Catalan says encompassing all elements of the recording process is key for the studio. He and Allen are "becoming a 360 degree solution for artists and producers," and the BOX helped them take a huge step towards that goal. "We decided to buy the BOX console because it is a complete solution for the studio. It’s really versatile for all the studio duties and definitely has the signature ‘vintage/analog’ sound from API." Catalan adds "you can’t go wrong with this console, it has everything you need to get pro sounding products from recording through mastering. The summing mixer gets everything wider, punchier, and has character."
Catalan has been working with API since he began his training. "I worked for a year at Studio Master here in Chile, where I became a disciple of Barry Sage (Rolling Stones, David Bowie). He trained me to be the professional I am today." Catalan’s experience with API made it an obvious choice when building the studio, and made it hard for him to choose just one favorite element of the BOX. "Its versatility and features are what I like best. The buss compressor is amazing, and I like the way you can easily set it up with your studio configuration; it glues everything together perfectly."
Factoria Estudio is located in Santiago, Chile. Allen and Catalan purchased their BOX console from Victor Munoz at API distributor 57 Pro Audio.
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Established 45 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Plus, 1608, and The BOX recording consoles, as well as its classic line of analog signal processing equipment.