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Waves API Collection - Electronic Delivery

550A three-band equalizer, 550B four-band EQ, 560 10-band graphic and 2500 stereo compressor - electronic delivery
MFR# USW379-1362-623

Product Description

The Waves API Collection is a bundle of four plug-ins, co-developed with API that recreate the EQ and dynamics sections of API's legendary vintage consoles.  The plug-ins do more than emulate the hardware of these modules - they capture the sound that is API, a sound much in demand by engineers, producers and artist alike.   The bundle includes three EQ modules and a stereo compressor.  The API 550A provides reciprocal equalization at fifteen-points in five-steps of boost/cut, divided into three overlapping ranges.  The API550B provides four overlapping bands with seven switchable filter frequencies, spanning up to five-octaves per band. Based on API's 1967 classic, the 560 ten-band graphic equalizer features precision filtering and very high headroom.  Since boost and cut characteristics are identical, previous equalization actions can be easily undone.  The 2500 stereo compressor can function as either a dual mono or linked compressor, and features both "feed back" and "feed forward" designs for added flexibility.

Note: Software requires an iLock license. User must purchase an iLock if one is not present on their system.


API 550A 3-Band Equalizer:

  • Five frequency centers per band
  • Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
  • Maximum of 12dB of boost/cut per band in 2 to 3dB steps
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter bandwidth at extremes of boost/cut
  • High headroom with +30dB clip level API 550B 4-Band Equalizer
  • Seven frequency centers per band
  • Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
  • Maximum of 12dB of boost/cut per band in 2 to 3dB steps
  • Bands 1 and 4 offer shelf/peak switching
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter bandwidth at extremes of boost/cut
  • High headroom with +30dB clip level

API 560 10-Band Graphic Equalizer:

  • One-octave centered frequencies from 31Hz to 16kHz
  • 12dB of boost/cut per band
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter bandwidth at extremes of boost/cut
  • Provides additional resolution in the critical +/-4dB region
  • Clip level greater than +28dBu

API 2500 Stereo Compressor

  • Three-position "Thrust" high-pass filter
  • "Variable Link" of left and right channels, ranging from independent operation through to 100% link
  • Three "Variable Link" filter types
  • Three compression modes include Soft, Medium and Hard Knee
  • Six release settings - five fixed and one continuous variable from 50ms to 3s
  • Includes "Feed-Forward" or "Feed-Backward" selector switch

Product Specifications

Condition New
Software Delivery Electronic Delivery
iLok Required No
Plug-in Type EQ, Dynamics
Plug-In Format TDM, RTAS, AudioSuite, AU, VST
Operating System Mac, Windows

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