API® 500 Series EQ Collection
API® 500 Series EQ Collection
Worth it for the 560 alone. Kick drum shaping master. These EQs sound so good on percussion and drums. Soooo much better then the Waves Emu's IMO. API ITB? look no further.
What an obnoxious, arrogant, almost violent EQ. Punches you in the face and in the gut. Love it.
excellent, outstanding plug in.
Phhh, UAD... u done a great job, Love it! this Eq is about to be a good companion for me.
could not resist buying it
Indeed, whereas the 550 is a nice and respectable EQ, it's the 560 that really
shines. It's beautiful sound convinces from subtle to extreme modifications,
without ever loosing the musical flavour at any time!
I love the 560. You have so much control over a mix and it's very very responsive. Incredibly sensitive actually. You've really got to trust your ears with this one - it can make really extreme changes but that's why I use it in certain situations. Balancing a mix is perhaps my main purpose for it - but it's also great for vocal and voiceover stuff.
I love the sound of these, especially the 560 graphic. A graphic EQ seems old school these days, and at first glance might seem limiting but I find myself reaching for it more and more simply because it's musical and makes tracks sound better. it definitely has mojo! The 550 controls are a little harder to use but it still sounds good. Concentric knobs like the 550 and Neve stuff are visually confusing to me, but that's my personal pref - UA did right by emulating the 550 as is, especially for folks that have used the hardware version (which I have not). Another hit UA!!
These units are one of my favourites.
That API sound and feel of use is just great and UA have captured it here in software form. I only think the Hardware Version working on an Analog Signal could beat it.
I really enjoy the Waves API Emulations as well, but I think these are just a little ahead.
when I use this series, i can't go back the the other brand's 500 series
Great sound with minimum time
I demoed this and had to have it. For someone who mixes while producing, this is the fastest way to get a great sound with minimum pause in workflow. Less time spent tweaking means more time spent writing music, and that makes this EQ a super worthwhile investment. And did I mention that it sounds great?
My favourite eq emulation!!!
What a great emulation of this 2 unvaluable analog eq!!!
Since I bought I use almost on every track but also on master buss!
Piece of Art
This plugin is piece of Magic. It has so much harmony's and headroom; It isn't a surgery EQ. It is "after" eq,for polishing and shine. And by it,I meant 560 model
Just punch your sound , works very good with drum and bass , thanks UA
In a very short time these have become my go to EQ's to add depth, color, and character to rock drums and guitars. In particular the graphic is awesome at carving a sound to sit in a track, without a lot of unmusical artifacts. Very well done!
Universal Audio's API 500 Modular EQ Collection Plug-In very nice.
solid guitar / drum eq
does what these things do - grabs the signal and wrangles the hell out of it - and i mean that in the best way possible
one of the best eq emulation on the marked.
next to the millennia!
use it in 70% of my mastering jobs.
Best EQ plugin I know of.
That's it. the 550 makes vocals shine, and these EQ's are simple and sound great.
very very cool for my mixes, thank you very much!!!! :-)
Beautiful, and beautifully aggressive
My new go-to EQs for electric guitars, and often for drums too. Another triumph for UA. I didn't dare demo these things until I had the cash, because I knew once I heard them, I'd have to have them. They've already saved my sanity on a few mixes where it was guitars, guitars, guitars - two acoustics, three clean rhythm guitars, a strat playing power chords and a baritone part that mirrored the bass - all fighting for space and "no, we can't get rid of that part because it's my favorite!" The big surprise is that the 560 is even more useful than the 550A, since graphic EQs have never been a particular favorite of mine. Love the filter on the 550A though!
Beats Waves by a hair.
Did a fairly extensive shoot out between these and the Waves API EQs when UA first released them. And while the Waves were pretty good, the UA were better to my ears. I didn't pull the trigger then but on a promo, paying $133 for these was a no brainer.