Overview

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.

Features

  • 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

  • Mosty

    Mosty

    Latin Grammy Winning Producer, Engineer, Mixer

    I’m stunned by the versatility of the 50 Series! 3 beautiful sounding EQs, 2 amazing compressors, a precise expander/gate, and beautiful distortion! It’s a box of fun. I think it is the most… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Joy of Mixing

    ★★★★★
    by StevenK
    I love channel plugins, esp. from PA with TMT that allows to get an open wider sound. Another important aspect is the interaction of components, the workflow and the "vision" behind it. The… Read More
  • Loving It...

    ★★★★★
    by Samy
    Just wow... Great work team PA.
  • Less words. More great results!

    ★★★★★
    by Tory G
    Yes it really does. The issue with alot of emulations is that they get modeled after old gear. Sometimes we want a more modern sound but also analog character. We tend to combine lots of plugins that… Read More
  • 50 Series

    ★★★★★
    by Oliver Probst
    Just incredibly good!
  • Detail and punch

    ★★★★★
    by luca vittori
    I have worked on an API console for a while in the past and since then I've always been looking for something who could get close enough to that detailed and punchy sound when mixing in the box. I… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

50 Series

Lindell Audio 50 Series - Changelog

Version 1.0.1 (Jan 18, 2021)
-fixed TMT in line amp and transformer (Channel + Buss)
-fixed an issue with save/recall

Version 1.0 (Jan 8, 2021)
- Initial Release