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.
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