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One Album, Two API Consoles

You might already know that Zac Brown Band released a new album, Welcome Home, this past Friday. But did you know that Welcome Home was recorded on not just one, but two API consoles?

The album was recorded in part at Zac Brown's studio, Southern Ground Nashville, which is home to a 48 channel API Legacy Plus console. That console seeps into several of the tracks on the band's new album, and has recently been heard on albums by the Foo Fighters and Blake Shelton, among others. Southern Ground's Legacy Plus has even popped up in music videos. The album was engineered and mixed by Brandon Bell.

The album was also tracked at the Nashville's historic RCA Studio A, run by Grammy-winning Producer Dave Cobb, known for his work with Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, and Jason Isbell. Apart from being home to an acclaimed producer, RCA Studio A also happens to be home to a vintage API 3232 console, which has been recording hits from a variety of artists for decades.

Welcome Home may have come together in more than one studio, but from Southern Ground to RCA Studio A, it never loses that API sound.