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API® 500 Series EQ Collection

API® 500 Series EQ Collection

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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

A. Payne

May 16, 2020

This thing is magic

Analog magic. Literally makes everything sound amazing. I have a lot of the UA EQ plug-ins but find myself returning to this one constantly.

瞬. 道淵

May 16, 2020

a

最高

R. Pressman

May 15, 2020

Love these things

I use them all the time. They capture that API color really well and make for great tone-shaping tools. Particularly like the way they sound on drums and vocals.

a. ortega

May 12, 2020

awesome

The colour of this eq is pure glory

o. carreiro

May 11, 2020

efficacité

redoutable d’efficacité et de précision. à posséder absolument!

F. Carcone

May 3, 2020

Long live the midrange !!!!

Extremely effective and easy to use, the API 560 is just becoming my new go-to boost EQ, that's it. Instant presence. Long live the midrange !!! Thanks UA.

M. Ennis

April 25, 2020

A must have

These are my go to! Don't wanna live without them

S. Gustafsson

March 30, 2020

My go to EQ for everything

Love the 560.
Great for adding that pop shine to vocals, fatness to drums and everything else you throw at it. Think every EQ plugin sound the same? Try this. Magic happens. Best EQ hands down.

Д. Кириллов

March 18, 2020

API 550

My favourite EQ for piano

m. leblanc

February 29, 2020

API® 500 Series EQ Collection

Great Eq. Great on Drums, guitars and bass!!

R. Attias

February 10, 2020

Hit the ground running.

Wow, love the ease of use of these EQs. They quickly and easily brought the vocals, drums, bass, and guitars, right onto their sweet spot on my mixes.

R. Invernizzi

December 28, 2019

Love the API sound

I love the API sound. I use a lot the 550A and also the API 2500 for the great sound and glue that gives me on my mix.

x. zuniga

December 25, 2019

Great

Best ever !!

x. zuniga

December 25, 2019

Great !!

Best ever !

M. Kempter

October 2, 2019

Direction

Sitting in front of a dull Mix to Master, just playing around with a grabing EQ like the 560 to get a direction by taste and whow. That 560 does not leave the chain.

J. Poole

August 20, 2019

Every now and then...

Every now and then API really shines on guitars and drums. On a few occasions it even works with vocals. My main eq's are API, Oxford, Massenburg, Dangerous, Manley, Brainworx, all of which contribute something to every genre of music...6 flavors to rule them all...

D. Brown

July 20, 2019

yes

yes to api

J. McCann

July 14, 2019

THE BEST!

I use the 560 at the end of my vocal chain and it brings my vocals to life. The best “polish” eq I have in my chamber and trust me I have many!

p. garcia

July 1, 2019

La mejor simulación de Api

La mejor simulación de Api que he probado jamas, sin ninguna duda.

I. Goraczkowski

June 26, 2019

Just Best of ALL

...If youre sound is lifeless just put it on youre track and play with it...Nothing more to add ...MAGIC