Santiago, Chile (September 22, 2014)—Mix and mastering engineer Gonzalo González E. has installed an API 1608 console, sourced through API’s Chilean distributor, 57 Pro Audio.
The compact 1608 is appropriate for the size of CHT Estudios, as well as both the independent and bigger international label clients that it works with. “We usually record bands of rock, pop, hip-hop, reggae and folk music of Chile,” said González. “Many people in Chile receive this new console as good news for the recording industry.”
Along with the 1608, CHT Estudios has a pair of 3124 preamps, which González says he uses on everything. He also uses a 527 compressor in his API lunchbox. “With the 1608, we can now use the preamps and EQ, and send to record in DAW, and at the same time. We can also use faders of the same channels to listen to tracks from DAW, which is very useful. My favorite feature is the ability to use EQs as an insert for gear outside the console. We can also sum 32 channels of DAW using 16 channels on faders, with eight stereo returns and eight program bus ins.”
In the next few months, the studio will continue recording and mixing for an array of recognized artists. “All of the features make the console a powerful solution for a studio like ours,” said González. “It is a good inspiration for us, and for everybody who likes music with a very good quality of recording.”