Overview

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’Roll producers got ahold of it that.

It was designed to place a ceiling on levels used in broadcast, but producers and engineers discovered that if you hit it really hard, the internal compression and limiter circuits produced a warm punchy sound that pumped up Tracks and Master 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 compressor & limiter.

In addition, the plugin includes useful additional features like a wet/dry mix and selectable slow or fast attack times. 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 compressor & limiter. One of the most colorful limiters ever released, it was born for radio but had rock in its soul.

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.

Features

  • Limiting and/or Compression via separate circuits
  • Faithful emulation of the NEVE® 2254E compressor/limiter
  • Useful additional features like wet/dry mix and selectable slow or fast attack times
  • Stellar vintage tone & Instant Rock'n’Roll
  • Fantastic on the Master and the Drum Buss
  • One of the most tone-laden compressors of all time

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

    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

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    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

  • This thing is badass.

    ★★★★★
    by plugin-user
    This thing just kills on a drum bus, vocals or bass, if you like a pleasingly colorful (non-transparent) sound. Not boring. One of the best software compressors I've ever used.
  • 254E

    ★★★★☆
    by Ones & Zeros
    It's a pretty solid little box.
    It might not be the most versatile dynamics processors, but it's one of the better sounding ones.
    It's great that they can model these boxes. But it's… Read More
  • 254E

    ★★★★★
    by The Brain Studios
    One of my favourite plugins!
    Killer on Bass.
    Great for indie music. Full of vibe!
  • 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

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts 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

Downloads

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