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API 1608

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Recording Console

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 console, which has held its demand and value for over three decades.

The 1608 gives all of the advantages of the 1604 Vintage Consoles while adding new, modern features valuable to today's Engineers, Producers and Musicians.



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

Analogue 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 x 548B Inputs with Mic/Line and Direct Output

12 x 550A Equalizers

4 x 560 Equalizers

8 x Echo Returns

1 x Complete Center Facilities Section

16 x Manual Faders

1 x Stereo Fader


Configuration and Options:

>16 Channel Console

>16 Channel Expander

>16 Channel Console Plus 16 Channel Expander (32 Channels Total)

>16 Channel Console Plus Two 16 Channel Expanders (48 Channels Total)

>500 module bay can be ordered loaded, unloaded or partially loaded

>500 module bay can be ordered with selected modules

>P-Mix Motorized Fader Automation System



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

>Comprehensive Operations Manual


Consoles With Factory-Installed P-Mix Automation

16 Channel Console

16 Channel Expander

16 Channel Console Plus 16 Channel Expander (32 Channels Total)

16 Channel Console Plus Two 16 Channel Expanders (48 Channels Total)


Customer-Installed P-Mix Automation (In The Field)

Automation Retrofit, 16 Channel 1608 Console

Automation Retrofit, Each 16 Channel Expander

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