paths for up to three different pairs of speakers. Although the API 1608 is a manually-operated analogue desk, fader automation can be added later to take advantage of your DAW capabilities.
Following the high standards set by the other API products such as the Vision and Legacy desks, the 1608 console is robustly designed on a solid aluminium frame. The API 1608 has everything you need - great build, undeniable heritage and the progressive philosophy that makes API a top player to this day - but best of all the API 1608 has the API Sound and that you will have to hear to appreciate.
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- 16 Input Channels each with Mic Pre and Equalizer
- Accepts API 500 Series Equalizers
- 8 Main Buses
- 8 Auxiliary Buses
- 1 Stereo Bus
- 8 Echo Returns with main and stereo bus assign
- Full Center Section Control
- Analog Metering
- 5.1 Center Section Monitoring
- Comprehensive Rear Patch Connections
- Additional Information
Manufacturer API SKU SAPI1608 Model API1608 GTIN NA Single or Pair N/A