July 2018; Mount Vernon, NY:
API has sold a 48 channel Legacy AXS console to Oktaven Audio, a studio in Mount Vernon, NY specializing in classical, jazz, and acoustic music recording. The AXS console is slated for installation in Oktaven's Control Room A in September 2018. This sale was completed with the help of Vintage King's Jason Cropper.
"Oktaven has grown rapidly since we moved into a new, larger space in 2016. With our ever-increasing volume of work, large-ensemble classical and jazz tracking sessions in particular, we soon outgrew our old board," say Oktaven Co-Owners Jessica Slaven and Ryan Streber. "Only the AXS perfectly fulfilled all of our needs for a flexible analog console for tracking and mixing, with great reliability and serviceability, a familiar and intuitive work surface for visiting freelance engineers, room to expand, high headroom, and amazing sonics."
"The API team have been incredible in helping us take this next step, and we couldn't be more excited about making this beautiful console the centerpiece of our control room," Streber adds. "We're also honored to be only the second studio in NYC to commission an AXS and hope that it will help us continue to contribute to the incredibly vibrant and prolific contemporary music scene in New York."