Video – The Universal Audio Lexicon 224 Reverb on Jazz

a screenshot of the universal audio lexicon 224 reverb plugin

In this video, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the features of the Universal Audio Lexicon 224 Reverb plugin, and takes it for a ride on a cool jazz arrangement in Logic Pro X.

Lexicon 224 Reverb

Based on the iconic hardware model used extensively in the 1980’s, the Lexicon 224 reverb plug-in from Universal Audio is an algorithmic reverb that features nine individual algorithms. Eight reverb models, and one chorus.

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Check out this overview video and hear it in action on a jazz arrangement:

Two Separate Reverb Tail Times

To me what makes this reverb special is the ability to generate two separate reverb tail times. One for the lows and one for the highs, based on a user-definable crossover split point. Combined with the built-in high-frequency roll-off (Treble Decay) and diffusion controls, this allows it to create super lush warm sounding reverbs without any of the high-end harshness that is often the case with these sorts of digital reverbs. Even if it’s a small rooms or plates, there is a warmth that I find very pleasing and unique. The depth and pre-delay round out the controls for all that is necessary to create the perfect space.

The additional Lexicon 224 specific features (Mode Enhancement, and Decay Optimization) are a bonus that adds to its unique personality.

To learn more about the Lexicon 224 plug-in from Universal Audio, go here:

https://www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/reverbs/lexicon-224.html

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Eli Krantzberg

Apple Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg is an internationally known author and music software trainer for Groove3. His instructional videos have helped demystify music software such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Sonar, BFD, Melodyne, and Kontakt for thousands of users all over the world. Based in Montreal, Canada, Eli is involved in all aspects of audio production. In his studio he works with various artists, as well as on commercial jingles, corporate videos, and original music composition.
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  • Garrett Williams

    Great intro, it’s one of my favorites.

    How are you liking the UAD world?

    • Eli Krantzberg

      Hi Garrett, Thanks for asking. I’m loving it! My new favourite things is tracking my drums with a Unison SSL Channel Strip plug-in on each of the drum mic/channels. I have the SSL EQ set for the broad strokes of each mic, and just a touch of compression on each. So once they’re tracked, the drum sound is half way there; in a very natural sounding way, before any extra processing is added that pushes the sound in a specific direction.

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