HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied the Bristol based higher educational facility dBs Music with an API 1608 console and the latest Pro Tools HDX systems.
The new dBs Music premises recently opened on St Thomas Street, Bristol in the UK will support a range of Higher Education Degrees in Sound Engineering, Music Production and Game Audio. dBs Music is also an authorised training centre for Ableton, Apple Logic and Avid Pro Tools.
API 1608 & Pro Tools HDX
HHB supplied a package included an API 1608 analogue recording consoles with 17 motorised faders fitted with moving fader automation, Avid Pro Tools HDX systems, two sets of SSL XDesk controllers with UAD Apollo and Avid Artist controllers as well as various outboard processors from Universal Audio and Warm Audio.
The First API 1608 Into UK Education
The API 1608 is the first console of its kind to be installed in a UK educational facility and will be used with the latest Pro Tools HDX hardware and version 11 software. A key feature was that the mixer, in addition to being used for analogue tracking and mixing, also needed to ba DAW controller. The 1608 was specified with API P-Mix moving fader automation, which can switch between channel gain and DAW control.
Ben Philcox, Centre Manager for the new HE facility told us…
We are thrilled to bring such a ground-breaking facility to Bristol, that offers both state-of-the-art studio technology with student focussed learning environments that encourage higher level creativity and academic progression. We’re also really excited about the API scholarship, which all our students now have an opportunity to apply for.”
You can watch a video showing how the API 1608 can become a Pro Tools control surface.