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Q American Series

Volko Audio Releases A New API Series Named Q American Series

Volko Audio digitally recreates the sounds of the legendary API 500* series with the name Q American Series.

The three Q series plug-ins are a perfect combination of high quality sound and modern user interface.

QA, QB and QG compliment each other, eliminate phase and artifact problems that arise when linking together different plug-ins. Their uniquely sleek interface is intuitive, user friendly and easy on the eyes letting you work tirelessly for hours.

Plug-ins are highly optimized to keep your CPU under low stress, while still maintaining top quality sound output. As a result there's nothing left to you but to fall in love with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM9TBvpWcjw&t=10s

QA Features:

  • Low Frequency Shelving/Peaking.
  • Five selectable center frequencies: 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 300Hz and 400Hz.
  • Mid Frequency Peaking.
  • Five selectable center frequencies: 400Hz, 800Hz, 1.5kHz, 3kHz and 5kHz.
  • High Frequency Shelving/Peaking.
  • Five selectable center frequencies: 5kHz, 7kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz and 15kHz.
  • Band Pass Filter: Fixed bandwidth: 50Hz to 15kHz.
  • The amount of boost or attenuation is continuously variable from -12 dB to 12 dB.

QB Features:

  • Low Frequency Shelving/Peaking.
  • Seven selectable center frequencies: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 300Hz and 400Hz.
  • Low Mid Frequency Peaking.
  • Seven selectable center frequencies: 75Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 240Hz, 500Hz, 700Hz and 1kHz.
  • High Mid Frequency Peaking.
  • Seven selectable center frequencies: 800Hz, 1.5kHz, 3kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz and 12.5kHz.
  • High Frequency Shelving/Peaking.
  • Selectable filter type: Shelving or Peaking. Seven selectable center frequencies: 2.5kHz, 5kHz, 7kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz and 20kHz.
  • The amount of boost or attenuation is continuously variable from -12 dB to 12 dB.

QG Features

The QG plug-in is a ten-band fixed frequency graphic equalizer divided into one octave increments. The center frequencies of each band are set at 31Hz, 63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz and 16kHz. The amount of boost or attenuation is continuously variable from -12 dB to 12 dB on all bands.

QA, QB and QG Common Features:

  • Extremely High Processing Efficiency.
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter bandwidth.
  • Proprietary topology which is optimized for low latency, low noise and high dynamic range.
  • Built-in reference-quality upsampling algorithm which can be enabled at sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz to achieve bell shape symmetry at high frequencies.
  • Supports sampling frequencies up to 384 kHz.
  • Clickless parameter update.

*API IS A TRADEMARK OF AUTOMATED PROCESS, INC. THE ORIGINATOR OF THE 550A, 550B, 560 AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH VOLKO AUDIO LLC.

User Reviews Average user rating of 4.50 from 2 reviewsAdd A Review

Reviewed By BadTune
January 22, 2017

First of all, I would like to emphasize that I am not an API user. Despite this, I got the chance to use Volko Audio's QA series EQ software recently. Here is my evaluation:

The interface is designed by plain visuals that could be understood clearly on the computer screen. The interface of the software does not resemble the appearance of the original hardware. This makes it easier for the user to perceive it visually. That is, a button that we translate virtually with a mouse, graphically indicating the distance traveled by the button, and leaving the button as a graphical trail. Usually in such modelling software, to see what is happening at the interface (especially on small buttons), we need to lean onto the computer screen. What I liked most regarding the interface is the positive value that this software has contributed to audio and music. Even if you don't buy, you should absolutely try and decide for yourself. It has no downside to the quality products I have used so far in this area. I say, you should absolutely try it.

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Reviewed By tunca
January 20, 2017

First of all i used orginal API EQs and i have and 550B clone.I compared with what i hear.It's really aggressive as API EQs.Even only 2dB boost or cut gives you character of real hardware.Tried with kick, snare, overhead, bass guitar and e.guitar.You can get soft or hard effect from these EQs.And i tested with gaussian noise to see curves.It has real proportional Q as hardware.With only 2 or 4 dB you can get punch of centre freq and neighbor freqs.Adding really nice color.With higher gain values, you can get high Q but it's really sounding musical.Normally high Q values sounding ugly but with these EQs, you will get smooth results.These EQs have what orginal hardwares have.

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