Equipped with an updated feature set and debuting API's new cross-platform Final TouchTM automation system, the 1608-II continues API's rich legacy of analog recording consoles.
Following the introduction of the 1608 in 2008, API delivered over 600 consoles and expanders to discerning audio professionals throughout the world. New for 2018 and based on the incredible success of the original, API proudly announces the 1608-II. Equipped with an updated feature set and debuting API's new cross-platform Final TouchTM automation system, the 1608-II continues API's rich legacy of crafting the world's highest-quality analog recording consoles. Adding valuable features for today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians, the 1608-II provides the powerful reliability and the incredible API sound that has characterized API products for nearly 50 years.
Final TouchTM 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 fader automation for the 1608-II 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 1608-II consoles can be retrofitted with Final Touch automation.
In addition to the 1608-II, API's Final Touch automation systems are available for the flagship Vision console, the Legacy AXS, and the new 2448. This allows for mix files to be easily transferred across any of these API console products.
16, 32, or 48 Input Channel Frame sizesEach channel equipped with Mic Pre and EqualizerAccepts API 500 Series Equalizers8 Multitrack Buses8 Auxiliary Buses1 Stereo Bus4 Stereo Returns, 100mm faders (manual or automated) with Multitrack and Stereo Bus assignFull Center Section ControlSurround 5.1 Center Section MonitoringClassic Analog MeteringGlobal 0dB Fader BypassComprehensive Rear Panel IO Connectivity
Final Touch Automation Features
Reliable, self-contained system requiring no external computerIndividual Switch Control on each faderGlobal Control Panel in the console Center SectionHi Resolution 7.5" Touch Screen ControlFiles are easily saved to standard memory cardsAutomated Mute and Insert switches on each channelUnlimited Fader Groups with 2 dedicated Group Master FadersMotorized Stereo Program Fader4 Motorized Stereo ReturnsDAW Control with unity gain audio bypassUnlimited Mix Restore pointsComprehensive Operations Manual