nice plugin, easy to set up but sounds good, clean.
Me encanta este compresor. Lo tengo puesto en el bus de mis baterías (utilizo el modo Nuke y juego con el mix para conseguir el sonido que busco) y en el mix bus y es justo lo que buscaba.
Great little compressor
I got it by chance & I'm happy I did. Great little compressor, easy to use, great sounding & at time I love the NUKE button. I use it for drums, guitars & vocals and it has never let me down yet. ;)
I've been crunching music with the API compressor in my board for years. This plugin feels and sound great. API builds an amazing bus compressor. I'm surprised more folks don't use one.
I like to keep the number of comps in my kit low, as in no more than five premium choices max. This one definitely makes the cut.
Compare to Original
by Massivebeatzz on Youtube
well, there are always differences to "teh original" analog hardware. But guess what - my API 2500 in the LEgacy + API console - well it changes sound too.....It sounds different now than it did 5 years ago - so I don't get hung up with exact comparisons....nothing is equal anyways - who cares. This is great. Large , super hi-def interface, analog warmth, oversampling to avoid aliasing... the workflow is like the original. Don't hesitate, this is quality!
On the next master!
This is gonna be a favorite. Heard great things about the API 2500 for both mixing and as a mastering comp. On the master, it seems as warm as the Shadow Hills Red (and possibly warmer?!) but it doesn't shave off the highs as much. That's a double positive to me!!
Magic on drums!
Wow, what a sound on drums! At last a compressor that handles the John Bonham sound as it was on the records! I love this compressor, a lot of possibilities and easy to use!
Fantastic API 2500 compressor
This is one of my favourite API 2500 comps out there right now. I especially love some of the added features such as the “Nuke” button. Makes my parallel drum compression bus sound amazingly punchy!
by Ryan Richko
I got to say, this is a great emulation of one of my favorite compressors. I own the hardware Api 2500+, and this plugin is VERY close to the unit. The hardware has the classic 5% better due to having a tad more depth, clarity, and stereo width, but it's barely noticeable and I doubt most people can even hear a difference. Wonderful job. I picked this up to have more instances to go alongside my hardware. It will also be perfect when I have to do mobile mixes and can't bring any hardware with me. Thank you for this gem! I hope you're doing an Api 5500 mastering EQ next ;)