Being the fortunate owner of a 1976 API model 3232 recording console, I have been down many roads to
get her restored perfectly and functioning just like I want. This is actually still a work in progress! I have come to enjoy
restoring, repairing and modifying my desk almost as much as recording and mixing on it.
During this never-ending task, I have created, duplicated and sourced many unique printed circuit
boards and other components that make these desks special. The modular and discrete component building blocks are spectacular to
work with and of course the "sound" of a vintage, discrete analog recording console is hard to beat. The old API's are modular in
build and are quite friendly for DIY modifying. Much different that the way production circuits are designed and built these days.
Nothing surface mount here! Well, unless you drop in a few of Scott's SL-2520 red dots!
I hope that you will find something of interest here, like maybe a part or component that will make your console, summing mixer
or other DIY project vintage sounding and one of a kind.
If you have any component requests or ideas, please feel free to drop an email here:
In April of 2016, my wife and I along with the CAPI business migrated to Nashville Tennessee. At that time the original "Classic
Audio Products of IL, Inc." corporation was merged into "Classic Audio Products, Inc.". Even though we have a strong presence in
town, we still operate capi-gear.com as a virtual only store. We do not have a "brick and morter" location.
Jeff Steiger, President
Classic Audio Products, Inc.
PO Box 210116
Nashville, TN 37221