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Lexicon

Lexicon is considered the Grand Daddy of digital reverb, being one of the very early manufacturers in the reverb market. The company was among the first to produce commercially available digital reverb equipment, beginning in 1978/79 with the Lexicon 224. Also released in 1979 was the Lexicon Prime Time, one of the first digital delay units designed explicitly to provide effects. In 1986, Lexicon released the 480L, a successor of the Lexicon 224XL. The Lexicon PCM series was introduced as a smaller, more economical option particularly in live situations where the 224XL was too costly and cumbersome for a live effects rack. First in the series was the Lexicon PCM-60, followed a few years later by the Lexicon PCM-70, the latter adding multi-effects from the 224X and a digital screen interface.

In the 1990s Lexicon continued the PCM series with two new units, the Lexicon PCM-80 reverb/multi-effects unit and Lexicon PCM-90 digital reverb.  Lexicon continued the PCM series in the 2000s with new mid-level units including the Lexicon PCM-96 and PCM-96 Surround, standalone reverb units that easily integrate into DAWs. In the 1990s Lexicon released the consumer-level LXP series including the Lexicon LXP-1, LXP-5, LXP-15 and the LXP-15II, and later the affordable Lexicon MPX1. A new low-priced reverb series, the MX series, was introduced in the 2000s, with the Lexicon MX200 as the entrance model.

In 1993 the Harmon Group purchased Lexicon, and as happened many times before, innovation seemed to stop. Instead of a new top end reverb processor, cheaper models in the MX range were released. The last hardware effects processor of note was the PCM92 released in 2009. The algorithms from which have been available in plugin form in PCM Native Reverb Bundle and PCM Native Effects Bundle, but it is still the older hardware reverbs that most people lust after. Models like the 224, 480L and certain PCM series such as the Lexicon PCM70.

Lexicon PCM 91 Digital Reverberator

The Lexicon PCM 91 gives you Lexicon’s renowned high-end reverb effects with a powerful new interface that provides easy access to superbly crafted presets as well as a wealth of programming capabilities for the sound designer. The Lexicon PCM 91 contains a built-in library of 450 reverb effects that simulate realistic halls, rooms and plates, and let you create completely natural, or other-worldly spaces.

Lexicon MPX1 Multi-Effect Processor

The Lexicon MPX1 was aimed at guitarists/home recording musicians, and while there are programs for guitar, it also makes an excellent all round effects processor. The Lexicon MPX1 multi processor technology gives you multi-effects the way you expect them to work with instant access to individual effects, and the ability to run uncompromised stereo reverb at all times.

Lexicon PCM 80 Digital Effects Processor

The Lexicon PCM 80 brings you exciting new effects with extensive processing and control capabilities, and uncompromising sonic clarity. The Lexicon PCM 80 contains a built-in library of 200 preset programs that provide a comprehensive array of effects ranging from beautiful and lush to completely wild.

Lexicon LXP-15 II Multi-Effects Processor

The Lexicon LXP-15 II offers a rich and distinctive palette of special effects, including 128 preset effects programs to get you started. Each program has up to five display pages of variable parameters that you can adjust for subtle or dramatic changes in the program’s sound, and you can store as many as 128 customized programs in user memory.

Lexicon LXP-15 Multi-Effects Processor

The Lexicon LXP-15 offers a rich and distinctive palette of special effects, including 128 preset effects programs to get you started. Each program has up to five display pages of variable parameters that you can adjust for subtle or dramatic changes in the program’s sound, and you can store as many as 128 customized programs in user memory.

Lexicon 300 Digital Effects System

The Lexicon 300 not only contains the finest sounds, as you’ve come to expect from Lexicon, it incorporates new functions that satisfy the needs of today’s audio production. For both analog and digital use the Lexicon 300 takes full advantage of recent advances in converter technology and combines them with flexible digital interfacing.

Lexicon 480L Digital Effects System

For many engineers, the Lexicon 480L is the pinnacle of digital reverbs and has never been bettered, not by Lexicon or any one else. The Lexicon 480L came along in 1988 and has remained in place at most studio around the world as it simply can not be replaced by a plugin according to those who own them, and love them.

Lexicon Model 95 Prime Time II Digital Delay

New creative worlds of musical adventure can be discovered through the magic of Lexicon Prime Time II, the successor to the most popular digital delay ever.

Lexicon PCM 70 Digital Effects Processor

The Lexicon PCM 70 has become something of a legend of late, with good examples selling for the same money or more, than what they sold for back in the day. It is ironic really…when the Lexicon PCM 70 was released everyone said it was not a real Lexicon. While it may not be a 224X, released the same year, it does offer a taste of the Lexicon sound.

Lexicon 224X Digital Reverberator

The Lexicon 224X Digital Reverberator provides high-quality simulation of the acoustics of a variety of architectural spaces and a wide variety of special effects. The Lexicon 224X is an advanced two-in, four-out, all-electronic digital reverberation system. Its clean, natural-sounding reverberation is the result of blending digital audio hardware and software disciplines.
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