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.
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)
March 29, 2023
Adds a layer of fluidity and transparency to recordings. Fantastic productRead More
March 28, 2023
Best channel strip plugin EVER
Since it became available natively, it has been used on all tracks.Read More
March 20, 2023
Best unison plug-in EVER
Been working with the API Vision Channel strip collection for a week and now it’s my go to plug-in for tracking and recording...Read More
March 20, 2023
I love the API sound more than any other. Although I can see an advantage to 'tracking' thought API and mixing /mastering thought...Read More
March 10, 2023
I go to work every single day at my own studio and the days since I bought this have been some of the most fun and inspiring I've had in years.Read More
March 9, 2023
My dream come true
After years of using the xxxxx version... Now i have the right one! I use in tracks, buses and always have nice results...Read More
LUNA API Vision Console Emulation Bundle
Adds a layer of fluidity and transparency to recordings. Fantastic product
Best channel strip plugin EVER
Since it became available natively, it has been used on all tracks.
Best unison plug-in EVER
Been working with the API Vision Channel strip collection for a week and now it’s my go to plug-in for tracking and recording vocals. Very happy with this plug-in and it was worth every penny!
I love the API sound more than any other. Although I can see an advantage to 'tracking' thought API and mixing /mastering thought Neve.
I go to work every single day at my own studio and the days since I bought this have been some of the most fun and inspiring I've had in years.
My dream come true
After years of using the xxxxx version... Now i have the right one! I use in tracks, buses and always have nice results...
ES UN PLUGIN EXCELENTE CON UN AUDIO INCREIBLE, ME ENCANTA ,LO UNICO MALO ES QUE USO LA PC CON UN TELEVISOR 4K Y LA IMAGEN DEL PLUGIN ME APARECE CORTADA , ME ENCANTARIA QUE PUDIERAN ARREGLAR ESO PARA PODER USARLO CON CUALQUIER MONITOR EN CUALQUIER TIPO DE ESCALA !
Good preamp with low DSP usage.
It's really incredible what this plugin can do. I was really skeptical since I'm used to real analog summing but it sounds amazing. Best buy in months and if you need to choose between the Neve and the API plugin I'd stay with the API first, for a cleaner and punchier feel. If you feel like to expand your options the Neve will be a good adition later on.
Fantastico plugin per la voce
Uso abitualmente questa channel strip, per gestire il suono nel voiceover. L'expander, il compressore e le eventuali correzioni in EQ, incluso il Side Chain per migliorare il lavoro della dinamica. Lo uso in alternativa alla serie SSL E che offre le stesse caratteristiche. A seconda del microfono che uso posso portare in traccia il suono più adatto alla voce che registro. L'Expander di questo modulo è particolarmente trasparente, e spesso me lo fa preferire all'SSL. I due equalizzatori sono molto differenti e non hanno una grande precisione nella campana di regolazione dove invece l'SSL E è decisamente migliore. Questo però non toglie nulla al prodotto che su microfoni scuri realizza suoni molto belli e bilanciati.
Great preamp for different applications
kick snare overheads....here we go
This does a beautiful job of enhancing the shape of your source material whether vocal or instrument or mix bus.
Killer on guitars!
So far I've gotten to use this on some distorted guitars and it really helped bring out the midrange snarl and added punch and weight.
Looking forward to trying it on some other sources.
Great channel strip
I am loving having this for tone shaping during tracking, particularly on drums. Deffo a key ingredient to getting my tracks sounding like a record at the source.
Perfect from in to out
Sounds great. Great controls. Authentic.
No other plugin can't compete
wonderful .. ijust like the real one bit at affordable price .. bring life to every signal that pass through it... Can't live without it
Brining everything forward with punch
I was skeptical about this one as it wasn’t as dramatic effect as the Neve summing but flipping back and forth, I can hear that API punch and clarity everyone talks about. Can’t vouch for how authentic it is compared to the hardware but if people with API console experience dig it, it works for me.