Lexicon® 224 Digital Reverb
An era-defining digital reverb.
From the moment it was unleashed in 1978, the Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb — with its tactile, slider-based controller and famously lush reverb tail — single-handedly defined the sound of an entire era.
From Talking Heads' Remain In Light to U2's The Unforgettable Fire, the Lexicon 224 remains one of the most popular digital reverb units of all time. Now you can track and mix with this singular piece of audio history with the Lexicon 224 Reverb plug-in.
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.
Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.
UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.
- Track and mix with the legendary Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb, using the same algorithms as the original hardware
- Employ eight classic reverb programs and one chorus program on drums, vocals, guitars, and more
- Use the Plate and Concert programs for vintage '80s sounds
- Mix with presets from famous Lexicon 224 users Chuck Zwicky (Prince), Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel), and others
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Featuring the Lexicon 224 Reverb plug-in
A Breakthrough in Emulation
Using the exact algorithms and control processor code from the original hardware, the Lexicon 224 plug-in precisely captures all eight legendary reverb programs and the chorus program — based on the Lexicon 224's final and hard-to-find firmware version 4.4. The Lexicon 224 plug-in also incorporates the original hardware’s input transformers and early AD/DA 12-bit gain stepping converters.
Every parameter from the original hardware is present in the Lexicon 224 plug-in, and exposed as dedicated sliders and buttons. Lexicon’s distinctive Bass/Mid “split decay” adjustments and Crossover control set the highly tunable reverb image, while the Treble Decay rolls off high frequencies. Use the Depth control to adjust the distance between source and reverb, while Predelay produces a short delay between the sound source and the onset of reverberation. Diffusion affects how quickly the echo density in the reverb builds up over time.
Modeled to the Last Detail
For total authenticity, the UA-exclusive System Noise control enables or disables the inherent dynamic system noise of the original Lexicon 224 hardware — removing the modeled gain stepping, parameter zippering, and quiescent noise. Clicking the “Open” text to the right of the display panel exposes several hidden controls, including Input/Output gain and Pitch Shift, and even a selectable “Bug Fix” mode which enables/disables historical bug fixes from the Hall B and Chorus programs. Taken together, the Lexicon 224 plug-in is the world’s most authentic model of a true studio classic.
“My love affair with the Lexicon 224 continues unabated. UA has done a tremendous job bringing this original classic into the software realm.”
– Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush)
“The UAD Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb is stunning on vocals. It brings dynamics, without smearing anything. It breathes magic into a track.”
– Armin Van Buuren
“I can remember the first time I heard a Lexicon 224, the excitement from that huge sound and its haunting beauty. When I listen to this plug-in I'm transported to that place.”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
“Warm, lush and detailed with the right amount of vintage is the perfect way to describe the UAD Lexicon 224. ”
– Ivan Barias (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Estelle)
“The UAD Lexicon 224 plug-in is excellent for fattening up sounds.”
– The Glitch Mob
“I'm very familiar with how the Lexicon 224 sounds and the UAD plug‑in is an amazing replication!”
– Jeff Balding (Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Florida Georgia Line)
Watch The Reviews
March 20, 2023
A legend!!!Read More
March 9, 2023
I have various software reverb emulations I use for vocals and I wasn't convinced this would be very different from the others, but in a moment of weakness (and a sale) I bought it. Wow...Read More
February 16, 2023
I have worked on the real thing for years! Great plugin!Read More
February 14, 2023
I’m using this Reverb standard on a bus..Read More
February 5, 2023
This is it: you are in a studio with the best reverb ever.Read More
January 18, 2023
A toy for voice
This is the must go for me for vocal and drums send my go to reverb and native so perfect for hard use ..Read More
Lexicon-endorsed, using the very algorithms from the original hardware
Models entire analog circuit and digital path for total authenticity
Eight reverb programs and one chorus program from final Lexicon v.4.4 firmware
Features Artist Presets from famous Lexicon 224 users
All of the original parameters maintained including unique Lexicon Bass/Mid split decay and Mode Enhancement
Plug-in only features such as Dry/Wet Mix and System Noise defeat/enable
Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
I have various software reverb emulations I use for vocals and I wasn't convinced this would be very different from the others, but in a moment of weakness (and a sale) I bought it. Wow .... it was so easy to dial in a very high quality sound that just felt right on my voice. I immediately felt inspired and haven't used anything else since. Couldn't be happier!
I have worked on the real thing for years! Great plugin!
I’m using this Reverb standard on a bus..
This is it: you are in a studio with the best reverb ever.
A toy for voice
This is the must go for me for vocal and drums send my go to reverb and native so perfect for hard use ..
Retro... and modern.
You can get some real lush over-the-top vintage sounding reverbs, but the real trick is finding those subtle settings to fit into the mix. I found some really cool examples of this at https://penny.cool/preset/presets-for-uad-plugins-set-3/ and it helped me learn about the various settings as well. Great sounding (and faithful) plugin!
Lush and thick...
The one and only - I love Lexicon reverb and this one is essential...
Beauty Reverb Plugin
it's classic sound . I will use it in each of my next projects.
A mettre sur toutes les pistes.
Excellente reverb. Utilisable sur tout type de pistes.
Permet aussi d'obtenir un son 80s très facilement sur les drums.
Migliore in assoluto
Per me è il migliore reverbero mai provato. Con i synth suona benissimo.
I first became "aware" of reverb while listening to pop music productions in the 80's. I have a good selection of reverb plugins to choose from but still missed that 80's vibe. The UAD Lexicon 224 gets me there.
Great sounding Reverb - even native
Love the tone of that reverb. Hardly possible to make it sound bad. Happily using it over and over. Most of the time I use either this one on my vocals or the EMT 140. Another plus for the 224: you can use it natively with spark!!
Nothing Go wrong with LEXICON 224 Owesome!!!
An awesome reverb!
A great reverb with great character. Definitely my go-to reverb for a musical and coloured sound!
Great plugin, sounds like a real device. I use it especially for the background and for subgroups, sometimes also directly on the track for the instrument or vocals. It is perfect for most situations.
A verb like no other
I knew this was a classic reverb that it would be great to have an emulation of in my arsenal but I didn’t realize until I started trying it out how much I would like it. It fills a gap in my assortment of reverbs. It is digital, but it still sounds alive! Maybe the way a beautifully designed robot in an old sci fi movie would seem alive. It’s not going to be your “do it all” reverb for any application but what it does, it does better than any other. Now that I am using 224 I wish I had purchased it years ago.
J. Cuesta Sanchez
Lo he comprado para utilizarlo UAD Spark, y utilizar los recursos de mi pc, pero quiero saber si tanto este pluggins como el resto de licencias que tengo los puedo utilizar, sin tener que estar conectado a internet cuando esto utilizandolos en mi DAW.