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Dillon 's Garage shifts gears with API Legacy AXS console

Following formal training at the Blackbird Academy in Nashville, Dillon Taylor is opening a new high end audio recording and production space in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The multi-studio facility, being built in support of the vibrant local music scene, is currently under construction and is set to open in November of this year.

Dillon 's Garage is a destination recording experience. With its private 15 acre facility nestled away, musicians can enjoy a full bus docking station complete with a 50 amp connection, beautiful 3 acre pond with a pier and many amenities to elevate the creative process all behind a giant privacy fence to keep our artists in a private setting to enjoy all The Garage has to offer.

Featured in the Studio A control room space will be an API Legacy AXS console. Prominent Nashville engineer and producer, Steve Marcantonio has been retained as the primary audio consultant to advise on acoustics, equipment choices and facility operations.

"I was introduced to the Taylors by Mark Rubel of Blackbird Academy and was immediately impressed with their commitment to a completely professional operation. With Dillon 's knowledge from Blackbird and my confidence with my experiences with API at The New York Record Plant, to the Sound Emporium in Nashville, and now Blackbird Studios, our choice of the API was not a difficult one to make ", says Marcantonio.

"My experience at Blackbird Academy and the studios, working on the API 1608 and Legacy Plus consoles, made my choice for the Legacy AXS a no brainer ", says Taylor. "After all, it 's all about the sound, and of course the API gives us an incredible signal path, plus all the features and automation benefits we need at the Garage ".

The custom AXS console features 32 full inputs, an array of 225 compressors, six reverb returns that double as a 12 channel stem mixer, an integral 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor, and API 's Final Touch™ moving fader automation system, with DAW control of faders, mutes and inserts.

Currently in build at API, the desk is slated to be commissioned in late October of this year.