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Overview

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 original Lindell 7X-500 hardware is a one-channel compressor/limiter. Its FET (field effect transistor) design incorporates some new and exclusive features such as High Pass sidechain filter and a Mix control, which allows mixing between dry and wet signals for parallel compression effects. The 7X-500 is Lindell’s take on the classic ”1176® Sound”. It can be smooth or it can be a rock’n'roll monster when using its 100:1 ratio.

The 7X-500 plugin, in addition to being a faithful emulation, is an evolution of the original hardware, adding useful features like stereo operation and continuously variable attack and release controls.

Download the Full Function 14-Day demo today to hear this remarkable plugin for yourself.

The 7X-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.

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 nor 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 and 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

    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

    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

  • ★★★★★
    Nice plugins
    by Konstantinos
    well.....nice compressor....clean and real...!
  • ★★★★★
    7X-500
    by Domenico
    as always in best form - and a big thank you for the always fair offers :-)
  • ★★★★☆
    Great emulation
    by Deciphered Audio
    Great emulation smooth and silky planing to get the actual 500 gear so far so good it's on every mix i do now
  • ★★★★★
    Worthy
    by Emanater
    As I'm fairly new to this recording game I've struggled with compression the most. This one has helped me work a few things out.
    I noticed along with most other compressors it doesn't work on… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Punch
    by sleen
    I love the punch it gives you on vocals. Also nice on acoustic guitars.
    Good to have it in the arsenal!

Specification

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

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
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

Downloads

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