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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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)
January 29, 2023
Just the org.
WOW, Do I miss this soundRead More
January 18, 2023
I Hope this beast became native become it work on almost everything .. such a character and fit in the mix .. thanks UadRead More
January 16, 2023
This is a great reverb. Perfect for that old school 80s sound, but versatile as well!Read More
January 15, 2023
I inserted this plugin into an aux in Console, sent some vocals from the singer I was tracking, and the result was immediately impressive.Read More
January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023
hello UA please if you can send me a coupon to buy another tool that I have in the cart if you can help me with a coupon I thank...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
Just the org.
WOW, Do I miss this sound
I Hope this beast became native become it work on almost everything .. such a character and fit in the mix .. thanks Uad
This is a great reverb. Perfect for that old school 80s sound, but versatile as well!
I inserted this plugin into an aux in Console, sent some vocals from the singer I was tracking, and the result was immediately impressive.
hello UA please if you can send me a coupon to buy another tool that I have in the cart if you can help me with a coupon I thank you to buy the Marley vox box
This thing is a beauty! A bit of a resource hog, but worth it.
A classic reverb
A classic must-have device, not only for reverbs, but also for changing the signal over time
R. Rodas Buleje
Excellent vintage plugin.
I've been waiting a long time to get it. I use it as my main reverb.
Great retro reverb!
i love this thing
So much options and love this thing. It uses up a lot of DSP tho
Really like it
It's making my mix up level. I use it for most of my pop mix.
the true 480 sound on a plugin, it's a dream
Great Lex 480 plugin
Great versatile plugin for so many applications
This is a good reverb, but you should be aware that it uses a lot of DSP resources. On my Apollo twin one stereo plugin uses about 35-40% of all resources. Other than that, I love this plugin.
Lexicon 480L Reverb digital și efecte
Lexicon 480L Reverb digital și efecte ????? nu este licenta in spark???
UA, te rog include-l în spark!!!
So many types of reverbs in one plugin!
Legendary 80‘s sound
Dial in that 80s-sound you love and know from countless records. UA, please include it in spark!!!
U’ll need it
U have every sound you want in this plugin
Lexicon 480L by Universal Audio
I love presets of this legendary reverb unit by Universal Audio. It throws me to 80s when I put it on instrument or vocal.
Thank you UAD,