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

  • ★★★★★
    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
  • ★★★★☆
    Nice little thing
    by sleen
    Nice little Preamp Emu with really nice saturation. The gain compensation is such a simple idea yet so useful!
    The lows section of the EQ is the weak part of the 6X-500 as they sound pretty… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Day One & Using It
    by Prophessor
    On day one of purchasing this plugin I went to using it and loved the result. It's simple but very effective. It's worth every penny. I liked this plugin so much that I returned and purchased all of… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Great for setting up sounds
    by Constantin
    I love the filters and the subtle harmonic distortion on this.
    Have it on every project to clean up tracks with it's amazingly flexible hi-pass filtering.
  • ★★★★★
    Lindell Pre Amp
    by Makka
    fantastic Pre Amp ! Very versatile . Masterbus or tracks. This is a brilliant product . Harmonics are spot on. Very Musical when pushed unlike alot of other pre amps on the market .Cant recomend… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
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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