API – One Year Later: Kent State University at Stark’s API Vision Console
AUGUST 2019; JESSUP, MD: In the spring of 2018, Kent State University at Stark in Ohio commissioned a 32 channel API Vision Console for its Music Technology Program. API spoke with Ian Anderson, Music Technology and Audio Recording professor at Kent State, and was pleased to hear the console has already grown to be an integral part of the program.
“In the year and a half we’ve had the Vision,” says Anderson, “our students have completed a simultaneous 5.1 and stereo mix for a feature film, recorded and mixed senior portfolios and recorded virtually every genre of music with the highest sonic quality. The overall quality of student work has increased dramatically. And while the desk’s ‘API flavor’ really comes out when pushed, it remains pristine and astoundingly ‘hi-fi’ when operated with plenty of headroom.”
Anderson adds, “We received excellent post-sales support at no cost thanks to the warranty, and the desk just FEELS far, far more solid than the Vision’s biggest competitor. At the end of the day, the Vision has allowed our students to complete more ambitious projects, has become an excellent selling point for the program and it just sounds so damned good.”