SEPTEMBER, 2015; OAKLAND, CA: Mills College
is known for its collaborative and experimental approach to music education—and
now API will be part of that unique legacy. Professor Les Stuck oversaw the
installation of the school's new 1608 console just in time for the fall
semester to begin.
Professor Stuck, technical director at the school's CCM (Center for
Contemporary Music), discussed the addition of the API 1608 with ProSound News.
"The 1608 purchase was a no-brainer, and the best possible option,"
Stuck reports. "In choosing an analog mixer today, there aren't many
choices if you want something really good. The 1608 sounds great and has a good
reputation; it's a solid, professional console." Jeff Briss, of API dealer
Cutting Edge Audio in San Francisco, helped Stuck make the choice for Mills'
Stuck describes the
CCM as "small with a large diversity of musicians", explaining that
some students are strictly performers while others have more experience in
production and engineering. Supporting the various educational directions of
the students is important to Stuck, who confirmed that having a high-quality
analog console is essential to Mills' singular teaching style. "A big deal
about analog is the sound quality. I think that's not a simple issue to talk
about, so it takes hands-on and listening experiences to learn the difference
between formats, techniques and gear."
addition of the 1608 console provides another benefit: students at Mills now
qualify to apply for the API Visionary Scholarship <<link>>. API
will begin accepting submissions for the 9th annual scholarship in
early January, 2016.
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