Lindell Audio 7X-500 CompressorItem ID: 7X500
500 Series Rack Format FET Compressor/Limiter with Stepped Controls, Built-in Highpass Sidechain Filter, and True Bypass
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A Modern Take on a Classic CompressorThe Lindell 7X-500 compressor packages the sound of one of the most popular compressors of all time into a convenient and remarkably affordable API 500 Series rack module. This late '60s-style FET compressor/limiter may be small, but it still manages to pack all of the useful functionality you could ask for inside. There's a a highpass sidechain filter in the 7X-500, which lets you focus its response, and a mix knob lets you blend its wet and dry signals to taste. Overall, the Lindell 7X-500 is an amazing compressor for the money.
Lindell 7X-500 500 Series Rack Compressor at a Glance:
Simple controls make dialing in the perfect compression easy
Ever try to dial in compression and get immediately slammed with option anxiety? "Did that attack sound better a 20ms or 25ms?" It's a serious issue that can trip you up and ruin your workflow. Lindell gets around this problem elegantly with the 7X-500, without robbing you of effective dynamics control. Instead of burdening you with knobs, you set the 7X-500's attack, release, and ratio with simple yet effective 3-way switches. Wether you're trying to punch up a bass track or mellow out some vocals, the Lindell 7X-500 is the right tool for the job.
Mix control lets you crush your sound, without losing definition
Here's another common scenario: you're trying to get an absolutely MASSIVE kick sound, so you crush the living snot out of that track, and just when you've giving it all the umph you need, you realize that the transient from the beater's completely buried in the mix. Normally, that's when you give a profound sigh, zero out your compressor, and start over from scratch. Lindell's 7X-500 compressor saves you that frustration with its mix control, allowing you to beef up your compression and the blend in the dry signal to bring back some of the original dynamics. So go ahead, set your 7X-500 to its 100:1 "all-in" mode and abuse your tracks. The mix function always brings you back to golden.
Highpass sidechain filter allows you to fine-tune your dynamics
Want to compress your snare sound, but the kick keeps pushing you over the threshold? No worries - the Lindell 7X-500 compressor's onboard highpass sidechain filter is ready to come to the rescue. With three settings to choose from (off, 100Hz, and 300Hz) it's easy to block out lows and reclaim your dynamics control. And best of all, you get all the benefits of sidechaining, without needing to patch external signal into your 7X-500.
Lindell 7X-500 500 Series Rack Compressor Features:
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Patty, El Sobrante, CA
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by: Mitch Gallagher
Swedish record producer Tobias Lindell is well known for his dedication to great sound. When he... read more »
7X-50: Lots of BANG for your $...but know your limits
by Joshua Valencia from United StatesThis thing is a very solid comp. Its exceptional at bringing out detail on snares. It has a deep characteristic to it as well. You really hear the depth of the shell on the snare if that makes sense. ... read more [+]It is also has WAY more out put than most other 500 series comps. The only shortcoming I can immediately hear is the muddiness it creates with cymbals when using it for parallel drum compression. Out of the current offering I put it only behind the retro doublewide. The retro has that added clarity when working with a drum group that I dont really get with the Lindell, probably due to this box being FET and the Doublewide being tube. All in all its an amazing module at an insane price. Just know when to use it. close [-]
January 17, 2013
Music Background: Recording/Mixing Engineer, Vocalist, Guitar Player
A mediocre entry-level 500 compressor
by Roark from Atlanta, GAI purchased this for my newly acquired 500 rig, and found that it wasn't that impressive. It worked ok, but I wasn't happy with the sound of the compression, even at low levels. I bought it because I ... read more [+]needed a 500-series compressor but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I guess you get what you pay for.
April 22, 2013
Music Background: Professional Recording Engineer, Producer, Guitarist
It worked ok for the first week or so I had it, although as I mentioned, I didn't like the sound of it. However, after the first 2 weeks, the input knob came loose, and eventually fell off. I returned it to sweetwater and exchanged it for the Grace 501, and I am MUCH happier with that. close [-]
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