API, also known as Automated Processes Inc. was founded in 1968 and started off with manufacturing broadcast mixing consoles. API quickly became a leading audio broadcast console manufacturer for radio and television networks and high profile stations. Soon after recording studios, large and small, began using API.....and their products received rave reviews from engineers and producers around the world. API also pioneered modular console design, resulting in the now extremely popular 500 series modular format.