MARCH 2019; JESSUP, MD: API announces the commissioning
of a 16-channel 1608-II Console at RPM Music Studio in Rancho Cordova, CA.
RPM Music Group was founded in 2017 by Buzz Raley and Jeff Matej, who have both
been in the music industry in the Bay Area since the 80s. With their decades of
music knowledge and experience, and shared passion for recording, Raley and
Matej realized that they would make a fantastic team and became business
Hundreds of hours were spent on not only
building the studio but also researching the best possible equipment. Raley and
Matej chose the API 1608-II as their studio’s centerpiece, with the sale facilitated by API dealer Vintage King.
“API has a rich history with having recorded some of the greatest Rock &
Roll and Country albums and it’s American made,” says Raley. “API consoles are
a game changer compared to the competition.”
“We love the stereo aux addition. The EQ’s and preamps give you that API sound
on every channel,” adds Matej. “It is a DREAM. We wanted that API punch and the
1608-II makes our left speaker hit like Sugar Ray and our right uppercut like
Raley and Matej already plan on adding an expander to their 1608-II console.
ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES INC.)
Established 50 years ago, Automated Processes
Inc. is the world leader in analog recording gear, and features the Vision,
Legacy AXS, 2448, 1608-II, and THE BOX recording consoles, as well as its
legendary line of analog signal processing equipment.