JD Readies For Custom API

JD Productions in Sanford, NC plans to install a new API Legacy Plus console with Vision automation. The 32-channel console is currently being built by API and includes a number of custom features for the studio. It will be incorporated into the studio’s new design by Wes Lachot of Wes Lachot Design for producer John Davenport.
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Sanford, NC (April 9, 2013)—JD Productions in Sanford, NC plans to install a new API Legacy Plus console with Vision automation. The 32-channel console is currently being built by API and includes a number of custom features for the studio. It will be incorporated into the studio’s new design by Wes Lachot of Wes Lachot Design for producer John Davenport.

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Davenport, a Sanford native, has produced records at studios such as the Hit Factory in New York and the Secret Sound Studio, and has worked with artists including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Cindy Lauper, Judy Collins and Little Steven. He received Platinum Album awards from the United Nations for Little Steven’s Sun City, on which he was chief engineer.

Aside from returning to his old stomping grounds, Davenport will also be returning to his analog roots. As a former staff engineer at the Hit Factory, Davenport was trained on analog consoles exclusively, and will connect with his analog past using the API Legacy Plus.

“The smile on my face is because, after three decades of working at professional and makeshift studios, I finally have the opportunity of building my own dream studio,” said Davenport. “It didn't take long to select my choice of console. API, the sound and workmanship, is like no other. Thank you, Dan Zimbelman (of API), Wes Lachot Design, and the craftsmen at API making my dream possible.”

Davenport’s recording studio is located along the Deep River in North Carolina where he continues to develop artists and produce films. His skills as an engineer, producer and artist developer have led him to the title of Co-Founder and Vice President of Music of JD Productions.

The studio will be 1,300 square feet when completed.

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