API 505-DI Direct Input

500 Series Direct Injection Module with Thin/Fat Tone Control, Bright Switch, and 20dB Pad
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You Want the Fat, Punchy Sound of API DI

The API 505 delivers fat, punchy sound. The DI circuitry the instrument passes through has everything to do with that - you certainly don't want to degrade your sound right at the input. Now you can equip your studio or road rig with the same DI hi-Z input you've heard on countless hit records, with all the convenience of the 500 Series format. Equip your 500 Series rack with the 505 DI, and get killer direct sounds right from the get-go. Give your basses and synths the classic fat and punchy sound of the API 505 DI.

API 505 500 Series Direct Injection Module at a Glance:
  • The same direct injection circuitry used in world-renowned API consoles
  • Quality Gear From API
The same direct injection circuitry used in world-renowned API consoles

Put the classic sound of an API direct input in your 500 Series rack! Incorporating the same direct injection circuitry used in world-renowned API consoles, the 505 DI offers "bright" filtering and a 20dB pad, as well as adjustable instrument tone loading.

Quality gear from API

In 1968, Automated Processes Inc. began building quality consoles for broadcast applications. Soon, the company's products found favor with recording studios, and a string of industry-leading advancements (including computerized console automation, the first VCA, and more) followed. API produced the 2520 amplifier, one of the most famous op-amps in the recording industry, and their consoles and products found homes in such iconic studio facilities as Ocean Way, the Record Plant, and Sunset Sound, among others. In fact, there are over 700 classic API consoles around the globe - many of which are still in use. And the company certainly isn't resting on its laurels; today's API products give you the same unbeatable combination of utility, innovation, and great sound.

API 505 500 Series Direct Injection Module Features:
  • Classic, fat and punchy API DI sound
  • 20dB pad and gain control, for optimized gain structure
  • Thin/Fat tone control lets you dial in the right amount of girth
  • Bright Switch lets you contour your top end
  • Perfect for basses and synths
  • Requires 500 Series frame
Get fat, punchy DI sound, with the API 505!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 30Hz-20kHz
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Manufacturer Part Number 505 DI

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505 DI is top notch

This preamp is great and has more tone options than I should expect from a DI. It has plenty of gain and will be used regularly for keyboards and drum machines in my setup. The thin/phat tone control makes it perfect for getting your tone just right before recording. This API is worth every penny. I own two.
See also: 500 Series Compressors, API, API 500 Series Dynamics, API 500 Series Preamps