Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community (http://duc.avid.com/index.php)
-   AAX Plug-ins (http://duc.avid.com/forumdisplay.php?f=98)
-   -   If your into API.... (http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=413669)

Carl Lie 01-16-2021 04:05 PM

If your into API....
 
Plugin Alliance has now delivered the Lindell 50 channel strip. Three diff API EQ's and two different compressors, a gate/exp that works and great "gain" tone if you want.

I love it. If you want a great API strip check it out.

C

Southsidemusic 01-17-2021 01:56 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Clickbait ;)

Though there was some new HW API gear coming to Namm tomorrow ...

musicman691 01-17-2021 04:18 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Southsidemusic (Post 2590539)
Clickbait ;)

Though there was some new HW API gear coming to Namm tomorrow ...

I don't think there's a physical NAMM this year but I get what you're saying. Sadly Dirk aka Plugin Alliance once again shows how tone-deaf he is with his pricing in this covid 19 era. $349 if you don't qualify for a discount - just like that $400 Amek eq. They're trying to force people to subscribe :(

Marsdy 01-17-2021 04:50 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Damn it’s Lindell. No AAX DSP. 😡

Southsidemusic 01-17-2021 05:57 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marsdy (Post 2590550)
Damn it’s Lindell. No AAX DSP. ��

If it’s ”Lindell” I go the other way. The HW is cheap crap too and sound nowhere close to API

Carl Lie 01-17-2021 09:44 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Southsidemusic (Post 2590555)

If it’s ”Lindell” I go the other way. The HW is cheap crap too and sound nowhere close to API

I don't know about his gear but from my experience of owning and using API gear daily I can say this plug is not crap.

To Jack's point, expensive yes (although I paid a lot less).

C

musicman691 01-17-2021 09:59 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carl Lie (Post 2590575)
I don't know about his gear but from my experience of owning and using API gear daily I can say this plug is not crap.

To Jack's point, expensive yes (although I paid a lot less).

C

Let me guess - $180 plus a voucher right?

Carl Lie 01-20-2021 04:59 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2590576)
Let me guess - $180 plus a voucher right?

Very close sir! Off by $1 ($179). Which honestly would be the expected regular price before a discount. I also find Softube has rather high prices. I've stopped using their plugs (for several reasons).

I don't like the subscription push either. I got into PA a long while back so they give me decent discounts but even $179 isn't chump change.

Anyway- I'd rather own than subscribe. I stopped paying Adobe for Photoshop recently and will continue to get rid of other subscriptions.

C

Eric Lambert 01-20-2021 01:20 PM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carl Lie (Post 2590503)
Plugin Alliance has now delivered the Lindell 50 channel strip. Three diff API EQ's and two different compressors, a gate/exp that works and great "gain" tone if you want.

I love it. If you want a great API strip check it out.

C

I'm very much into API, but this is not API, it's Lindell. I'll have to pass.

musicman691 01-20-2021 01:30 PM

Re: If your into API....
 
I'm curious - why the dump on Lindell? Don't know much about him so that's why I'm asking.

Southsidemusic 01-21-2021 06:24 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric Lambert (Post 2590842)
I'm very much into API, but this is not API, it's Lindell. I'll have to pass.

Thats what I tried to say with maybe too harsh words. Sorry for that :o

And to Jack (Musicman691) Lindell is a cheapo swedish make and the hardware is bust that - Midas Behringer vibe and soundquality and cloning cheap azz gear is where plugin market which is saturated to death have landed.

Lindell cloned API (Badly and far from the API sound) and. Ow Dirk is cloning that LOL ... If anyone want API sound BUY API instesd as these developers need to be stopped with these claims and realize they are miles apart from the originals.

If I sant a Ferrari I won’t buy a Pontiac Fiero and ”Hope” it is a Ferrari just because Pontiac called it a Poor mans Ferrari ;)

As many say, there arent much in the plugin clone wars that hasn’t been done with hundreds if not thousands of ”1176/LA2A/Neve/SSL bla bla bla I mean how many 1176 and 1073 plugin emulations does lne need to make music?

If the Lindell plugins are 150+ dollars you can get the actual 500 series used for a $50-75 bucks extra and still not be happy as Lindell is NOT something that should be emulated. This whole plugin market is soo awash with clones and emulations and I am soo sure there is rinse and repeat with a updated GUI and nothing more.

musicman691 01-21-2021 09:38 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
Christopher:
Thanks for the explanation. Like I said I had no real idea what Lindell was about. As bad as Behringer eh? Now I KNOW to stay away from his stuff.

Eric Lambert 01-21-2021 11:41 AM

Re: If your into API....
 
I'd heard that he also has a stranglehold on comments on gearslutz related to his company's products. A conflict of interests where negative critiques aren't allowed due to his moderator status. I've not clicked on a Lindell thread in a long time so I don't know if that's the case, but, to my knowledge, he does still moderate at that forum.

albee1952 01-21-2021 12:29 PM

Re: If your into API....
 
If you want the API sound on a budget, check out Five Fish Audio and their X-12 preamp. It nails the API 312 preamp sound(at least with the discrete op-amp option).


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:17 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com