Tobias Lindell took the experience he gained mixing and producing hit records and created a line of hardware audio products that became instant favorites with producers and engineers around the world. Now, some of Tobias’ favorite designs are available in plugin form.

The Lindell 6X-500 is a fantastic tool for cleaning up and adding a little extra punch to your tracks. The original 6X-500 hardware is a mono transformer-coupled preamplifier and passive 2 band, boost only EQ. The preamp’s all discrete design is based upon Lindell’s hybrid amplifier providing smooth, creamy gain and color.

The 6X-500 plugin is a faithful emulation of the original hardware with a few extra features like High and Low Pass filters and variable slopes thrown in. By twisting up the Gain knob a bit and dialing in a little bit more highs or lows, you can pull a track subtly out of the mix or push it right into your face.

Download the full function 14-Day demo today to hear this remarkable plugin for yourself.

The 6X-500 is also available as part of the Lindell ChannelX bundle (link) and 100% Lindell Bundle (link). In addition to the savings, the bundles offer some additional features that are worth checking out.


  • Faithful emulation of the Lindell hardware preamp/EQ
  • Analog circuit allows you to add transformer saturation and other analog characteristics if desired 
  • Separate High and Low Pass filters each with 5 selectable slopes
  • The Preamp component models Lindell’s all discrete hybrid amplifier design 
  • Boost only EQ adds gain and punch at selected frequencies
  • High-end hardware sonics at a modest price
  • Flexible High and Low Pass filters make removing rumble and harshness easy

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow
    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    From the twacky knock of the compressor, to the schweet top end on the eq, you’ll be hard pressed to find tools in this price range that will expand your toolbox as much as these… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    by GV
    Definitely adds analog warmth when pushed. And the EQ is very musical. Good for very digitally recorded tracks (recorded straight into a DAW with no analog gear other than a mic).
  • ★★★★★
    strip and amp in one
    by TLB
    I cannot but stand in awe. Used to have a stock pre-amp - now I know why I won't need it anymore. This pre-amp will put those vocals right in place: both in volume, frequencies and color. Uncoupling… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Lindell Preamp
    by JimHam70
    I like all of the Lindell plugins but because there are so few preamp choices from other developers, the 6X-500 is a unique gem. It has just what you need coming in on a channel and can replace… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    Lindell 6X-500
    by tomb
    Very useful, chunky sounding plugin. Plenty of fat sounding gain and the eq is very smooth and handy. Nice little edge when driven hard. This plug in gets used in a lot of different situations, works… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Very unique clipping
    by Alex Hepting
    I was looking out for THAT sound over 10 years specially for the 303ish attack sounds the analog clipping mode will turn a boring bass line into a colored lead. Where a simple saturation wasn't… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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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