Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects
Mix with the world's most famous algorithmic reverb, in all its lush digital glory.
Released in 1986, the Lexicon® 480L Digital Effects System and its iconic fader-driven remote control are recognized the world over — residing at the center of famous studio consoles for more than 30 years. The 480L's spacious reverb and vivid effects textures are a coveted sonic benchmark, helping to shape thousands of chart-topping tracks to this day.
Now available exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the UAD Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects plug-in is the world's only Lexicon-endorsed emulation of this classic studio reverb — expertly capturing its unique, infinitely moldable ambience and modulation splendor.
Record and mix with the only authentic Lexicon 480L digital reverb plug-in, derived from the final v4.10 firmware
Experiment with colorful "Plate," "Ambience," "Hall," and "Room" algorithms on your sources
Apply out-of-the-ordinary "Random," and "Effects" programs, including doubling, tremolo, and chorus textures
Sculpt your own textures with an improved version of Lexicon's famous "LARC" controller
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In this video, learn how to inject space and dimension to lead vocals and guitars, as well as unique effects on background vocals.
A Digital Classic
The result of an intense, multi-year engineering effort — from poring over an impossible-to-find service manual, to studying an all-original "Golden Unit" — the Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects plug-in dutifully captures the complex space, texture, and otherworldly reverb tails that can enhance or transform vocal, guitar, synth, or drum tracks from mundane to heavenly.
Shimmering or dense, immediate or blooming, the 480L lets you create almost any space using Shape and Spread parameters, combined with Lexicon’s famed Split Decay Reverb algorithms. Adjust the Random algorithm's innovative Spin and Wander parameters to customize the movement in the 480L's famously long reverb tails. Or use the Ambience algorithm to add natural space and dimension, without losing the definition of instruments.
In addition to Lexicon's prized reverbs, the 480L plug-in's random time-varying "Effects" algorithm — available for the first time ever — lets you explore dramatic reverse, doubling, tremolo and chorus sounds. Combined with its unique four-voice Twin Delay algorithm, the Effects algorithm turns the 480L into a versatile multi-effects system with unending creative potential.
Ask any veteran engineer, and they'll tell you the Lexicon 480L's iconic Lexicon Alphanumeric Remote Control ("LARC") wasn't the easiest interface to grasp. Thankfully, the plug-in gives you an expanded parameter display, making its original controls easier to understand. Other workflow enhancements include simple A/B toggling of reverb machines, Input/Output Gain and Gain Link controls, as well as direct access to signal routing and metering.
The Lexicon 480L plug-in includes over 100 artist presets from Grammy-winning 480L power users such as Spike Stent (Beyoncé, Madonna), Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Nine Inch Nails), Ian Boxill (Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones), Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2), and more, giving you a head start on your own mixes.
“This is a beautiful recreation of a truly wonderful reverb. It’s very musical and like a lot of great pieces, it’s deep. You can get lost in it if you have the time.”
– Jacknife Lee (R.E.M, The Cars, Snow Patrol)
“The Lexicon 480L's ‘Shape’ and ‘Spread’ parameters are the ultimate reverb sculpting tools. It's amazing to finally have the 480L available as a plug-in. ”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
“The UAD Lexicon 480L gives 90’s mojo in plug-in form — the sound is indistinguishable from the original hardware.”
– Ian Boxill (Lenny White, Prince, 2Pac)
“The UAD Lexicon 480L really captures the subtleties of the old-school hardware. You can’t get this anywhere else — unless you source a vintage 480.”
– Eli Janney (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Wilco, Ryan Adams)
August 30, 2022
Congratulations for the excellent workRead More
July 8, 2022
Love this soundRead More
July 2, 2022
Loved this reverb!! So clean and so intricate as well! Loved it!Read More
June 14, 2022
Le meilleur ReverbRead More
June 13, 2022
Just picked the up in the half year sale. I wish I had purchased it when UAD released it first - I would have saved myself a lot of time and cash playing around with other reverbs. His...Read More
March 20, 2022
The Sound that makes albums.
I was completely annoyed that I did the demo on one of my own songs, Halo In The Steam, with the 480L on lead vocals and drums. Annoyed because the demo expired and I tried for 2 days to...Read More
Licensed and endorsed by Lexicon, featuring their pinnacle achievement algorithm designs
Provides the essential sound and control set of the legendary Lexicon hardware
Enduring Lexicon reverb and effects derived from final software version 4.10 including Plate, Hall, Room, Random, Ambience, Twin Delays and Effects algorithms
UAD plug-in recreates iconic desktop "LARC" remote with logical workflow improvements
Includes over 100 artist presets from Spike Stent, Chuck Zwicky, Eli Janney, Ian Boxill, Jacknife Lee, and more
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects
Congratulations for the excellent work
Love this sound
Loved this reverb!! So clean and so intricate as well! Loved it!
Le meilleur Reverb
Just picked the up in the half year sale. I wish I had purchased it when UAD released it first - I would have saved myself a lot of time and cash playing around with other reverbs.
His plugin is a classic masterpiece!
The Sound that makes albums.
I was completely annoyed that I did the demo on one of my own songs, Halo In The Steam, with the 480L on lead vocals and drums. Annoyed because the demo expired and I tried for 2 days to come up with a compatible reverb using some other well regarded plugins and I simply couldn’t satisfactorily replicate the sweet and magical sound this gave. I grudgingly ponied up the money and it was just the missing ingredient. Im glad I did.
480L, a classic for a reason
This reverb site so well in the mix, love it.
LEXICON 408 L
Just amazing , thank you UAD....
Lexicon 480L a Legjobb Reverb és Effektgép.
Ezt a Lexicont kerestem eddig. Nagyon elégedett vagyok a minőségével és a kezelhetőségével. Csak ajánlani tudom mindenkinek. Ez egy nélkülözhetetlen eszköz a zenéléshez. A dobokhoz és a szóló hangszínekhez és még sok máshoz is tökéletes.
simply the best
For me at list is the best . I use the Lexicon 480L in almost all my songs.Thank you UAD.
Best algo reverb Itb
The title say it all. Full and 3d
Very useful efx unit. Great clean emulation .. bags of character.
The best reverb love it
Good for instruments
Why did I know this vst now?
It's a definite product.
going to add quality to the work.
The rich spaces and classic effects are exactly what I was looking for.
I have 224 lexicon UAD plug-in, have I thought for a long time to buy 480l or not? They wrote a lot in reviews about wasted money. Finally I managed to try it and do not regret it at all. It reads perfectly in the mix. many different algorithms. A great tool for creativity! Thanks to the universal audio for the opportunity to touch expensive devices and use them in creativity!
I have owned a Lexicon 480L for years now. This is truly a great addition!
Not so useful
Vintage but not so useful
The 480L sounds pretty good but eats processing power.