thread: Api 560
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Old 22nd April 2012
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Originally Posted by tekis View Post
Hello Jay and thanks for doing this. I assisted both you and Jim Ball back in the early 90's--you at Sound On Sound and Jim at Water Music Recorders. You both had a Lunchbox of four API 560's and applied them in the same manner--bass drum, snare, bass di and bass amp. Was this a Record Plant technique? Do you still use 560's? Thank-you.

I still have and use my lunch box. It has 2 - 512b mic pre's and 2 560's. There was an API console in one of the rooms at Record Plant, that had mostly all 560's. So, it wasn't really a RP technique, as much as it was what engineers got used to, and liked, from the Studio B console.
For a record date, I usually use the pre, then into the EQ for bass and kick drum.