API (Automated Processes Incorporated) have been around for almost as long as there has been a modern pro audio industry.
Often described as the US equivalent of Neve, API have produced a range of modular eq's, mic pre's and compressors to virtually the same designs as they have for forty years, all based around meaty transformers and discrete (i.e. transistor rather than IC) technology. The result is a rich, full sound typical of all those great West Coast albums of the seventies - laid back, warm and punchy. In particular the three and four band equalisers are a must have for any serious recordist, and the mic pre's are unrivalled for drums (particularly toms).
We know API better than anyone in Europe, having built the line from nowhere to a market leader in the late 1990's and early 2000's. We know the product range, offer great prices and, what's more, are the only UK outlet to carry spares and do repairs in house. If price, back up and support matter, then give us a call.