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.
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
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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)
July 8, 2019
A must have reverb.Read More
June 25, 2019
you want to be in. This gets you in. signature thats the thing here, its on most of the best track in the recording world, that means everybody buying music knows that sound, even those...Read More
June 18, 2019
Very fine réverbération with my ssl XXL desk and apollo x and mk2 À Must. Thank for your évolution. E.KilchoerRead More
June 17, 2019
This reverb is smooth and sweet. The touch it brings is amazing! It sounds expencive not cheep if you know what i mean!Read More
June 15, 2019
It has so much variation and quality. The best reverb thus far for me!Read More
June 14, 2019
Great sounding reverb tail
I put this directly on a tambourine at 50% and got exactly what I was looking for. Excited to use much more of it in the future.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
A must have reverb.
you want to be in. This gets you in. signature thats the thing here, its on most of the best track in the recording world, that means everybody buying music knows that sound, even those that don't know it. ....... all cars got wheels on baby ... for now!
Not quite happy as the others...
First of all, I would like to say UAD is one of the best plug in companies ever. I am a huge fan of everything they make. But for the 480L I should say I am quite disappointed. I use 480L Impulse responses banks home made for almost 20 years now. So I know pretty well how they sound, Fat Plate, A Plate, etc... This ain't not just there. especially when you talk of the high end and spread. I don't know why. it is good for having all the parameters lark that you do not have on a IR plug in. But still it is far to distant... Besides I got a bad luck of buying way much expensive compared to to very next month sale, 200 dollars difference :(..... Still a fan for my mixes all the others plug ins....
Very fine réverbération with my ssl XXL desk and apollo x and mk2
À Must. Thank for your évolution. E.Kilchoer
This reverb is smooth and sweet. The touch it brings is amazing! It sounds expencive not cheep if you know what i mean!
It has so much variation and quality.
The best reverb thus far for me!
Great sounding reverb tail
I put this directly on a tambourine at 50% and got exactly what I was looking for.
Excited to use much more of it in the future.
Great classic reverb flavors--so good with so many things
I don't think I have a reverb that's always the best one on everything, but there's seldom anything that doesn't sound great with some combination of parameters on this one! Hard to go far wrong by at least auditioning this every time.
Lush Reverb With Personality
I’ve been waiting for this one.
And worth the wait it is!!!
It sounds awesome on vocals and has many more tricks up its sleeve.
As I Remember!
Was so please with this plugin. It offered new inspiration to a mix. I remember these in all the studios I recorded in. Amazing to have it at my fingertips on my laptop. UA really does produce the best plugins. It like so may other products they make are truly amazing!!!
Well worth it.
One of the best Plugs UA made now we need a proper delay...
Start here for reverb!
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb
Very friendly and easy to use upgrade
Quite similar to the hardware
There´s a 10% miss of depth and sound. But the reaction to the sliders is practically perfect. The cleanness is even better than the analog path, obviosly there is more bit depth.
But as always there are drawbacks: in this case the latency. The plugin creates a 150ms delay. In mixing situations thats not a problem, playing it life you always have a predelay - not nice. But except from the price its nice. Makes a sudden youngtimer sound, like a pair of well used shoes fits compfortable.
<3 <3 <3
Can't heart this enough!
Just like the hardware!
Transparent and 3 dimensional like the original 480L
It delivers exactly what it promises. This is the most musical reverb plug-in I own, and I own most of the UAD as well as other popular reverb plug-ins. With some tweaking it gets you the sound you remember from your favorite records. It is as close to perfection as a plug-in gets!
Somethings unbelievable you mudt try it
I'm sure this product is great, as is the case with everything I've experienced with UA... However, due to latency and DSP usage this plug-in is not a solution that works for tracking. It is something that, if I was aware of, I would have not purchased the plugin. Just wanted to give a heads-up for future customers.
Almost no difference with hardware..