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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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 The Channel Strip is a complete input module with mic pre, dynamics processing, precision EQ and output level control.

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Hello, I have woken up and won the lottery The lunchbox also has two EQ strips. The result of thoughtful engineering I’ve Googled trying to find some basic info on maanual this glorious piece of gear, but found nothing. Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website.

I don’t understand if I’m supposed to run through them seperate from the mic pre’s? So far I’m kind of bummed. It’s pretty self-explanatory, really. One of the ‘s notable qualities is its use of The unit has an internal volt Help FAQs Go to top.

The real differences happen when you lay a few tracks together and see how they are all stacking. Bob Kerry “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Thanks for all your help. Shouldn’t I be poopin’ my pants about how great it sounds?

View the Media Kit. The ‘s require phantom power labeled 48v on the APIaip does not. 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 We have a complete range of the latest music recording equipment and accessories.


Can anyone point me to some info on how to use this to the greatest benefit as a front end to my ?

Few equalizers enjoy the respect and admiration of the coveted API A. After stacking alot of tracks you should be able to hear a not so subtle difference. Thompson “Never rock the mic with the pantyhose”-MCA.

Older API A series equalizers used Your tracks will start to have that “something” thats been missing as long as the sound is right at the source. Search in titles only Search in Recording Forum only Search.

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Maybe that’s why it’s hard for me to get something that’s a noticable improvement. It’s the perfect choice for anyone looking for that high-performance API console sound. I understand what you’re getting at. Join the HC Newsletter. Login or Sign Up.

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For all maual wonderful things I hear about expensive mic-pre’s, API’s in particular, there’s barely a noticeable difference between going direct into the or hitting the API first. Insert the signal directly to disc, you will hear what you have been missing.

It could be that you’re just not hearing the differences right now between it and what you’re used to using.

Granted, I haven’t gotten to recording acoustic guitar manul vocals yet, but it made no difference on drums and a tiny and underwhelming difference on electric guitars. With extensive signal metering, multiple balanced insert points and an output mute switch, The Channel Strip contains the best features of a large console input channel in a single rack space.


API c: Discrete Mic / Line Pre

They just have XLR in’s and out’s on the back, same as the manuwl. As the industry rapidly embraced the sonic quality This quality allows an engineer the flexibility 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 – I bet over time you’ll start hearing differences, at which point you’ll be amazed you never noticed those same differences earlier. Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the remains Just because someone was elected to do a job doesn’t mean that person has any idea of what they’re doing.

Are they internally linked to the pre’s? Originally conceived for use in API consoles ap the ’60s and ’70s, the is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Here’s the deal, I’ve gotten really, really good results without any good mics or mic-pres. The API Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix.

Is it as simple as plugging into the pre’s and heaven awaits? I’m on my way to the studio now to do just this. We’re already working with great parts, great tones and great performances, I was just expecting a pretty drastic difference and I’m not hearing it. Mic Preamps with Digital Output Features: Perhaps it’s a subtle difference we’ll notice as mahual start stacking guitars.