Lexicon 480L Free Impulse Responses For Space Designer

free lexicon 480l impulse responses

If you’ve been looking for some free impulse responses for Space Designer, look no further: producer Grant Nelson has released his personal collection of Impulse Responses based on the legendary Lexicon 480L digital reverb unit, as a free download on his website. We should all thank Grant for making the effort.

Free Impulse Responses For Space Designer

This library of free Impulse Responses for Space Designer can also be used with Altiverb, and our friends at Pro Tools Expert today have confirmed they also work just fine with Avid Space and TL Space. All presets are exactly as they are in the original reverb workhorse, no harm was ever done to them by editing.

The creator of the impulse response library, Grant Nelson, says:

About 12 years ago I sat down and recorded a complete set of impulse responses from the legendary & industry standard Lexicon 480L digital reverb unit. The reason for doing this was so that I could have a “virtual” Lexicon 480L inside the box in my Pro Tools rig via Audio Ease‘s excellent Altiverb plug-in.

They sounded amazing too, I A/B’d them next to the actual unit and for the most part you really couldn’t tell the difference. Anyway, I’ve used these Impulse Responses on virtually every recording I’ve made over the past 10 or so years, they are my go to reverbs for vocals without question.

Over the years I have given these out to quite a few fellow producers and they have somehow found their way onto file sharing sites, as everything seems to do these days, but I can assure you that I recorded these, processed the Impulse Responses and created the presets you will find inside the download, even though other people may have tried to lay claim to them.

Free Impulse Responses For Space Designer – How to Install

Installing the Lexicon 480L IR library is a simple two-step process:

For Logic Pro 9 users:

1) Put Big Gee’s Lexicon 480L folder in :

~ / Library / Application Support / Logic / Impulse Responses

If you don’t yet have the Impulse Responses folder, create it (h/t Alex)

2) Put BG Lexicon 480L folder in :

~ / Library / Application Support / Logic / Plug-In Settings / Space Designer

Logic Pro X users (based on Eli Krantzberg’s suggestions, see the comment section below):

1) Put Big Gee’s Lexicon 480L folder in :

~ / Music / Audio Music Apps / Impulse Responses

If you don’t yet have the Impulse Responses folder, create it.

2) Put BG Lexicon 480L folder in :

~ / Music / Audio Music Apps / Plug-In Settings / Space Designer

To download a .zip archive of the free Impulse Responses for Space Designer, see here.

(via Synthopia)

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  • AlexLouisD

    I don’t have the folder Library / Application Support / Logic / Impulse Responses. Does it matter? I’m able to move the other file and load in SD.

    • Good catch!

      Just create it. I’ll add this to the post. Cheers.

  • quantise

    This is great. Thank you to Grant. It’s got me wondering whether it’s also possible to load the Waves impulse library into Space Designer

    • Hmm, they’re .wav files too, but the presets are .wir – so you won’t have those.

      D.

  • Eli Krantzberg

    These IRs sound bloody fantastic! I highly recommend them to all Logic users.

    For the record, I placed the IRs and presets directly in the Audio Music Apps folder that is in the User –> Music –> hierarchy, and it works fine.

    I created a new folder there to store the IR files. And I put the folder with the .pst preset files in the Plug-In Settings –> Space Designer folder located in the same Audio Music Apps hierarchy.

    This way Logic’s factory installation is left as is, and the risk of losing these sorts of third party settings when the next update is installed is minimized. And the files are clearly visible and accessible in the Audio Music Apps location, unlike the User Library folder which is hidden by default. It seems to me like the original instructions for the installation locations might have been created pre LP X.

    • Eli, good point. I’ll update the article to reflect your comment. (And I’ll move my files!) Cheers.

  • jlbrown143

    can someone post how to get them in to pro tools 11 please, thanks

  • Nicolas Felix

    Woah! Thanks!

  • Leon Milo

    Thank you!

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