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.

Lindell’s PEX-500 hardware unit is a mono transformer-coupled Passive Pultec style equalizer. Its all-discrete design is based upon Lindell’s hybrid amplifier providing 15dB boost of smooth silky high end and the punchiest low end you’re likely to find.

The Lindell PEX-500 is Tobias Lindell’s take on the classic Pultec Equalizer. Along with unique features closely associated with Pultec EQs, including the ability to simultaneously cut and boost a given frequency, the PEX-500 plugin also includes a few extra tricks not found on the original hardware like additional high frequency selections and a Mid/Side (M/S) matrix.

The PEX-500 plugin is a faithful emulation of this magic hardware unit, capturing that classic Pultec sound while adding features not found in the original Lindell hardware, including stereo operation, a Mid/Side matrix, and additional high frequency selections.

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

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


  • Classic passive Pultec tone and features
  • Mid/Side matrix
  • Faithful emulation of the original all-discrete Lindell hardware 
  • Smooth, musical EQ curves
  • Separate Boost and Attenuate controls for the bass band
  • True analog circuit model -- warms up tracks just by instantiating it.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Emre Ramazanoglu
    Emre Ramazanoglu

    The PEX-500 has an uniquely smooth and airy top end that I just can't get enough of. Creating a plugin with a unique sound in todays saturated EQ market is nothing short of a miracle. I can't… Read More

  • 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 Richard
    I am not familiar with the hardware, so i can't compare it. But what i can say is that this plugin sounds really good. Sweet, Smooth and warm. Great on everything. Just try out the demo and you are… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    by Black Frost
    I use Lindell VSTs all the time, they are very useful to warm, fat and punch up drum samples, which then sound really natural, but also distorted guitars or bass, so pretty much everything I do gets… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    PEX-500 - Sonic Bliss!
    by Liza
    This has gorgeous subtleties and musicalities without any unwanted 'personality' creeping in and taking over. It knows how to draw out the magic. You can gently coax the sweet spot in no time at all… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Niiiice !
    by EOTR
    Very nice and smooth. I'm pleasantly surprised by this "another Pultec EQ plugin". It works !
  • ★★★★★
    Nice EQ
    by Eddy
    This is a very nice and musical EQ. I use it mostly on guitars and keys with great results. You can't go wrong with this EQ. Give it a try if you want to buy immediately. In my case, I just buy… 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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