API Audio 505 Di Direct Input

Instrument Preamp for Guitar / Bass / Keyboard

  • Front-side Hi-Z input 6.3 mm jack
  • Thru output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Gain control with 55 dB gain
  • Tone control
  • "Bright" switch
  • LED VU meter
  • 20 dB pad
  • Type: 500 Module

Further Information

Pre-Amp Yes
48 V Phantom power No
compressor No
limiter No
equalizer No
De-Esser No
other processors No
Rack/Frame No
supplies No
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Unfassbar guter Sound
Heidegeist, 16.04.2019
Ich bin sicher ein Sound-Nerd und habe inzwischen viel viel Equipment zur Klangbearbeitung meiner Bässe erworben und zum großen Teil auch wieder verkauft. Vielleicht hätte ich auch in bessere Instrumente investieren sollen, aber da habe ich irgendwie Hemmungen. So habe ich ein fabelhaftes Pedalboard, eine ausgezeichnete Sammlung an UAD-Plugins, die ich auch live benutze und irgendwann kam mir in den Sinn, diese Plugin-Konfiguration als kleine API Lunchbox umzusetzen. Am Ende sind es nun drei völlig andere Module geworden, aber dies ist der Weg.

Der API 505 Preamp steht am Anfang vor einem EQ und einem Kompressor. Er fabriziert einen sehr lebendigen, satten, durchsichtigen und stabilen Sound. Den Load-Switch belasse ich üblicherweise auf 400kOhm und den Hi-Boost auf an. Nur bei meinem Taylor GS-Mini Bass ist das zuviel.
Mein passiver Fender Precision mit Flatwounds hat mit dem API 505 genau die richtige „Luft“, um satt und trotzdem detailliert herüberzukommen. Für passive Bässe sind 400kOhm nicht viel und die Höhen sind dann schnell unterrepräsentiert. Das merke ich leicht, wenn ich z.B. meinen Lehle Sunday Driver als Impedanzwandler vorschalte. Mache ich aber nicht, denn so ist es genau richtig.

Ich würde mir noch ein leicht gerastertes Gain-Poti wünschen, aber sonst ist das Teil Perfekt.
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WOW. Vilket bit.
Per från sverige, 25.03.2020
Var väldigt tveksam till denna produkt. Mycket pengar för en DI. Men oj vilken bra DI. Den är snabb som alla API-produkter är. Genialt med this och fat. Jag är väldigt allergisk mot när man inte får fram tonen utan det blir för bumligt. Den hjälper i första steget. Sedan att kunna notcha ut de frekvenser som låter illa (vilket alla gitarrer har). Brutal ihop med API:s notchfilter. Tack API. Finns inget som slår denna. Basister kan med fördel använda denna oxå. WOW.
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