API

Legends in the recording world, API - short for Automated Processes, Inc. - are renowned for their input, output, equalization and compression circuits. The company pioneered desks with modular functionality allowing user configuration of their vaunted 512c Preamp, 550a EQ, 560 Graphic EQ and 527 Compressor, among others. The layout of these modules launched the wildly popular 500 series format, allowing thousands of manufacturers to iterate on API's innovative designs. The company's own products are still renowned for warmth, punch and an ease of use that is eminently musical at almost any setting.