Spain’s MAMIA studio makes move for API BOX

Another BOX console from API has crossed continents, this time into the north of Spain, with Jonan Ordorika the first in the Iberian peninsula to install one of the desks.

The BOX is based at Ordorika’s new studio MAMIA, located in Azkarate, Navarra.

“When I was faced with the challenge to decide about a new desk, the BOX was, no doubt, the best option,” he said.

Ordorika already had API in his arsenal before investing in the BOX, citing ten 225L compressors and 16 550L EQs. “With the help of all my other API outboard, I can perfectly emulate the classic sound of a big API console, but at a more affordable price with dimensions adapted to my existing space. With 20 channels on mix-down, I keep the analogue flavour and I can move faders, which I really love,” he added.

Launched back in 2013, The BOX, a small-format project recording and mixing console, was created for those who require a compact desk with a "big console sound." It offers the same circuitry, performance and "legendary API sound" as the manufacturer’s popular Vision, Legacy Plus and 1608 products.