API 1608 Recording Console
API 1608 Recording Console
API 1608 Recording Console
API 1608 Recording Console

API 1608 Recording Console

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Building on API's rich heritage of extremely high-quality recording consoles, we created the 1608: a full-featured recording console based on the vintage API 1604, which has held its demand and value for over three decades. The 1608 adds new, modern features valuable to today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians to the reliability and sound that API has been known for since its inception; including optional P-Mix automation.


✓ 16 Input Channels each with Mic Pre and Equalizer
✓ Accepts API 500 Series Equalizers
✓ 8 Main Buses
✓ 8 Auxiliary Buses
✓ 1 Stereo Bus
✓ 8 Echo Returns with main and stereo bus assign
✓ Full Center Section Control
✓ Analog Metering
✓ 5.1 Center Section Monitoring
✓ Comprehensive Rear Patch Connections

The 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 548B Inputs with Mic/Line and Direct Output
12 550A Equalizers
4 560 Equalizers
8 Echo Returns
1 Complete Center Facilities Section
16 Manual Faders
1 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 (via Mackie HUI protocol) 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
✓ Comprehensive Operations Manual

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