Plugin Alliance in Santa Cruz, Calif., is unveiling the Lindell Audio TE-100 plug-in ($149), which emulates the Klein & Hummel UE-100 Universal Equalizer introduced in 1961. The UE-100 all-tube minimum phase EQ used six discrete filter modules that could create dynamic bandpass curves for a smooth and warm response on any audio source by boosting and/or cutting frequencies across the spectrum. The original UE-100 hardware delivered warm saturation from 14 vacuum tubes, as well as eight musical bands of equalization from the classic Rundfunk broadcasting EQ.
Lindell's TE-100 accurately simulates the behavior, sound and interface of the original hardware unit, including the brawny, dynamic, Pultec-style bandpass curves that both cut and boost at coincident frequencies. Lowpass and highpass filters sit at each end of the TE-100, and dual parametric bandpass filters in the midrange section can highlight the sweet spot of any sound source with warm lows, crisp highs and a tight response. Unique pushbutton frequency selectors allow quick and accurate settings.
New TE-100 features for the digital domain include level calibration, adjustable oversampling rate, and a resizable GUI. An Analog Mode simulates the output transformer overdrive of the hardware along with the noise floor, and filters can be globally disabled while preserving the effect of the emulated vacuum tubes.
The Lindell TE-100 equalizer plug-in is now available through Plugin Alliance in AAX Native, AU, VST2, and VST3 formats for Mac OS 10.6 through 10.11 and Windows 7 through 10. The TE-100 also joins Lindell Audio's five other vintage-emulated dynamics plug-ins in the 100% Lindell Bundle Version 1.1 at a discounted bundle price. All Plugin Alliance products are available as fully-functional 14-day demos with a registered account.
Plugin Alliance offers this Legal Disclaimer: “Klein & Hummel and UE-100 are registered trademarks of Sennheiser, GMBH. The TE-100 was developed by Lindell Audio and LSR Audio based on their own modeling techniques. Sennheiser has neither endorsed nor sponsored the TE-100 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.”
For more information, go to www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/lindell_te-100.html.