Audio giants API have announced their latest 500-series module, the 529 Stereo Compressor. Based on the unprecedented success of the 2500, the 529 takes many of the features and controls from API's famous stereo compressor and puts them into their first dual slot 500 series module.
Designed to deliver a wide range of compression options, the 529 delivers warmth, clarity and punch, claim API, whether used for subtle adjustments or heavy compression effects.
The new 529 compressor features API's patented 'Thrust' circuitry for a "punchy low end", along with an Old/New switch that lets you choose between classic and modern compression characteristics: Old for vintage-style feedback compression and New for today's more common feed-forward compression.
The Auto-makeup Gain button, meanwhile, allows for ratio and threshold adjustment without affecting the output level. Using API's discrete op-amps and transformer technology, the 529 provides the analogue sound of API. Like all API products, the 529 features API's 5 year warranty. The 529 has an introductory price of $2195 and will be available in mid-February.