Harness the tight, rich & punchy tone of the best American-made consoles
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 Tolerance Modeling Technology, 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.

A lunchbox full 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.
Three classic EQs
Choose between 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 provides a unique Lindell Audio design inspired by some of the best FET compressors made, coupled with the tone, simplicity and ease of use of the original 500 series.* Brainworx Audio's Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) is protected under the following patent: US Patent No. 10,725,727

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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 Channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console
  • TMT — Brainworx patent-registered “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727)
  • 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 screensize and workflow.
  • Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound.
  • The only true CONSOLE emulation—everything else is just a channel strip.

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


    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

  • Lindell Audio 50 Series

    by Nutrino
    I've been chasing the best channel strip for years and I can finally take a break because nothing provides the same clarity and punch as this Lindell 50 Series. I've had the privilege of recording at… Read More
  • Wonderful Channel Strip.

    by S.C.R.
    This is just a phenomenal channel strip in every way. It's my go-to whenever I need to give something that massive "girthy" sound. Incredible for drums, bass, overdriven guitars, and heavy vocals. It… Read More
  • Mixing

    by TX_Rattlesnake
    Immediately upon putting this console strip on each of my tracks, my whole mix sounded amazing. When my singer comes in to record now, he tells me to use this plugin. I HIGHLY recommend the Lindell… Read More
  • A new favorite

    by Thetamusic
    Simply a top console. I have used the AMEK 9099 so far and still appreciate this console very much. For my vocals, however, I achieve an even better result with the Lindell 50 series. The voice… Read More
  • it is the most real API emulation

    by András Eckert
    Most channel strips have defects compared to the original. Previously, the UAD API channel plugin was the closest to reality, but that's over now. The 50 series of Lindell can sound like the hardware… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, 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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50 Series

Lindell Audio 50 Series - Changelog

Version 1.0.3 (Mar 23, 2023)
- Apple Silicon Support for AAX

Version 1.0.2 (Feb 24, 2023)
- Apple Silicon support for AU and VST2/3

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