I often get asked about how does the uad api 2500 compares to the waves api 2500.
Waves api 2500 compressor plugin.
A versatile stereo compressor plugin the api 2500 can function as two separate mono channels so can you shape the punch and tone of mixes with absolute accuracy.
Api s 2500 is known to be one of the most versatile bus compressors around and waves official software recreation does a stellar job of emulating the original hardware s revered design behaviour and tone.
Firstly it is famed for its ability to add energy movement and tone to mixes and sub groups alike.
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I have had the waves one for many years but i never really got along with it.
Like the original this is a vca design.
Its dual channel design lets the 2500 also function as two separate mono channels via a single compression setting.
The pink2 channel strip plugin also lets you choose between high pass low pass and bandpass filters.
In addition to highly accurate modeled api eqs pink2 also delivers emulations of four different preamp models and an api 2500 compressor with all of the bells and whistles including three modes of operation.
Its unique tone section offers three settings that let you tailor the response of the compressor.
Api 2500 the waves api 2500 provides all the distinctive controls of the vca based original hardware which is well known for creating some serious punch on busses and individual tracks.
Secondly it emulates the original classic compressor accurately capturing everything including the all discrete signal path with signature thrust circuitry technology.
Modeled vintage compressor plugin developed in association with api switchable 3 position thrust high pass filter.
To be fair the waves is also more than 10.
With both feed back and feed forward compression types the api 2500 boasts a wide range of incredibly musical parameters which have made it a favorite of engineers the world over.
The api 2500 is a versatile dynamics processor that lets you shape the punch and tone of mixes with absolute accuracy.
As soon as i bought the uad one though i was in love.
Using auto makeup gain you can adjust threshold or ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level.