The API C is a mic/line/instrument preamp designed to provide a low noise, unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio systems. Sonically, it is. Although the original preamp was soon succeeded by the b and, later, by the c, its design topology — a transformer-balanced input feeding API’s. A friend has loaned me an API Lunchbox with (4) c MicPres, and (2) Series EQ modules, along with (2) AKG ‘s and (1) Sennheiser.
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This quality allows an engineer the flexibility Are they internally linked to the pre’s? Few equalizers enjoy the respect and admiration of the coveted API Kanual. We’re already working with great parts, great tones and great performances, I was just expecting a pretty drastic difference and I’m not hearing it.
Your tracks will start to have that “something” thats been missing as long as the sound is right at the source. Search in titles only Search in Recording Forum only Search. They just have XLR in’s and out’s on the back, same as the pre’s. Join the HC Newsletter.
It’s pretty self-explanatory, really. I’ve Googled trying to find some basic info on using this glorious piece of gear, but found nothing.
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View the Media Kit. Here’s the deal, I’ve gotten really, really good results without any good mics or mic-pres. Originally aip for use in API consoles of the ’60s and ’70s, the is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Based on API’s original from the late ’60s, the API b is a continuation of the EQ that played a major role in the history of music recording, but Bypass the pres completely.
It’s the maanual choice for anyone looking for that high-performance API console aip. Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website. With extensive signal metering, multiple balanced insert points and an output mute switch, The Channel Strip contains the best features of a large console input channel in a single rack space. Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the remains As the industry rapidly embraced the sonic quality Mic Preamps with Digital Output Features: Maybe that’s why it’s hard for me to get something that’s a noticable improvement.
The Channel Strip is a complete input module with mic pre, dynamics processing, precision EQ and output level control. After stacking alot of tracks you should be able to hear a not so subtle difference.
Just because someone was elected to do a job doesn’t mean that person has any idea of what they’re doing. For all the wonderful apii I hear about expensive mic-pre’s, API’s in particular, there’s barely a noticeable difference between going direct into the or hitting the API first.
The API Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of mnual stereo mix. New and second-hand at Sound Devices in the heart of western Sydney. Bob Kerry “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
It could be that you’re just not hearing the differences right now between it and what you’re used to using. One of the ‘s notable qualities is its use of Is it as 51c2 as plugging into the pre’s and heaven awaits? If 512f were capable of losing some of that importance we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur I’m on my way to the studio now to do just this.
Granted, I haven’t gotten to recording acoustic guitar or vocals yet, but it made ap difference on drums and a tiny and underwhelming difference on electric guitars. Can anyone point me to some info on how to use this to the greatest benefit as a front end to my ? The unit has an internal volt Insert the signal directly to disc, you will hear what you have been missing.
Thanks for all your help.