Kore Studio owner George Apsion with his new API 1608 console.
London, UK (December 5, 2014)—West London’s Kore Studios, which celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, installed an API 1608 console this summer. The facility typically hosts rock and indie bands in its 2,000 square-foot studio, which includes a live recording space with two iso booths, as well as a Studio B and lounge on the second floor. Artists on the Kore resume include Florence and the Machine, Joss Stone, and Amy Winehouse. In 2010, Kore was awarded Best UK Studio by the Music Producers Guild.
When it came time to upgrade to the 1608, studio owner George Apsion turned to Funky Junk. Mark Thompson, the founder and owner of Funky Junk, recalled, “Kore required a few custom modifications and we suggested others to enable the power supplies to be sited in a remote machine room. API liaised with us regarding these mods and together with Source, their UK distributor, we all worked to deliver the console bang on time, ready for the first session a few weeks after order. Commissioning on-site went smoothly, and the desk was installed and ready to start churning out the hits within two days of arrival.”
Since then, the 1608 has reportedly gotten quite the workout. Apsion said it makes everything they work on “feel like a record, straight away.” He was particularly happy about the desk’s layout, noting, “The features are so well thought out—the sound is deep, wide, and glues everything together. The sound is the same as other API gear we’ve used, there is just more of it.”