API The Box Analog Mixing Console

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Product Ref: 61094

  • 20-Channel Recording/Mixing Console
  • 4 Input/16 Summing Channels
  • Designed For Digital Use
  • Comprehensive Master Section
  • 1 Stereo and 2 Mono Auxiliary Sends/Buses

API The Box Analog Mixing Console

The API The Box Mixing Console is a 20-Channel recording/mixing console with 4 input channels, 16 summing channels and full center section control. With the same circuitry and performance as API's Vision, Legacy Plus and 1608 boards; The Box delivers the bigger console sound in a more compact, affordable unit. Ideal for recording a smaller number of channels whilst maintaining the warmth and clarity from the larger API consoles. Optimised for digital use, The Box includes all the functions needed for production including: Mic preamps, input signal processing, high quality mix bus, cue sends with talkback, monitor control and more. With its compact and quality design combined with digital era functionality, this mixing console is ideal for studio engineers looking to expand from their current setup whilst not compromising on sound quality and warmth.

Product Ref: 61094

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Recording With Ease And Quality

The Box gives you four input channels for recording. Channels 1 and 2 have preamps, filters, 55A EQ, inserts, assignable compression and output routing. Channels 3 and 4 have the same features plus additional flexibility with 500 Series slots in place of the onboard EQ. With its 16 dedicated summing channels and four input channels, The Box makes mixing easier than ever before. All channels features a fader, mute, pan pot, program bus assignment, insert, solo, solo safe and aux-cue sends for added control over your audio.


The extensive master section gives you control functions for program bus inserts and external inputs, aux and cue masters, solo master, VU meter, talkback plus a monitor section that supports two stereo speak systems and headphones. Also included in The Box is two API 527 compressors for the master section that are fully assignable to the input channels you are recording.

API Audio Consoles

In 1968, Automated Processes Inc. began building quality consoles for broadcast applications. Soon, the company's products found favor with recording studios, and a string of industry-leading advancements (including computerised console automation, the first VCA, and more) followed. API produced the 2520 amplifier, one of the most famous op-amps in the recording industry, and their consoles and products found homes in such iconic studio facilities as The Hit Factory, Record Plant, Ocean Way, and Sunset Sound, among others. In fact, there are over 700 classic API consoles around the globe - many of which are still in use. And the company certainly isn't resting on its laurels; today's API products give you the same unbeatable combination of utility, innovation, and great sound.


  • 2 input channels with mic/instrument/line preamp, HP filter, & integral 550A EQ
  • 2 input channels with mic/instrument/line preamp, HP filter, & 500 slot
  • 2 compressors assignable to input channels or program bus with stereo link
  • 16 summing channels (20 channels during mix)
  • Stereo program bus with master fader, insert, and external input
  • 1 stereo and 2 mono auxiliary sends/buses
  • Stereo cue send/bus & headphone system
  • PFL, AFL, and solo-in-place solo modes with stereo solo bus
  • Full-featured monitor section that supports two stereo monitor systems
  • Talkback system
  • Comprehensive rear panel connections with balanced inputs and outputs
  • Integrated power supply


  • Mixer Type: Analog
  • Channels: 20
  • Inputs - Mic Preamps: 4 x XLR
  • Inputs - Line: 2 x TRS (Input Channels), 2 x DB25 (Summing Channels 1-16)
  • Inputs - Other: 4 x TRS (Instrument) 1 x DB25 (External 2-track Inputs)
  • Outputs - Main: 2 x XLR (Program), 4 x XLR (Main)
  • Outputs - Other:1 x DB25, 4 x Aux, 2 x Cue
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4" Stereo
  • Send/Return I/O: 20 x TRS (Send), 20 x TRS (Return)
  • Phantom Power: 4
  • EQ Bands: 3-band, 2 x Sweepable
  • Aux Sends: 4 x Sends, 2 x Mono Aux Sends, 1 x Stereo Aux/Cue Send
  • Busses/Groups: 2
  • Faders: 20 x 100mm Throw
  • Channel Inserts: Yes
  • Talkback: Yes

For more information on The Box please refer to the PDF at the top of the page.
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