API® 500 Series EQ Collection
API 500 Series EQ Collection
A very musical EQ
This EQ delivers very musical results. It sounds, carefully applied, warm and detailed at the same time.
This just levelled up my vocals, I through this in my vocals buss and bam! Magic.
New API user
I just got API and it has helped me a lot to find quickly the sound you want. .
it`s easy to use!
Best wishes from Finland
Epic punchy sound!
UAD, Please Allow Your Plugins to be Resized!!!
I am giving this 1 star because here we are in the year 2022, and UAD plugins are still not resizable in Pro Tools. Come on, even $29 Waves plugins are resizable. It looks very unprofessional to have 50% user interface and 50% blank space in the plugin window.
Also, please add code that detects which plugins I own and only add those to Pro Tools rather than forcing ALL of your plugins on Pro Tools. Again, here we are in the year 2022. There is no excuse for this.
Even before any changes are made to settings, the EQs add something special to the sound. Just sitting in the signal chain instantly works. The 550A works to provide that good overall API shaping and the 560 can really take adjustments to extremes if needed. Using both the 550A and 560 in a single signal chain can be really effective. You can get both EQs in the Vision Channel Strip, but if you don't need the entire strip, this collection works just fine.
The only real downside is UA doesn't yet offer a native version (at the time of this review) and I'm hoping that will change.
Still not resizable......
Both do sound great. But the 560 raises the volume level without even dialing any EQing in and what keeps on frustrating me with UAD Plugins, is that they are still not resizable ! It‘s 2022 !
As a costumer, having already invested in the UAD hardware to be able to use the plugins, plus investing money in the software products, think that it should be surely possible for you as a company, to fix that issue. Please.
The graphic lives on my mix bus with everything at zero.
1. Just putting it the chain does something positive. 2. The gain does something positive too, it brightens the sound but not in a tube saturation type way, a presence that I can only describe as creamy. 3. The actual EQ is superb. No digital harshness, so smooth. The hard part would be to actually pull some bad results out of the plug in. Well done UAD, 5 stars.
I use UA API Plug-Ins on almost all of my Country mixes to get a clean and punchy mix.
Wasn’t sure about the effectiveness of this product but it’s beyond my understanding how they captured the quality is beyond me .. used on everything it’s a masterpiece!
API 500 Series
API never disappoint. The real deal UA. Thank you
Api legendary punchy sound!
API 500 Series EQ Collection
Sehr gute Sammlung von Eq, warmer Klang, anwendbar auf alle Instrumente und Gesang.
It's a classic for a good reason
I use it on my vocals on almost every mix to bring up the highs without being harsh. GREAT plugin!
T. van Vliet
Gets the job done
Wow was my first response when trying this collection. Mixing has become a bit easier with this software gear. Presets are very useful, but if you prefer to tweak, all options are there with a clear user interface. EQ is favorable for bass and vocs to me. A musthave,
This EQ vibes
Put some muscle in your guitars or give your overheads some shine or work your vocals - this is a versatile collection and I love being able to stack the 550 and 560
API 500 EQ Collection
Nice colourfull EQ!
A beautiful sounding eq collection!