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Lexicon introduces new generation of processors

Lexicon introduces new generation of processors

Lexicon Pro and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced two new effects processor products – the hardware PCM92 and software PCM native reverb plugin bundle.


The single rack unit PCM92 employs the latest DSP technology and a collection of classic Lexicon algorithms to provide an all-in-one processor for live and studio applications, delivering 28 mono and stereo reverbs, delays, and modulation effects, flexible routing configurations, and a comprehensive library of over 700 factory presets. Lexicon claims that the PCM92 represents the most advanced audio processor in its class.

The PCM92’s capabilities over traditional reverbs are made possible by the adding of multimode filters in the audio flow, which allows for exact shaping of the reverb while still maintaining the distinctive Lexicon Sound. All reverbs have an infinite switch that allows the reverb to run forever, which is useful for creating unusual backgrounds and sound effects.

The Lexicon Room algorithm provides a more flexible alternative to convolution type reverbs. Reflection patterns can be easily selected, scaled and equalised, all while simultaneously passing audio, and the room size can be instantly changed or reversed. The Room algorithm provides the realism of the actual space with the precise control and manipulation that is made possible by a reverb synthesizer.

With two channels of balanced XLR or quarter-inch analog I/O and two channels of XLR AES/EBU digital I/O, along with MIDI, wordclock, and ethernet, the PCM92 integrates easily with any DAW and features 24-bit A/D-D/A conversion and 44.1 to 96 kHz sample rates.

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To supplement front panel navigation for live applications, the PCM92 can be configured and fully controlled remotely through Harman HiQnet System Architect. The foot switch and foot controller inputs offer additional flexibility for the live performer.

PCM Native reverb plugin bundle

The PCM Native reverb plugin bundle is the result of several years of research and significant advances in computer processing speeds, that have enabled Lexicon to provide seven legendary Lexicon reverb algorithms with the original hardware levels of sonic quality and function, as native plugins.

The plugins can be used within popular DAWs such as Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit, or RTAS compatible host. The bundle includes unique plugin for each algorithm, including vintage plate, plate, hall, room, random hall, concert hall and chamber, with hundreds of versatile and finely crafted studio presets including recognisable classics from Lexicon’s substantial library of sounds. Librarian functionality allows the user the option to take an available preset, adjust the parameters, compare it to the original and then return to the edited preset. Presets can also be saved off in a DAW independent file format allowing a user to easily move custom presets to any DAW.

Each reverb algorithm can be run in mono, stereo or a combination of the two. The user interface features a ‘pro or go’ mode which enables the user to easily access nine of the most logical parameters for customisation, but also provides the ability to transition deeper into the algorithm to edit the full matrix of parameters. Input and output meters allow a user to quickly assess the audio levels going to and from each algorithm, while the eq section makes it possible to visually dial in the eq settings for both the early and late reflections of the algorithm. Each algorithm is complemented with three different real time displays providing graphical insight into what is happening inside the different frequency stages of the reverbs.

The PCM Native reverb plugin bundle is a fully functional cross-platform programme that is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 along with MAC OSX 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, Power PC and Intel based. The bundle is native only, and requires iLok authorisation.

Readers can watch the launch video and hear audio examples on Lexicon’s YouTube channel by clicking here.

Both the Lexicon PCM Native plugin bundle PCM 92 will be available in November 2009, with UK prices to be confirmed at time of writing.

Tags: sound technology, lexicon, pcm native reverb plugin bundle, pcm92

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