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API 550

550A EQ provides reciprocal and repeatable equalization at 15 points in 5 steps
API 550 - 550A EQ provides reciprocal and repeatable equalization at 15 points in 5 steps
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Modeled on the late 1960's legend, the API 550A EQ provides reciprocal and repeatable equalization at 15 points in 5 steps of boost, divided into three overlapping ranges. Its high and low frequency ranges are individually selectable as either peaking or shelving, and a band-pass filter can be inserted independently of all other settings.

The 550B, with its renowned four overlapped EQ bands, is invaluable as both a problem solver and a sweetening device. With 7 switchable filter frequencies spanning up to 5 octaves per band, the 550B's “Proportional Q” automatically widens the filter bandwidth at minimal settings and narrows it at higher settings. It even lets you undo previous processing, affect or even reverse tonal modifications. With their vast range of tonal possibilities, the API 550A and 550B are a pair of versatile EQs with that one-of-a-kind API sound.
Product Details:

- Modeled vintage EQ plugins
- Developed in association with API
- API 550A: 5 selected frequency centers per band
- API 550A: Maximum 12 dB of boost/cut per band in 2-3 dB steps
- API 550A: “Proportional Q” narrows filter Q at extremes High headroom +30 dB clip level
- API 550B: 7 selected frequency centers
- API 550B: 12 dB of boost/cut per band
- API 550B: Bands 1 and 4 offer shelf/peak switching
- API 550B: High headroom +30 dB clip level

API 550 (V9) - Supported Platforms

Supported Platforms
*Most Audio Hosts
MultiRack Native
MultiRack SoundGrid
StudioRack Native
StudioRack SoundGrid
eMotion ST Mixer
eMotion LV1 Mixer
Avid VENUE
Plug-in


Sample Rate

All Waves plugins support 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz; most support higher sample rates.
Avid VENUE supports up to 48 kHz.

Sample Rate
NATIVE/SOUNDGRID
Plug-in
96 kHz


Channel Components

Channel Components
Mono
Stereo
Mono-to-Stereo
Surround / Comments
Plug-in


Latency

The table below indicates how much latency is produced by each plugin, in samples.

Not all plugins support all platforms (MultiRack, StudioRack, eMotion, Venue). Check the Supported Platforms table for more info.

Latency
NATIVE / SOUNDGRID
VENUE
kHz
44.1kHz-48kHz
88.2kHz-96kHz
176.4kHz-192kHz
44.1kHz-48kHz
88.2kHz-96kHz
176.4kHz-192kHz
Plug-in
0
0
N/A
3
3
N/A


System Requirements:

Mac:

CPU
- Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
RAM
- 4 GB
Operating System
- 10.9.5 - 10.11
Screen Resolution
- Minimum: 1024x768
- Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
- USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Windows:

CPU
- Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
RAM
- 4 GB
Operating System
- Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
- Windows 8.1 64 bit
- Windows 10 64 bit
Screen Resolution
- Minimum: 1024x768
- Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

*Most Audio Hosts include:

Windows:

Pro Tools 11.0.3 - 12.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
Pro Tools 10.3.8 - 10.3.10 (RTAS, Audiosuite)
Ableton Live 9.1.6 - 9.2.0 (VST)
Nuendo 6.5.35 - 6.5.40 (VST3)
Cubase 7.5.30 - 8.0.20 (VST3)
WaveLab 8.5 (VST3)
Sonar X2 (VST), X3e (VST3), Platinum (VST3)
Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
Vegas 12 - 13 (VST)
Acid 7.0e (VST)
Audition CC2014, CC2015 (VST3)
Adobe Premiere CC2014 (VST3)
Samplitude ProX - ProX2 (VST)
Sequoia 12 - 13 (VST)
Pyramix 9.0.7 - 9.1.6 (VST)
Studio One 2.6.4 - 2.6.5 (VST3)
Media Composer 7.0.4 (RTAS), 8.1, 8.4 (AAX Native)

Mac:

Pro Tools 11.0.3 - 12.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
Pro Tools 10.3.8 - 10.3.10 (RTAS, Audiosuite)
Logic Pro X 10.0.7 - 10.1.1 (Audio Units)
Digital Performer 8.0.7 - 9.0 (Audio Units)
Ableton Live 9.1.6 - 9.2.0 (VST)
Nuendo 6.5.35 - 6.5.40 (VST3)
Cubase 7.5.30 - 8.0.20 (VST3)
WaveLab 8.0.3 (VST3)
Main Stage 3.0.4 - 3.1.1 (Audio Units)
Garage Band 10.0.3 - 10.1.0 (Audio Units)
Audition CC2014, CC2015 (VST3)
Adobe Premiere CC2014 (VST3)
Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3 - 10.2.1 (Audio Units)
Studio One 2.6.4 - 2.6.5 (VST3)
Media Composer 7.0.4 (RTAS), 8.1, 8.4 (AAX Native)
Sound Forge Pro 2.0.2 - 2.5 (Audio Units)




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