New York (April 7, 2011)–Universal Audio announced the Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb plug-in for the UAD-2 platform.
The Lexicon 224 plug-in for UAD-2 captures all eight reverb programs available in original 224 firmware version 4.4, including every tunable parameter, with fader-style controls. The Lexicon 224 emulation also incorporates the original unit’s input transformers and early AD/DA converters.
Additionally, the Lexicon 224 emulation for UAD-2 features direct input and presets from noted 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 has been a significant player on hit records for three decades,” said Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. “But as with so many great vintage hardware units, original Lexicon 224’s are getting harder and harder to find. Luckily, with Lexicon’s assistance and our own elite DSP team, we can offer the true, iconic sound of the 224 to anyone making music with a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator on their Mac and PC.”
“The 224 was really the product that launched the Lexicon brand,” commented Michael MacDonald, Harman Professional Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “At Lexicon, we continue to push the boundaries of audio processing in new directions, but we entrusted UA to accurately model this classic unit from our past, which is really their forte. We look forward to similar collaborations with UA in the future.”