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Old 28th December 2017
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API audio tour.

Tour of API headquarters.
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Old 28th December 2017
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Another one here:
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Old 29th December 2017
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Old 29th December 2017
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Thanks for the links I've found that very interesting. I've owned a few API pieces in the past and the quality is always top notch.
Doesn't appear to be a huge company which I think is a good thing.
Old 31st December 2017
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Thanks for posting this
Old 1st January 2018
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gotta love that Les Paul board.

seems like a cool relaxed place to work.

Old 1st January 2018
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I live in the area. I'm a local truck driver and have been in there 3 times making a delivery. The coolest thing is once I saw a vision being made and liked to lost my mind. The warehouse guy thought I was crazy.
Stoked and crazy excited and it wasn't even my board.
Old 1st January 2018
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Wow, that's a MUCH smaller facility than I imagined.
Old 1st January 2018
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For several AES's in a row I'd go up this guy in the API booth and re-re-re-suggest that the 512c ought to have an output trim. He was always very nice to me and would only cringe a tiny bit when he saw me coming. Who knew it was the president of the company???

As it turns out, they went and did it -- it's the 512v, and it's brilliant. Not just an output trim, but a whole second opamp that's driven by the first one -- the "trim" pot is actually before the second opamp, not on the way out. It's not just a great pre; as an overdriveable reamp device it clips in a very, very nice way.

And it's only $50 more than the 512c. I'm not sure why they even still have the 512c, unless they just have a bunch of old stock.
Old 2nd January 2018
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For several AES's in a row I'd go up this guy in the API booth and re-re-re-suggest that the 512c ought to have an output trim. He was always very nice to me and would only cringe a tiny bit when he saw me coming. Who knew it was the president of the company???

As it turns out, they went and did it -- it's the 512v, and it's brilliant. Not just an output trim, but a whole second opamp that's driven by the first one -- the "trim" pot is actually before the second opamp, not on the way out. It's not just a great pre; as an overdriveable reamp device it clips in a very, very nice way.

And it's only $50 more than the 512c. I'm not sure why they even still have the 512c, unless they just have a bunch of old stock.
A good buddy of my was suuuuper stoked and got 8 of them and he loves having the trim.
Old 2nd January 2018
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A good buddy of my was suuuuper stoked and got 8 of them...
Eight. Heavens to Betsy.
Old 2nd January 2018
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Eight. Heavens to Betsy.
I'm pretty sure he filled a whole rack. Our good friend is a SW salesman and get him consecutive serial numbers.
Old 3rd January 2018
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For several AES's in a row I'd go up this guy in the API booth and re-re-re-suggest that the 512c ought to have an output trim. He was always very nice to me and would only cringe a tiny bit when he saw me coming. Who knew it was the president of the company???

As it turns out, they went and did it -- it's the 512v, and it's brilliant. Not just an output trim, but a whole second opamp that's driven by the first one -- the "trim" pot is actually before the second opamp, not on the way out. It's not just a great pre; as an overdriveable reamp device it clips in a very, very nice way.

And it's only $50 more than the 512c. I'm not sure why they even still have the 512c, unless they just have a bunch of old stock.
Or perhaps coincidental that the release of the trim feature followed the CAPI lawsuit? I wondered about the timing of those two events. Nice upgrade for sure though. I enjoyed the videos - API looks like a great place to work.
Old 3rd January 2018
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Or perhaps coincidental that the release of the trim feature followed the CAPI lawsuit?
Didn't mean to imply that I played a significant role -- everyone I talked to there indicated the discussion had been around for quite a while.
Old 10th January 2018
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Didn't mean to imply that I played a significant role -- everyone I talked to there indicated the discussion had been around for quite a while.
Don't sell yourself short, Brent. When we hear the same suggestion 40 or 50 times, we start to get it!! You helped.
Old 16th January 2018
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Don't sell yourself short, Brent. When we hear the same suggestion 40 or 50 times, we start to get it!! You helped.
Awesome gear!!
Old 17th January 2018
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Don't sell yourself short, Brent. When we hear the same suggestion 40 or 50 times, we start to get it!! You helped.
Then, maybe you will FINALY make a 500 gate?
Old 16th May 2018
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Then, maybe you will FINALY make a 500 gate?
Yes, an API 500 series gate with key input would be great. Put me down for two.
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