Universal Audio (UA) announces the impending release of the Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb plug-in ($349) for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-ins platform for Mac and PC. The company says that the Lexicon 224 plug-in for UAD-2 precisely captures all eight reverb programs available in the original 224 unit’s firmware Version 4.4, including every tunable parameter, with unique fader-style controls for easy experimentation and sonic exploration. The Lexicon 224 emulation also incorporates the original unit’s input transformers and early AD/DA converters.
Released in 1978, the original Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb offered a tactile, slider-based controller and famously lush reverb tail, and remains one of the most popular and influential digital reverb units of all time.
Additionally, the Lexicon 224 emulation for UAD-2 features direct input and presets from famous Lexicon 224 users, including 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 Digital Reverb plug-in will be available for purchase via UA’s Online Store as part of the new UAD Software Version 5.9 release, slated for Q2 2011, which also includes UA’s first-ever Direct Developer plug-ins from Brainworx and SPL, as well as improvements for UAD-2 Satellite users.