Waves API 2500

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Waves API 2500


Waves API 2500

Half Annual Sale June 2024

  • You are eligible to choose one free plugin from the free plugin list when you spend $50 or more in one transaction during the Waves Half Annual Sale.
  • You are eligible to choose two free plugins from the free plugin list when you spend $70 or more in one transaction during the Waves Half Annual Sale.
  • You must register the serial numbers of the products you’ve purchased in your Waves account before the end of the promotion.
  • After registering your serial numbers, you will receive an email with a link to a webpage where you will be able to log in to your Waves account and select your free plugin.

Excellent on Everything. Glorious on Drums, Bass, and Your Stereo Bus.

In studios around the world, the API 2500 has earned a reputation for always being able to deliver the right solution for virtually any compression need. Based on precise, accurate VCA-type technology, the API 2500 is all about choice—including compressor topologies, punch, and tone.

A modern classic, the API 2500 has now been discovered by a new generation of modern producers in hip hop, pop/R&B, dance, and rock, who treasure the punchy vibe that brings drums and grooves to life.

  • Modeled in close collaboration with API
  • Official emulation of the famed API bus compressor
  • Shape gut-punching bass with API’s proprietary Thrust option
  • Glue your groups, especially drum buses, or your entire stereo mix
  • Added Mix control for easy parallel compression
  • Choose vintage feedback or modern feedforward design
  • Fixed or variable release time, up to 3 seconds
  • 3 optimized knee curves—clamp down hard, or compress gently
  • Shape energy with variable L/R linking, from 50% to 100%
  • 7 attack options, from super-fast 0.03 ms up to 30 ms
  • Additional infinity:1 ratio provides limiting as well as compression
  • Tie the stereo linkage to frequency ranges

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