API THE BOX Recording and Mixing Console

21913002231380 (-2%)

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  • 8 input channels with Mic Preamp, Line Input, and Hi Pass Filter
  • 8 500 Series slots (1 per input channel)
  • Direct Out on Input Channels
  • On-Board Stereo Bus Compressor, assignable to program bus or input channels 1-4
  • Instrument Direct Inputs on channels 1-4
  • 16 summing channels (expandable to 24 during mix)
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The API The Box Console is a compact mixing console designed for small home studios, offering high-quality audio processing and mixing capabilities. It’s based on the design and components found in larger API consoles, known for their signature sound and performance. Here are some of the main features of the API The Box Console:

Input Channels and Slots:

The console features eight input channels with 500-series slots. These slots allow you to insert compatible API 500-series modules for additional signal processing and effects.

Summing Channels:

There are 24 summing channels in total, and each of them now includes LED metering. This allows you to visually monitor the signal levels on each summing channel.

0dB Bypass Switch:

Each summing channel is equipped with a 0dB bypass switch. This switch allows you to easily engage or disengage the summing channel’s processing, preserving the original signal’s integrity.

Stereo Program Bus:

The console has a stereo program bus with a master fader, insert points for adding external effects, and an external input for incorporating external sources into your mix.

Auxiliary Sends/Buses:

The console provides one stereo and two mono auxiliary sends/buses. These auxiliary buses are used for sending signals to external effects processors or creating monitor mixes.

Cue Send/Bus & Headphone System:

The console features a stereo cue send/bus and a headphone system. This is useful for creating separate cue mixes for musicians during recording sessions.

Solo Modes:

The console supports PFL (Pre-Fader Listen), AFL (After-Fader Listen), and Solo-In-Place solo modes. These solo modes allow you to isolate and listen to individual channels or groups of channels.

Monitor Section:

The console includes a full-featured monitor section that can support two stereo monitor systems. This is crucial for accurate monitoring and control while mixing.

Talkback System:

The talkback system lets you communicate with artists or other personnel in the studio. This is especially useful during recording sessions.

Comprehensive Rear Panel Connections:

The rear panel of the console features balanced inputs and outputs for connecting various audio sources and destinations.

Integrated Power Supply:

The console is equipped with an integrated power supply, eliminating the need for an external power source.

In summary, the API The Box Console is designed to provide high-quality audio processing, summing, monitoring, and routing capabilities in a compact and user-friendly form factor. It’s optimized for modern workflows and brings the signature sound and performance of API consoles to smaller home studios.


  • 8 input channels with Hi Pass Filter, Mic Preamp and Line Input
  • Eight 500 Series slots per channel
  • Direct Out on Input Channels
  • On-Board Stereo Bus Compressor w/ ability to assign to program bus or input channels 1-4
  • Channels 1-4 have Instrument Direct Inputs.
  • Sixteen (16) summing channels (24 during mixing)
  • For each summation channel, a 0dB bypass control is provided.
  • Each summation channel has a 4-segment LED metering.
  • Master fader, insert, and external input on a stereo program bus
  • There are one (1) stereo and two (2) mono auxiliary sends/buses.
  • Headphone system with stereo cue send/bus
  • Solo modes include PFL, AFL, and Solo-In-Place, as well as stereo solo bus.
  • Full-featured monitor section that supports two stereo monitor systems
  • Talkback system
  • Connections on the back panel are extensive, with balanced inputs and outputs.
  • Integrated power supply

Additional information

Number of Channels


Number of Slots




Built-in FX









32.5 in


13.2 in


26.4 in


90 lb






Analog DB25, 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR


Analog DB25, 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR

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