AES 2016: API launches large-format Legacy AXS console

API has strengthened its lineup of large-format recording and mixing consoles with the Legacy AXS, which is making its debut at AES this week.

The new Legacy AXS continues API’s commitment to an all-analogue signal path with an ‘expanded and powerful feature set.’ The console frames range from 32 to 80 channels, with each channel offering dual input capability and access to two API 200 Series module slots.

One key aspect of the design is a return to the traditional 1.5in module width standard, which allows for the use of API 500 Series equalizers on a per-channel basis. The console also features a complete centre section that includes six automated stereo echo returns with motorised faders, 5.1 surround monitoring and a built-in 2500C stereo bus compressor, along with onboard or remote patch bay facilities to complete the system.

A DAW/producer’s desk is just one of many customisable options available, and?? the first AXS console has already been ordered by Strange Weather Studio’s Marc Alan Goodman and Daniel Schlett for an extensive upgrade of their Brooklyn, New York facility. Goodman commented: "We made a list of everything we could ever want in a console, and the API AXS checked off every box!"

For more information on the Legacy AXS, click on the link below.