Telefunken USA, LLC installed an API 1608 discrete analog recording console in a new facility for product development and testing as part of a 2,500-square-foot expansion of the microphone manufacturer’s corporate offices.
“The API 1608 is the centerpiece for a brand new research, test and design studio facility here in South Windsor, Conn., just outside Hartford,” explains Alan Veniscofsky, director of operations at Telefunken USA. “We use it in the room where we test every single microphone and every single piece of gear that we build. We also use the same room as a studio. We’re very pleased with the 1608.”
Telefunken USA re-creates classic recording microphones engineered to precise historical specifications. The API 1608, installed in early March following the completion of the first phase of a large studio laboratory build-out at the location, is central to the testing of finished products and new designs.
“It’s wired and hooked up in a traditional manner,” reports Toni Fishman, owner/CEO Telefunken USA, “but we use some of the additional busing and aux routing not as a traditional studio set-up, but more geared toward testing devices and frequency response, and things that we use for testing and building microphones.”
Fishman selected the 1608 based on past experience with API and on the opinions of a number of the Telefunken USA staff that are also active in the recording industry. “Some of the people who have worked here over the past two or three years, plus other engineers, and I have had great success using API consoles on various projects,” he comments. “We wanted the best representation of what was out there and is modern.”