Warm, punchy, and ready to rock
When Neve first released its iconic 2254E Limiter, it quickly became a fixture in broadcast production facilities around the world. But it was when rock n’ roll producers got a-hold of it that it became legendary. Producers and engineers discovered that if you hit it hard, its compression and limiter circuits produced a warm punchy sound that pumped up tracks and master busses in the most pleasing manner.

Enhance the power of your drum buss
Lindell’s faithful emulation of this classic broadcast limiter provides several useful added features, including a wet/dry Mix knob and selectable slow and fast attack times. Sometimes, the secret to the sound you’re looking for simply involves using the right tool for the job. If you’re looking to turn a meek drum buss into bombs from Bonham, the 254E might just help do the trick.

Achieve a rich analog tone
The original 2254E compressor/limiter used a diode bridge to apply gain reduction, which resulted in a rich analog tone, and the Lindell 254E plugin brings that classic and coveted sound to your DAW with stunning realism. One of the most colorful limiters ever released, the NEVE 2254E 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.


  • Limiting and/or compression via separate circuits
  • Faithful emulation of the NEVE® 2254E™ compressor/limiter
  • Wet/dry mix knob
  • Selectable slow or fast attack times

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

  • Brilliant but buggy

    by PMstudio
    Great sound but very buggy when oversampling is enabled - makes very loud high pitched noises (careful not to blow your tweeters -or even worse, your eardrums), sometimes mutes one channel… Read More
  • Round Warm thing

    by Eve Ripper
    I thought to try it as a limiter with a mix bus, but it shapes all other instruments so warmly that I forgot about it as a mix bus thing. I’ve tried it with spikey instruments and this thing gives… Read More
  • Great plugin!!!

    by Withajay
    This is still one of my favourite compressor/limiters! One of Plugin-Alliance's best pieces!
  • Lindell NEVE 2254E

    by Licorne Rouge
    Ooofff ! I'm like Marty in back to the future : blown away and stuck in my chair !!! This thing rocks !!!!!
    Definitely a must have for specific applications like Drum Bus or Guitar Bus !Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks a lot, Marty ;)
  • Game changer!!

    by Joe
    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got this plugin other than it sounded okay in the clips, but the top producers love it so there must be something there. This is an amazing plugin, game changer… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel or Apple Silicon architecture

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM




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Lindell 254E - Changelog

Version 1.2.2 (Mar 23, 2023)
- Apple Silicon Support for AAX

Version 1.2.1 (Feb 24, 2023)
- Apple Silicon support for AU and VST2/3

Version 1.2 (Jan 18, 2016)
- Added toolbar
- Added A/B presets
- Added calibration level setup
- Added oversampling setup
- Added external sidechain support

Version 1.1 (Oct 26, 2015)
- Fixed behavior upon sample rate change
- Fixed RTAS compatibility issues on Windows
- Improved ICON mapping

Version 1.0 (Sep 1, 2015)
- Release version