API® 500 Series EQ Collection

API® 500 Series EQ Collection

$299.00

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$299.00

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The world’s most accurate
emulations of API’s legendary EQs.

The API 500 Series EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces faithfully captures the punch, low-frequency transparency, and ultra-tight imaging of API’s iconic 550A and 560 Series EQs.

With unique filter shapes, complex band interactions, and musical filter amp distortions, the 550A and 560 Series EQs left an indelible stamp on legendary recordings of the ’60s and ’70s. Painstakingly modeled on pristine early-’70s units provided by Ross Hogarth and Capitol Studios, the API® 500 Series EQ Collection gives you stunningly accurate, end-to-end modeling of these revered EQs.

Now You Can:

Track and mix with full-circuit emulations of API’s iconic 550A and 560A EQs

Harness API’s musical filter amp distortions and musical clipping behaviors

Use API’s proprietary “Proportional Q” for more precise control over your sources

Mix with artist presets from Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Mötley Crüe), Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), and Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon)

550A Parametric EQ

550A Parametric EQ

Introduced in 1971, the 550A was the standard channel EQ module on API's first consoles.Its three overlapping bands of parametric EQ, independent 50 Hz to 15 kHz band-pass filter, and individually selectable peaking or shelving modes make it the perfect tool for getting drums and guitars to stand out in the mix.

560 Graphic EQ

560 Graphic EQ

With ten bands of graphic EQ, the 560 EQ is ideal for shaping your mix with surgical precision. API’s proprietary “Proportional Q” intuitively widens bandwidth at lower boost/cut levels and narrows it at higher levels, giving you more musical control over precise bands of your mix.

Key Features

Superior, licensed plug-in emulations of the most enduring API 500 Series EQs
API 550A discrete, 3-band bell/shelf parametric equalizer
API 560 discrete, 10-band graphic equalizer
Models the entire electronic path, including custom API 2520 op-amps and transformers, band interactions, and internal clipped filter distortion
Licensed and endorsed by Automated Processes, Inc.
Includes presets from famed engineers and producers, including Vance Powell, Ross Hogarth, Carl Glanville, Jeff Juliano, Eli Janney, and Darrell Thorp

Customer Reviews

API 500 Series EQ Collection

Overall Rating

Y. Chistyakov

January 20, 2022

API 500 Series EQ Collection

Sehr gute Sammlung von Eq, warmer Klang, anwendbar auf alle Instrumente und Gesang.

P. Jonsson

January 14, 2022

A classic

It's a classic for a good reason

Z. Threadgill

January 13, 2022

Love it

I use it on my vocals on almost every mix to bring up the highs without being harsh. GREAT plugin!

T. van Vliet

January 11, 2022

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,

R. Byers

January 9, 2022

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

M. Bláha

December 24, 2021

API 500 EQ Collection

Nice colourfull EQ!

D. Baker

December 18, 2021

Excellent!

A beautiful sounding eq collection!

J. Migchelsen

December 11, 2021

Api

Everything sounds natural

B. Hastings

November 19, 2021

560 EQ

The single most musical EQ ever. It's strapped across every channel in every session.

M. Bentel

September 26, 2021

Big difference to my sound

Since getting this eq with th Api emulation Strip my mixes are dramatically better and natural!

M. Bentel

September 26, 2021

Big difference to my sound

Since getting this eq with th Api emulation Strip my mixes are dramatically better and natural!

M. Ramos Jiménez

September 1, 2021

A warm EQ.

I love the warmth of this equalizer.

F. San Filippo

July 30, 2021

Sure

If you like the sound of these, this is totally what they sound like.

J. Maley

May 6, 2021

Great for vocals

the 560 is amazing and so warm on vocals def recommend this!

J. Mateo

April 6, 2021

Perfect for rock music

I find the graphic eq to be my go to when shaping both drums and even vocals. It's a very up front eq. While The 550a is a amazing tone shaping unit for vocals and acoustic guitars

M. Uuttu

March 1, 2021

Just great

Easy to use, very musical.

T. Fukuta

January 23, 2021

Nice EQ.

also the sound of Preamp is great.

H. Barakovic

January 14, 2021

Hadoba

It sounds amazing and love it.

J. Geary

January 9, 2021

Thanking myself for this one

Impulse bought this for a session expecting never to use them again and boy was i wrong. By far the closest plugin around when it comes to standing up vs the hardware. The 550A is wonderful on claps, snares, synths, etc while the 560 always swoops in to save the day when youre in need of a precise eq but want to keep things sounding natural. High end too busy? Throw a 560 on your cymbals and solo it with the lead vocal. Flip through all your monitors in mono and you'll come out the other end with some clean results

S. Vasiľ

December 31, 2020

Best API plugins on the word!

Super replica !