If you like the 1176 sound but wish that it had a mix knob and variable ratios, this is your answer. Classic tone with modern controls.
by Black Frost
I use Lindell VSTs all the time, they are very useful to warm, fat and punch up drum samples, which then sound really natural, but also distorted guitars or bass, so pretty much everything I do gets a Lindell treatment for sure. Quite intuitive to handle and really cool sounding. If you want to de-digitalise your sound, which is my aim, you need this.
My overall favorite 1176-style compressor. Totally fantastic.
This is one of my favorite 1176-style compressors that I own, and I own most of the big players (UAD, Softube, Slate, etc.). It is punchy as all hell and has a rich sound to it that is wonderful to use. It's versatile and flexible, as well. Two issues: 1. You can't see the values of what you're adjusting. For precise post-production (and music!) mixing, this is a must-have feature that should be there like it is in many other PIA plugins. 2. With the "vintage" switch on you get a nice sound but you also get noise. As I've said for other Lindell plugin reviews: Noise is a cute thing to add, but it should without a single doubt be optional while still getting the nice overall tone of the unit. The two are not co-dependent.
other "76 fet" comp plugins don't really work in heavy techno however this is my go to drum compressor it gives that lovely squished heavy compressed sound on techno drums .Dial back the attack to medium slam the output makes your ears feel like they are imploding on big systems . drop the kick and the tops just spring into action like being hit in the face with a bag of padlocks
The Lindell 7X-500
1 word 'Brillant' used it on all my tracks for my latest film.
I bought this plugin a while ago and have been using it ever since. I have A/B:ed it quite a few times agains other "76" plugins but Lindell compressor from PluginAlliance come out on top every time making most of the competition sound flat or dull. The 7X-500 makes your drums come alive, adding that snappy and/or fat sound you might be looking for on your drumbus. Great stuff, try out the demo and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Nothing beats it
Ive tried alot of 76 style compressors and not many actually sound good when you slam them. This plugin not only feels like it enhances a digital source but reacts in a way that is musical and alive. You can have 20db of gain reduction on a 909 kit and with next to no compression artifacts, deliciously pumping. ts one of the most analog sounding compressors i've come across.