Lindell Audio's TE-100 is an excellent emulation of the 1961-era Klein & Hummel UE-100 Universal Equalizer®, a super-rare all tube minimum phase equalizer that uses 14 tubes for its six filter sections.
I first tried the TE-100 for usual equalization duties and noticed right away that it is capable of subtle mastering EQ’s as well as more radical treatments such as boosting and cutting at the same frequencies. I especially liked the high and low-pass filter sections for “carving” a specific frequency range for guitar track(s) to slot into large productions.
The separate low and high band filters overlap and each have 12 frequency selector pushbuttons to set a range from 60Hz to 2.4kHz for the Low Band filter and 600Hz to 13kHz for the High Band filter.
I had to get used to setting the bandwidth of the Low Band Filter and High Band Filter mid-range sections by defining the upper and lower frequency limits of the equalizer with two horizontal rows of frequency selector buttons. Brilliant!
With the TE-100, I liked doing subtle EQ’s for mastering and stereo buses and guitar tracks can take huge boosts with the sound of saturated/compressing transformers—lovely really.
The Lindell Audio TE-100 equalizer plug-in sells for $149 and is available through Plugin Alliance in AAX Native, AU, VST2 and VST3 formats for Mac and Windows.
BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com