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Blue West moves up to API

Posted on: Thursday 8th of April 2021

LosBlue West Studio API Angeles studio Blue West, run by producer/musician Bill Jabr and head engineer James Kang, has now installed an API 2448 recording console to upgrade the facility.

With previous clientele including Andre 3000, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Kiko Cibrian, Wale, Ne-Yo, Pi’erre Bourne and the late Juice Wrld, Blue West wanted to move to a mid format console for its control room that combined analogue character with a modern workflow. The 2248’s front-end tracking, monitor section and ease of use were standout features for Jabr, who says the API gives Blue West “a solidly built, quality analogue body that stands on its own.”

Jabr started his first Studio, Atlanta-based Blue South, 2009, with Kang joining as the very first intern. Five years later, the pair branched out west to LA – bringing with them the simple ethos of putting their setup in the best room they could afford and getting straight to work. Having established a good reputation for their work at both sites, they now say they’re “excited to be able to buy a classic recording console like the API 2448.”

The new desk “gives us the capability to track and mix larger projects in a smaller footprint,” Jabr adds. “When we think of API we think of classic Prince, Radiohead and a rich history… and we feel very lucky to get to work on this console every day.”

Moving forward, the pair hope to make the studio “a creative haven where artists can go to be unbothered and have 100% focus on their individual creative journey.”

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