Lindell Audio and Plugin Alliance have released the TE-100, an emulation of one of the rarest hardware EQ's in the word, with 12-tubes in one mono unit, the Kline & Hummel's UE-100.
More About The Kline & Hummel's UE-100
Before the Kline & Hummel's UE-100 came along hardware equalisers had to be developed with a specific purpose in mind, which meant that engineers to setup different EQ types in one signal chain to get the sound they wanted. When released in 1961, the Klein & Hummel UE-100 Universal Equaliser changed all that.
The all-tube minimum phase EQ design used six discrete filter modules to create a collection of band-pass filters that could create dynamic curves for any application from source mixing to vocal tracking to mastering. Whilst some earlier UE-100s were used to filter out junk low and high frequencies when printing to tape and vinyl, it quickly became commonplace to take advantage of the unique push-button frequency selection providing an easy way to not only recall settings, but also alter them on the fly while recording a performance. The UE-100 became known for its musically warm curves and precise response, offering a myriad of possibilities for treating frequencies by boosting and/or cutting across the spectrum to shape sounds “like a Pultec on steroids.”
The original UE-100® EQs are now extremely rare but producer/mixer/engineer Rafa Sardina, who has 12 Grammy wins and 35 nominations, owns 10 of them and because they are so rare a stereo pair is likely to set you back upwards of $7,000.
Moving Onto The Lindell TE-100 Emulation
That tube-powered universal sound and innovative behaviour from K&H is now available in plugin form. The Lindell TE-100 is designed to be an exacting emulation of the original hardware EQ. Right down to the pushbuttons on the interface and the all-tube filter bypass, the TE-100 has been designed by Lindell Audio and Plugin Alliance to re-create this piece of German audio history.
- Faithful emulation of the all tube and transformer circuit from the Klein & Hummel UE-100 vintage equaliser of the 60's
- Eight bands allow you to carve and customize the perfect response for critical frequencies in your mix
- Unique parametric low and high band pass filters allow broad or focused, musically sweet curves
- Warm tube saturation and musical bands from the classic Rundfunk broadcasting EQ
- Analog Mode adds simulated noise floor and transformer saturation from the original hardware
- Create dynamic frequency response curves that simultaneously cut and boost – like a Pultec on steroids
- One of the most sought after tube equalizers in the history of recording. The hardware contains no less than 14 tubes!
- Full control over workflow with adjustable oversampling rate, level calibration, and resizable interface
- Price $149
Plugin Alliance have issued a legal disclaimer...
Klein & Hummel, K&H, and UE-100 are registered trademarks of Sennheiser, GMBH. The TE-100 was developed by Lindell Audio based on its own modeling techniques. Sennheiser has not endorsed nor sponsored the TE-100 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.
- Supported Plugin Formats - AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3
- Supported Operating Systems
- Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.11
- Windows 7 through 10
- Pro Tools 10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system
- Mac -Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
- PC - 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