Universal Audio UAD API Vision Channel Strip Plug-in Collection Software

Get the sound of API's flagship console in your DAW! These UA plug-ins emulate API preamps, EQ, and dynamics processors. Includes Native and Apollo versions.

From Stevie Wonder's Innervisions to Radiohead's In Rainbows, API desks have shaped hit albums with unmistakable punch, presence, and color for over 50 years. In 2013, Universal Audio released the API Vision Channel Strip plugin, artfully capturing API's flagship analog console.

Today, the updated API Vision Channel Strip Collection gives you more authentic API tone, now with switchable EQ modules and expertly modeled output section, plus all the critical recording and mixing functions of API's iconic compression, gating, and filter modules.

Sculpt with Parametric and Graphic EQs

With a click of the EQ Type button, the API Vision Channel Strip Collection lets you choose between the revered 550L 4-band parametric EQ and API's famous 560L series 10-band graphic EQ. The 560L EQ emulation captures the complex band interactions and musical filter amp distortions of API's coveted hardware, letting you quickly sweeten and shape guitars, add aggression to drums, and push vocals forward with analog punch, low-end transparency, and ultra-tight imaging.

Instant Magic: The 212L Preamp with Unison Technology

The API Vision Channel Strip Collection gets even better with Apollo interfaces, thanks to Unison mic preamp technology. Unison gives you all the important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviors of API's iconic 212L preamp via bi-directional control and communication between the software and your Apollo's mic preamps. Plus, you get the same features read more found in API's flagship Vision Console, including a Mic/Line switch, dedicated cut filter, and 6 dB line pad.

Shape Dynamics with the 225L Compressor

A versatile compressor teaming with character, the 225L thrives on any instrument, in any genre from a single track to an entire mix. Plus, use selectable "New" and "Old" functions for two delicious brands of compression, from mild to severe.

Get Creative with API Gate/Expander and Filters

The ultra-fast 235L Noise Gate/Expander lets you easily shape ambience and attack on individual sources like kick drums or bass synth, and also clamp down on noisy drum kit rattles and gnarly guitar amp noise. Plus, the passive, fully sweepable 215L's Hi and Lo pass filters are perfect for broad stroke EQ sculpting, letting you expertly craft your source material, while preserving its original tone

Included Versions:

- UAD Native: Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.
- Apollo Realtime & UAD2: Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD2 hardware.


- Track and mix through a stunning emulation of API's flagship analog console channel
- Sculpt sources with 560L series 10-band graphic EQ module and beloved 550L parametric EQs
- Punch up signals through the API 212L preamp with famed 2520 API op-amp and custom API transformers
- Reshape ambience and create dynamic effects with the 235L Gate/Expander
- Tame transients and craft bold textures with API's legendary 225L compression circuit
- Mix with artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, David Isaac, and more
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UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or and Windows 10 and 11. See the UA Support page for system requirements.
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Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1172-42

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 831-440-1176
Web: https://help.uaudio.com/

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