API West Coast dealer and Westwave Audio president, Mike Rodriguez.
Westwave Audio Inc. is a new API dealership in Burbank, Calif. that offers one-on-one assistance, by appointment only, during weekday evenings at its demo facility. Established by audio post-production mixer, editor and company president, Mike Rodriguez (pictured), Westwave Audio offers personal demonstrations of the entire range of API audio equipment, including the DSM turnkey console-in-a-rack solutions, the 200 Series rackmounted modules and the company's classic 500 Series modules. Prospective customers are encouraged to bring their own projects and spend quality hands-on time working with the API products in Westwave's Pro Tools–equipped studio.
To further promote the benefits of API's high-end analog audio products in a plug-in world, Westwave also offers free Saturday seminars to demonstrate useful tips and techniques. The seminar schedule is available on Westwave’s Website.
In addition, Westwave Audio is sponsoring and producing an ongoing series of AudioNowcast podcasts at www.nowcastnetwork.com. AudioNowcast's panel of industry professionals discusses everything from mixing to sound editing, and from sound design to songwriting. The panel includes Martin Page, recording artist, songwriter and producer; Scott Gershin, Academy Award–winning sound designer; Bobby Summerfield, composer and engineer; Rob Arbittier, producer, composer and programmer; and Westwave's Mike Rodriguez.
“We couldn't be more pleased that Mike created this amazing space not only for API, but for the Southern California recording scene,” says API president Larry Droppa. “Having a dealer as dedicated and forward-thinking as Mike is a real coup for API."