Waves API Collection

$ 600.00

Waves API Collection
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Waves API Collection

$ 600.00

    • For Gear Heads:

      Waves API Collection *BOX COPY or FAST ELECTRONIC DELIVERY AVAILABLE IN STOCK! Includes Both a Native and SoundGrid License

      Developed in association with Automated Processes Incorporated, The 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.

      Used by engineers worldwide on countless hit records, these modules deliver a sound like no other. And with The API Collection, Waves captures every nuance of their unique sonic signatures.

      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.

      • 5 selected frequency centers per band
      • Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
      • Maximum 12dB of boost/cut per band in 2-3dB steps
      • "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes
      • High headroom +30dB clip level

      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.

      • 7 selected frequency centers per band
      • Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
      • 12dB of boost/cut per band
      • Bands 1 and 4 offer shelf/peak switching
      • High headroom +30dB clip level

      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.

      • Familiar one octave centers
      • 12dB of boost/cut per band
      • "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes
      • Additional resolution in the critical +/-4dB region
      • Clip level > +28 dBu

      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.

      • 3-position Thrust highpass filter
      • Variable Link left and right channels
      • 3 Variable Link filter types
      • 3 compression modes: Soft, Medium and Hard Knee
      • 6 Release settings 5 fixed, 1 continuous

      Layman's Terms:

      The Waves API Collection is a collection of the 550A, 550B and the 2500 stereo compressor plug-in.  First of all the 550 A and B are great Eqs to have in the studio.  That have a very sharp sound to them.  They are great for digging in for corrective Eq and or for just adding character to a sound.  Ideal frequencies are perfect for vocals, acoustic guitar, electric, drums and a whole lot more.  Finding the right Eq to use on something is about trial and error.  Each Eq has it's own sound.  I find the API Eqs to be very versatile and work on a lot of rock and pop content and even acoustic (bluegrass,folk and more).  

      The 2500 Compressor in my opinion is ideal for Stereo Buss or Parallel compression on drums or electric guitars. The Compressor itself is very responsive and gives you enough controls to tailor it to you content.  You definitely get that API character in this compressor.

    • Supported Computer Format Mac, PC
      Supported Plug-In Formats AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU
      Hardware Requirements - Mac Core Duo 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM
      Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz | AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent, 4GB RAM
      OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7-10.9.2
      OS Requirements - PC Windows 7-Windows 8