Cool!! Oversampling include!!! Sound very closer API.
by BBB Man
I've done a number of sessions on a vintage API console. It's that unique texture that's so lovely about API stuff. Punchy and assertive, but with this almost fluffy, grit that's smooth and tight at the same time?? I dunno, how do you describe this stuff?? Well, I have the UAD Vision strip, track with it with my Apollo, and like it a lot. It's really close. This one though, catches something special about the texture that gets closer to the console, so I'll be using this more for mixing I'm sure. The FET compressor is also just killer on this! IMPORTANT POINT --> Thanks for making the EQ gains continuous instead of the 2dB steps of the hardware!!! That's something that always bugged me about the hardware and most emulations. That limitation is ridiculous to carry into the DAW and was always frustrating while mixing. "...Not enough... too much... not enough... too much... Ah screw it, I'll use something else." Main gripe: Same as all PA channel strips... No text entry! Please consider this for a future update. It's a timesaver when you know exactly how much of a change you want to make and can just type it in real quick. It's also helpful when trying to match certain settings to another instance for just one or a few parameters, when a copy-paste won't work.
It’s one you will love
by VIP sound technology institute of Dartmouth
This plug in will suck you dry! Amazing job guys!
Joy of Mixing
I love channel plugins, esp. from PA with TMT that allows to get an open wider sound. Another important aspect is the interaction of components, the workflow and the "vision" behind it. The API-console is an overwhelming one. I didnt get the picture by single plugins emulating API components. I liked EQ and compressor plugins but in the end, I didnt use them often. This one is different. Alll the tools (3 EQs, 2 compressors) are available and you can switch out a component and come back without losing adjustments. These EQs differ and they sound amazing. For (HQ sampled) classical instruments I like the fact that these EQs stay close to the sound, allowing focussing (but not "reshaping"). Without drastic effects you can achieve an improved sound that fits in the mix. Having two complete different compressor models is not only helpful - it is great fun. You can get a fast raw mix, lots of tiny improvements by utilizing the different tools, and you can tune these results with different possibilities for coloration. This plugin made it possible for me to understand API's vision and to take advantage from it for my mixes.
Just wow... Great work team PA.
Less words. More great results!
by Tory G
Yes it really does. The issue with alot of emulations is that they get modeled after old gear. Sometimes we want a more modern sound but also analog character. We tend to combine lots of plugins that help us get to that sound. The lindel 50 helps me accomplish that in just a few moves on the strip itself. Wonderful craftsmanship from lindell. I know now that if i were to get a mixing desk, it would definitely be an API desk. Shout out to the PA team for getting this to us in a way that will push music production forward!
by Oliver Probst
Just incredibly good!
Detail and punch
by luca vittori
I have worked on an API console for a while in the past and since then I've always been looking for something who could get close enough to that detailed and punchy sound when mixing in the box. I finally got it!
by Andy King
I rarely write reviews but this deserves one. It’s the best channel strip I’ve used on vocals! Sounds big, polished and professional. I love API sound! It’s my new go to sound
I was just saying to myself last week how much I wanted a great API console emulation and when was PA going to make one. Landed on the page tonight and picked it up. Awesome!! Thank you so much! Edit- I HAVE to add more. I love this strip. As other's have mentioned, so many different ways to shape your tone. This is my new go to strip. I wish it were avail as DSP but not a major problem. I have several other "API" strips but this one with it's options and tone really does it for me. Gets me the the grit. The variable HP filter up front really helps. It's not just a drum and rock vocal strip (though some great presets for those are given). OK- I'll stop the rave...