API® Vision Channel Strip

API® Vision Channel Strip

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$299.00

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$299.00

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The classic color of API’s flagship analog console, featuring Unison technology.

A longtime leader in analog console design, API desks have shaped hits from the Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac’s classic, Rumours. Introduced in 2003, API’s flagship Vision Console was crafted to uphold the company’s soulful sonic tradition while providing flexibility and features for modern workflows.

For the first time, you can have a complete channel strip of classic API punch, presence, and color with the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in — exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo.

Now You Can:

Track and mix through a stunning emulation of API’s flagship analog console

Warm up signals through the API 212L preamp with famed 2520 API op-amp

Reshape envelopes and create dramatic dynamic effects with the 235L Gate/Expander

Tame transients and craft wild new textures with API’s legendary 225L compression circuit

Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the Vision plug-in with Unison™ technology

Mix with artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, David Isaac, and more

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Featuring the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in

UA’s Most Colorful Channel Strip Plug-In

UA’s Most Colorful Channel Strip Plug-In

Comprised of five classic API modules, the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in transforms your DAW into a high-end analog mixing desk, injecting your tracks with the sonic color and personality that has made API legendary. Take a quick tour of the five modules below.

Unison Technology for Apollo

Unison Technology for Apollo

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in gives you all of the API Vision’s important impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made its 212L preamp one of the most detailed and punchy preamps ever devised. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in to the physical mic preamps in Apollo.

Run Signals through the 212L Preamp

Run Signals through the 212L Preamp

Widely praised for its detail and warmth, the 212L Preamp finds its roots in the legendary API 2488 console — best known for the famed “LA sound” of the ’70s and ’80s. UA’s API Vision plug-in expertly models this preamp, right down to its custom 2520 API op-amp and transformers, giving you the unmistakable tone of its esteemed hardware counterpart.

Sculpt Your Sounds with the 550L EQ

Sculpt Your Sounds with the 550L EQ

An evolution of the iconic API 550A, the 550L EQ offers vintage flavor and modern tone shaping via an additional filter band and several new frequencies. API's “Proportional Q” circuitry widens the filter bandwidth at minimal settings, and narrows it at higher settings, resulting in a simple EQ that sounds musical — even when cranked.

Tame Dynamics with the 225L Compressor

Tame Dynamics with the 225L Compressor

A versatile compressor brimming with character, the 225L thrives on any instrument, in any genre — from a single track to an entire mix. With selectable “New” and “Old” functions, you’re afforded two delicious brands of compression, from mild to severe.

Explore the Creative Possibilities of the 235L Gate/Expander

Explore the Creative Possibilities of the 235L Gate/Expander

One of the most expressive gates ever devised, the 235L Noise Gate/Expander is possibly the fastest noise gate available — anywhere. The 235L serves a creative function as well, letting you shape a kick drum’s attack and contour in a host of ways, ranging from subtle and sublime to sick and stuttered.

Make Broad-Stroke Cuts with the 215L Filters

Make Broad-Stroke Cuts with the 215L Filters

A passive, sweepable filter, ideal for broad stroke EQ sculpting, the 215L Cut Filters are powerful tools designed to expertly craft your source material, while preserving its original tone.

 

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      Key Features

      Faithful channel strip emulation from API's flagship Vision analog console
      Comprised of five distinct modules: 212L Mic Preamp, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer
      Models custom 2520 API op-amp and transformers with circuit nonlinearities
      Allows recording in real time via Apollo interface (sub-2 ms latency) and/or mixing workflows via UAD-2 hardware
      Physical 1.5k Ω analog input impedance of API 212L with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
      Tactile control of Gain staging and common preamp parameters with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
      Offers more than 70 artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, David Isaac, Nathaniel Kunkel and John Paterno
      Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Customer Reviews

      API Vision Channel Strip

      Overall Rating

      P. Haas

      January 14, 2021

      Distinctive, vigorous, good

      Great emulation of the famous mix console channel. Perfectly not only for drums and percussion.
      I would like a finer adjustment of the level of individual EQ filters (for example 1dB instead of 2dB jumps), but it would be no longer an emulation of the original, I know :-).
      I like this; great job.

