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API® 2500 Bus Compressor

API® 2500 Bus Compressor

通常価格: $299.00

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通常価格: $299.00

$119.00

You'll Save 60%

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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

      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

      J. Kuittinen

      2020年11月20日

      'Clean as a whistle'

      Really clean sounding compressor in my opinion. Doesn't color the audio too much. It also can be used in many instrumens. It glues mix together. It is exelent.

      C. vonSneidern

      2020年11月18日

      I own the hardware

      ...and still use this plugin because I like it, I like pushing it, and it sounds great on different sources. Drums, guitars, group busses. It's not a crusher, it's smooth. Very musical.

      R. Whitney

      2020年11月10日

      Great for Recording Electric Bass

      For years I used 1176s and LA-2As when recording electric pop-rock bass , so was surprised to discover that I liked this API 2500 plug-in even better for that purpose. It's clean, clear, and present (as a bus comp should be) so it stays out of the way while controlling peaks. My favorite hardware for this some years ago was the Cranesong STC-8. This is a lot cheaper and more convenient. Check it out if you haven't already done so.

      G. Balistreri

      2020年11月10日

      great

      I like

      E. Kruse

      2020年11月7日

      Easy to use

      Ein kompakter Bus Kompressor, der einfach zu bedienen ist und für den nötigen Glue oder auch Punch sorgt. Je nachdem, wo man ihn einsetzt. Funktioniert auf dem Master oder auch auf den Einzelspuren.

      R. Mahjoub

      2020年11月2日

      Nothing compared to the original hardware

      Hate it

      B. Paik

      2020年10月22日

      It's Great !!!

      It's good for mixing vocal and instrument tracks, and also bus tracks.

      U. Sound

      2020年10月6日

      Great!!

      One of the best bus compressor

      H. Oliveira Marques

      2020年9月14日

      The faster and punchier

      Just love to use it when I need a fast compressor with the right tone

      A. Keuter

      2020年9月6日

      yes

      Yes, this it

      T. Mai

      2020年8月29日

      100 compressor in one

      This compressor has so many personalities it’s amazon

      慎. 山本

      2020年8月17日

      ナチュラルにかかる。

      かなりナチュラルにかかる為全busにさしたくなる!!

      P. Nortey

      2020年7月18日

      This is a Great 2Bus Compressor

      I have wanted to get this for ever and when I finally got it, I couldn’t get enough of it

      R. van Wegberg

      2020年6月30日

      Gotta have this one.

      I did a blind test after setting a lot of compressors up as similar as possible. My girlfriend enabled and disabled randomly. Well...this one, by far.

      S. Heidemann

      2020年6月30日

      Just fantastic!

      I have actually just been starting with UAD plugins, but this is exactly the joy and sonic quality I was looking for! Great UX and UI as well.

      F. Denley

      2020年6月25日

      One if the best comp

      I would love to own the hardware
      But I'll settle with the plug for now
      This is a most have plug/hardware
      If u run studio MUST MUST MUST

      F. Denley

      2020年6月25日

      One if the best comp

      I would love to own the hardware
      But I'll settle with the plug for now
      This is a most have plug/hardware
      If u run studio MUST MUST MUST

      N. Arouca

      2020年6月24日

      Tight and Punchy

      This compressor is great! It has the punchy sound of the hardware and is as close as it gets to the real thing.

      R. Hutcheson

      2020年6月24日

      Modern Aggression

      So glad I bought this! It just makes everything sound modern. It's an aggressive bus comp, but it's versatile enough to be transparent if you don't drive it too hard. While most UA is based on vintage gear I feel like this is the sound of modern compression done right.