This plugin is included in our MEGA Bundle and MIX & MASTER Bundle Subscriptions at no extra cost!

Transform your DAW into an analog desk
There’s a tight and powerful sound to API consoles, preamps, and EQs that have made them some of the world’s favorites for creating professional-sounding drums, guitars, synths, and more with attitude and presence. Thanks to Brainworx’s patented Tolerance Modeling Technology* (TMT), you can now access the most convincing model of these classic consoles ever, including the slight channel-to-channel variances in the values of their analog components. 

Truly a universe of choices
The Lindell 50 Series does more than just model a single console. It provides you with an array of choices in the dynamics and EQ sections, allowing you to swap in your favorite style of these classic 500-series modules. Use them on busses or individual tracks.

Multiple EQ options
Choose between three classic EQs – the semi-parametric 50A EQ for three-band processing, the 50B for four bands, and the 60 for a precision graphic EQ for radically reshaping sounds in a way that’s as transparent and flexible as it is fun.

Two amazing compressors
The VCA compressor models API’s high end 2500 series compressor, with additional controls to improve upon the original. Meanwhile, the included FET compressor got the tone, simplicity, and ease of use of the original 500 series, as it is modeled after the famous API 525 compressor.

* Brainworx Audio's Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) is protected under the following patent: US Patent No. 10,725,727

Legal Disclaimer: The Lindell Audio 50 Series plugin was developed by Brainworx and Lindell Audio using their own modeling techniques, studying original products from API. The names 500-series, API, 2500 are trademarks of Automated Processes, Inc. which is unaffiliated with Brainworx. Automated Processes, Inc. has not licensed any intellectual property for use in the Lindell Audio 50 Series, nor have they endorsed or supported the 50 Series in any manner.


  • 72 different TMT (US Patent No. 10,725,727) channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console
  • Switch between 3 different EQs modeled after the most popular 500-series lunchbox designs
  • Switch between 2 different compressors, VCA, and FET.
  • Emulation of classic API noise gate and expander
  • Capture the full, tight, and punchy tone of the classic API preamps, with automatic gain compensation
  • Continuously variable THD and Virtual Gain controls to add colorful saturation and/or simulated analog noise independently or globally
  • Scalable UI to adapt to your screen size and workflow
  • Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Adam Moseley

    Adam Moseley

    Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Educator (John Cale, Spike Jonze, The Cure, Rush)

    I was giddy from the moment the Channel plugin opened. This really could not sound more true, be more intuitive, or easy to craft your sound, or dramatically change it. There is so much to explore… Read More

  • Eryck Bry

    Eryck Bry

    Music Producer, Mixing Engineer, Composer

    I really love the Lindell Audio 50 Series sound. It gives you that bite, that crunch, and a little bit of that modern punch.

  • Brian Vibberts

    Brian Vibberts

    Grammy Winning Mixing Engineer (Chick Corea, Sting, Metallica, Disney, Michael Jackson)

    The Lindell 50 has everything I need to shape the sound all in one plugin! Mixing just got easier.

  • Acle Kahney

    Acle Kahney

    Producer (TesseracT, Heart Of A Coward, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)

    The API2500 is my goto compressor for drums and on the mix bus. The Lindell API VCA compressor mimics the 2500 really well, especially when cranking the makeup gain to add some transformer warmth… Read More

  • Damien Lewis

    Damien Lewis

    Grammy nominated Mixing Engineer (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce)

    The Lindell 50 is THE SOUND of American studio records in the '70s. This plugin delivers all that tone and actually improves upon it. Punchy, gritty, and colorful. It's great on everything… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Vocals

    by Andy King
    I rarely write reviews but this deserves one. It’s the best channel strip I’ve used on vocals! Sounds big, polished and professional. I love API sound! It’s my new go to sound
  • Finally!

    by CLNyc
    I was just saying to myself last week how much I wanted a great API console emulation and when was PA going to make one.
    Landed on the page tonight and picked it up. Awesome!!
    Thank you… Read More
  • Lindell 50 Series

    by William L
    I'm glad I subscribed a MEGA Bundle with such a thrilling tool inside. This is absolutely fantastic. Now I feel I will need to see how it sounds on quite a lot of my work, that I though was OK and… Read More
  • My favorite!!!

    by lurojas
    I have always been a big fan of API, and the API sound. Finally someone has come out with the ultimate channel strip! The options are ridiculous! The look, and layout are clean and simple to… Read More
  • My new favorite channel strip!

    by fixintogetmixin
    Plugin Alliance has done it again! The Lindell 50 channel is everything you want in a channel strip and more. The ability to change between 3 different eq’s and 2 compressors is a great and… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

x64-compatible CPU

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


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50 Series

Lindell Audio 50 Series - Changelog

Version 1.0 (Jan 8, 2021)
- Initial Release