API® 2500 Bus Compressor

API® 2500 Bus Compressor

$299.00

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$299.00

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An obsessively accurate emulation of API’s flagship compressor.

The API 2500 Bus Compressor is a permanent fixture on the stereo bus of many of the world's top engineers and producers. Considered the best of the Paul Wolff-era API circuit designs, this famed compressor adds energy, movement, and tone to stereo mixes and subgroups unlike any other compressor.

The API 2500 Bus Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is a spot-on emulation of this classic compressor, capturing its all-discrete signal path with Thrust® circuitry — and features a fanatically detailed modeling of API's custom transformers and 2510 and 2520 op amps.

Now You Can:

Glue together your stereo mixes and subgroups with the world’s finest circuit emulation of the iconic API 2500 compressor

Select between "Old” and "New” compression, with feedback or feed-forward sounds

Sharpen your workflow with plug‑in‑only Mix and Headroom controls

Punch up low frequencies with API's patented Thrust technology

Contour your mix's stereo interaction with percent-based L/R Link controls

Mix with artist presets from Jeff Balding (Faith Hill), Vance Powell (Jack White), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and more

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
API 2500 5-Minute Tip
API 2500 5-Minute Tip

API 2500 5-Minute Tip

Learn how to use the API 2500 on drums, bass, guitars, and your entire mix.

The Only End-to-End API 2500 Emulation

The Only End-to-End API 2500 Emulation

Poring over proprietary "for-your-eyes-only" schematics made available to Universal Audio by API, our team of DSP experts analyzed two classic API 2500s — rackmount and in-console — ensuring one of UA's tightest behavioral circuit models to date. Working together with API's engineers, we scrutinized every facet of the plug-in against its analog counterpart, delivering the definitive representation of this iconic compressor. Early beta testing with UA artists confirmed that the plug-in ranks among the most accurate analog emulations in UA history.

Built for the 2-Bus

Built for the 2-Bus

API designed the 2500 compressor with program material firmly in mind. Its Release control includes fixed or variable options, while the Attack, Threshold, and Ratio controls offer musical tweaking throughout their range, making the API 2500 a toneful dynamics overlord for your stereo bus.

Shaping Tone and Dynamics

Shaping Tone and Dynamics

The API 2500 allows selection between three custom-voiced compression Knees — Soft, Medium, and Hard. You can shape the tone further with two compression types; "Old" for characterful peak-detection harkening back to API's earliest, highly-coveted 525, or "New", which features a modern feed-forward design.

Thrust Control for Unmatched Punch

Thrust Control for Unmatched Punch

Taken from their Paragon series of consoles, the API 2500’s Thrust feature puts a filter before the RMS detector, evening high and low frequency energy — so neither triggers the compressor more than the other. This gives you a tight hallmark API punch beyond any other compressor.

Enhance Energy and Motion

Enhance Energy and Motion

Most compressors only allow you to turn left/right linking on or off. The API 2500 Bus Compressor Link parameters allow for precision control of your mix's L/R dynamic interaction. Set exactly how much dependence — or independence — you want your L/R spatial dynamics field to have, and hone your dynamic contours even further with the Shape control.

Watch The Reviews

      Key Features

      Painstakingly modeled by Universal Audio's plugin design team, licensed and authenticated by Automated Processes, Inc.,
      Beloved Paul Wolff-era API design, exclusively measured from the all-discrete, in-console version of the 2500
      Provides the entire circuit path and control set of the API hardware including custom API op amps and transformers
      Signature API 2500 features include patented Thrust® sidechain filtering, "New" and "Old" Compressor Types, and Variable Sidechain Link
      Plug-in-only features include Dry/Wet parallel processing and Headroom for user-customizable operating level
      Includes artist presets from Vance Powell, Jeff Balding, Ryan Hewitt and Adam Hawkins

      レビュー

      API 2500 Bus Compressor

      Z. Golas

      2021年1月24日

      Drum Bus Magic

      The best I've found outside the hardware

      UADユーザー

      2021年1月21日

      Big attack!

      Un vrai régal sur une snare, incisif sur des chants et un vrai "make up" pour un stéréo, bref un compresseur "solide" !

      G. Merino

      2021年1月14日

      Accurate and versatile

      I used the waves version which is great, but this plugin is one step above and close to the hardware. It’s fantastic, accurate, nice graphics and lot of features. You could use it for almost everything, not only for bus compression. Very versatile and realistic.

      J. Geary

      2021年1月9日

      Superb

      The 2500 is a staple and while im a bit late to getting this plugin its by far the closest to the gear out of any 2500 plugin. Just listen to the body in those transients. I remember when this was released it truly speaks for itself in the advancements UA has made over the years.

      A. Ogarev

      2021年1月6日

      API 2500 Bus Compressor super+

      API 2500 Bus Compressor plugin wonderful )))

      Z. Mo

      2020年12月22日

      No Gimmick !!

      OK the question everybody asks is : versus the Waves (witch is great by theway) BUT that said , waves is kinda vulgarous and exagerate the transient snap to mimick punch of the orginal HW : this leads to some cliky transient that are NOT here on the HW , thks to Transformers ... there come the UA one : Punch / body , without being vulgarous , and the timing is just on point , react like a HW simple as that .... MUST HAVE with the SSL G comp , the rest is bonus !!

      H. Behrens

      2020年12月22日

      great plug!

      very versatile bus compressor! replaces the SSL bus compressor in many situations and works just as fine on single channel guitars and drums. first choice!

      L. Bates

      2020年12月20日

      API 2500 BUS COP

      BUY IT USE IT GET BETTER ITS TOO GOOD FOR A PLUGIN, NICE ONE UA

      J. Kynoch

      2020年12月19日

      Depth, Punch, Width and Clarity!

      Great tool for adding amazing depth and punch to drums and the mixbus!

      E. Carlsson

      2020年12月17日

      Great sounding

      Great sounding with many options. Works great on the master bus as well as on individual tracks. It boosts quite a bit of presence which works great on some mixes, and not so well on others. But when it works, it works wonderfully.

      R. Hörnfeldt

      2020年12月15日

      Magic bus

      This is it.

      A. Parker

      2020年12月14日

      Best Drum Comp

      This is a must have if you're searching for a fast drum mix glue and transient enhancer. The parallel compression feature is very useful if you only want a hint of the API. Works great on 70' and 80's stuff, especially on real drums or hybrid combinations between drum machines and real drums.
      It's also great on the master chain if you're mixing EDM.

      s. junho

      2020年12月14日

      너무좋다 이거

      최고의 플러그인이다

      s. junho

      2020年12月13日

      very nice plug in

      very nice plug in

      B. Ward

      2020年12月13日

      API 2500 comp

      Nothing else does what this unit can do. It is magical on drums and in so many many other applications.

      r. parrish

      2020年12月11日

      Perfect for mix bus

      Great experience so far, glues mix together in a nice way

      d. perez

      2020年12月11日

      Todo lo que esperaba del 2500

      No te podes equivocar. En el Drum Bus funciona muy bien!

      F. Aulich

      2020年12月5日

      Great compressor with a classic sound

      To me, this is a great compressor with that classic API sound. Sounds and feels pretty much like its analog counterpart.

      s. jun

      2020年12月3日

      Good plugin

      Real real good!!

      A. Thierry

      2020年11月20日

      A must in compression

      This plugin is with no equivalent in the world of plugin... it has the real sound of the beast .. incredible on drums and bus.. thanks