API AUDIO ANNOUNCE A NEW PRODUCT LINE: GUITAR AND BASS
COMPRESSOR/EQ PEDALS – CLASSIC API TONE IN A STOMP-BOX!
API Audio have recently announced a new range: the TranZformer pedals. Made with discrete analogue circuitry to the same exacting standards as all API products, they allow guitar and bass players access to classic analogue API compression, EQ and drive tone – built on the legendary recording heritage of API – in a simple, convenient ‘one-box’ product. Simply plug in and record.
The two TranZformer pedals are identical save for frequency band choices in the EQ settings to suit either guitar or bass. More below.
The TranZformers are a simple, one-box solution for imparting classic API tone into recordings. In one package, they give the customer API EQ, Compression and Drive tone, and are compatible with line-level sources and destinations as well as instruments. They will appeal to:
The TranZformer range feature:
|The TranZformer GT and LX are a multifunction pedals designed to easily and affordably bring the world-famous analog sound of API to your guitar or bass respectively. Offering the user an unsurpassed level of sonic control, the TranZformer range combine an API 525 feedback-type compressor with a guitar (GT) or bass (LX) optimised 3 band equalizer, both independently in/out switchable. The unique inductor-based EQ/Tone section is designed after an API 553 EQ.
The TranZformer GT & LX use traditional fully-discrete API circuit designs incorporating both 2510 and 2520 opamps. The outputs use API’s proprietary transformer to give the pedal that classic API sound and provide robust, high-quality electrical isolation.
The TranZformer GT & LX pedal’s unbalanced input is designed to be fed directly from a guitar or the output of another guitar pedal. However, with the input gain control fully counterclockwise, the maximum input level before clipping is +13dBu (unbalanced) – allowing for line-level usage.
The unit also features phase invert switches on each output, ground lift, clip indicator and transformer output. Like all API products, the TranZformer range is built to API’s exacting standards and remains true to the design philosophy that has made API the leader in professional analog gear for nearly 50 years.
ETA: January 2017 – Price: TBC