Plugin Alliance has announced availability of the Lindell 354E, a multiband model of the most famous vintage diode bridge compressor, the Neve 2254E, precisely replicating its distinctive behavior and rich sonic character in each of its three bands.
In practical use, the 354E really is two compressors in one: Turn on its Nuke mode to radically shape individual tracks, and turn it off for lighter, more nuanced compression when mastering or for surgical mixing. Both modes yield the same lush coloration and smooth presence that made the 2254E one of the most revered and highly sought after compressors in the world.
Among the Lindell 354E's features:
- Faithfully models the most famous vintage diode bridge compressor, the Neve 2254E, in each of its three independent frequency bands.
- Adjustable crossover frequencies between bands allow you to home in on where compression is needed most.
- Ratios range, in five steps, from 1.5:1 for mastering and master-bus compression to as high as 6:1 for shaping individual tracks.
- Switchable Nuke mode over-compresses tracks to dramatic effect.
Watch Plugin Alliance EU Product Manager Mo Volans' video walkthrough of 354E: https://youtu.be/vgqhV3PSAVU
354E is available for purchase — as an AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plugin for Mac OS X (10.8 through 10.12), Windows (7 through 10), and Pro Tools 10.3.10 (or higher) — from Plugin Alliance and select VSSD (Virtual Stock Software Distribution) retailers for a time-limited introductory promo price of $129.00 USD, rising to $199.00 USD thereafter.
Note that owners of 254E qualify for a special introductory price of $79.00 USD via an email voucher valid throughout April 2017. Note that the proprietary Plugin Alliance Installation Manager means users can select, download, and install only the products and formats needed for their system.