Waves API Collection Plug-In Bundle
The Waves API Collection brings four classic processors from Automated Processes Incorporated to the masses.
Waves API Bundle Details
The Waves API Collection brings four classic processors from Automated Processes Incorporated to the masses. API is used by engineers worldwide, and has been heard on countless records. Their sound is like no other. The API Collection from Waves captures every nuance of their unique sonic signatures. Developed in association with API, this plug-in bundle recreates the magic of four of API's most renowned modules: the 550A 3-Band Equalizer, the 550B 4-Band Equalizer, the 560 Graphic Equalizer, and the 2500 Stereo Compressor. For the sound of API in your DAW, look no further than the API Collection.
Waves API Collection Includes
Waves API Collection Features
- Four modeled plugins based on renowned API modules
- Developed in association with API
- Authentic API sound, in-the-box and live on stage
- Supports AAX Native, Audiosuite, TDM, RTAS, AU, VST
- This Bundle is also included in Studio Collections
Waves API Collection Additional Information
Each new purchase of a Waves plugin/bundle will include both Native(Local) and SoundGrid(DSP) versions.
For more information on the benefits of SoundGrid and DiGiGrid as well as the most current Waves Compatibility Information and System Requirements, visit Front End Audio's Waves Resource Center.
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This has been a go to bundle for me on every session. The 2500 compressor alone makes becomes this worth it. Then you add the eq's with it and its amazing.
I didn't want to like these. I've used API gear at a number of big studios and we usually turned to Pultec and Neve EQs. But I found myself using to these a lot as "in the box" EQ's. Really great sounding and easy to use. My "go to " EQs right now.
I really like the 2500 series compressor plug; it really has some bite and adds character. I find it really nice on a drum sub mix. The EQs are decent for plugins, although none of them are as fun as decent outboard stuff.
I'll start off this review by saying that I have had very little opportunity within my lifetime to work on an actual API board or with API modules...so I'm not going to begin to compare this bundle to the real thing. I will say the eq plugins and compressor contained within have really opened up my sound. I mix with Pro Tools LE, and I know my limitations...however this bundle has opened my eyes to new opportunities. The equalizers are aggressive but, used with finesse, will refine and boost the lows and highs in the most appealing way. The compressor takes some time to get use to, but has a great deal of versatility. All that said, Waves plugins aren't the cheapest tools around, but I will confess, I feel like I am getting my money's worth so far.