Warm, Rich, and Punchy: The Sound of Classic Rock
Helios Type 69 consoles are known for their smooth and harmonic sound, heard on legendary records by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, the Who, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, and Bob Marley. Lindell’s 69 Channel Strip faithfully recaptures this classic tone in plugin form.

The Sound of The Original Analog Console with Expanded Features
Coveted for their unique-sounding preamps, precise filters, and smooth and musical EQs, Helios arguably made the coolest consoles of the 60s and 70s. Selected by The Rolling Stones for their famous mobile recording studio and used to record Led Zeppelin’s most enduring albums, Helios consoles were simple in operation but offered a complex and characterful tone that was hard to resist. Lindell’s plugin adds to the original by bringing the Helios bus EQs and compressors directly into a channel strip.

Timelessly Classic EQ on Every Channel
The Lindell emulation features the Pre-EQ-69 module which is a 3-band active bell filter loved for musical-sounding boosts and cuts that can add presence and air without harshness and fullness to lows without excessive rumble.

Includes HUGE-Sounding FET Compression
Used on some of the most iconic drum sounds in history, the powerful F760 Compressor/Limiters were part of what made the Helios line so alluring. The only drawback is that they were designed and implemented as bus compressors, so you could never reasonably have one on every channel… until now. With its distinctive sound and variable, attack, release, and ratio, the F760 is often considered a fun and flexible alternative to the 1176 by the few engineers lucky enough to own or use them.

Use It Anywhere
Lindell’s 69 channel can add warmth, presence, and character to vocals, helping them stand out in the mix. Use it to provide punch and clarity to drum recordings or to shape the tone of guitars — adding warmth, body, and sparkle to the sound. It can imbue digital keyboards and synths with uncanny character and depth, bring out the natural warmth of bass instruments, or impart a cohesive, three-dimensional, and decidedly “analog” tone to any mix.


The Lindell 69 Series Console is not endorsed or licensed by Helios Electronics Ltd.  The use of the Helios name is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product brand.


  • Authentic Helios Type 69 Emulation: Captures the rich, musical character of the classic Helios Type 69 console, revered for its smooth, open sound and unmatched harmonics.
  • Helios F760 Compressor/Limiter: Includes the versatile FET compressor/limiter, offering a wide range of transparent to aggressive compression.
  • Pre-EQ-69: Provides the full-bodied warmth and natural presence of the iconic Helios preamp and EQ, meticulously modeled for the digital realm.
  • Passive 69: Recreates the smooth, musical response of the classic passive equalizer, renowned for its ability to add depth and warmth to any source material.
  • Intuitive Interface: The user-friendly interface makes it easy to dial in your perfect sound, while the resizable window adapts to your workflow.
  • Compatibility with all major DAWs (VST, AU, and AAX formats) ensures seamless integration with your favorite digital audio workstation.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Maor Appelbaum

    Maor Appelbaum

    Mastering Engineer (Faith No More, Yes, Sepultura)

    The Lindell 69 Series channel strip plugin brings back memories of some amazing records I grew up listening to.It features the legendary sound of its EQ and preamp/line amp which adds a nice push… Read More

  • Rafael Pirela

    Rafael Pirela

    Producer and artist (ARPA winner, 7x Latin Grammy nominee)

    Pure rock and roll musical beast. The Lindell 69 Channel Strip has earned its place on my acoustic and electric guitar tracks since I got it. A little boost to 3.5k and 6k will have you feeling… Read More

  • Joost van den Broek

    Joost van den Broek

    Producer, Arranger & Mixer (Blind Guardian, Powerwolf, Ayreon)

    The Lindell Audio 69 rocks! Adding instant attitude and pumping character to your sound! You are able to add great warmth, depth and harmonic richness with the 'bus' version, by either applying… Read More

  • Mitch Malloy

    Mitch Malloy


    Are you kidding me with these Lindell 69 Series plugins? I honestly thought there was no way I could up my game with all the amazing plugins I’ve already got but everything I’ve put it on,… Read More

  • Brad Cox

    Brad Cox

    Producer, Mixer, Mastering Engineer (Slash, T Pain, Moonshine Bandits)

    I was in love with the 80 (still am) but man, the 69 brings a different heat and amazing look. This will go on all my rock and metal mixes

Customer Reviews

  • this comp bangs like no other

    by mylar melodies
    I've been looking for a character compressor that spanks drums (drum machines and breaks) in a particularly immense way (where what goes in sounding OK comes out sounding storming),… Read More
  • warmth and clarity like no other

    by willcando
    I love this channel strip for the ease of opperation and sonic clarity that is so easy to achieve. keep up the good work PA.
  • dreamt of this

    by sponzorb
    the sound from this channel is something i had been chasing for a while. i wasn’t finding it in neve or api style emulations and it makes sense because the helios has its own character. i’ve been… Read More
  • Great Sound

    by Alonso Ararat
    It provides a splendid sound, with body, definition, detail and punch in sources such as basses, drums, guitars, vocals and full mixes.


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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