∞ Universal Audio to release Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb plug-in

Universal Audio (UA) on Wednesday said it would release a new plug-in that is sure to excite musicians and engineers — the Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The Lexicon 224 hardware unit was first introduced in 1978 and has remained a standard for reverbs ever since.

Universal Audio captured all eight reverb programs for its newest plug-in. Typical of the precise modeling it exhibits with all of its plug-ins, UA included every tunable parameter and the original unit’s input transformers and early AD/DA converters.

Basically you have a perfect reproduction of the Lexicon 224 in your DAW.

The plug-in will also come with presets from some of the more famous Lexicon 224 users like Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Jeff Beck), Eli Janney (Jet, Ryan Adams), David Isaac (Eric Clapton, Luther Vandross), E.T. Thorngren (Talking Heads, Bob Marley), and Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel).

The Lexicon 224 will be released sometime in Q2 and costs $349. It will be part of the UAD Software v5.9 release.

In addition, UA said the Brainworx bx_digital V2 EQ, and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T would also be released in Q2 as part of the 5.9 release. Announced in early March, these are the first two plug-ins to be released using the new UAD-2 SDK.