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API 1608 Console Installed in Steve Miller’s Personal Studio

API announces that guitarist/recording artist Steve Miller, producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen) and engineer Kent Hertz (Godsmack, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan) purchased a 32-channel API 1608 console for Miller’s personal studio in Sun Valley, Idaho. The trio will use the console to record and mix projects for Miller’s new record label, Space Cowboy Records.

“Even with no processing, the sound was instantly punched way up,” Hertz says of the 1608. “That’s what we had been looking for!”

For Miller’s greatest hits project, the API 1608 acts as a front end for newly recorded tracks and as a mixer for the tracks that have already been recorded. “For me, the analog/digital hybrid is the Holy Grail,” Hertz says. “I’m fully invested in the digital workflow—instant recall and random access are indispensable. With the sonic contribution of the 1608, we now have all that functionality with a sound that brings us back to our analog roots. It’s the best of both worlds—an inspiring way to work!”

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Read Mix magazine’s October 2006 interview with Steve Miller.