Atlanta, GA (November 10, 2011)—Producer Dan Hannon and engineer Brad Fisher purchased an API 1608 console earlier this year for their Eldest Only Productions company.
Hannon and Fisher, having already an established working relationship, formed Eldest Only Productions in 2009, offering songwriting, production, recording, engineering, mixing and artist management services. Since acquiring the 1608, Eldest Only Productions has recorded and produced multiple projects including the album Simple Math by Manchester Orchestra and young rock band Asherel’s debut record.
“We fell in love with the ease of working on a console after working in the box for so long,” said Hannon, who, when researching consoles, had traveled with Fisher to Nashville’s Blackbird Studios for a 1608 demo. “We almost decided on the spot that we wanted our own.”
“We’ve really been euphoric ever since we got it,” said Hannon. “It’s absolutely fantastic. There are so many advantages to having it, never mind that it’s an API.” Hannon and Fisher specifically cited a much faster mix time than when they mixed solely in Pro Tools, easier tracking and overdubbing, and flexible routing with the 1608.
Fisher added, “Its aggressiveness allows us to both track and mix very quickly, which is really, really awesome. The finished products retain all the energy of the original tracks. Having the availability of all that headroom was something we weren’t accustomed to with Pro Tools and the results we’ve had so far are just amazing.”
The team at Eldest Only Productions recently finished the band Art Decade’s debut full-length album, Western Sunrise, and is currently working on Right Away, Great Captain!’s third album titled The Church of the Good Thief as well as rock trio Cusses’ debut LP – all with the help of the studio’s 1608.
According to Fisher, “The sound we’ve been chasing so long is finally at our fingertips.”