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

R. Forte

January 18, 2022

Best algo reverb Itb

The title say it all. Full and 3d

n. binns

January 15, 2022

Very Useful

Very useful efx unit. Great clean emulation .. bags of character.

B. Taw

January 14, 2022

The best reverb love it

Good for instruments

b. jeong

January 11, 2022

Why did I know this vst now?

It's a definite product.
going to add quality to the work.

J. Henry

January 10, 2022

Love it

The rich spaces and classic effects are exactly what I was looking for.

V. Uhov

January 9, 2022

Lexicon 480L

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!

N. Merrick

December 28, 2021

Lexicon 480L

I have owned a Lexicon 480L for years now. This is truly a great addition!

V. Võ

December 28, 2021



D. desmarais

December 27, 2021

Not so useful

Vintage but not so useful

D. Chin-Sang

December 27, 2021


The 480L sounds pretty good but eats processing power.

B. Bang

December 25, 2021

Lexicon 480L it.s good

As good as the real thing!


December 24, 2021


WOW what fun still finding sounds of magic in this 480 VERB
I don't think it will ever end !

F. Del Monte

December 23, 2021

The return of another classic.

The presets are equal to the hardware!

E. Gottschmann

December 15, 2021

Best 480 simulation

I switched from Relab to the UAD version. Sounds deeper, wider and really perfect in the mix!

B. Daures

December 10, 2021

Lexicon 480

Versatile and incredible sound, this could easily be my only reverb

D. Shapland

December 10, 2021

The King of Depth

This reverb, wow, the depth, clarity, 3D, modulation it’s all there this really enables you to place elements tastefully in the 3D sound stage or drown elements in lush sounding tails it is sublime. Very flexible and a must have!

X. Castelló

December 9, 2021

Lexicon 480


J. Herberman

December 9, 2021

UAD Lexicon 480L

I am a long-time Lexicon fan, and still have an original PCM 70. The 480 was essentially 2 PCM 70s. This plug sounds fantastic. Pure Lexicon depth and colour.

D. Davis

December 7, 2021

Sounds like the real thing....I think.

I never had an original 480l but I've had knock offs and dang near every other brand of Reverb that's come out and I could never find one that sounded like the best lexicon ever made. They either had to be too wet and you had to be swimming before the atmosphere would kick in, or the wet and dry signals never morphed together like they were one thing. The depth of the track wasn't right with the way it blended the source with the effect....or something. BUT THIS PLUG is stellar.

For a while I was using valhalla plate to get the sound I want but this plug has multiple effects goind which gives you a cool echo along with the verb to give me a bit more flavor. Sometimes I blend them and run em both...pan em etc. Depends. But I love this plug...and while I know that relab makes their version, I just don't like that sound. It's just not right to me but I'm a perfectionist and hard on plugs. This one is the boss though. No regrets.

g. carmine

December 3, 2021


I have tested some plugins of the lexicon l480, but only this one sounds like real hardware. and it sounds fantastic