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141st AES Convention: API TranZformer Pedals

Combining a classic API 525 feedback-style compressor circuit with inductor-based 3-band EQ styled after the legendary API 553 program equalizer, the TranZformer series makes it easier than ever to sculpt your tone... Read more »

139th AES Convention: API 535-LA Line Amp

The 535-LA Line Amplifier is the newest addition to API'a 500 Series collection. Modeled after API's highly prized console-based 325 booster cards, the 535 can both amplify and attenuate incoming and outgoing... Read more »

How to Stereo Link Two Mono 527 Modules in an API Lunchbox

These days, API 500-format modules are available in all kinds of configurations, including stereo. However, for a long time, only mono modules were available. Some of these modules allowed for stereo operation with... Read more »

Live from NAMM: API 500-8 Lunchbox

API announced a new Lunchbox, the 500-8, which has 8-slots for mounting 500-series modules. The 500-8 can be used as a portable lunchbox, or rack mounted with optional ears. Best of all, the price for the 500-8 is... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: API The Box

The Box is the ideal choice for your project studio if you record a few channels at a time but want the warmth and punch that a large-format API console delivers. Sporting the same circuitry and performance as API's... Read more »

API “The Box” Analog Recording Console Overview – Sweetwater Minute Vol. 215

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSafLLKwFng Learn more about API's "The Box" console at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/APITheBox/ Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of "The Box" recording... Read more »

API “The Box” Analog Recording Console Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O28K_dwk2hU Get The Box recording console at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/APITheBox/ Dan Zimbelman and Jordan Shirks from API present The Box, an API... Read more »

AES News: THE BOX from API

API kicked off this year's AES Convention in New York, with new analog console, THE BOX, which is aimed at project and home studio owners who record a few channels at a time but want the warmth and punch that a... Read more »

Universal Audio Announces API Vision Channel Strip and v7.3

Universal Audio has announced the new UAD-powered API Vision Channel Strip plug-in along with version 7.3 UAD software for the UAD power plug-ins platform and Apollo and Apollo 16 interfaces. The API Vision Channel... Read more »

API Collection Blowout!

Now through December 31, 2012, you can save a boatload of money on the acclaimed Waves API Collection (native) — the price has been slashed from $650 to $249! The API Collection features four processors based... Read more »

500 Module Compatibility

Q: Are all 500 Series modules really compatible with one another and with the different chassis from various manufacturers? A: As long as the module(s) in question adhere to the API-developed 500-series standard... Read more »

2-bus Explained

Q: I keep reading and hearing engineers talk about the "2-bus." Maybe it's a stupid question, but what is a 2-bus? A: In traditional engineer/producer jargon, the 2-bus (not 2-buss, that would be something... Read more »

500 Series Gear

The distinctive click of an API 500A changing settings always let you know you were about to hear some awesome-sounding EQ. In fact, engineers used to route signals through API gear in bypass because of the sonic... Read more »

Two Extra API Lunchbox Channels?

Q: I don't understand why the new API 500-6B Lunchbox, which has six slots for modules, has two more channels on the D-sub and XLRs (for a total of eight ins and outs. What are these for? A: You can use the channel... Read more »

Simplified Design, Classic API Sound

For decades the pros have relied on API's modular Lunchbox for a mix-and-match approach to recording and mixing. It proved to be an efficient, innovative way to hand select your favorite sounds and bring them into... Read more »

NAMM News: API The New Lunchbox

Following the popular success of API's 500 series platform, the company has decided to revitalize their best-selling lunchbox. The new lunchbox touts several important updates. The first thing you'll notice is the... Read more »

NAMM News: API The Channel Strip

API's famous lunchbox concept has garnered widespread popularity among studio types who love "pick and choose" flexibility, in a compact format. With The Channel Strip, API does the "choosing" work for you, offering... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2011: API The Channel Strip

API's famous lunchbox concept has garnered widespread popularity among studio types who love "pick and choose" flexibility, in a compact format. With The Channel Strip, API does the "choosing" work for you, offering... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2011: API The New Lunchbox

Following the popular success of API's 500 series platform, they've decided to revitalize their best-selling lunchbox. The new lunchbox touts a handful of important update, even if they are a bit technical. The... Read more »

API Trademark Approved

API has announced that they have received the trademark for the term "Lunchbox." The trademark recognizes that API created the 500 Series format, and allows the company to effectively market the lunchbox frame... Read more »

API Celebrates 10,000!

Hot on the heels of API's celebration of their 40th anniversary is the announcement that they have just delivered the 10,000th 512C microphone preamp — amazing! the lucky engineer who purchased #10,000 also... Read more »

Son of Still More from NAMM

There's no end in sight to the new products from NAMM! Check out these manufacturer offerings: Paul Reed Smith amps — In a previous edition we mention that PRS had launched five new signature SE model guitars... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2010: API 527

New from API is the 527 compressor, the latest addition to the popular 500 Series. Based on the 255L found in API consoles, the single-channel 527 offers up variable attack, release, ratio, and output gain controls... Read more »

API Lunchbox Modules – Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bekd8qGpRiE More info: Mark Seman from API shows you the famous API Lunchbox and discusses the 512c, the 550A, the 550b, the 560, the 525, and the 550A Saul Walker Edition.