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API Audio 560
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Description

Originally conceived for use in API consoles of the '60s and '70s, the 560 is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the 560 remains unmatched. With a wide range of 500 mounting options, from racks to consoles, the 560 proves an invaluable asset to all critical performance applications. Based on API's original 560 EQ, the current production 560 has improved resolution in the ±4 dB area and possesses our exclusive circuitry and proprietary components, including the API 2520 Op Amp.

The extraordinary headroom made possible with the 2520 offers consistent analog performance even when using radical EQ curves. Of course, the 2520's ability to drive low impedance loads is key when it is paired with API's custom output transformers. The results are quite audible with better low frequency reproduction and tighter imaging, which gives you that legendary API "punch in your gut" sound.

The 10 precision EQ bands make the 560 ideal for signal sweetening and room tuning. A great companion to a parametric EQ, the 560 utilizes API's unique "Proportional Q" design introduced during the '60s. This design intuitively widens the filter bandwidth at lower boost/cut levels and narrows it at higher settings. Additionally, boost and cut characteristics are identical, allowing previous actions to be undone if desired.

Reliable, durable and uniform, the API 560 EQ delivers that "one-of-a-kind API sound" with precision easy set filtering and high headroom in a compact package. If you want the sound of classic American music in an easy-to-set graphic EQ package, you want the API 560.

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...Combos of 1081, 1073 and MFQ would always get me in a good place. The trickiest was always the UAD API 560... After experimenting I found myself using a combo of MFQ (lows), VMeQ (mids) and A5M (highs). It sounds complicated, but I made presets in BlueCat's Patchwork and I actually started loving the...

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...X with Unison SSL Channelstrips. All this is on the record path and will be printed. For good measure, I put an API 560 on 16 of the channels but in the monitor path only, not printed, but heard by everyone. Could have done them all, got bored. All of these tracks are all being sent...

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First Impressions of Earth, Compressors, & EQ’s.

...religiously. Almost always EQ after recording, except on some rare occasions. Pro Tools stock 7 band EQ totally works, UAD API 560 graphic EQ is always magic... I noticed it when i first ever tried it... u just open the plug in, and whatever channel its on, even without adding any EQ, just sounds...

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