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 13, 2020
Exactly what i was expecting
This is an amazing plugin with exactly the sound of what i was expecting from a lexicon device Well done!!!Read More
January 6, 2020
i use 224 and emt140 thats sounds perfectRead More
January 3, 2020
Just that. Really nice sounding reverb.Read More
December 21, 2019
Aux/Send this 224
I like digital when It is clean and with this unit I have another tool, sounds so good on anything, I am still just learning all it has to offer but so far Its super great haha, thanks UARead More
December 20, 2019
Sounds fantastic. Depth and Diffusion controls are very satisfying.Read More
December 17, 2019
My new favorite
This plugin sounds amazing. It’s my favorite reverb plugin.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
Exactly what i was expecting
This is an amazing plugin with exactly the sound of what i was expecting from a lexicon device
i use 224 and emt140
thats sounds perfect
Just that. Really nice sounding reverb.
Aux/Send this 224
I like digital when It is clean and with this unit I have another tool, sounds so good on anything, I am still just learning all it has to offer but so far Its super great haha, thanks UA
Sounds fantastic. Depth and Diffusion controls are very satisfying.
My new favorite
This plugin sounds amazing. It’s my favorite reverb plugin.
I should have bought this amazing Lexicon Reverb earlier.
So natural and transparent.
I'am a fan of this reverb it's so sweet and smooth. Great job UA!
J. Vargas III
I Love It!!!
This is a must have in your collection. Nice and Smooth sounding especially on vocals.
This is my go to Reverb! Worth the $$$
Sounds Perfect!! Obviously on the vocal
All round reverb plugin!
I use it as a required item. I want to thank uad
this is exactly how a reverb should sound...awesome!
Best 224 emulation!!!
Classic for all time! Thanks to Universal Audio that we have the opportunity to work with this legend! Only 5 points!
Great for a return track. Really classic emulation.
There is no wrong setting on this emulation of the Lexicon 224, works every time for me!
Dense, Thick, and Lush Reverbs
This Plugin is a perfect replication of a Lexicon 224. It's got the grain and grit that Lexicon got reduced with the 224X and even more 224XL. The 480 plugin does quote a bit more with other effects, but did not have the density that I wanted. Also this plugin takes up far less horsepower on the SHARC processors. Great job and thanks to the fabulous UA team....now can I have my hair back that I had in 1982/
Let me just say I really like the reverb. One thing though is when the "solo" button is turned on, it is adding a constant noise tone. Even if I stop the music. It's like white noise playing. This in turn gets added into the music. Quite annoying. Please take a closer look, then you have 4-5 stars!
The Best Digital Reverb
I only said that the Real Lexicon Reverb Plugins*****
Amazing reverb. Here is "that" middle thing going on that you cannot get any other reverb plugin.
I use to own a real one.
Im so glad to have this back in my arsenal I regretted selling it the day I did then I was introduced to this plug in and those classic reverbs are back never to be lost again.