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In 1968, Automated Processes, Inc. was formed by engineers and music professionals with a vision. Today API is well known for many contributions to the field as well as a long-standing trademark warm sound. The 2520 amplifier, a unique amp invented by co-founder Saul Walker has been and will continue to be at the heart of all API discrete products. The 2520 continues to provide reliability and sonic purity unmatched by the competition. The early API consoles met the needs of music, commercial and broadcast industries.

API became the leading audio broadcast console manufacturer for radio and television networks and high profile stations. In addition, recording studios, large and small, began using API.....and receiving rave reviews from engineers and producers. There are over 700 API consoles across the nation and around the world, including the three major networks. Over forty years later, many of these consoles are still in daily use in some of the most prestigious recording and broadcast facilities in the world because, to date, there are few, if any consoles of equal sound quality at such a cost-effective price.

But it didn't end there. API's outboard gear took their "signature sound" out of the consoles and into the hands of home and project studios everywhere. After a successful run of putting their designs into rack mount gear, API founded the VPR Alliance in 2006, opening up their classic "500 Series" format to third-party manufacturers. The result was a revolution in compact analog audio processing that changed the face of studio and live setups everywhere. 

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Rack ear kit for "current" 6-slot and 8-slot lunch boxes (produced after 2010 with XLR and DB25 c...

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Rack ear kit for "legacy" 6-slot lunch boxes (without the DB25 connectors). Rack your lunchbox ...

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The API 215L is a unique passive, sweepable filter, designed specifically to contour the sound in...

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The API 215L is a unique passive, sweepable filter, designed specifically to contour the sound in...

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The API 512c is a mic / line / instrument preamp designed to provide a low noise, unusually good ...

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Based on the unprecedented success of the 2500, the 529 takes many of the features and controls f...

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The TranZformer LX is a multifunction pedal that is designed to easily and affordably bring the w...

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The TranZformer GT is a multifunction pedal that is designed to easily and affordably bring the w...

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

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Building on API's rich heritage of extremely high-quality recording consoles, THE BOX is a small...

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The API L200R is a rack chassis for up to 12 200 series units.Designed with flexibility to meet t...

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The API L200PS is the power supply required to use with the API 500V10 slot vertical frame and AP...

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The first API product with an integrated digital output, the A2D contains a pair of API 312 Mic P...

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The new 8-slot lunchbox includes all of the features that have made the 6-slot lunchbox (500-6B) ...

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The API 500-6B lunchbox is a 6-slot rack designed to accept all API standard 5.25"" X 1.5"" modul...

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Blank panel for any API 500 Series slot.

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The 565 Filter Bank module has circuits that are true to the musical filters of the famed 215 mod...

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Originally conceived for use in API Consoles of the 60's and 70's, the API 560 re-issue is a uniq...

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The API 550 EQ played a major part in the history of music recording in the USA during the 60's a...

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Few equalizers enjoy the respect and admiration of the coveted API 550A. Designed by the now lege...

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The beginnings of the 5500 circuit can be traced back to the original 550 equalizer designed by S...

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Modeled after API's highly prized console-based 325 booster cards, the 535 can both amplify and a...

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The API 527 takes it's place alongside the family of API VCA based compressors, the 225L and the ...

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Originally released in the 70's, the API 525 is a feedback type compressor, such as the 1176 and ...

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The API 512v is a mic / line / instrument preamp, world famous for its ability to provide a low n...

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Like the console-based API 205L, the 505-DI is specifically designed to accept a guitar, bass or ...

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The API Model 500VPR is powered externally by a tri-polar power supply and is designed to accept ...

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Like the API 3124+, the 3124V is a high quality, compact, 4-channel mic preamp. It is equipped wi...

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The 3124MV utilizes the same microphone preamp circuit that is used in all API consoles. It uses ...

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200 Series Blank Panel, 1 slot.

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The API 2500 is a versatile stereo bus compressor that allows adjustment of sonic qualities that ...

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The API 235L Noise Gate/Expander is a new product design, as API has not offered a gate module si...

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The API 225L Compressor is ideal for all studio, live sound and broadcast applications. Regardles...

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The API 215L is a unique passive, sweepable filter, designed specifically to contour the sound in...

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The tone of the 212L mic preamp finds its roots in the classic API 2488 series all discrete recor...

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The new API 205L Instrument Direct is specifically designed to accept a guitar or bass direct int...