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The API 2500Native 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.
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/192 kHz resolution
Mono and stereo components
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
Threshold - knee hard, medium and soft
Detector - thrust loud, medium and normal
Tone Type - new (feed-forward) or old (feed-backward)
Filter Type - high-pass, low-pass and band-pass
L/R Link - independent, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and 100%
Input/Output - -30 dB to 0 dB with clip indicator
Gain Reduction - 0 dB to 30 dB
Meter Source - gain reduction, in or out
Analog - on/off
Compressor - in/out
Make-Up Gain - auto/manual
Make-Up Gain - -24 dB to +24 dB
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Mac Core Duo 2.3 GHz OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7 4 GB RAM 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution Host application that supports Audio Units, RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats
PC Intel Core 2 Duo GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent Windows 7 4 GB RAM 1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats
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