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Waves API 2500 - Stereo Compressor Plug-In (TDM)

Waves API 2500 - Stereo Compressor Plug-In (TDM)

Waves API 2500 - Stereo Compressor Plug-In (TDM)

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Waves API 2500 - Stereo Compressor Plug-In (TDM)

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  • Stereo or Dual Mono
  • Feed Forward or Feed Back Compression
  • 3 Variable Link Filter Types
  • Auto Makeup Gain
  • TDM for Avid Pro Tools HD Systems
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
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The API 2500 TDM from Waves is a dynamics plug-in that features the classic punch of API hardware, while allowing for shaping the tone of mixes with absolute accuracy. Its dual channel design lets it function as two separate mono channels via a single compression setting.

Its auto-makeup gain function provides the ability to adjust threshold or ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level. With a choice of an old style "feed back", or the new style "feed forward" compression types, the software delivers a wide range of very musical parameters, making it a favorite of engineers everywhere.

Main Features

Switchable three-position Thrust high-pass filter
Variable-link left and right channels
Three variable-link filter types
Three compression modes - soft, medium, and hard knee
Six release settings - five fixed, one continuous
Up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
Mono and stereo components

Controls

Compressor Controls
  • Threshold - -20 dBu to +10 dBu
  • Attack - 0.03, 0.10, 0.30, 1, 3, 10, 30 ms
  • Ratio - 5:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 6:1, 10:1, infinity:1
  • Release - 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 s and variable release mode
  • Variable Release - 50 ms to 3 s

Tone Controls
  • Threshold - knee hard, medium and soft
  • Detector - thrust loud, medium and normal
  • Tone Type - new (feed-forward) or old (feed-backward)

Link Controls
  • Filter Type - high-pass, low-pass and band-pass
  • L/R Link - independent, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and 100%

  • VU Meters
  • Input/Output - -30 dB to 0 dB with clip indicator
  • Gain Reduction - 0 dB to 30 dB
  • Meter Source - gain reduction, in or out

  • Output Controls
  • Analog - on/off
  • Compressor - in/out
  • Make-Up Gain - auto/manual
  • Make-Up Gain - -24 dB to +24 dB
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    Specifications
    System Requirements
    Mac Properly configured Pro Tools HD system running under OS X

    Due to constantly changing requirements, for comprehensive hardware specifications and system requirements, please refer to Avid's website at Avid

    PC Properly configured Pro Tools HD system running under Windows 7

    Due to constantly changing requirements, for comprehensive hardware specifications and system requirements, please refer to Avid's website at Avid

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb

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