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The API 512c is a mic / line / instrument preamp designed to provide a low noise, unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio systems. Sonically, it offers the distinct API sound at an extremely affordable price. Offering low noise (-129 EIN) and 65 dB of gain, the 512c includes phantom power, and switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic or Instrument/Line selector. Front panel XLR and 1/4 inch connectors combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed into an API lunchbox®, API's 10 position 500V vertical rack, or an API console. The API 512c remains faithful to the circuit designs of API's founder, Saul Walker. Fully featured and still hand assembled, the 512c carefully preserves the original sound character that made it so much a part of the early days of recording. Offering high headroom and a wide variety of inputs and input access points, it is equally at home in the commercial recording studio as it is in the home project studio. The 512c Mic/Line Preamp makes use of the 2520 op-amp and therefore exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products.

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Acustica audio acqua plugins general discussion

...this that is still for sale is the Emerald, as this was Siemens' response to the UE100/UE1000 mastering equalizers. Pink - API 512c preamp. modified API 550A/550B equalizers with API 2500 compressor (no Thrust variables) Pink2412 - API 2500 compressor with modifications Purple P-1 - Pultec EQP-1A Purple M-5 - Pultec MEQ-5 Red - Joemeek VC5 Meequalizer Sand -...

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Acustica audio acqua plugins general discussion

...is the Emerald, as this was Siemens' response to the UE100/UE1000 mastering equalizers. Pink (8) - API 512c preamp. modified API 550A/550B equalizers with API 2500 compressor (no Thrust variables) Pink 2412 and 7236 (8) - The 2412 is a API 2500 compressor with modifications. 7236 is a triple Pink Multiband Compressor. Various crossover filters...

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Warm WA-412 vs API 3124 vs Daking IV

Great track. What mics did you use on those vocals?

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