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Wheeler Bros. Roll In New Console

Musical group The Wheeler Brothers, a five-piece band from Austin, TX, has chosen to outfit its unique studio with an API 32-channel 1608.
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Austin, TX (February 4, 2013)—Musical group The Wheeler Brothers, a five-piece band from Austin, TX, has chosen to outfit its unique studio with an API 32-channel 1608.

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The Wheeler Brothers play Southern rock with the twang of indie country. The band works hard, playing a show roughly two out of every three days, and is currently busy writing and recording its sophomore album between live dates at an expansive personal studio in Tarpley, TX, where a 32-channel API 1608 analog console run by engineer Craig Lawrence. The console is loaded with 20 API 550b four-band EQ, 12 API 550A three-band EQ and four API 560 graphic EQ modules.

"The board has that classic API sound...it's open and punchy," said Lawrence. "It has a big sound that's really appropriate for the Wheeler Brothers. The EQ is precise but not clinical, and I love the way the bandwidth narrows as I go deeper into a cut."

The 32-channel API 1608 interfaces with a 48-channel Pro Tools|HD rig and a Studer A827 two-inch tape machine. An Endless Analog CLASP system mediates their interworking by recoding to and pulling from the tape with appropriate latencies.

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