Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects

Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects

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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.

Now You Can:

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

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
5-Min UAD Tip
5-Min UAD Tip

5-Min UAD Tip

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

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.

Infinite Flexibility

Infinite Flexibility

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.

Stunning Multi-Effects

Stunning Multi-Effects

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.

Better Workflow

Better Workflow

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.

Grammy-Winning Presets

Grammy-Winning Presets

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.

Key Features

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

Customer Reviews

Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects

Overall Rating

J. Davies

March 9, 2019

Lush Reverb

I can really hear a difference in the 480L's lush quality reverb compared to my MPX, which I also like and still use. There are many options to dial in the perfect reverb, but it's a little unwieldily to learn at first. I use the 480L primarily for vocals and acoustic guitar.

M. Feemster

March 6, 2019

There Are No words

I hesitated on actually doing review of this plugin. I hesitate because there are no words to describe how good this plugin actually is. It's effortless to get a great sound. IT'S INCREDIBLE !!!! The best 480L emulation or reverb plugin of any sort by far, hands down without any reasonable doubt!

M. Barbieri

March 6, 2019

Long waited

I asked so much for this plugin, the result is the best 480L emulation ever heard! It is now an essential part of my studio and live mix.

L. Fernandez

February 28, 2019


La mejor reverb que he probado!!!!

N. Outhuijse

February 27, 2019

Best reverb plug in I ever heard so far!

The 480 and also the 224 are my favorite reverb plug ins and in my opinion the best sounding plug ins ever made !

G. White

February 27, 2019

Best plugin reverb I have ever heard

Best plugin reverb I have ever heard.... I own a LOT of reverb plugins and this is the goto. It's the most versatile and generally best sounding (although the others have their place too).

L. Koivisto

February 26, 2019

Let it wash over you!

Hate to admit it but this has replaced my Bricasti...

W. Schurat

February 22, 2019

A Dream Come True

To have the 480 has been a dream of mine for decades. And being able to use more than one in a mix is therefore an unbelievable luxury. The first snare that I pumped up to a lush sounding hugeness that I could not get with anything else before made me feel like meeting an old friend after a very long time. Thank you, UAD, for making this one.

D. Barrington

February 20, 2019


Uh, just get it. No sense plug-splaining it to you. IF you like the Lexicon 224, this is adding another dimension to that. Huge and I mean huuuuge variety. Take each preset off it's Wet setting and toggle the ON/OFF and then set the wetness to your liking. Once you do that trick, these presets fall into your hands as OMG level natural and pleasing reverbs. The best in the industry and I have almost all of the major ones you can own. The 224 was my GoTo. This is now my main GoTo. It just has to be the best in the industry. Makes me want to own the original. Thing is, I HATE having to use UAD plugins. I do NOT like having to have a huge hardware dongle on my laptop, taking up a Thunderbolt connection and still having to find a power source when laptops are supposed to be mobile. But what kept me in the game was the 224 and now the 480. Dang UA for doing this to me. They know they have me hooked and the Lexicon 480 is their H.

J. Auguste

February 19, 2019

Lush Sound

I've worked with the hardware version in the past and was my favorite reverb. Without a doubt when this was released I had to purchase it. Sounds just like the original 480L.

e. ortiz

February 16, 2019


La verdad soy un admirador de los productos de Universal Audio gracias a ellos he podido llevar mis mezclas a otro nivel

H. Summers

February 14, 2019

Damn close and worth every penny!

Sounds as close to the real thing as anything I've heard anywhere. When convolution reverbs are too 'real' sounding for a mix, I go for either the AMS RMX16 (another great UA emulation - by the way, please please please make us an AMS DMX 15-80s!! I have a hardware unit and I love it - nothing compares but they are getting very old and unreliable and I'd love to have a plug in version!), or I'd use my hardware Eventide H3000. Until now. The UA 480L is just so easy to use - it's so quick to dial in a sound, tweak it to your track and sit in the mix, nothing blends into a mix better in terms of digital reverb. I agree there are a few presets and parameters from the original which appear to be missing (or perhaps hidden?) but still, it's totally killer on so many sources and so flexible. It might not be the lightest in terms of CPU usage in the world but seriously - its' totally worth it. I have 2x Quad Apollo's plus a Quad Satellite and I still run out of DSP from time to time, but I've been mixing some tracks recently which have had up to 6 instances of 480L running alongside heaps of other UAD plug ins and I'm still only at about 70% so no big deal there. If you don't have loads of DSP you can always freeze or bounce your tracks and retain your settings should you need to tweak them later. Sonically, the UA Lexicon 480L is lush, has 'that sound' and is so incredibly useful. For me, a must buy. Now, though, Universal Audio people, lovely lovely people, please make us that AMS DMX and how about a convolution reverb too? I mean, I love Altiverb and EW Spaces but why not go all out and make a Dolby Atmos or other 7.1.2 compatible multi channel convolution reverb and blow them out of the water?

D. Josten

February 13, 2019

Almost equal to the original

I like this plugin because it behaves just like the original Lexicon 480L.
The negative is that it uses a lot of DSP power.

UAD User

February 12, 2019

Incredibly Almost Analog

This is by far UAD's best digital verb emulation. It's got depth, spread, warmth. Obviously it's never going to sound like the real one, but then again just compare the prices... Great, great stuff!! Really happy.

k. jang

February 11, 2019

Easy to use and amazing sound.

I heard it in the recording studio a long time ago.
I bought without hesitation.

D. Perini

February 8, 2019

Lexicon 480L

Lexicon 480L is fantastic!!!

P. Degen

February 5, 2019

Amazing reverb

For a normal room reverb I might turn to the Ocean Way, but for longer and smoother sounding reverbs, this is my choice. Also the special effects are great.

R. Arafat

February 4, 2019

Nice reverb taste

Great simulation

s. kgr

February 1, 2019

The best 480L

Silky will make you feel comfortable. It became a plug - in which I can not release in the future. The best.

P. Lordo

January 25, 2019

Could Be Better

Ok, now I’ve had two 480’s and a 960L!! First off they did a great job on the sound. However it’s missing parameters, also missing some awesome plate presets. I think it sounds good but they shouldn’t of left out these pareneters and presets. It does take up a lot of my Apollo’s cpu power.