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API, delighted to offer the 527 compressor

October 7, 2009

API Releases the 527 Compressor.

API is pleased to announce the introduction of the 527 compressor, a single channel module based on API’s 225L discreet channel compressor. The 527 features comprehensive controls including variable attack, release, ratio, and output gain controls. The unit also includes API’s patented ‘Thrust’ circuit, first offered on the 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor. A 10 segment LED meter is switchable between gain reduction and output level.

“Anyone who has used the 225L compressor found in API consoles has expressed a longing for the same kind of flexibility and control in the 500 Series for some time” said Larry Droppa, President of API. “We’re delighted to now offer the 527 to complement our vintage 525 compressor, which has been many engineers’ favorite compressor over the years.

The API 527 makes its debut at the 127th AES show in New York, October 9-12, at its introductory price of $995.00.

Automated Processes, Inc. remains the leader in analog recording gear, with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 Recording Consoles, as well as the classic line of modular signal processing equipment.
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This one is cool!

Somehow a 2500 in 500 series, not bad at all! When it will be available?
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Very interesting. This year has been a good one for new products.

If I already have a 2500 would this be redundant aside from form factor?
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Very interesting. This year has been a good one for new products.

If I already have a 2500 would this be redundant aside from form factor?
i was wondering the same thing.
depends on how often you use the variable stereo link control (me:not much tbh)
no medium knee, no variable thrust, less control over attack and release....but otherwise looking pretty close.
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Very interesting. This year has been a good one for new products.

If I already have a 2500 would this be redundant aside from form factor?
+1 on all the cool new products this year!!

If this unit is in-fact based on the 225L, IMO it really has almost nothing to do with the 2500 in terms of sound/tone. I.E., would not be redundant at all. Could be wrong though...... woudn't be the first time
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Awesome, but that MSRP is several 100 $$'s more than the 200 series module. I wonder what street price will be.
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Transformers?

I wonder if it has transformers? I thought the 225L did not but the 2500 of course, does. If it does not, won't that make a big difference in sound? I've been planning a 2500 purchase but this might work as well.
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I wonder if it has transformers? I thought the 225L did not but the 2500 of course, does. If it does not, won't that make a big difference in sound? I've been planning a 2500 purchase but this might work as well.
The 225L has an output tranny.

As another poster just mentioned the introductory price is $400 more than the 225L.

...that "thrust" circuit must be one helluvan accomplishment!
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As another poster just mentioned the introductory price is $400 more than the 225L.

...that "thrust" circuit must be one helluvan accomplishment!
More meter, variable attack on a dual-concentric pot with release time, bigger PCB with bigger edge connector, bigger faceplate, linking, "THRUST" function...

In other words, it's not just a 225L in the 500-series. It is VERY similar. It's something that costs more to produce. Still less dosh than a 525, and I've always liked 225's more!

I'm excited...the Meth Lab needs some of these. We saw the concept/drawings for this thing over a year ago and have been waiting very impatiently.
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What sort of sound are we expecting from this one, never used a 225L before?

But am familiar with the 525 and 2500...

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Yeah same here, familiar with the 2500 but no experience with the 225L

What are the differences in tone between the 2500 and the 225L?

And maybe someone could also try to guess differences between this new 527 and the 2500? aside from the obvious different controls
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Nice. I have been waiting for this one...
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I wonder if it has transformers? I thought the 225L did not but the 2500 of course, does. If it does not, won't that make a big difference in sound? I've been planning a 2500 purchase but this might work as well.
The Brent Averil 500 rack can add the trannys on the outputs I think (for $80 a channel).
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I want this along with the new Great River (Harrison) eq.


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So everyone knows, this thing has detents on all the pots.
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????

This unit looks sweet. What is the difference between this and the 525?
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So everyone knows, this thing has detents on all the pots.
Really, the threshold is detented all the way around? In 2 dB increments?
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The other controls (old/new, thrust, knee) could make up for the dented threshold, which is not so great but whatever, it will probably do a good job on some stuff and it will be less suitable for other, as any other machine.

Hope someone has some more news on this one (read: comparison w/ the 2500)
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Really, the threshold is detented all the way around? In 2 dB increments?
Sorry, I should have been more clear. The pots are detented but not stepped switches, I do not know what the "size" of each detent is.

I personally do not like detents because they are not really very accurate between units unless the manufacturer goes crazy and they wear out over time and get loose. I generally prefer switches.
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well thats much better then the past : )~ LOL
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this-new-comp-also-features-the-thrust-option!!!!!!!!!!!!




i-love-thrust,,,and-not-only-with-my-compressors........

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Did anybody try it at AES?? Are they shipping now?
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This unit looks sweet. What is the difference between this and the 525?
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Just kidding. These look pretty cool. Just out of curiosity (and perhaps this is a stupid question), how does one go about linking a pair (I noticed the link feature, that's why I ask)?
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i need a detailed view!

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i need a detailed view!

Man.... When you post it all huge like that, I can just imagine what it would feel like to turn those API knobs... Ugh.
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