Waves The API Collection (Native)

Waves The API Collection (Native)

Waves The API Collection (Native)

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Product Highlights

  • Includes 4 Plug-Ins
  • Based on Vintage API Analog Gear
  • 3- & 4-Band EQs
  • Graphic EQ
  • Stereo Compressor
  • RTAS, AudioSuite, AU, & VST Support
  • Mac & PC Compatible
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  • 1Description

The native API Collection from Waves is a collection of 4 plug-ins modeled on vintage analog API gear. It includes the API 550A and 550B 3- and 4-Band Equalizers, the API 560 10-Band Graphic EQ, and the API 2500 Stereo Compressor. All support RTAS, Audio Suite, AU, and VST plug-in formats on Mac and PC

Please note this collection is an electronic download.

  • API 550A/B - Classic Equalizers Plug-In (Native)

    The API 550A/B Native from Waves comes with plug-in models of two classic API equalization modules.

    The API 550A plug-in is modeled on the late 60's legendary hardware. The software provides reciprocal equalization at fifteen points, in five steps of boost, divided into three overlapping ranges. A band-pass filter can be inserted independently of all other settings.

    The API 550B features four overlapped EQ bands. It features 7 switchable filter frequencies spanning up to 5 octaves per band. It even lets you undo previous processing, affect, or even reverse tonal modifications.

    Together, the API 550A/B equalizers add a wide array of classic tonal options to your production toolbox.

    Main Features

    "Proportional Q"
    The filter bandwidth automatically widens at minimal settings and narrows it at higher settings
    12 dB of boost/cut per band
    High headroom +30 dB clip level
    Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
    Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz
    Mono and Stereo components

    Controls

    Global
    • Analog: On/Off
    • Phase Polarity Reverse: On/Off
    • Output Gain: -18dB to +18dB
    • Trim: Output Gain Adjustment
    • EQ IN: On/Off
    • VU Meters: -30dB to 0dB With Clip indicator
    API 550A
    • HF Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • HF Filter Frequency: 5KHz, 7KHz, 10KHz, 12.5KHz and 15KHz
    • MF Bell Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • MF Bell Filter Frequency: 0.4KHz, 0.8KHz, 1.5KHz, 3KHz and 5KHz
    • LF Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • LF Filter Frequency: 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 300Hz and 400Hz
    • Filter On/Off: 50Hz to 15KHz Band Pass Filter
    • LF Filter Type: Low Shelf or Bell
    • HF Filter Type: Hi Shelf or Bell
    API 550B
    • HF Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • HF Filter Frequency: 2.5KHz, 5KHz, 7KHz, 10KHZ, 12.5KHz, 15KHz and 20KHz
    • HF Filter Type: Hi Shelf or Bell
    • HMF Bell Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • HMF Bell Filter Frequency: 800Hz, 1.5KHz, 3KHz, 5KHz, 8KHz, 10KHz and 12.5KHz
    • LMF Bell Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • LMF Bell Filter Frequency: 75Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 240Hz, 500Hz, 700Hz and 1KHz
    • LF Filter Gain: -12dB to +12dB
    • LF Filter Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 300Hz and 400Hz
    • LF Filter Type: Low Shelf or Bell
  • API 560 - Graphic EQ Plug-In (Native)

    The API 560 Native from Waves is a plug-in based on the classic hardware EQ module from API. Modeled on the late 60's legend, the software provides 10-bands of graphic EQ featuring precision filtering and high headroom, ideal for signal enhancement and room tuning.

    The original's "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.

    Main Features

    Ten-band graphic EQ with customary one octave centers
    12 dB of boost/cut per band
    "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extreme filter settings
    Additional resolution in the critical +/-4 dB region
    Clip level greater than +28 dBu
    Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
    Mono and stereo components

    Controls

    Filters
    • Per Band Gain - -12 dB to +12 dB
    • Band Frequency - 31, 63, 125, 250, 500 Hz, 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 kHz
    • EQ In - on/off
    • VU Meters - -30 dB to 0 dB with clip indicator
    Output
    • Analog - on/off
    • Phase Polarity Reverse - on/off
    • Output Gain - -18 dB to +18 dB
    • Trim - output gain adjustment
  • API 2500 - Stereo Compressor Plug-In (Native)

    The API 2500 Native 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/192 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
    • API 550A/B - Classic Equalizers Plug-In (Native)
      System Requirements 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
    • API 560 - Graphic EQ Plug-In (Native)
      System Requirements 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
    • API 2500 - Stereo Compressor Plug-In (Native)
      System Requirements 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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