Overview

The original KLEIN & HUMMEL UE-100® EQs are extremely rare and expensive. But Rafa Sardina - who has 12 Grammy wins and 35 nominations - owns 10 of them!

What is so special about this weird and wonderful device?

For some time, hardware equalizers had to each be developed with a specific purpose in mind, requiring engineers to combine different EQ types in one signal chain in order to achieve the frequency response they needed on any given source. They would have to accept the necessary evil of the resulting phase and intermodulation distortion when treating these sounds. When released in 1961, the Klein & Hummel UE-100 Universal Equalizer changed all that.

This all-tube minimum phase EQ used six discrete filter modules to create a collection of band-pass filters that could create dynamic curves for any application from source mixing to vocal tracking to mastering. While some earlier UE-100s were used to transparently filter out junk low and high frequencies when printing to tape and vinyl, it quickly became commonplace to take advantage of the unique pushbutton frequency selection; this provided an easy way to not only recall settings, but also alter them on the fly while recording a performance. The UE-100 became known for its musically warm curves and precise response, offering a myriad of possibilities for treating frequencies by boosting and/or cutting across the spectrum to shape sounds “like a Pultec on steroids.”

That tube-powered universal sound and innovative behavior from K&H is now available to you in plugin form. The Lindell TE-100 is an exacting emulation of all the sweet and savory frequency treatment offered by the original hardware EQ. Right down to the pushbuttons on the interface and the all-tube filter bypass, the TE-100 re-creates this piece of German audio history with immaculate realism. Only now, a stereo pair won’t cost you $10,000.

Hone in on your sound with low and high pass filters at each end of the TE-100, then boost at one of four critical frequencies with rounded or high-Q shelf bands to add body and presence. Create dual parametric band-pass filters in the TE-100’s mid section to quickly bring out the true character of your sound. The pushbutton frequency selectors offer a unique way to shape your frequency response by focusing on each corner frequency of a filter and moving those frequencies closer or further apart while letting your ears guide your mix decision.

The TE-100 plugin also adds a few useful extra features that help improve workflow in the digital environment: Maintain full control across a variety of mix situations by taking advantage of level calibration, internal oversampling adjustment, and an analog mode that adds additional tone coloration and noise floor taken from the original unit. Dial in precise gain adjustments in 0.5 dB steps, contrasting the 2 dB to 3 dB resolution available through the knobs of the original hardware. With the Lindell TE-100, the legacy of the original Universal Equalizer can be brought to your DAW in a convenient digital form that stays true to the hardware.

Legal Disclaimer: Klein & Hummel, K&H, and UE-100 are registered trademarks of Sennheiser, GMBH. The TE-100 was developed by Lindell Audio based on its own modeling techniques. Sennheiser has not endorsed nor sponsored the TE-100 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Faithful emulation of the all tube and transformer circuit from the Klein & Hummel UE-100 vintage equalizer of the 60's
  • Eight bands allow you to carve and customize the perfect response for critical frequencies in your mix
  • Warm tube saturation and musical bands from the classic German Rundfunk (Broadcasting) EQ
  • Create dynamic frequency response curves that simultaneously cut and boost – like a Pultec on steroids
  • One of the most sought after tube equalizers in the history of recording. The hardware contains no less than 14 tubes!

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Rafa Sardina

    Rafa Sardina

    Producer/Mixer/Engineer (Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Lady Gaga)

    The hardware EQs are the most fantastic ever made, and I have to say the plugin is a very close representation of the original.

  • James Wiltshire

    James Wiltshire

    Producer (Freemasons, F9 Audio)

    I’m lucky enough to have used the valve powered monolith that was the original EQ this plugin is based on and not only has this captured it’s immensely solid and future retro sound but… Read More

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    Wow, this thing sounds incredibly warm and fat! You can crank the levels and there is no bad sound at all!" It worked great for sound shaping in drum busses or even the master channel. This… Read More

  • Simon Franglen

    Simon Franglen

    Composer/Producer (Avatar, Titanic, Michael Jackson)

    In my youth, if you were very very lucky, you could strap two of these across your master buss and smile as 4 billion valves did their work on bringing joy to your mix. The real thing is… Read More

  • Michael Zimmerling

    Michael Zimmerling

    (Bloc Party, Simply Red, Will Young)

    Without a doubt, the K&H UE-100 is the best sounding EQ ever made in Germany. It is unrivalled in punch and sweet sounding high frequencies. I never thought that it’s possible to model… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • TE 100

    ★★★★★
    by Ange
    I admit I bought this on a whim and a deal price that comes up sometimes about 6 months ago, not thinking much at the time as I had bought a few, but I just noticed..... I can't think of a mix for… Read More
  • Full, fat and vibey!

    ★★★★☆
    by Jellyfish
    This thing is an absolute beast! It makes everything so full and saturated in the best way. Full of life and character. Because I mostly boost stuff with it, it does tend to get LOUD pretty quickly.… Read More
  • unique and musical tone

    ★★★★☆
    by Adam
    Loving the warmth and breadth of the curves in this EQ. I need to delve further but the low bass is something special.
    It's trackpad friendly, too. (Tip: click and hold a mid center… Read More
  • Pixie dust in a plugin!

    ★★★★★
    by CG
    This is a beautiful sounding EQ. It’s very much a colouration and character device, so while I wouldn’t ever reach for this for surgical precision, on certain sources it imparts an incredibly… Read More
  • Secret Weapon

    ★★★★★
    by Carambo
    A must on any master track for me ! Brightness is beautiful, low end is very elegant. Sounds amazing for any situation, it deserves the title of Secret Weapon.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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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ChangeLog

TE-100

Lindell TE-100 - Changelog

Version 1.1 (Feb 17, 2017)
- Added in and out level controls
- Fixed oversampling sound variances

Version 1.0 (Aug 12, 2016)
- Release version