We reviewed the Lindell plug-ins when they first came out, and now we can announce that Lindell Plug-ins have become part of the Plugin Alliance. To celebrate this partnership, Lindell have made a new plug-in, the 254E, a plug-in version of the beloved Neve 2254 compressor limiter to add to the plug-in emulations of their own hardware.
When Neve first released their iconic 2254E limiter, it was intended for the broadcast market. It was designed to place a ceiling on levels used in broadcast, but producers and engineers discovered that if you hit it really hard it produced a warm punchy sound that pumped up tracks and busses in a most pleasing manner. A great example of how sometimes using a tool for something other than its intended purpose can produce great results.
The Lindell 254E plug-in captures the magic of this legendary limiter. In addition, the plug-in includes useful additional features like a wet/dry mix and selectable slow or fast attack times. The wet/dry mix is particularly useful in that the 254E can easily deliver dramatic and highly colored compression effects. By dialing back the wet/dry mix, a technique often referred to as “parallel compression”, you can add the punch of more extreme compression while maintaining a natural sound.
Lindell 254E Specs
- Supported Plug-in Formats
- AAX Native, AU, RTAS, VST2, VST3
- Supported Operating Systems
- OS X 10.6 or higher in 32- or 64-bit
- Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 & Win 8 in 32- or 64-bit
- Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
- Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)
- System Requirements
- Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
Lindell Plug-ins Show & Tell Review
Russ gives a full show and tell review of the Lindell 500 series plug-ins emulations of their hardware. The plug-ins feature a 500 series emulation of a Pultec style EQ, a 500 series emulation of an 1176 FET style compressor and a classic 500 series pre-amp with EQ and filters.