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
April 8, 2021
Sehr schöner Effekt : dicht und unauffällig ...Read More
March 19, 2021
grant emulation, impressive soundRead More
March 8, 2021
This is a deceptively powerful reverb. The simple interface and ease of use can make you question it's capabilities until you take it for a spin. Nice to add more depth and dimension to...Read More
February 28, 2021
I've only had it for a few weeks, but I've used it to give air to a snare drum, majesty to a vocal, and depth to a mix 2-bus. I've never used the real thing, and so can't speak to its...Read More
February 5, 2021
Best software reverb
I've been looking for a good long reverb for a long time. Finally I found it. It's just a bomb !! This is the best software reverb I've heard. The sound is natural and pleasant to the ear....Read More
January 24, 2021
What an amazing sound quality
This reverb rocks. Just experience it. no words to say. Excellent quality.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
Sehr schöner Effekt : dicht und unauffällig ...
grant emulation, impressive sound
This is a deceptively powerful reverb. The simple interface and ease of use can make you question it's capabilities until you take it for a spin. Nice to add more depth and dimension to your tracks. Consider stacking this even when using other reverbs in the same track/mix.
I've only had it for a few weeks, but I've used it to give air to a snare drum, majesty to a vocal, and depth to a mix 2-bus. I've never used the real thing, and so can't speak to its accuracy of emulation, but I can speak to its musicality: outstanding. Between this and the EMT-140, I actually don't use my Capitol much anymore.
Best software reverb
I've been looking for a good long reverb for a long time. Finally I found it. It's just a bomb !! This is the best software reverb I've heard. The sound is natural and pleasant to the ear. Thanks to the developers!
What an amazing sound quality
This reverb rocks. Just experience it. no words to say. Excellent quality.
Sex for the ears...
My Lexi sounds sexy! The smooth tails are not only heard, they're felt emotionally. When blending with other reverbs I use Lexi for her tail. With minimal instruments, Lexi’s soft richness really enhances source material. It’s interesting to watch other people’s reactions as their eyes close tightly and they sloooowly inhale. This is truly an intimate reverb that is sex for the ears.
El mejor reverb algorítmico que he probado!
Sits so easily in the mix
Its a reverbs thats there but not, apparent or subtle dense or clean. Sits perfectlty in the mix and works on so many sources.
A must have reverb
Great sounding reverb. Melts with every type of music context. Incredible!
best algorithm reverb out there..
I own all the UAD verbs, they are all special but this verb is my favorite. I feel like I own the hardware version but with a noise kill button and zero real-estate.. try the demo, open up the Kevin Killen "Atmosphere" patch... listen to the quality of the long tails... the low, mid and high eq decays... It speaks for itself... my only wish is to have this as a surround plug-in.
S. GARCIA FERRO
Go to Reverb chapter 1
224 sounds lush and great on everything. is my go-to Hall in voices, drums, and almost everything.
A pleasant surprise
So I had a few extra plugins to choose when I bought my last Apollo. I asked a buddy of mine who is a terrific engineer and producer. He suggested the 224; I hadn't considered it. I've been all caught up in plate/spring/chamber land and hadn't thought about what might be missing... This is what was missing. It's amazing! So much kooky vibe that can be totally musical but spooky, scary, wild and weird. A very fun plugin.
So warm and doesn’t use loads of DSP
I’ve been trying a few reverbs recently. All the UAD reverbs have something realistic and magical about them, but I bought this because the mix of the DSP usage, price, and natural effect it had on my vocals, home-recorded piano, and drums, was just lovely. The sound of this really, in particular the tail on some settings, really draws you into the moment, so very happy with it.
“Magico”, perché dà alla musica quell’ambiente è quella profondità capace di aggiungere esattamente quello che manca.
Il sapore vintage e i tantissimi parametri disponibili lo rendono un must-have fra i riverberi.
Very high quality reverb!
I've gotten to work with the hardware several times over the years, don't know if this is identical to the hardware but, what I do know is that this is the smoothest and most musical reverb plugin I've experienced. Takes a little while to get used to the interface, but the sound is without peer!!!
i think this reverb has very warm feeling!!
I own the 480L hardware, but I am very impressed with the 224 UAD. I love the
sound and the possibility to control it with the Avid S1 in realtime, the sound vibrates and it's very lively...