Universal Audio Releases the API 2500 Bus Compressor Plug-In for UAD-2 and Apollo Hardware

The API 2500 Bus Compressor is Part of UAD Software v9.0
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Endorsed by API and developed by the world-class algorithm team at Universal Audio,

the API 2500 Bus Compressor is part of UAD Software v9.0

Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to announce the new API® 2500 Bus Compressor plug-in.



API 2500 Bus Compressor Plug-In — $299

The API 2500 Bus Compressor is a fixture on the stereo bus of many the world's top engineers and producers. Considered the best of the Paul Wolff-era API circuit designs, this iconic hardware is relied upon to deliver energy, movement, and tone to stereo mixes and subgroups.

Available in the UAD Store for $299, the API 2500 Bus Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is a spot-on emulation of this classic compressor, capturing its all-discrete circuit path with Thrust® circuitry and features a fanatically detailed modeling of API's custom transformers and 2510 and 2520 op amps.

Using "for-your eyes-only" schematics made available to Universal Audio by API, our team of DSP experts analyzed two classic API 2500s — rackmount and in-console — ensuring one of UA's tightest behavioral circuit models to date — and the definitive representation of this iconic compressor.

API 2500 Bus Compressor Plug-In Key Features:

  • Painstakingly modeled by Universal Audio's plug-in design team, licensed and authenticated by Automated Processes, Inc.,
  • Provides the entire circuit path and control set of the API hardware including custom API op amps and transformers
  • Signature API 2500 features include patented Thrust® sidechain filtering, "New" and "Old" Compressor Types, and Variable Sidechain Link
  • Plug-in-only features include Dry/Wet parallel processing and Headroom for user-customizable operating level
  • Artist presets from Jeff Balding (Faith Hill, Trace Adkins), Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White), Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and more

A 5-Minute Tip Video of the new API 2500 Bus Compressor Plug-In can be found here: youtu.be/CYSjM-A9tyA

Learn more about the UAD Software v9.0 here:
www.uaudio.com/uad/downloads

Learn more about the API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor here:
www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/compressors-limiters/api-2500-bus-compressor.html

Learn more about award-winning Apollo audio interfaces here:
www.uaudio.com/apollo

Learn more about award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins:
www.uaudio.com/uad-plug-ins.html

About UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo Thunderbolt and USB audio interfaces, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and PC. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.

About Universal Audio Inc.
Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.” www.uaudio.com

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