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API® 2500 Bus Compressor

API® 2500 Bus Compressor

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通常価格: $299.00

$149.00

You'll Save 50%

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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

      L. Roccatagliati

      2018年12月13日

      Awesome

      I think this is the best Bus software compressor I got. Is amazing on the drums and on the Master. Do its job in an awesome way!

      R. Beld

      2018年12月12日

      Great on drums and piano!

      It's able to remove harsh frequencies by simply using it! Just found out on some attacky piano parts, did wonders on it.

      H. Zunkel

      2018年12月9日

      Mein Drum-Buss Kompressor No.1

      Sehr vielseitige und gut klingende Emulation. Ich finde sie besser und runder vom Sound als die Emu von Waves, obwohl die auch nicht schlecht ist.

      H. Anh Minh

      2018年12月9日

      api all times for kick and bass

      The API 2500 has so many other features, ,i tried and know i cant live without this

      D. Doro

      2018年12月9日

      The best

      The best emulation.it sound a worm and solid

      D. Celia

      2018年12月3日

      Just glue it

      A little bit can go a long way. Definitely take the time to find what works for you, but is a go to on my master bus. The mix knob is a great addition and find myself just mixing in 25%-50% for a little extra fat.

      M. Vliegen

      2018年11月30日

      Feedback

      In feedback it's wow

      S. Simmons

      2018年11月28日

      API 2500 Bus Compressor

      The API 2500 has so many other features, aside from hi-end compression. I use this on drum mixes, acoustic everything, and mastering. The color and the characteristics of the audio/compression are jaw dropping, this became one of my go-to compressors. The ability to shape the audio with additional controls aside from typical compression controls make the API 2500 a surgical device, for sculpting audio.

      r. sveinungsen

      2018年10月29日

      fat

      This compressor really work well on my busses , and on drums . It gives a fat and thick sound that is very solid. Very good.

      D. Dodds

      2018年10月20日

      Bus Comp Magic

      Absolutely love this plugin. I’ve used the hardware before in a studio I mix in, and the plugin has the same glue and versatility as the real thing. I mix a wide variety of genres, from modern trap stuff all the way to good ‘ol rock and roll. The thrust modes allow me to pump an 808 up in a mix without my buss compression going crazy. On any mix, it imparts a certain warmth that’s hard to explain until you hear it. It lives on my mix buss for everything. Wonderful job UAD!

      s. Mars

      2018年10月13日

      good

      good

      s. Mars

      2018年10月13日

      good

      good

      直. 塚原

      2018年10月3日

      Legendary API 2500 Bus Comp

      Best 2500 modeling ever
      Super natural and punchy

      K. Gilroy

      2018年7月20日

      API 2500 Bus Compressor

      My Favorite Drum Mix Bus Compressor. It' so versatile. I actually use it in different way, I don't just set it on the Master Mix bus and leave it. Thou, I do do that too. This is a fun Compressor to get to know. I wish I 'd had purchased it sooner. I have a tip....Just buy 'em all. You will eventually! The Best! UAD has the Best! - Gilroy

      J. Jordanov

      2018年7月2日

      Great and punchy bus-compressor emulation! Better than any other emulation out there! Will be back for more!

      Great and punchy bus-compressor emulation! Better than any other emulation out there! Will be back for more!

      A. Kirakosyan

      2018年6月29日

      Best Buss Compressor

      I Love API 2500 compressor on UAD 2.The sound of this plugin is just great.

      x. zuniga

      2018年6月20日

      MY GO TO COMP

      HUGE!

      A. Haynes

      2018年6月1日

      Exactly what I was looking for...

      I have never used the original but, as soon as I started using this plugin on my drums...I found the sound I was looking for. Solid compressor, my go to for drums and basses.

      E. Ananda

      2018年5月4日

      Best API 2500 Emulation on the market

      Closest emulation to the original API 2500 didn't believe it until I got it.

      P. Rynne

      2018年4月30日

      Creates great space

      I find that its great to carve out space, especially on the mix bus of drums and backing vocals. Great definition in it.