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Developed in association with Automated Processes Incorporated, Wavesâ€™ new API Collection features four precision processors based on renowned API modules: the 550A 3-Band Equalizer
, the 550B 4-Band Equalizer
, the 560 Graphic Equalizer
, and the 2500 Stereo Compressor
Waves say that these modules deliver a sound like no other and captures every nuance of the unique API sonic signatures used by engineers worldwide on countless hit records.
Hereâ€™s the lowdown on each plug-in in Wavesâ€™ own wordsâ€¦
API 550B 4-band EQ
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 550Bâ€™s â€œProportional Qâ€� 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 550A 3-band EQ
Modeled on APIâ€™s late 1960â€™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 560 10 band graphic EQ
Based on APIâ€™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 560â€™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.
Pricing and Availability:
Available separately for $1000 USD and in the Waves Mercury bundle