To celebrate our special Virtual Vintage issue of Computer Music, Swedish audio experts Lindell Audio have kindly handcrafted a bespoke VST/AU plugin just for you: 6X-500 CM.This flavoursome, cross-platform preamp and tone-shaping plugin is a faithful emulation of the company's hardware 6X-500, featuring a gorgeous Pultec-style low shelf boost and high bell boost for broad, musical enhancement.
6X-500 CM provides a broad palette of warmth and tone-shaping flavours thanks to its input-dependent warming and drive capabilities: there's bypassable solid-state transformer preamp circuitry for heating up your sounds, spanning gentle warmth and subtle non-linearities to biting saturation, screaming overdrive and everything in between. It's ideal for adding musical sweetening or vibe-laden analogue warmth to sterile signals - no matter what style of music you make. Check out our video tutorial to see it in action, and get the plugin with Compute Music issue 218.
Features and uses:
- Flavoursome preamp and tone-shaping tool
- Gorgeous Pultec-style low shelf boost and high bell boost for musical enhancement
- Bypassable solid-state transformer preamp circuitry
- Perfect for subtle harmonic sweetening, analogue-style warmth, screaming overdrive, and more
- Polarity invert switch
- 32-/64-bit PC VST
- 32-/64-bit Mac AU/VST
How to get 6X-500 CM:
Buy Computer Music magazine issue 218 (CM218) and you can download 6X-500 CM right away.
If you're sold on 6X-500 CM's broad palette of clean and dirty flavours, do yourself a favour and investigate Lindell Audio's other impressive plugins, based on their hardware counterparts. TheirChannelX plugin (scoring a cool 8/10 in CM217) is a software channel strip that comprises three separate modules: the full 6X-500, which features additional high- and low-pass filters plus Gain and Output link; PEX-500, a modern Pultec emulation; 7X-500, a tasty FET compressor. Each retails separately at $99, or you can grab the lot in the ChannelX package for $249. Head to Lindell Audio's website for more.