Salt Lake City, UT (February 17, 2011)--The Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle has been used as a creative tool by Brazilian bass player Amanda Ruzza.
Ruzza's musical approach led her to use the plug-in bundle in an unconventional way, as a sonic enhancement to the sound of her 5-string and fretless electric basses. "After installing the LXP reverb plug-in on my computer and quickly dabbling with it to get an idea of what it could do, I immediately used it on some of my previously recorded bass tracks to get some really unique sounds," Ruzza explained. "By exaggerating some of the levels of its virtual knobs to settings you might not normally use, I was able to create interesting synth-bass solo sounds."
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a Chilean mother who loved opera and an Italian father who loved rock and roll, Ruzza developed an eclectic musical ear at an early age. By age 13, she was already gigging regularly in Brazil, and in 2003 began recording and touring with the all-female country band Mustang Sally. She currently performs with her group the Amanda Ruzza Quintet and other artists in the Tri-State New York metro area.
"Generally, bass players tend not to use reverb during live performances," Ruzza noted. "However, I believe that reverb can be a very effective creative tool in the studio, especially to give a bass solo a bigger sonic space in the mix or to enhance a melody played on a fretless bass and make it sound especially rich and beautiful. This plug-in has really sparked the creativity in my bass playing."
Ruzza also uses the plug-in to enhance the sound of other instruments and vocals. "I use the Lexicon plug-in to completely change some of the synthesizer presets I use in Logic Studio [recording software]. I feel like I've just added brand-new synthesizer and virtual instrument software to my digital audio workstation."