API® Vision Console Emulation Bundle
Transform LUNA Recording System into API's flagship analog console.
API analog consoles are at the heart of some of the best‑sounding albums ever recorded. From Fleetwood Mac's Rumours to Radiohead's In Rainbows, API desks add character, color, and punch to everything that passes through them.
The API Vision Console Emulation Bundle turns LUNA into a full API console. Track in real time through API preamp and channel modules, then mix with API's illustrious analog summing and bus compression — seamlessly switching between low-latency tracking using Apollo DSP, and high-powered native mixing within LUNA.
Now You Can:
Transform LUNA into API's flagship Vision Console, using the world's first true end‑to‑end console emulation
Track in real time through complete circuit emulations of API's iconic L-Series Unison-enabled preamp, EQs, compressor, gate, and filters
Shape tracks using API channel strips in LUNA, without managing multiple plug‑in windows
Get "big console" sound with all of the cumulative analog character, rich nonlinearities, and transient clipping
Sum individual channel buses or your entire mix through API's hybrid voltage/current summing circuits
Add glue and tone on buses and the master with the inline API 2500 Bus Compressor
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A Genuine API Console, Right on your Desktop
Built into the fabric of LUNA's mixer, the API Vision Console Emulation is the first of its kind. A complete, end‑to‑end emulation, these LUNA Extensions let you fill your LUNA sessions with rich API tone — and without floating plug‑in windows. You can quickly "paint" API Vision Console channel strips across your entire mix — and sculpt your sources using API's classic L‑Series channel modules.
Everything you Need to Record & Mix
Each channel strip in the API Vision Console Emulation gives you access to six of API's iconic L-Series modules. From the punch and presence of the 212L preamp and colorful 225L compressor and musical 235L gate/expander, to the powerful tone shaping of the 550L/560L EQs and sweepable 215L Hi and Lo pass filters, you can sculpt with bold API tone — in real time.
Add API Analog Summing for Rich Harmonics
When audio sources flow through an API console — specifically the 2520 op‑amps and custom output transformers — natural analog nonlinearities work together, creating musical harmonics and transient clipping. The API Vision Console Emulation expertly captures all of the Vision Console's hybrid voltage/current summing circuit, giving your summed signals punch, depth, and character for a mid‑forward, lively mix.
Classic In-Line API Console Compression
Revered for adding energy and movement, the Vision console’s "in-line" version of the API 2500 Bus Compressor gives your buses and master fader all of the analog glue and mid-forward attitude that put API on the map. Easily apply this fanatically detailed emulation — including its powerful Thrust control — on drum buses, synths and more for authentic, unmistakable API punch.
The First of its Kind
From the input stage to bus summing and the master fader, there's never been a digital workflow that so thoroughly emulates the large-format analog console experience like the API Vision Console Emulation. Now you can harness the same inspired workflow used on countless hit records, complete with the cohesion, character, and color of a classic API desk.
The API Vision Console Emulation Bundle also includes UAD plug‑in versions of the API Preamp, Vision Channel Strip Collection, and API 2500 Bus Compressor, letting you track and mix in real time with Apollo and your favorite DAW.
“API Vision Console Emulation for LUNA gives me everything I love about analog desks. From the efficient, creative workflow to punchy API bus summing, the Vision Console Emulation has it all.”
– Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Bad Religion, Cold War Kids)
“I have extensive experience with the API consoles over several decades. The API Console Emulation in LUNA is blowing my mind! I’m shocked it’s not the real thing.”
– Jacquire King (James Bay, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits)
“I’m using the API Vision Console Emulation across all my channels in LUNA and it sounds phenomenal. The dynamics section is amazing, and the ability to toggle between the 550 and 560 EQs is so good!”
– Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer, Taylor Swift)
“The accuracy of the UAD API plug‑ins is incredible. I'll turn up the preamp gain to drive a guitar, or simply add some clean gain if I’m tracking Alicia Keys' piano. So versatile!”
– Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey)
June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
Good for anything gives it that live juice and powerRead More
June 11, 2021
nice pre, clean with characterRead More
June 11, 2021
Great for distorted input
I recorded some moog effects with this plug in as insert input in the UA Console, and it blowed my mind. Awesome!!Read More
June 9, 2021
Been waiting for something like this, a fantastic companion to the Neve Preamp and the 610 plugins.Read More
June 9, 2021
Classic api product! Very clean and punchy and this console live on all of my mixesRead More
LUNA API Vision Console Emulation Bundle
I've been backing away from UAD for the last couple years. Why am I re-buying stuff I've owned since the first versions came out? $150 for a very subtle sound upgrade (which is highly subjective, anyway) is stupid. Computers can hack lots of native plugs these days, and UAD is being matched and surpassed in quality at every turn. You're not the only game in town any more, UAD. I'm running out of reasons to stick with you. I got onboard with the UAD platform at the very beginning. Nothing gold can stay.
Good for anything gives it that live juice and power
nice pre, clean with character
Great for distorted input
I recorded some moog effects with this plug in as insert input in the UA Console, and it blowed my mind. Awesome!!
wait, i get to pay again for it...?
as with the Neve plugs we get to pay the same price as the sale when we've already purchased these no legacy products? C'mon Avid...I mean UA. And while id love to have the graphic EQ in my Vision strip its not worth another 150$. SHould be a way deeper discounts for "leagcy" customers!
Been waiting for something like this, a fantastic companion to the Neve Preamp and the 610 plugins.
Classic api product! Very clean and punchy and this console live on all of my mixes
This was my favorite plugin, while it still worked
I've been using the Vision Channel Strip for about a year or so. It was my favorite plugin. I loved putting this thing in my unison slot. Sounds great whenever I want to scoop the mids for guitar. Crank the preamp and compress the hell out of a bass guitar, and you're in business. I also used it in my DAW for my kick and snare channels in nearly every single project. Adds some great punch to the kick, and I love the crack it adds to the snare's high end. Unfortunately, I can no longer use the plugin ever since the new version came out. That's right. The legacy version does not work. When I select the legacy version, the plugin gets disabled and I get an error message saying that it's not authorized. It happens in my DAW and in console. I have tried to reinstall, but I am still having issues. So it's just money down the drain at this point. And then asking me $150 to upgrade? Throw away more money? I call shenanigans. I don't mean to sound rude and I do want to emphasize that this is an incredible plugin (when it works), but this is just unbelievable.
L. Tian Siung
Always on Drum Bus
It stay on my drum bus all the time
L. Tian Siung
EQ, Compressor, gate/expander, pre-amp all in one
NO WAY UAD!
WHAAAAT?!! This price is insane! I own almost every UAD plug inn including the API channel strip but UAD shows no mercy to my wallet. A NO GO for me.
You sold a UNISON preamp plugin and want to make it legacy?
You just made my API Vision Channel Strip a Legacy?
I switched to UAD because you only had to pay for the plug in one time and the updates were free...
Now you want to emulate the Waves Endless Update platform? We paid more up front to compensate and now you are taking advantage of your loyal customer base. I'm tired of your lack of hardware compensation in LUNA, it's pathetic. You want to charge Pro Tool prices with start up tech, somebody needs to be fired.
Great API Sound
Very nice sound colour. Do not hesitate to push the preamp's level to get the full API colour.
I am a day one Luna user. I’ve watched videos. Listened to sound examples. I think it sounds incredible. A wonderful idea and implemented in a wonderful way. But I can’t justify a $524 price tag. I own the now, “legacy” vision channel strip, and I guess that will have to do for now.
Good Plugin repeated
Heck of a good plugin for one that wishes to experience API, and will be a great deal when the year end sales appear. Like others, i agree that it is a pricey upgrade, especially when one already owns the previous, AND the 2500 buss comp. Nice tho, that one has everything in one instance, quicker, and should equal less dsp in the long run. Perhaps UAD will have a soft spot for us loyal customers whom had the previous, and upgraded??
How can you expect Luna to gain real leverage in the market with this pricing from your own customers?
A. Aubry Carlson
Not cool LEGACY stamp.
When you pay the full price of the now "LEGACY" plugin, and your upgrade price if the same of the intro one for new users (or when it will be on sale at -50%), that's the perfect example of a company screwing old customers.
I think what bothers me the most is now the LEGACY stamp written on the plugin now. This isn't very cool when you have clients at your studio and your plugin has legacy written all over it. Makes you feel cheap and as if your equipment was outdated. Very disappointed in UAD on this one.
Amazing and with LUNA even better!
Love the direction UAD is headed to with LUNA and now the hybrid approach to their console emulations. The API console is incredible and makes it much easier to craft a mix. Looking forward to more full console emulations like this.