Recognizing that the skills learned on a state-of-the-art analog console transfer transparently into the digital realm, whereas the reverse is seldom true, the programs at these three universities have centered many of their courses, seminars, and independent projects on the API Vision surround sound console. The API Vision consoles” design allows for simultaneous stereo and surround mixing while maintaining its “all discrete” analog audio signal path, providing a unique opportunity for students to focus their listening skills on the highest quality of analog audio available.
"So many great engineers have produced so much great music over the years," said Larry Droppa, president of API Audio. "API is honored to be part of this ongoing process, and we’re committed to enabling today’s young engineering talent to flourish, especially as they gain their education. By encouraging projects and experimentation on analog consoles, we can further the audio process by, not only providing the equipment to the industry but also, providing additional incentive to reach a little further, listen a little more earnestly, and create a little more freely."