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$599.00

Get the full suite of API plug-ins, featuring channel strip, compressor, preamp, and EQs.

The API Complete Bundle for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces puts every color of the classic API sound within easy reach. Saving you hundreds of dollars versus buying these award-winning plug‑ins individually, the API Complete Bundle features the most authentic‑sounding software emulations of API’s most hallowed hardware.

Track and mix using stunning emulations of API's most iconic preamp, compression, EQ and expander/gate console modules

Glue together your stereo mixes and subgroups with the world’s finest circuit emulation of the revered API 2500 compressor

Easily track "through" the world’s only authentic plug-in emulation of the legendary Class-A, API 212L mic preamp

Sculpt sources with API's vintage 560 10-band graphic EQ module and beloved 550A parametric EQ

Included Plug-Ins

API Vision Channel Strip Collection

API Vision Channel Strip Collection

Giving you all the critical recording and mixing functions in a single plug‑in, the API Vision Channel Strip Collection lets you sculpt your tracks with API's iconic L‑Series modules from its flagship large‑format Vision console. Easily punch up signals through the iconic API 212L preamp, expertly sculpt sources with the new 560L series ten‑band graphic EQ module and modern four-band 550L parametric EQ, tame transients using the 225L compressor, clamp down on noise with the 235L gate/expander, and dial in sources using the fully sweepable 215L's Hi/Lo pass filters.

API 2500 Bus Compressor

API 2500 Bus Compressor

An obsessively accurate emulation of API’s flagship compressor — including detailed modeling of API's custom transformers and 2510 and 2520 op amps — the API 2500 Bus Compressor plug‑in adds energy, movement, and tone to stereo mixes and subgroups just like the hardware. Easily punch up low frequencies using API's patented Thrust® technology, select between "Old” and "New” style compression with feedback or feed‑forward sounds, sharpen your workflow with plug‑in‑only Mix and Headroom controls, and contour your mix's stereo interaction with percent‑based L/R Link controls.

API Preamp

API Preamp

Easily add the same character and tone of API's hit-making 212L mic preamp with a simple two-knob plug‑in, perfect for Apollo owners. Offering the same features found in API's flagship Vision Console, including a Mic/Line switch, dedicated cut filter, and ‑6 dB Line pad, the API Preamp plug‑in lets you record "through" the iconic preamp in real time using Apollo interfaces, with low DSP use. And with Unison technology, you get all of the classic preamp’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made it legendary.

API 500 EQ Collection

API 500 EQ Collection

Faithfully capturing the punch, transparency, and tight imaging of API’s iconic vintage EQs, the API 500 EQ Collection expertly emulates these classic tone shapers. The API 550A offers three overlapping bands of parametric EQ, independent 50 Hz to 15 kHz band-pass filter, and selectable peaking/shelving modes. The API 560 plug‑in lets you sculpt with ten bands of graphic EQ, ideal for crafting with surgical precision. Plus, API’s “Proportional Q” intuitively widens bandwidth at lower boost/cut levels and narrows it at higher levels, giving you more control over your mix.

Note: The API Complete UAD Bundle does not include LUNA API Console Emulation or API Summing Extensions.

Features

The full suite of API plug-ins, featuring stunning emulations of API's most iconic preamp, compression, EQ, and expander/gate console modules

API 2500 Compressor glues together your stereo mixes and subgroups with the world’s finest circuit emulation of the revered The API 2500 compressor

The world’s only authentic plug-in emulation of the legendary Class-A, API 212L mic preamp

API's vintage 560 10-band graphic EQ module and beloved 550A parametric EQ

Customer Reviews

API Complete UAD Plug‑In Bundle

Overall Rating

R. Bradish

February 2, 2023

Nice Preamp

kick snare overheads....here we go

C. Bors

February 1, 2023

Not the best

Lot of people are amazed, but i'm not satisfied.

M. Culpepper

January 31, 2023

Luxurious Audio Chains and ease of application!

The interface aesthetic and functionality is superb. Long time user of the sister Neve and brother SSL bundles I have been dialling the API into my workflow and love it, it has a beautiful subtlety and sheen (as do most, if not all of the UAudio Plug ins) , shaping with infinite flexibility and adding and subtracting to fit mixes with consummate ease. Increasingly turning to Luna to approach certain sessions with enhanced workflow and methodologies not found in other DAWS/plugins brings out new creative ideas and just sounds fabulous.
The ever growing arsenal of toys from UAD just allows me to work freely and obtain fast results, happy to have added API complete to the studio party!

R. Adams

January 30, 2023

Enhancer Maximus

This does a beautiful job of enhancing the shape of your source material whether vocal or instrument or mix bus.

E. Morgan

January 30, 2023

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.
E.

J. Barron

January 30, 2023

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.

c. maskell

January 29, 2023

Perfect from in to out

Sounds great. Great controls. Authentic.

K. Didvalis

January 28, 2023

Great preamp!

Great color.

D. Amatori

January 28, 2023

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

D. Amatori

January 28, 2023

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

L. Brown

January 26, 2023

A+

A+

R. DIAMOND

January 25, 2023

Great EQ

Already have the Waves version , this is slightly better but who wants to deal with Waves support.A great EQ, a small boost in any frequency adds a lot so good to get something to cut through the mix.

D. P.

January 24, 2023

very impressive

the api preamp is a real salvation for fast and precise recording. Adjust gain, adjust output and record your setting from crystal clear over analog to saturated sound. For me the perfect different pre to the Neve 1290. simple but essenziell

V. Kozarin

January 16, 2023

It’s Great !

Easy to work with and it sounds great on hip-hop vocals. Love it

J. Tornay

January 16, 2023

Great preamp

I use this preamp on all my Unison slots in Console, brings a punchy mid forward sound a bit less colored than a Neve. Love it!

J. Tornay

January 15, 2023

Must have

One of the plugins that cannot be missing in your collection, analog flavor extremely similar to hardware and also includes the plugin in native format, double the fun

R. DIAMOND

January 14, 2023

Best Unison Pre

As this is my favourite Unison Pre , especially for vocals, I felt it was worth the upgrade from old API pre.Also like the extra eq

D. Gardell

January 14, 2023

Works as a native plugin too!

Great that it's included with Spark, which means I also got a native version! I'm not going to compare it to other API strips, as it's modelled after a specific console, so it's not going to sound exactly like the next. But there are tons of videos review this and of course you can demo it.

So you might wonder why the average is not five stars? I'll save you some time scrolling through the reviews: It's because UA upgraded the old plugin (it's now called "legacy") and they didn't give the owner of that plugin this update for free. I understand the frustration, but I would wish sent those comments to UA instead of giving this particular plugin a negative review. So keep that in mind.

E. VELAZQUEZ

January 14, 2023

TOO CLOSE TO THE HARDWARE

IS AMAZING HOW CLOSE TO THE HARWARE IS THIS VERSION OF API. I'M IN LOVE WITH IT.

A. Thierry

January 14, 2023

Amazing

This eq is just magic for kick bass and in fact for anything .. thanks for this