Channel X★★★☆☆Good and analog tone, but it is unperfect without a decent mid control... the tone is beautiful and real, but... the mid control is so necessary that I can´t use this plugin on every session, only on very special situations... good, but not enough if you think the price that cost. If Lindell do an upgrade with a mid control, this plugin will run in other level and will be very competitive
Best channelstrip for me!★★★★★I own a lot of channel strips. From Plugin Alliance and UAD. I prefer this one the most. In a really short amount of time, it can ad a lot of life and dimension to the source. Why...? Because it sounds more analog than the other strips. That's the magic about this one. Highly recommend this one!!
The fact that the output volume dosn't change is nice. Usefulness depends on the source.
Compression is really nice and smooth, the 3 switches (fast medium and slow) are nice, and incorporate fast workflow The overall feeling is really nice.
The EQ is subtle but good. The overall reaction of the plugin is like controlling an analog unit. Is that possible? Not sure, but it does feel nice.
It's not something for everything, but is good for polishing.
CHANNELX instant results★★★★★All you need is to put this strip in any track and you will instantly have a professional result, I love it!!
Just. Wow.★★★★★Completely blown away by this one, and I have a few other high quality channel strips that were doing just fine without needing another roommate. Do yourselves a favor and just try the demo. This thing sounds absolutely phenomenal and may just become my go-to plugin on tracks and busses. Well done.
Classic vibe & weight★★★★★As a previous reviewer has noted, this channelstrip is MASSIVELY overlooked. As well as the very sweet colouration the strip imbibes, it adds a definite dimensionality (if that's a word) - in other words, it doesn't leave the sound source flat (as a lot of plugins do); it adds spatial depth.
I've also compared it's lowend trick to the other topend EQP-1A emulations and it stands up with all of them (and is preferable in some situations) - if this is the only Pultec-like emulation you have, you won't be complaining!
Because of the options the strip has with the various filtering & EQ settings, it's possible to get quite unique curves - I managed to get a drum loop to sound like it was passing through a classic sampler, which surprised me - I'll be trying it out on hip-hop style stuff in future for sure.
OVERLOOKED GEM!!!★★★★★The Lindell "Channel X" (and the entire Lindell plugin family for that matter) has been widely overlooked for what they offer. At the very least, speaking for myself. I hadn't heard a peep about these until I picked up something on sale and started playing with it, realizing that I've payed WAY too much money on other brands while Lindell was around.
I have been spoiled by working on an SSL Duality, outboard Neve, Urei, GML, Sontec etc. at the studio where I worked. I've moved to tracking at the studio and mixing at home & I have been on a quest for audio tools itb that can match the sonic imprint I'm accustomed to: 3 dimensional depth, sense of headroom, flattering harmonics, no digital "cramping"... the usual keyword searches.
The Lindell plugins pass all the criteria; in several instances beating the pants off the equivalent offerings by plugin juggernauts(shall remain un-named) versions that I own.
The Pultec style EQ, the compressor and pre all share a feeling of "effortlessness" in achieving the resulting -larger than life but somehow still very natural- sound.
While I love patching in hardware, for many sessions I fly around on the console and pull up a great sounding mix just using the SSL channels and patching in outboard is a luxury used on lead vox etc. In that sense, you could easily mix an entire track in the box with just an instance of channel X on every channel. The saturation signature, the low end transient detail retention... You really can make a mix sound awesome.
The TE-100 EQ and 254/354 compressors(ESPECIALLY with oversampling selected on those) share this fantastic HW-like sound quality.
I've been doing critical (Black Friday) listening of products I own or have on demo and I can't believe the quality/value ratio on these plugins. A perfect compliment to Dirk's own awesome work and their other peers. If you're on the PIA site you probably already know how great Brainworx is, but there is a criminal lack of talk about the Lindell stuff on this site. Run do not walk to demo these puppies.
Just my 2 cents, cheers!
Very user friendly
Using now on my projects
ChannelX★★★★★::: allows easy intervention with a sensational workflow :::