Video Tutorial – Using The Waves API 2500 Compressor

a screenshot of the waves api 2500 compressor plugin in logic pro x

In part two of a new series of free Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg will continue covering four of his favorite Waves compressor plugins and show you real-world examples of them in action. Featured in this video: the Waves API 2500 Compressor.

Using The Waves API 2500 Compressor

The API 2500 has a really interesting variable knee control and high-pass filter (thrust) that tailors how transients and specific areas of the frequency range pass through the compression stage. Combined with its feed forward- and feedback style algorithms, it produces a broad range of musical sounding compression styles.


Discover the unique knee, thrust, and compressor modes available in the API 2500, and hear how they effect both the transient range and frequency range of the underlying material:


The Waves API 2500 is currently on sale for $99 (regular $299).

For more information, videos, user reviews or a demo, visit API 2500 at the Waves website.

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Apple Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg is an internationally known author and music software trainer for Groove3. His instructional videos have helped demystify music software such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Sonar, BFD, Melodyne, and Kontakt for thousands of users all over the world. Based in Montreal, Canada, Eli is involved in all aspects of audio production. In his studio he works with various artists, as well as on commercial jingles, corporate videos, and original music composition.
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  • Martin Harp

    One of my favorite compressors. Thanks for sharing.

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