      B. Spence

      January 13, 2021

      Closest I'll ever get to an API!

      Great plugin that, love eq and compressor.

      C. Coffie

      January 13, 2021

      API VISION CHANNEL STRIP

      Great plugin, the api vision channel strip enhanced my tracks that I use it on

      A. DeShawn

      January 12, 2021

      Great On Drums

      This is a must have for getting that hot drum sound not your mixes. Not bad on vocals too!

      G. Charles

      January 10, 2021

      API V

      Great type of plugin

      b. zucchetti

      January 9, 2021

      Excellent as everything of UAudio !

      Exremely near the original wooww!!
      A great big portable studio in my Mac !
      By the time and waiting the right promotion i will buy everythink of UAudio!

      P. Rackley

      January 8, 2021

      Hot channel strip to make your mixes Hot!!!!

      This unit is Killer unit for adding life to lack luster mixes as well as adding polish to you drums, vocals, etc. Especially for Pop and dance music. I waited a long time but glad I added this unit to my arsenal. Just get it!!!

      J. Markunas

      December 22, 2020

      Must Have For Guitar/Drums

      I made an entire API Vision console in my DAW with this plugin for drums and guitar, and it turned a dull/crappy mix into something you'd hear on the radio. Definitely worth buying if you're doing rock/alternative/metal.

      H. Holzheu

      December 22, 2020

      My favorite on the Kick

      Makes a BIG kicksound.

      S. Dufour

      December 18, 2020

      The sunset sound ... wow !

      When I saw a video on YouTube saying that you’ve modelled the chip in the sunset sound console , I was interested to say the least !!
      The gain knob , the EQ , the compressor ... everything sounds great and precise ! I’m new with the unit but so far , i love it ! Great job UA !!

      F. Pittenger

      December 18, 2020

      Current Favorite

      I've enjoyed using this channel strip in Unison to record both acoustic and electric guitars. I've found that increasing the GAIN to the edge adds a pleasing hint of distortion, and employing the HI-PASS filter on the acoustic reduces boominess without losing body.

      P. Konbang

      December 17, 2020

      สุดตีน

      เสียงพุ่งเหี้ยๆ

      J. Robinson

      December 15, 2020

      Favorite channel strip

      Punchy, flexible, clear. Love the API sound and UA nailed it!

      J. Robinson

      December 15, 2020

      Favorite channel strip

      Punchy, flexible, clear. Love the API sound and UA nailed it!

      h. oshima

      December 14, 2020

      UNISON

      音が元気になり、ボーカル等、ユニゾンで気持ちよく声にエフェクトが掛かる点が良い。

      S. JOSEPH REINETTE

      December 12, 2020

      API Vision Channel Strip

      Incroyable, tout simplement

      s. azevedo

      December 12, 2020

      Wow, Punchy Drums

      Finally broke down and bought this after reading all the reviews and got to say I’m loving this on the drum kit already. The gate is very smooth on the kick and snare. Even the preset sound good from the get go. Definitely worth every penny.

      P. Johnson

      December 8, 2020

      Didn’t know I needed this......

      Was (and still am) in love with the SSL E channel. Did a bundle purchase, and figured I’d like this channel strip for kick and snare. This has quickly become my “go to” on drums. Punchy, tight, big, everything you’d expect from an API piece of hardware. It’s receiving 5 stars across the board for a reason. Well done UA!!

      V. Kaczinski

      December 8, 2020

      Punch and clarity

      The Gate was the first thing that blew me over! Really fast and precise! The whole combo with ist punchy eq, great compressor and versatile gate/expander brings presence and sparkle to drums, vocals and a lot more. Love the preamp on me flutes and saxes!

      F. fournot

      December 8, 2020

      Complémentaire et prioritaire

      as owner of an old Raindirk Concord, which is still efficient, the use of this API, or NEVE , OR SSL plugs, all from UAD, both together they bring me a complementary touch