DJ Swivel is a mixer, engineer, and producer who has worked with hip-hop, R&B and pop artists including Beyonce, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Britney Spears, Kanye West and others. He is also co-founder/co-owner of Silverbridge Media, a music publishing company for film and TV music.
DJ Swivel uses the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle and prizes it for its sound quality and flexibility. â€œIâ€™ve worked with the Lexicon 960L hardware reverb (no longer available) for several years, and was never able to find a plug-in reverb that I warmed up to. They always added a certain amount of brittleness to a vocal that I didnâ€™t care for,â€? Swivel said. â€œIt wasnâ€™t until I listened to the PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle that I felt confident in switching over to plug-in versions.â€?
â€œI mix almost exclusively in the box (on a computer), but until now I
was never able to find a plug-in reverb solution because, in my opinion none of them ever sounded very good,â€? added Swivel. â€œAs a result, Iâ€™d come to rely on the Lexicon 960L even though it always had to be patched into my computer mixing setup. For me, the PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is great because itâ€™s so convenient. It completely eliminates the necessity of having to recall settings for a mixâ€”the sound I want is there, instantly.â€?
â€œI move around studios quite often, so the Lexicon plug-in just makes life easier,â€? Swivel noted. â€œItâ€™s one less thing to think about. No one wants to be fooling with settings and knobs when they could be creating music.â€?
The Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VSTÂ®, Audio Unitâ„¢ or RTASÂ®-compatible platform. Compatible with WindowsÂ® Vista, XP and 7 and MacintoshÂ® computers, it offers seven unique Lexiconâ€™s plug-ins including Vintage Plate, Plate, Hall, Room, Random Hall, Concert Hall and Chamber, along with hundreds of presets including classics from Lexiconâ€™s extensive library of sounds.
Its intuitive user interface provides ready access to key parameters, with a graphical real-time full-color display that illustrates all key sonic parameters. Virtual input and output meters provide ready indication of audio levels, and presets can be stored in a DAW-independent format that can be transferred to a different DAW.
â€œIâ€™m impressed when things sound great.â€? Swivel concluded, â€œThe Lexicon PCM suite is the only plug-in reverb I can put up against a $20,000 hardware reverb â€“ and itâ€™ll hold its own. No other plug-in reverb Iâ€™m aware of can match the transparency of the PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle.â€?
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