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

  • Ronan Chris Murphy

    Ronan Chris Murphy

    Owner/Producer (King Crimson, Chucho Valdes, Terry Bozzio, Steve Morse)

    What impressed me most about the TE-100 is how aggressively I could push the EQ and radically sculpt sounds without the nasty artifacts that I hear in so many other digital EQs.

  • 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

Customer Reviews

  • lovely eq

    ★★★★★
    by stringtheory
    yes, i have too many eqs...this is a really lovely one, makes it easy to make a good sound even better with subtle use, bringing things out and shaping sounds to fit in a mix; also on busses and… Read More
  • TE100

    ★★★★★
    by theghostorchestra
    Feel compelled to add my voice saying how brilliant this EQ is. Want your bass to warm and throb? Your hi hats to silkily sizzle? Your vocal to be present? Your mix to expand? This is the one. Not… Read More
  • TE-100

    ★★★★★
    by GPiazza
    A few years ago, most ITB EQs used essentially the same algorithms, & on many forums the idea that purchasing numerous EQ plugins was a waste of money.
    Not so today. EQ modeling has undergone a… Read More
  • Smoothest Top End

    ★★★★★
    by Aidan Brock
    The 6dB/octave shelf boost provides for the smoothest top end boost I have yet encountered on an EQ. It allows me to make things nice and bright without any harshness that one could expect from most… Read More
  • Don't demo it - You want it!!

    ★★★★★
    by Off-Beat
    My main critique about PA is mostly about their slavishly and non-sensically clinging to small hardware-replica GUIs or basically dreadful GUI design, esp. the ‘black bx_-stuff’.
    Likewise… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts 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

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