Plugin Alliance has announced a new partnership with Lindell Audio, the Swedish designer of highly prized analog hardware for audio engineering and also of plugin emulations of audio hardware. Plugin Alliance will take over the worldwide distribution, marketing and support for Lindell's plugins, including the brand new Lindell Audio 254E Limiter, a precise plugin emulation of the all-time great Neve 2254 limiter/compressor from 1969.
The original 2254 hardware was designed for broadcasting, but for many it was born to rock. Music producers recognized it as one of the most colorful limiters ever made, and used its rock 'n' roll soul to start slamming tracks and busses. The Lindell 254E Limiter painstakingly emulates the original hardware. It's not designed to be a plug-in for subtle compressing or limiting; if a user wants to transform a meek drum buss into bombs from Bonham, the Lindell 254E could be just the ticket.
Price: $149 MSRP.
Lindell Audio's other plugins, now distributed through Plugin Alliance, include:
- 7X-500 ($99 MSRP) – plugin version of the hardware compressor/limiter that is Lindell's take on the "FET-76 sound," but with added features like stereo operation and continuously variable attack and release.
- 6X-500 ($99 MSRP) – plugin version of the Lindell mic preamp with passive 2-band Pultec-style EQ, but with added features like high- and low-pass filters with variable slopes.
- PEX-500 ($99 MSRP) – plugin version of the Lindell transformer with passive Pultec-style EQ adds stereo operation, a Mid/Side matrix and additional high-frequency sections.
The ChannelX bundle ($249 MSRP) packages the above three plugins with the ChannelX shell, which lets a user run all three plugins at once, for $48 off the combined individual prices. Also newly available, the 100% Lindell Bundle ($349) adds the new 254E Limiter plugin to the ChannelX bundle for a savings of $97 off the combined plugin prices.