JESSUP, MARYLAND: One of the highlights of the recent AES convention in San Francisco was API’s introduction of its brand-new Channel Strip. The API Channel Strip includes a 512C mic pre, the famous 550a EQ, the 527 compressor and the 325 line driver, all well-known and highly-coveted pieces in their own right, now packaged together. Each processing piece can be switched in or bypassed individually, and a flip switch allows the compressor to be placed after the EQ if desired. Additional features include an insert point, side chain input, multiple metering locations, and the famous API 2520/transformer combination.
“There was a need for a leaner, meaner version of the API 7600 that could serve as a stand-alone unit, with just the right features necessary for a comprehensive audio channel,” said Larry Droppa, API president. “We picked all the best parts of an API console channel and put them in a single space unit.”
The result of thoughtful engineering, the new API Channel Strip is currently shipping with a retail price of $2,995.
ABOUT API Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear, with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment. More information on www.apiaudio.com