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Kit Plugins Release BB A5

Kit Plugins have released BB A5, a plugin that’s inspired by one of the largest API Legacy consoles to ever be built, available at the intro price of $150.00, increasing to $200.00 after the promotion. Newsletter subscribers can pick up BB A5 for $120.00 (check your inbox!!).

Designed to embody every nuance of character and charm, BB A5 was built to replicate everything John McBride loves about his API Legacy consoles. The A5 is more than a scientific model, it captures the feel and emotion of the original hardware, transporting the analog world into your DAW.

BB A5 was driven by our commitment to building “real-world models,” to mirror the operational and sonic essence of its physical counterpart.


The 55A 3-Band EQ, based on the revered API 550A, encapsulates the very essence of the hardware’s signature warmth, musicality, and surgical precision – qualities that have solidified its position as one of the most esteemed EQs in history. Each band of the original EQ has been meticulously recreated, ensuring that every curve, every frequency adjustment, and every tonal shift preserves the integrity of the API 550A’s unique sound character.


The API 550L EQ stands as an enduring cornerstone within the audio landscape, celebrated for its unparalleled ability to infuse depth, clarity, and warmth into a diverse range of audio sources. The 4-band 55L EQ is a digital counterpart that seamlessly transfers the heart and soul of this sought after hardware directly into your digital realm. With each knob turn and frequency adjustment, the essence of the API 550L is captured, ensuring an authentic experience that resonates with every sonic twist.


The 56L EQ stands as a true tribute to the 10-band API 560L graphic EQ, a classic from the consoles of the 1960s and 1970s, embodying the highly coveted and unmistakable API sound that has captured the hearts of audiophiles worldwide. The 56L EQ opens up a treasure trove of possibilities for honing and enriching audio with corrective precision and creative transformation. This EQ provides the finesse needed to refine every sonic detail, striking the perfect tonal balance, and unveiling those subtle intricacies hidden within any recording.

Features include:

  • Console frequency response accurately sampled from 10 Hz to 96 kHz using KIT’s proprietary Full Range Modeling Technology (FRM)
  • Auto-Gain enhances usability: as you add gain on the mic pre, the fader level now adjusts the output automatically to maintain dB level
  • Continuous Gain optionally removes the notched movement of the mic pre gain, giving you more control of gain level
  • Tooltips display the exact amount of gain added or subtracted on each EQ band (to the nearest tenth of a dB), and percentage for the Mic Pre
  • Resizable 3D GUI: you can click and drag the bottom right corner to change the size of the plugin
  • Oversampling: you can now adjust the sampling level from Lo, and Hi for higher definition or to relieve your CPU of intensive processing
  • Includes 100+ Custom Pro Presets
  • Full M-Series (ARM) support

The BB A5 is available to PC and Mac users (VST3, AU and AAX) and requires an iLok account.

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Tags: aax, analog, api, au, console, desktop music production, desktop plugin, eq, equalizer, macOS, mixing, plugin, vintage, vst3, windows

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