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 for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
Now You Can:
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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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 UAD-2-only 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
January 17, 2016
Lexicon 224 Reverb PlugIn
I've tried both Lexicon 224 and RMS 16 on vocal tracks. Although I liked RMS 16 too, but I purchased Lexicon 224 because it's capable of creating much more detailed reverb tail and...Read More
December 15, 2014
Lexicon Reverb PlugIn
I know the original (Hardware) and the software makes the same (for me)..Great!.Read More
December 11, 2014
Sounds amazing. After looking for a great reverb, this one is it.Read More
June 23, 2014
Still one of those
I used to have it in my hands..now I have it on my fingers...Read More
May 10, 2014
Only few words are needed to review this fantastic Lexicon Reverb simulation. This UAD Plug-In might be one of the most mazing ones, i've ever worked with. From super subtile usage via...Read More
May 3, 2014
This plug lives on my 1st FX buss!
I use this constantly! Altiverb used to be my go-to reverb, and this has replaced it. The modulation feature is really great for thickening up reverbs (not totally natural sounding but...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
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
Lexicon 224 Reverb PlugIn
I've tried both Lexicon 224 and RMS 16 on vocal tracks. Although I liked RMS 16 too, but I purchased Lexicon 224 because it's capable of creating much more detailed reverb tail and definition. It is a great reverb plugin!
Lexicon Reverb PlugIn
I know the original (Hardware) and the software makes the same (for me)..Great!.
Sounds amazing. After looking for a great reverb, this one is it.
Still one of those
I used to have it in my hands..now I have it on my fingers...
Only few words are needed to review this fantastic Lexicon Reverb simulation.
This UAD Plug-In might be one of the most mazing ones, i've ever worked with.
From super subtile usage via aux send, like just adding a little space - to your tracks,
to dubsteppish like killer plates. This plug in does what it's supposed to do - full range!
Anyone who loves the legendary sound of lexicon's reverbs and is looking for an native alternative - UAD's Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb is the ultimate answer.
This plug lives on my 1st FX buss!
I use this constantly! Altiverb used to be my go-to reverb, and this has replaced it.
The modulation feature is really great for thickening up reverbs (not totally natural sounding but still great). I believe Altiverb is a bit more natural sounding, but the UAD Lexicon seems to sound much better on mixes.
Hi, I think that lexicon 224 is a good stuff, but It's not good for everything. I tested the EMT140 and, sincerely, I regret for not have chosen the EMT instead of Lexicon at my "custom" pack.
At this case, I'm not talking about the UA job.
I believe that the plugin sounds exactly as the hardware, according to some reviews.
I´ve always been Lexicon user (Hardware), and belive me...it sounds really like the Lexicon Hardware....Amazing. Congratulations for all UAD team. Jorge do Carmo (Producer)
Just buy it!
Who cares if the plugins are not 100% identical, what matters is they enhance the sound. I have used Waves and other plugins but UA offer a fatness which the others don't. To me it's a mute point if analogue sounds better than digital plugins because it will go digital, its cheaper and if enough people buy into it then companies will have no choice but to keep improving the digital world until it becomes better than analogue. This or any other UA plugin is the best you are going to get so demo it have fun and try to not think of comparing it to the hardware unit as I bet if you stuck them side by side not knowing which was which you would choose the plugin and the hardware on certain choices. Great plugin, great reverb and great company!
Playing with the BIG boys now with the Lexicon 224.
The Lexicon 224 immediately creates likeable spaces and environments that can be tailored to any mix. It's such an unmistakable sound and I my ears prick up with excitement when i hear it in tracks from years gone bye. We are really playing with the BIG boys now with toys like the 224.
Just love it !!! David Lynch www.diamondrecordings.com.au
1st time I tried it. Suddenly felt like the old days. Recording & mixing with the open reel, huge mixing desk & the lexicon controller in front of me. The most I like like about the Lexicon plugin is where you can control the noise. So I can get that big lexicon reverb sound without the headache of noise. Good job to the UA team for bringing it back to life!
A classic for a reason.
Reverb as an effect is back!! When that's what you want and need, this is it. Keep your convolution verbs for "reality" but this is what I was missing from plugin verbs.
This is nice !!
I am working with the 224 plugin for almost a year now and I must say I love it. We also own the L480 hardware and compared it to the 224 plugin. It comes very close to the hardware but the 480 seems to sound more "present" in my mixes. However, at a fraction of the cost it still is a high end Lexicon !!
Hope that UAD will emulate the L480 one day. I was surprised that even the system noise was emulated in the plugin although the hardware is noisier LOL. As you may understand I always switch of the noise but it is a nice feature all the same :-)
Greetings from Holland and keep up the good work !!!
sounds great !
- fits in the mix
- easy to handle
- great presets
- lower the treble decay from the lex preset and find a great "overall hall"
this just proves that if you wait long enough. the team at UAD will give you what you want and need. I mixed GIRL YOU'LL BE A WOMAN SOON on my Trident 80-B console with no reverb other than the coveted Lexicon 224. i couldn't imagine that a plugin could ever come close. Well, once again, UAD proves me wrong. This plugin is BETTER than the original device, and at a fraction of the cost, i just waited for the first UAD online store sale, and bought it. It's my go-to plugin for reverb now. I'm very happy.
I have been wary of getting this plugin, not due to quality worries but price. But after using it, I have to say it is worth every penny! The 'verb sits in mixes like nothing else and makes and excellent compliment to the EMT 250 & 140.
A few years ago, UA was not the undisputed leader in reverb, but that is rapidly changing. Along with the Tape plugins, the Cooper, DL & Dimension D, great depth and sonic space is now a reality on the UAD platform.
Do yourself a favor - don't balk at the price; just try this baby and smile!
If there's one thing that always lets down digital recording it's the quality and believability of the reverb plugins that are available... Until now... The Lexicon 224 is so acurate it defies belief... I've worked with an original 224 for years and I'm finding it hard to be able to tell the difference that's how good this emulation is... I only hope they go on to make a plugin of the 480 too!!...
Very very musical, a really nice reverb.
Now I have two dreams: this one and the StuderÂ® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In.
Universal Audio please lower the price, for us, non-professional poor humans, in love with sound and music :-)
blown my mind
Incredible. The tails are so full and have given my mixes that sound that I have been looking for, for years!
Sounds like I remember
I've wanted a different reverb flavor for things other than natural modeled acoustic spaces, and you hit a grand slam with this one. I pulled up a few presets and was immediately in Peter Gabriel So land. That really expansive reverb with the modulation is absolutely beautiful. That being said I've used this on a few mixes with a shorter more natural tail and it has worked great. I have fond memories of the original and you guys have done an absolute great job on this one!