Waves API Collection (Native)Item ID: APINat
Recreations of Classic API Processors for Native Systems
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API sound in your DAW!The Waves API Collection brings four classic processors from Automated Processes Incorporated to the masses. API is used by engineers worldwide, and has been heard on countless records. Their sound is like no other. The API Collection from Waves captures every nuance of their unique sonic signatures. Developed in association with API, this plug-in bundle recreates the magic of four of API's most renowned modules: the 550A 3-Band Equalizer, the 550B 4-Band Equalizer, the 560 Graphic Equalizer, and the 2500 Stereo Compressor. For the sound of API in your DAW, look no further than the API Collection.
Waves API Collection Includes:
API 550A - 3-Band Equalizer
Modeled on API's late 1960's legend, the API 550A EQ delivers a sound that has been a hallmark of high end studios for decades. It provides reciprocal equalization at 15 points in 5 steps of boost divided into three overlapping ranges. The high and low frequency ranges are individually selectable as either peaking or shelving, and a band-pass filter can be inserted independently of all other settings. The 550A is a uniquely powerful equalizer with that one-of-a-kind API sound.
API 550B - 4-Band Equalizer
Featuring four overlapped EQ bands, the 550B gives tracks that sweet analog sound that API is renowned for. With 7 switchable filter frequencies spanning up to 5 octaves per band, the 550B's "Proportional Q" automatically widens the filter bandwidth at minimal settings and narrows it at higher settings. It even lets you undo previous processing, affect or even reverse tonal modifications. With its vast range of tonal possibilities, the API 550B is a versatile EQ for all your processing needs.
API 560 - 10-Band Graphic EQ
Based on API's 1967 classic, the 560 10-Band Graphic Equalizer features precision filtering and massive headroom, so you can take your sound to the edge and beyond. The 560's curve shaping potential is unmatched, while API's unique "Proportional Q" design intuitively widens the filter bandwidth at lower boost/cut levels and narrows it at higher settings. And since boost and cut characteristics are identical, previous actions can be easily undone. For precision equalization with unmatched versatility, turn to the EQ heard on top recordings for decades: the API 560.
API 2500 - Stereo Compressor
The API 2500 is a dynamics processing powerhouse that lets you deliver the punch with absolute accuracy. Its dual channel design lets the 2500 also function as two separate mono channels via a single compression setting. Using auto-makeup gain, you can adjust Threshold or Ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level. With both "feed back" and "feed forward" compression types, the 2500 boasts a wide range of incredibly musical parameters which have made it a favorite of engineers the world over.
Classic API sound in plug-in form with the Waves API Collection!
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Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
by Billy from Akron OhioSimple install no hassle! Waves is where it's at Bottomline!
April 1, 2013
Music Background: Punk rock/ electronic musician
by Lawdaproducer from NYCHaving used the hardware unit, I have to say that WAVES did a great job in emulating the API processors. My personal favorite is the API 2500 Compressor. I use it as a Stereo Bus Compressor and it nev... read more [+]er fails to take my mixes to the next level! Depth, punch and space without that compressed sound and all in the box! This is a must have for all ITB mix engineers. close [-]
September 9, 2011
Music Background: Artist, Producer / Songwriter, Remixer / Mix Engineer
by Greg Laswell from New YorkSimply the best plugin bundle I have ever used.
May 25, 2011
Music Background: Producer
Only the real thing is better...
by J. Lippi from Brooklyn, NYSeriously, these are the best plug-ins I've ever used! As "analog" as you can get in the digital universe. So simple, mostly if you download the extra presets available from the Waves website!!! I tol... read more [+]d Josh at Sweetwater, that I could only get one bundle right now, and he told me that the GOLD bundle was the best bang for my buck, but he would get the API bundle if he were buying a set... GREAT advice!!! They turn flat mixes into radio ready products... They add life to solo tracks too. So close to the real thing, it's simply unbelievable. close [-]
March 24, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Producer
Automated Processes, Inc.
by j-b00giE from NY, NY USAThanks to Waves, another bundle modeled after expensive top notch hardware from API. This bundle is superb. Your mixes will benefit a whole lot by inserting these plugins. The 2500 comp will love you ... read more [+]and you will love it back. Or even better just try the bundle. You will love the end result.
September 2, 2010
Music Background: I Do it ALL!!!!!
*WUP - Make sure to keep your Waves Update Plan current, especially if it expires. That way if waves releases new material for the bundle, you wont be left out. close [-]
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