Waves API Collection (Native) Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
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from Akron Ohio
April 1, 2013Music Background:
Punk rock/ electronic musician
Great value!Simple install no hassle! Waves is where it's at Bottomline!
September 9, 2011Music Background:
Artist, Producer / Songwriter, Remixer / Mix Engineer
WOW!!!Having 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 never 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.
from New York
May 25, 2011Music Background:
IncredibleSimply the best plugin bundle I have ever used.
from Brooklyn, NY
March 24, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Producer
Only the real thing is better...Seriously, 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 told 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.
from NY, NY USA
September 2, 2010Music Background:
I Do it ALL!!!!!
Automated Processes, Inc.Thanks 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 and you will love it back. Or even better just try the bundle. You will love the end result.
*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.
December 31, 2009Music Background:
Audio Post / Commercial Audio
WOWI demoed the API collection on a friend's advice and bought the bundle an hour later. Still playing with the Compressor - I have a few I like for different applications...but the EQ sound!!!!!! DAMN!! Clear, Big, present...in both Native and TDM modes (TDM has a touch bigger middle, but overall VERY close)...if you don't have the money for TDM...the Native is just as good.
from Alexandria, VA 22306
May 5, 2008Music Background:
classical guitarist, composer, and recording engineer
Amazing sound!I have never actually heard an API EQ or compressor in person, but I do know a lot of my favorite music has been mixed on their boards and using their gear. I am getting an amazing sound, and really coming close to the presense and clarity in my mixes. You can really get a wide variety of sounds from the EQs. The compressor is also very musical, you can get lots of different tonal possibilities from older slower reacting compressors (F back) to newer sounding (F forward) compressors. Haven’t had a bad mix yet with these. To me, these sound best on rock and pop mixes. These will definitely breathe new life into your mixes. I love ‘em.
Padded Cell Studios
from Baton Rouge, LA
January 16, 2008Music Background:
A Class Above the RestThese plug-ins have been used on every project since I got them and I am truly impressed by the clarity and punch that I haven't found in any plugin EQ or compressor. These are definitely my desert island plugins. I can easily mix and even master a whole project with these and Altiverb 6 which is stunning as well. I demoed every EQ and Compressor plugin before my purchase and found nothing that breathed life into my projects like the API bundle.
December 24, 2012Music Background:
Writer, Recording Engineer
API Waves Plugins - Tight on DrumsExcellent.
Makes drum tracks pop.
January 11, 2011Music Background:
Sweet!I've used both the hard and software versions. I can't tell the difference. Maybe you can. Great buy at Sweetwater. I've played and recorded tons of songs. Highly recommend these and Delvin Wolf @Sweetwater.