Overview

This is the true sound of the most coveted Neve modules
Lindell Audio’s 80 Series is an exacting emulation of the original Neve 1073 and 1084 preamp/EQs, the 2254 limiter/compressor, and 1272 line amplifier module, for your DAW. Each of these modules is drawn from the hand-wired 8028, a truly magical Neve desk on which countless seminal records have been cut in the last 30 years. Think names like Queen, David Bowie, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot and more. The sound of this analog legend is nothing short of extraordinary, and in the Lindell 80 Series, you will find that same full-bodied aggressive power, to help make your records sound as analog as possible.

A classic console with a cult-like following
Dating back to 1969 when it was first brought to the market, the 80 series analog mixing desks attained somewhat of a cult-like status due to their uniqueness and rarity. Known for their breathtaking depth, pristine high end and rich definition, the individual modules that comprise these desks have stood the test of time, and have inspired countless high-end clones. It’s no wonder that institutions like Sound City Studios, Oscilloscope Labs, Electric Lady Studios and Sphere Studios have relied on the sound and features offered by this desk. Lindell 80 Series Channel brings the sound of this desk into the digital domain.

An entire family of Neve processors
On its own, the Neve 1073 is one of the most popular preamp/EQs ever made, capable of staggeringly beautiful high end boosts and shockingly full and useful low end amplification. Add to that  faithful recreation of the even more flexible and precise 1084 EQ, which has legions of its own fans, and you’d already have a plugin that’s worth more than the price of admission. But the 80 series adds on even more, with the 2245 limiter/compressor for smooth and creamy dynamic control, the 1272 line amplifier for full, rich harmonics, and a special Buss mode for all the Neve character without all the bells and whistles.

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To complete their new console offering, Lindell Audio has licensed the patented Tolerance Modeling Technology from Brainworx to provide an authentic analog experience in the digital realm. Mix your songs using 32 distinct channels to replicate the various component tolerances found in the original hardware. Plugin-only features include a Mix knob for the limiter/compressor, variable THD and V Gain and more.


Legal Disclaimer: The Lindell 80 Series was developed by Lindell Audio using its own modeling techniques, and one of the products studied was the Neve 1073, 1084/2254 and Neve 1272 (Buss). Neve is a registered trademark of AMS/Neve Inc., which is unaffiliated with Lindell Audio. AMS/Neve have not licensed any intellectual property for use in the Lindell 80 Series, nor have they endorsed or supported the Lindell 80 Series in any manner.

Features

Lindell 80 Series Channel

  • Vintage sound of the 1073/1084/2254 in your DAW
  • TMT — Brainworx patent-registered “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727)
  • Bring the sound of the 8028 Neve console into your ITB projects
  • All the roaring power of the world's most beloved mic pre - the 1073!
  • True analog algorithmic emulation of all part components
  • Hits the sweet spot of "just right" when it comes to the tone of the mic and line transformers and the frequency selections of the three-band equalizer
  • Switch to the Neve 1084 which builds on the same basic design of the world-famous 1073, but offers a completely different palette of frequency selections.
  • Single‑sided, discrete, class‑A electronics and three transformers in the audio path of the 2254 sounds silky smooth and luxurious.
  • Auto Recovery, parallel mix control on the compressor along with THD, 32 channels of TMT and more!
  • Oversampling: from 2x up to 16x
  • GUI Zoom: Scale the plugin GUI from 70% of standard size and up to 100%

Lindell 80 Series Buss

  • Modeled from the Vintage Line Amp 1272
  • The 1272 Line Amp (1073 line driver) originally built for the 80 Series consoles
  • "Fat" Low-End Response, Extreme console mix separation
  • TMT (US Patent No. 10,725,727) & THD to offer a true analog buss processing power 
  • Beef up your individual group busses and your final mix buss to get the rich and smooth tone of the renowned Neve hardware

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Eryck Bry

    Eryck Bry

    Music Producer, Mixing Engineer, Composer

    With warm lows and smooth highs this easily became one my favorite channel strip plugin! It’s extremely simple to use, has character and sounds really good! This is one of those plugins that… Read More

  • Tobias Lindell

    Tobias Lindell

    Producer, Remixer and Songwriter.

    This is a product I am super passionate about, and it’s the first of it’s kind in the market.

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

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

    The Lindell 80 Series Buss and Channel has that classic 70’s musicality instantly. You’ll quickly find yourself picking out your favorite channels for your favorite tracks.

  • Thomas Plec Johansson

    Thomas Plec Johansson

    Producer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Founder of "The Panic Room"

    The Lindell 80 Series is by far the best emulation of this British classic that I've ever come across. The EQ's and filters are spot on not just capturing the frequency response of the originals… Read More

  • Lucas (Luke) Pimentel

    Lucas (Luke) Pimentel

    Multi-Gold & Platinum Mastering Engineer (Jeremy Riddle, Marcos Witt)

    The 8028 is the missing piece in my sonic puzzle. It has the character and texture that everyone relates to when the word analog comes to mind. Having both 1073/1084 accessible with a single… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Truly Beautiful

    ★★★★★
    by Paul
    I absolutely did not intend buying this - I really didn't need another channel strip plug in. But anyway, I thought I'd demo it regardless...
    I compared this on some mixes against some of my… Read More
  • Excelente Lindell 80.

    ★★★★★
    by guillermopulos
    Este channel-strip tiene el mejor sonido que he escuchado por software. Es muy fácil de operar, y con extraordinarios pre, eq y comp. No he utilizado mucho el gate.
    MEJORA: La eq tiene tres… Read More
  • Awesome

    ★★★★★
    by Chris
    I just started using this product but it's incredible, especially when using it on my VST Piano. It adds a shimmer on the upper register and makes it even sound more natural without loosing the… Read More
  • Best Neve 1084 emulation.

    ★★★★★
    by Tee Mack
    I bought the Lindell 80 Series a few weeks ago and I must tell you this plugin sounds amazing. I use it while recording/tracking any source, whether it’s Vocals, Drums, Sends, you name it! The… Read More
  • Neve 80

    ★★★★★
    by FREDAR
    I just tested it and just took a slap. ..I have never tested the real console but this sound speaks to my memories, my heart and my guts. Tested for the moment only on rock we have grating in a… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, 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

80 Series

Lindell Audio 80 Series - Changelog

Version 1.0.3 (Mar 11, 2020)
- CHANNEL, BUS - Crash in ProTools when automating Bypass, using small buffer size and oversampling.

Version 1.0.2 (Feb 3, 2020)
- CHANNEL, BUS - Removed read-only meters parameters.

Version 1.0.1 (Dec 18, 2019)
- CHANNEL, BUS - THD knob was noisy
- CHANNEL, BUS - Plugin settings were overwritten by the loading of the "current preset" in some VST2 hosts (Cubase, Studio One)
- CHANNEL, BUS - There was an undefined behavior and potential crash when using TMT.
- CHANNEL, BUS - Some filters didn’t work correctly with a sample rate lower than 44100.
- CHANNEL - Fixed potential origin of a crash when bypassed
- BUS - There was still noise when the fader was at the lower position
- CHANNEL, BUS - Added label units (dB, Hz, ...) to parameters in VST / VST3 formats

Version 1.0 (Nov 20, 2019)
- Initial released version