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Has anyone used their API 2500 as an insert? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 19th September 2005
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Has anyone used their API 2500 as an insert?

I'm thinking of getting a API 2500 as a bus comp, but how does it sound on individual tracks? I'd love it to do double duty.
Old 19th September 2005
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I'm thinking of getting a API 2500 as a bus comp, but how does it sound on individual tracks? I'd love it to do double duty.
why the hell not? should sound awesome. i own one but haven't done that, but there is no reason why it can't be done. the channels unlock readily. (but all parameters are global)

best luck,
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Old 19th September 2005
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I'm thinking of getting a API 2500 as a bus comp, but how does it sound on individual tracks? I'd love it to do double duty.

it embiggens. assuming you lay into the transformers enough to get the meters jumping, it'll impart a very slight low mid bump, a little thickening in the peaky mid zone, and a slight softening of the air band. no surprises if you're used to a good xformer circuit.

if you actually compress with it, it'll add a little hair in the presence and some old-school grunge to the whole track. it locks things down with 1-2db reduction.

i love the cumulative effect of these colors, it gives a production the 'old record' vibe, the kind of glue that comes from tracking and mixing everything thru the same console/pre's.


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