‘I’ve worked in a lot of consoles, and api was actually my favorite.
We had a demideo api in studio b at Paisley Park and I’ve used the one at Sunset Sound and a few others through the years.  
These 416s do seem to remind me a bit of those sonically.
The eqs are different of course but overall it’s reminiscent once I put in the sage chips.
Everything just comes out bigger than when it went in!

Steve Durkee
Music Editor

Incredible on many sources

Changed My Life

A positive and productive relationship

Sorry LR Baggs 😎

Just Love

Safely packed for travel

Amazing little devils

I use it on every direct track


Words can’t express how great the Mighty G is

They 'listen like a fan'

I carry them with me even when i am working in a neve room


You can hear the string vibrate

Favorite new mic pre

Flattering & Natural

Great people, great gear, great attitudes

Great sonic signature

Come highly recommended

Still Going Strong!

Grammy Nominated


Bova opamps helped immensely

No more blurry RCA opamps

My 'go-to' kick and snare pre

Music's Golden Age

Mic pre is 'unclippable'

The Bova Balls shine