Sweetwater Adds API Vibe

Sweetwater Studios, a destination for complete production services for over 35 years, has just completed a major module overhaul with API gear.
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Fort Wayne, IN (November 25, 2014)—Sweetwater Studios, a destination for complete production services for over 35 years, has just completed a major module overhaul with API gear.

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Each piece that was added to the studio, including 527 compressors, 512c discrete mic/line preamps, a 525 compressor and more, were handpicked based on previous experience the team of engineers had with the products. “Our award-winning production team is one of the most experienced and diverse in the business,” said Mark Hornsby, director of music production and artist relations at Sweetwater Studios. “These are pieces that team members, including myself, have been using for years—be it through rentals, borrowing or units we had in our personal production rooms.”

He singled out a 2500 bus compressor, noting, “The 2500 has been a favorite of mine for years. It's typically a go-to for me on the drum bus, or sometimes part of the two mix processing chain. It sounds warm, punchy, and you can hit it really hard, which is great for rock or a more aggressive piece of material.”

“I also really like the 550As on electric guitars. Something as simple as just flipping the filter (FLTR) switch can quickly help carve through a mix,” shares Hornsby. “I know the word ‘classic’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but I think API is one company that consistently captures that classic vibe in all the tools that they make.”

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