The API 1608 is a full featured small format recording console based on the vintage API 1604 console, which has held its demand and value for over three decades.
The API 1608 is built on API's rich heritage of extremely high quality recording consoles. It gives all of the advantages of the 1604 Vintage Consoles while adding new, modern features valuable to today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians.
The API 1608 is built to the same exacting API build standards as our Vision consoles, Legacy consoles, and modular products.
The standard fit of a 1608 Console is:
16 x 548B Inputs with Mic/Line and Direct Output
12 x 550A Equalizers
4 x 560 Equalizers
8 x Echo Returns
1 x Complete Center Facilities Section
16 x Manual Faders
1 x Stereo Fader
P-Mix Motorized Fader Automation System
Derived from the API Vision Automation System used extensively in the Vision and Legacy Plus consoles, API now offers an optional motorized fader automation system for the 1608 console called P-Mix. New console orders can be factory-fitted with P-Mix, and existing 1608 consoles can be 'field retrofitted' with new P-Mix automation systems.
Combining system reliability, user flexibility and operational simplicity, P-Mix offers a host of features found only in the most expensive and sophisticated console automation systems costing many times more.
Reliable, self-contained system requiring no external computer
Individual Switch Control on each fader
Global Control Panel in the console Center Section
Files are easily saved to standard SD memory cards
Automated Mute and Solo switches on each channel
Unlimited Fader Groups with 2 dedicated Group Master Faders
Motorized Stereo Fader
DAW Control with unity gain audio bypass
Unlimited Mix Restore points
Retrofit kits for existing 1608 consoles
System is expandable in groups of 8 channels, up to 48 channels