Overview

This plugin is included in our MEGA and MIX & MASTER bundles at no extra cost!

 

A new take on a classic Sound
Lindell Audio's 7X-500 is an emulation of Lindell Audio's one-channel compressor/limiter that uses a field-effect transistor (FET) feedback design. This plugin is Lindell Audio’s take on the classic ”1176® Sound”. Use the 7X-500 with moderate settings to gently tighten up pads, or crank the ratio to 100:1 and slam it on your drum bus to achieve an iconic rock and roll effect.

Aggressive transient control and edgy distortion
Some compressors struggle to clamp down on aggressive source material like rap and metal vocals, but not the 7X-500. When you use fast attack and release settings, the 7X-500 will respond like lightning to incoming audio information. By pushing this compressor hard, you can introduce edgy distortion to your mixes; a great fit for amped-up electric guitars.

A faithful emulation with extra features
The 7X-500 delivers the same versatile sound as the original hardware unit, but it includes new and exclusive features. There's a high-pass sidechain filter and Mix control that you can use to apply parallel compression to tracks without creating send effects. Additional plugin-only features include stereo operation, continuously variable attack and release controls, along with an Analog button that introduces noise, hum, and transformer saturation to your signal.


Legal Disclaimer: 1176 is a registered trademark of Universal Audio Inc. The Lindell 7X-500 was developed by Lindell Audio based on its own modeling techniques. Universal Audio has not endorsed or sponsored the 7X-500 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.


Features

  • Faithful hardware circuit emulation of the Lindell Audio 7X-500 compressor.
  • FET feedback compressor with classic 1176 sound.
  • Mix control for parallel compression.
  • 3-step or continuous attack time.
  • 3-step or continuous release time.
  • High-pass sidechain filter.
  • 3-step ratio: 4:1, 12:1 or 100:1.
  • Transformer balanced output.
  • Adjustable stereo link.
  • Optional analog warmth and nonlinearities via a switch.
  • 20-segment LED gain reduction meter.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

    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

  • Those Random Boys

    Those Random Boys

    Dj Duo

    The Lindell 7X-500 Plugin is our new favorite plugin to add knock and fattnes to our productions. The ChannelX has lived on our mix-busses now for the past couple of singles. Best analog plugin… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Gran pegada

    ★★★★★
    by Gabriel
    Gran pegada y versatilidad
  • Can you say SLAM!?

    ★★★★★
    by Ettienne Lane
    This compressor really slams down on a sound source, keeping it in tact. This works well for bass and electric guitar. For vocals I would suggest setting the mix knob to round about 40% so that your… Read More
  • really cool plugin

    ★★★★★
    by Sunderain
    really cool plugin
  • Excellent

    ★★★★★
    by Tryggvasson
    One of the few versions of an 1176 that I can use as more than a one trick pony. The wider range attack and release go a long way. Warm, great sheen, probably modeled after a cleaner version.… Read More
  • what a nice tool

    ★★★★★
    by Julian
    I have bought myself the Channel X Modules during Mega Sale and wanted to have a little 1176 Comp Version (since PA only has the Purple next to the 7x-500) to throw it on Vocals when I am… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

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

7X-500

Lindell 7X-500 - Changelog

Version 1.2 (Oct 26, 2015)
- Fixed factory presets for VST3
- Fixed RTAS compatibility issues on Windows
- Improved ICON mapping

Version 1.1 (Sep 1, 2015)
- Release version