Overview

The Millennia TCL-2 delivers the stellar, transparent sonics of the beloved Millennia Twincom in plugin form. The original hardware Twincom features Millennia’s “Twin Topology” technology, which gives users the ability to select either a full tube, or full J-FET/solid-state signal path. Both the complete tube and solid-state signal paths have been faithfully modeled in the plugin version. In addition, the plugin version provides the ability to process Mid (M) and Side (S) information separately, as well as a Dry / Wet signal control for each individual channel.

The plugin version of the TCL-2 captures the tone of both of these circuit paths, bringing the Millennia sound to the DAW-based producer/engineer. From the transformer-less signal path, to the lower, tighter gain and threshold structure, to its unique single amplifier design, every aspect of the original hardware has been faithfully emulated in the plugin version. 

For the producer/mixer/engineer, the TCL-2 can be used for everything from ultra transparent peak control to some pretty crazy, stomped on and pumping compression effects. Mastering Engineers will love the precise control of compression parameters, the M/S processing capabilities and, above all, the stellar sonics. 

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today and hear for yourself what the Millennia TCL-2 can bring to your mixes and masters.

Features

  • Faithfully models the most famous vintage diode bridge compressor, the Neve 2254E, in each of its three independent frequency bands
  • Adjustable crossover frequencies between bands allow you to home in on where compression is needed most
  • Ratios range, in five steps, from 1.5:1 for mastering and master-bus compression to as high as 6:1 for shaping individual tracks
  • Switchable Nuke mode over-compresses tracks to dramatic effect
  • Mid/Side mode focuses compression on mid or side channel—or in stereo—for surgical precision
  • Highpass filter in sidechain lends greater punch to compressed drums, bass guitar and other bass-heavy instruments
  • Switchable Niveau filter tilts sidechain’s frequency response to preserve bass energy—great for creating the killer API “thrust” compression effect
  • Mix control provides instant parallel processing, especially useful for blending radically compressed signal with pristine dry input when compressing drums, adding density to rock guitars and more
  • Bands can be linked and soloed
  • Adjustable, wide-ranging attack and release controls include blazing-fast 2µsec attack time for radical compression and Auto release for artifact-free processing
  • Optional auto-makeup gain for each band
  • Three-way meter displays I/O and gain-reduction levels in turn
  • Internal operating levels can be calibrated in nine 1dB steps for precise mastering applications
  • Resizable user interface and up to 16x oversampling for digital precision in any environment

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Josh Newell

    Josh Newell

    Producer/Engineer/Mixer (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Anthrax, Puff Daddy)

    I put the Lindell 354E on the stereo buss of a mix I was working on, and it glued the track together perfectly. This thing rules.

  • Ethan Mates

    Ethan Mates

    Engineer (Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, J-Lo, Tupac, Tom Petty)

    The 354E has a new home on my parallel drum buss! Having all the features of a modern multiband compressor, but with vintage tonality, is super useful, and it can easily do what would otherwise… Read More

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    Loving this one -- it’s a beast! I could instantly blow up the kick out of a full drum loop without affecting the rest of the sounds. I was able to warm up a vocal and give it some nice attitude… Read More

  • David Arnold

    David Arnold

    Composer (Casino Royale, Independence Day, Sherlock)

    The 354E retains all the detail of the original signal but gives the frequencies you need help with plenty of extra punch and bite. The filter stage is smooth and subtle, unless you want to drive… Read More

  • Charles Stella

    Charles Stella

    Composer/Producer/Engineer (MTV, 2K Games, Nora Jones, Jarobi/A Tribe Called Quest, Issa Rae)

    I’ve really enjoyed using the Lindell 354E on a new batch of mixes. It has a detailed yet powerful sound that is perfect for the mix buss or for mastering. The three bands, sidechain filter, Mix… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • I love this compressor!

    ★★★★★
    by Likes metal
    The very moment I tried out this plugin, I was like, "Wow, this thing sounds great!" It just has THAT sound to it. Call it vintage, call it console. It's right on. And for a very musical over-the-top… Read More
  • Lindell Audio 354E

    ★★★★☆
    by studiotan
    intuitively musical, great presets to get started / learn capacities, ran some masters through at -3db with "flat" settings, then added bits of this and that to a/b tonal colours - (needs care w/… Read More
  • Very Good!

    ★★★★★
    by Lindel Audio 354E
    Hi, I am Korean Mix and Master Engineer.
    This Plugin is Really Good!
  • Multi-Mojo

    ★★★★★
    by Jeremy Graham
    I've been searching for a new bus compressor (mainly for mastering) but this unit does so much more. Whether beefing up drums with the 'Nuke' in parallel, gentle sculpting on a master, or… Read More
  • Lindell 354E

    ★★★★★
    by RORO
    the LINDELL 354E exceeded my expectations. The operation is simple and the sound quality is great. A modern "analogue" plugin, which fits perfectly with my sound ideas.
    Thanks to Plugin… Read More

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

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