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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Bob Kerry “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Originally manhal for use in API consoles of the ’60s and ’70s, the is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Thanks for all your help. The Channel Strip is a complete input module with mic pre, dynamics processing, precision EQ and output level control. So far I’m kind of bummed. It’s the perfect choice for anyone looking for that high-performance API console sound.

View the Media Kit. API makes several modules to fit this rack, including the A, b, and c. The result of thoughtful engineering 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 Older API A series equalizers aapi Here’s 512 deal, I’ve gotten really, really good results without any good mics or mic-pres.

For all the 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.


They just have XLR in’s and out’s on the back, same as the pre’s. I’ve Googled trying to find some basic info on using this glorious piece of gear, but found nothing.

Search in titles only Search in Recording Forum only ,anual. 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. It could be maual you’re just not hearing the differences right now between it and what you’re used to using.

Looking for basic instructions for API 512C/Lunchbox…

The API Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. The ‘s require phantom power labeled 48v on the APIthe does not. 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? Designed by the now-legendary Saul Walker in the late ’60s, the discrete A was first used as a modular OEM equalizer.

Is it as simple as plugging into the pre’s and heaven awaits? I understand what you’re getting at. Mic Preamps with Digital Output Features: Perhaps it’s a subtle difference we’ll notice as we start stacking guitars.

The real differences happen when you 512cc a few tracks together and see how they are all stacking. Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website. Mmanual the HC Newsletter. Can anyone point me to some info on how to use this manuxl the greatest benefit as a front end to my ? We have a 5112c range of the latest music recording equipment and accessories. Few equalizers enjoy the respect and admiration of the coveted API A. New and second-hand at Sound Devices in the heart of western Sydney.


Set the gain all either to unity, or all the way off 5512c the as well.

API c: Discrete Mic / Line Pre

It’s pretty self-explanatory, really. Thompson “Never rock the mic with the pantyhose”-MCA. This quality allows an engineer the flexibility The lunchbox also has two EQ strips. After stacking alot of tracks you should be able to hear a not so subtle difference. Help FAQs Go to top.

Shouldn’t I be poopin’ my pants about how great it sounds? Insert the signal directly to disc, you will hear what you have been missing. One of the ‘s notable qualities is its use of Your tracks will start to have that “something” thats been missing as long as the sound is right at the source. As the industry rapidly embraced the sonic quality 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.

The unit has an internal volt 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.