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Lexicon Releases PCM96 Surround Version of Reverb, Effects Processor

This week at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, Fla., booth #6033, Lexicon, a Harman International Company, is introducing its PCM96 Surround Reverb/Effects Processor. The Surround version delivers 50 new and legendary Lexicon reverbs, delays and modulation effects, while at the same time offering more presets, configuration options and additional inputs and outputs. Designed for the modern studio, the PCM96 Surround can function as a control-only insert or FireWire streaming audio plug-in inside any Mac VST or Audio Units software.

A new Pitch algorithm has been developed for the PCM96 Surround in addition to the Room, Hall, and many additional algorithms for music and post-production. Lexicon’s new Room algorithm is said to provide a more flexible alternative to convolution type reverbs. Reflection patterns can now be easily selected, scaled and equalized while simultaneously passing audio. They can be instantly reversed or combined with a traditional reverb to extend the delay or bring a stronger sense of “liveness” to the space.

The PCM96 Surround uses multimode filters at several spots in the audio flow to provide more 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, a feature used for creating unusual backgrounds and sound effects. With decades of legacy products to leverage, the PCM96 Surround includes more than 2,200 factory presets.

The PCM96 Surround can be divided into four virtual machines, each of which can run its own algorithm. This allows the signal from each input to be routed through a variety of algorithm combinations. Following in the tradition of the PCM60, PCM70 and PCM96 signal processors, the PCM96 Surround promises versatility and rich sound.

Two models are available: a digital-only version with six XLR Stereo AES inputs and outputs; and a version with both digital and analog, which includes two DB25 connectors with 6-channel analog I/O and one DB25 with 6-channel digital I/O. Both versions feature MIDI, word clock, Ethernet and FireWire.

For more information, visit Lexicon Pro’s PCM96 Surround page.