Consoles and Studio Mixing Desks


Consoles are the beating heart of any recording studio. Not only do they bring everything together to create a coherent and balanced sound, they also allow users to perform quick and accessible sound engineering on the job. Here at Kore, we are proud to feature a robust recording studio mixing desk in each of our control rooms. Our main control room boasts a 32-channel API 1608 console, and our second studio offers a vintage 1970s Tweed desk. Both have individual strengths, so read below for more details.

Recording Studio Mixing Desk
Sound Engineering

API 1608 Console

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we installed a brand new 32-channel API 1608 desk in 2014. This classic studio mixing desk puts a modern spin on the famous 1604 board that was manufactured in the 1970s. Although there are only a handful of API consoles being used commercially throughout the UK, we are lucky enough to be among the few studios who enjoy its inimitable qualities on a daily basis. Renowned for its unique sound engineering capabilities, the API’s high headroom and midrange punch makes it a favourite among many musicians (especially drummers) the world over. Some famous records graced by the API are as follows:

Read more about the history of API and those who have previously used their consoles here.

Vintage Tweed Audio Console

Our second and more intimate studio at Kore features a gorgeous Tweed Audio console manufactured in the 1970s. Never failing to bring a vintage touch to music productions, our trusty Tweed desk makes for the perfect supplement to those inspired tracking sessions, peaceful songwriting, as well as efficient sound engineering. Learn more about Tweed Audio by flicking through this original user manual, and feel free to book a session at Kore's Studio B to experience our Tweed console for yourself.

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Tweed Desk