Lexicon Announces MX500 Effects Processor
Lexicon has announced the new MX500, their new top-of-the-MX-line processor that takes their innovative “hardware plug-in” feature to the next level by actually streaming dual stereo audio via FireWire.
Like the MX200, MX300 and MX400, all parameters of every reverb, delay and dynamic effect in this quad processor are available inside any PC VST or Macintosh AU compatible DAW program without taxing your computer’s CPU. At its heart, the MX500 contains seventeen classic Lexicon reverbs, delays and modulation effects plus dbx compression and de-essing.
The MX500 lets you switch effect routings via front panel controls, so you donâ€™t have to spend time behind your rack changing cables to instantly re-purpose its four powerful processors. From basic quad mono, to stereo to more complex dual stereo configurations, you can have â€˜em all at the twist of a knob.
â€¢ 17 legendary Lexicon reverbs
â€¢ Lexicon delays & modulation effects
â€¢ dbx compression and de-essing
â€¢ Quad-processor design
â€¢ Streaming dual stereo FireWire audio processing
â€¢ 7 effect routing options
â€¢ 99 Factory/99 user programs for Stereo mode
â€¢ 99 Factory/99 user program for Dual-Stereo mode
â€¢ 25 Factory/25 user surround programs
â€¢ “Hardware Plug-In” feature with PC VST and Macintosh Audio Units plug-in software
â€¢ MX-Edit Editor/Librarian software
â€¢ Dual S/PDIF Digital Input/Output
â€¢ 24 bit, 48kHz/44.1kHz sample rates
â€¢ Large front panel LCD display
â€¢ MIDI IN and THRU
The MX500’s effects include…
Reverbs: Small Hall, Large Hall, Surround Plate, Small Plate, Large Plate, Room, Chamber, Gated, Reverse, Vocal Hall, Vocal Plate, Drum Hall, Drum Plate, Ambience, Studio, Arena, Spring
Delays: Studio Delay, Digital Delay, Tape Delay, Pong Delay, Mod Delay, Reverse Delay, 2-Tap Delay
dbx Dynamics: Compressor, De-Esser
Modulated Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo / Pan, Rotary, Vibrato, Pitch Shift, Detune
Here’s Lexicon’s actual copy for the MX500…
Give your CPU a rest. Put expensive â€œfarm cardsâ€ out to pasture. Now you can have the rich, luscious Lexicon sound thatâ€™s defined studio reverb for three decades in a purely digital form. With all the convenience of an automated plug-in right inside your DAW program.
The Lexicon MX500 will be available soon for an estimated street price of $500. More information on the Lexicon MX500.