In this video, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the features of the Universal Audio Lexicon 224 Reverb plugin, and takes it for a ride on a cool jazz arrangement in Logic Pro X.
Lexicon 224 Reverb
Based on the iconic hardware model used extensively in the 1980’s, the Lexicon 224 reverb plug-in from Universal Audio is an algorithmic reverb that features nine individual algorithms. Eight reverb models, and one chorus.
Check out this overview video and hear it in action on a jazz arrangement:
Two Separate Reverb Tail Times
To me what makes this reverb special is the ability to generate two separate reverb tail times. One for the lows and one for the highs, based on a user-definable crossover split point. Combined with the built-in high-frequency roll-off (Treble Decay) and diffusion controls, this allows it to create super lush warm sounding reverbs without any of the high-end harshness that is often the case with these sorts of digital reverbs. Even if it’s a small rooms or plates, there is a warmth that I find very pleasing and unique. The depth and pre-delay round out the controls for all that is necessary to create the perfect space.
The additional Lexicon 224 specific features (Mode Enhancement, and Decay Optimization) are a bonus that adds to its unique personality.
To learn more about the Lexicon 224 plug-in from Universal Audio, go here: