API expands series-500
Automated Processes, Inc. has introduced three new products as part of its 500-series modular signal processing line– the 500-8B, 505 DI and 565 filter bank.
The 500-8B lunchbox, a new eight-channel version of its 500-6B lunchbox contains an identical feature set as its smaller brother at the same price point. It has DB-25 (D-Sub) I/O connectors, a universal power supply, phantom power, is rack-mountable – with optional rack-ear kit, and features new toggle switches for channel linking.
The 505 DI includes gain control, adjustable tone control, a bright switch, a 20dB pad, switchable 100/400k-ohm load impedance, and thru connectivity. Like the console-based API 205L, the 505 DI is designed to accept a guitar, bass or keyboard direct input while minimising any loading effect on Hi-Z instrument pickups
The 565 Filter Bank includes a sweepable low-pass filter (500Hz to 20kHz, -12 or -18dB slope), a sweepable high-pass filter (20Hz to 400Hz, -6 or -12dB slope), and a variable notch filter (fully sweepable between 20Hz and 20kHz). The 565 circuits are based off the musical filters of the 215 module found in large format API consoles.
Both the 505 DI and 565 filter bank fit all 500-series chassis, including the API lunchbox and the API 1608 small-format analogue console.