Punch for days
If you want the classic “in front of face” sound this is exactly what you need.
Really nice punchy preamp for snares!
Doesn't run natively
Very disappointed by the whole UAD native/apollo mess. If you buy "API bundle", it contains native version of the preamp (as well as legacy UAD-2 plugin). But if you buy this plugin alone, it runs only on the old DSP platform and native version is not included.
Good product, but...
...in my opinion: not for universal use.
This plug-in is quite agressive und up-front (probably like the original hardware). If you produce Rock, Metal or similar styles or for use on single channels like drums or e-guitars this plug could become your favorite preamp.
For me it is second choice only - do yourself a favor: test before you buy.
Makes a difference!
I tried the API preamp on my previous vocal track and it stood out from the mix without too much tweaking!!
great little tool
Super light on the DSP and it has a great clean gain with just enough color to give you a API style tone
Works perfekt unison
DO NOT BUY FROM UA
DO NOT BUY FROM UA. THEY OVER CHARGE THEY ARE OVER PRICED AND DO NOT OFFER ANY REAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE. THEY WILL ONLY TALK TO YOU THROUGH AN EMAIL CHAIN WHICH IS BEYOD DISBELIEF CONSIDERING HOW MUCH THEY CHARGE. OVER A MONTH NOW AND THEY STILL CANT FIGURE OUT WHY MY CONSOLE ISNT WORKING. PATHETIC IF YOU ASK ME.
Happy I purchased this channel strip and will be purchasing more
Keep it simple
The API pre has been great as a unison pre. Personally I prefer to add eq and compression after I record . This pre is super quiet and allows me to get a good level for acoustic guitar
M. Le Borgne
Avec le Neve Preamp ce sont les deux plugins indispensables, notamment avec le Sphere DLX.
Placés dans l'insert Unisson de l'Apollo, ils fonctionnent parfaitement bien avec tous les types de micros ou les émulations Sphère. Ces deux préamp avec chacun des caractéristiques différentes, valorisent et restituent fidèlement la personnalité de chaque micro.
Adds a layer of fluidity and transparency to recordings. Fantastic product
Good preamp with low DSP usage.
Great preamp for different applications
kick snare overheads....here we go
No other plugin can't compete
wonderful .. ijust like the real one bit at affordable price .. bring life to every signal that pass through it... Can't live without it
the api preamp is a real salvation for fast and precise recording. Adjust gain, adjust output and record your setting from crystal clear over analog to saturated sound. For me the perfect different pre to the Neve 1290. simple but essenziell
I use this preamp on all my Unison slots in Console, brings a punchy mid forward sound a bit less colored than a Neve. Love it!