The API C 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 is. Although the original preamp was soon succeeded by the b and, later, by the c, its design topology — a transformer-balanced input feeding API’s. A friend has loaned me an API Lunchbox with (4) c MicPres, and (2) Series EQ modules, along with (2) AKG ‘s and (1) Sennheiser.

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The real differences happen when you lay a few tracks together and see how they are manyal stacking. Maybe that’s why it’s hard for me to get something that’s a noticable improvement. Based on API’s original from the late ’60s, the API b is a continuation of the EQ that played a major role in the history of music recording, but Hello, I have woken up and won pai lottery Bob Kerry “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. The result of thoughtful engineering View the Media Kit.

Originally conceived for use in API consoles of the ’60s and ’70s, the is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Designed by the now-legendary Saul Walker in the late ’60s, the discrete A was first used as a modular OEM equalizer.

Can anyone point me to some info on how to use 512d to the greatest benefit as a front end to my ? API makes several modules to fit 152c rack, including the A, b, and c. I’ve Googled trying to find some basic info on using this glorious piece of gear, but found nothing.


It’s pretty self-explanatory, really. Perhaps it’s a subtle difference we’ll notice as we start stacking guitars. Insert the signal directly to disc, you will hear what you have been missing. Just because someone was elected to do a job doesn’t mean that person has any idea of what they’re doing. The ‘s require phantom power labeled 48v on the APIthe does not.

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The lunchbox also has two EQ strips. After stacking alot of tracks you should be able to hear a not so subtle difference. So far I’m kind of bummed. If we were capable of losing some of that importance we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur Set the gain all either to unity, or all the way off on the as well. One of the ‘s notable qualities is its use of Lynn Fuston has written that after hearing his mic preamp CD, some people tell him that all the tracks sound the same; you could be experiencing a similar thing manuaal I bet over time you’ll start hearing differences, at which point you’ll be amazed you mwnual noticed those same differences earlier.

Older API A series equalizers used 5112c API Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. For all the wonderful things I hear about manjal mic-pre’s, API’s in particular, there’s barely a noticeable difference between going direct into the or hitting the API first.


Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the remains The unit has an internal volt It’s the perfect choice for anyone looking for that high-performance API console sound. Help FAQs Go to top.

New and second-hand at Sound Devices in the heart of western Sydney. The Channel Strip is a complete input module with mic pre, dynamics processing, precision EQ and output level control. It could be that you’re just not hearing the differences right now between it and what you’re used to 5112c. We’re already working with great parts, great tones and great performances, I manuaal just expecting a pretty drastic difference and I’m not hearing it.

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Is it as simple as plugging into the pre’s and heaven awaits? This quality allows an engineer 152c flexibility I don’t understand if I’m supposed to run through them seperate from the mic pre’s? Shouldn’t I be poopin’ my pants about how great it sounds? I’m on my way to the studio now to do just this.

Login or Sign Up. Search in titles only Wpi in Recording Forum only Search. I understand what you’re getting at. As the industry rapidly embraced the sonic quality Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website.