Lindell Audio SBC – experience legendary buss compression!
A faithful emulation of the classic analog buss compressor, with added features such as SMASH hyper-compression and THD®. The initial release consists of a thorough emulation of the wide and punchy stereo version.
Smooth, punchy glue from a compressor that was born to rock
The original American hardware compressor is one of the most popular stereo buss compressors of all time, and for a good reason. Transparent yet assertive, smooth yet punchy, it’s a perennial favorite on drums, mix bus, vocals, and any source that demands aggressive compression without compromises. The SBC plugin from Lindell Audio emulates this legendary classic with masterful precision and clarity, adding new features that can only be found in the digital domain.
An industry standard for the mix bus, with extra versatility
This style of VCA compressor is easily one of the top two choices for analog Mix Buss compression in modern music production—right alongside the very best buss compressors from SSL. Like the original hardware, Lindell’s SBC (Stereo Buss Compressor) plugin offers tremendous tone and flexibility, and includes a series of carefully curated filters and knee options that make it a perfect choice for adding that last bit of extra “glue” and polish to the entire mix.
Marvelous on drum busses and more
The SBC shines on more than just mix buss material. This compressor is an absolute MUST on live drum busses, particularly in rock and metal genres, where it provides a tight, punchy, warm and “in-your-face” sound. Try Lindell’s added “SMASH” feature for extra crush on snare drum and room tracks, and don’t neglect this compressor whenever heavy-but-clean compression is needed on vocals and more.
Unique filters to custom-tailor your compression
The original compressors included a couple of seemingly subtle features that played an outsized role in its success. A special sidechain filter circuit applies a low cut and a high boost to the compressor’s detector circuit, ensuring it will respond to the most important parts of the mix, which so many other compressors ignore. A “feedforward” and “feedback” option allow for more modern or vintage style operation, while a variable stereo link control lets mixers decide exactly how much the left and right channels should interact with each other.
The sound of modern Rock, in the box
While the SBC will shine on any genre, it’s a must-have tool for rock mixers looking to add some upfront and aggressive character to their main mix, subgroups and select individual tracks.This is the sound you’ve heard on countless of your favorite modern rock releases for the past two decades. It is the analog buss compressor for the 21st century, now 100% ITB.
Legal Disclaimer: The Lindell SBC plugin was developed by Lindell Audio using their own modeling techniques, studying original products from API®. The names 500-series, API, 2500 are trademarks of Automated Processes, Inc. which is unaffiliated with Lindell Audio. Automated Processes, Inc. has not licensed any intellectual property for use in the Lindell SBC, nor have they endorsed or supported the SBC in any manner.