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Tobias Lindell took the experience he gained mixing and producing hit records and created a line of hardware audio products that became instant favorites with producers and engineers around the world.  Now, some of Tobias’ favorite designs are available in plugin form.  

When Neve® first released their iconic 2254E™ limiter, it was intended for the broadcast market. While it did become a fixture in broadcast production facilities around the world, it was when the rock n’ rollers got ahold of it that its legend really began.  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 plugin captures the magic of this legendary limiter. In addition, the plugin 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.

 The Lindell 254E is an exacting emulation of this classic piece of analog rock n’ roll lore.  If you’re looking to subtly compress or limit your material, this is not the processor you should reach for. If you’re looking to turn a meek drum buss into bombs from Bonham, the 254E might be just the ticket.

 The Lindell 254E plugin gives you the tone of this classic limiter.  One of the most colorful limiters ever released, it was born for radio but had rock in its soul. 

 Download the full function 14-Day demo today (no dongle required!) to hear this remarkable plugin for yourself.

 The 254E is also available as part of the 100% Lindell Bundle.  In addition to the savings, the bundle offers additional features that are worth checking out.

 Legal Disclaimer: Neve and 2254E are registered trademarks of AMS/Neve Inc.  The Lindell 254E was developed by Lindell Audio based on its own modeling techniques. AMS/Neve has not endorsed nor sponsored the 254E in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.


  • Limiting and/or Compression via separate circuit
  • Faithful emulation of the Neve 2254 compressor/limiter
  • Useful additional features like wet/dry mix and selectable slow or fast attack times
  • Stellar vintage tone at a reasonable price  
  • Instant Rock n’ Roll
  • Fantastic on a drum buss
  • One of the most tone-laden compressors of all time—transparency is NOT its forte

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow
    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    From the twacky knock of the compressor, to the schweet top end on the eq, you’ll be hard pressed to find tools in this price range that will expand your toolbox as much as these… Read More

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    This little box delivers mojo and that signature "console compression tone" in spades. It get's you the sound without all the fuss. It works fantastic as a dynamics shaping tool because of… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Just fantastic
    by Iggs
    Ive heard it compared to a 33**9 and damn it sounds as good as that.
    The 254E works great on drums, bass and almost anything you throw at it. Adds nice gentle "english" limiter saturation vibes.
  • ★★★★★
    lindel neve limiter
    by pen
    Smooth, sweet & stunnin device. Love it, I'm truly impressed! Thanks
  • ★★★★★
    Lindell 254E
    by Chuck Baker
    Weighty, punchy, good depth, warmth, and easily dialed in quickly. Nice tool to have for lifting your instrument (s) up in the mix. This is a great plugin, more than reasonably priced, a joy… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    This is really something special!
    by enzee
    Listen, the last thing we all need is another compressor, right? Wrong! Once I tried this one I was blown away! Having used the original hardware at a studio during a session, I was captivated by… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Fat & Great
    by Ryan
    It does exactly what the description suggests.
    I typically get annoyed by descriptions of how much any given tool "rocks," but that really is what this does. It's a strongly-colored limiter,… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

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


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