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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES ANNOUNCES THE API COLLECTION
— The only API-Authorized Software —
KNOXVILLE, TN — Waves, the world’s
leading developer of professional audio signal processing solutions,
announces the release of The API Collection, the latest in its line
of modeled plug-ins which deliver the sound of classic consoles and
components. Following in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful
Waves SSL 4000 Collection and the V-Series, The API Collection is a
remarkable set of precision-engineered plug-ins that capture every nuance
of the original analog gear. It is available separately and as part
of Waves Mercury bundle.
Developed in association with API (Automated Processes
Incorporated), The API Collection features four processors, painstakingly
modeled on the most renowned and popular API modules: the 550A 3-band
equalizer, 550B 4-band EQ, the 560 graphic equalizer and the 2500 stereo
Familiar to engineers all over the world and used on numerous
hit records, API modules are known for their unique sonic signatures,
which were meticulously captured and recreated by the Waves engineering
team. The API Collection goes way beyond mere emulation; it is the only
software that truly recreates the actual sound of API modules, according
to the creators of the original hardware.
The 550A was developed in the late 1960s and has been
a firm favorite ever since. It provides reciprocal, repeatable EQ at
15 points in five steps of up to 12 dB boost/cut divided into three
overlapping ranges (five frequency centers per band). HF and LF can
be set to either peaking or shelving and there is an additional bandpass
filter that can be adjusted independently of the main EQ. “Proportional
Q” narrows the Q at extreme settings. The unit has exceptional
headroom with a +30 dB clip level.
The 550B is an equalizer with four overlapping bands and
seven switchable filter frequencies spanning up to five octaves per
band, with up to 12 dB boost/cut. “Proportional Q” narrows
the bandwidth at extreme settings and widens it a minimal settings.
The 550B allows the undoing, affecting, or even reversing of previous
modifications. It’s a versatile EQ for all kinds of processing
The 560, based on the API classic from 1967, is a 10-band
octave-based graphic equalizer with 12 dB boost/cut per band. Its precision
filtering and high headroom (+28 dB) make it ideal for signal enhancement
and room tuning. It also features “Proportional Q” along
with an unmatched curve shaping ability. Boost and cut capabilities
are identical, making undo easy.
The API 2500 stereo compressor is a versatile processor
that has become a studio standard for shaping the punch and tone of
a mix with unparalleled finesse. Use it either in stereo or as two independent
mono channels for maximum flexibility. The 2500 includes auto gain make-up
allowing changes in threshold and ratio to be made without affecting
the overall output level. It features both feedback and feedforward
compression and an incredibly musical sound that has made it a favorite
for many years. The unit includes a switchable 3-position Thrust HPF,
three Variable Link filter types, soft/medium/hard knee, and six release
settings including one continuous.
The API Collection is available now and requires iLok
authorization. It carries a U.S. MSRP of $2,000 TDM and $1,000 Native.
For more details, visit www.waves.com.
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About Waves Ltd.:
Waves is a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional,
broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Waves has ten years
of expertise in the development of psycho-acoustic signal processing
algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception of hearing
to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning
processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of
the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and multimedia
titles. Waves offers computer software solutions and hardware plus software
solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. Waves also offers
semiconductor with embedded software solutions under the Maxx brand
for the consumer electronics audio applications. Waves’ Maxx technology
dramatically enhances audio performance in consumer applications and
has been licensed to several leading companies, including Motorola and
Microsoft. For more information, visit the Waves web site at http://www.waves.com.
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