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Lexicon announces PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle

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Lexicon has announced the PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle, a collection of 7 Lexicon Reverbs for PC and Mac.

For over 35 years Lexicon has been recognized as the golden standard of digital reverb and effects processing and has continuously introduced leading edge technology for the audio industry. Lexicon has again rocked the audio industry with a complete collection of the finest reverb plug-ins available. The PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is the ultimate reverb plug-in for creating professional, inspirational mixes within popular DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic, and any other VST, Audio Unit, or RTAS compatible platform.

With all the flexibility you would expect from a native plug-in, this powerhouse Bundle delivers 7 legendary Lexicon reverbs with hundreds of the most versatile and finely-crafted studio presets, including recognizable classics from Lexicon’s immense library of sounds. Designed to bring the highest level of sonic quality and function to all your audio applications, the PCM Native Reverb Bundle will take center stage in your DAW.

Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle – Concert Hall Multiband Bandpass

Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle features

  • 7 legendary Lexicon Reverbs.
  • Hundreds of brilliantly crafted studio presets.
  • Multi-platform compatibility (Windows XP, Vista, and 7; Mac OSX 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, PowerPC and Intel).
  • Formats that work seamlessly in any VST, Audio Unit, or RTAS compatible DAW.
  • Graphical real-time display illustrating the frequency stages of each algorithm.
  • Visual EQ section for easy adjustment of both early and late reflections.
  • Presets can be stored in a DAW independent format which allows custom presets to be transferred between any DAWs..
  • Full parameter control and automation.
  • Input and output meters for quick assessment of audio levels going to and from the reverb.
  • iLok authorized.

The PCM Native Reverb Bundle is a fully functional cross-platform plug-in solution. It has been designed with flexibility to fit into the hardware/software platform of your choice.

More information: Lexicon / PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle

Lexicon updates PCM96 / PCM96 Surround software to v3.2.0.1

Lexicon PCM96 Surround

Lexicon has released version 3.2.0.1 of the PCM96 and PCM96 Surround software for Mac OS X.

This update enhances the Hardware Plug-In function to increase the software stability and performance. Software version 3.2.0.1 represents a major overhaul of the streaming and control functionality to make it less processor intensive.

Changes in PCM96/PCM96 Surround software v3.2.0.1

  • Support of ProTools 8: Resolved numerous PT8 issues.
  • Fixed problems in OS X 10.5.7 on PPC Macs. NOTE: this required building a separate installer for PPC for OS X 10.4.X Macs. The main installer is for 10.5.7 PPC Macs and ALL Intel Macs.
  • Decoupled PCM96 plug-ins: when you are using multiple PCM96 plugs on separate tracks you will no longer have problems due to no audio on sections of those tracks (previously you would get a processor overload from the DAW). This also allows you to use bypass and mute/solo of tracks.
  • Initial testing has been done in Digital Performer 8.
  • Initial testing has been done in Logic 9.
  • The PCM96Configurator display has been changed to handle multiple PCM96 and PCM96 Surround processors.
  • Fix to front panel meters so they work properly when using the PCM96s in control only mode.
  • The display values for the Tail Width parameter have been changed. As before, the width is expressed in degrees, with special text for particularly interesting values. These values would include “Stereo”, “Mono”, “Logic7″ and so on. Those special values were shown in the wrong location, but have now been corrected. There is absolutely NO CHANGE in the sound of any factory or user presets, although the Tail Width parameter display may appear different in some presets.
  • The “Overload protection level” selector has been added to the “Communications” menu to allow users to get rid of DAW processor overloads. Depending on the speed of your computer, this will give you the opportunity to reduce latency in streaming mode by a full burst size.
  • Fixes to infrequent DAW hangs which occur when switching between mono and stereo plugs.

Note: Software version 3.2.0.1 is the latest version for both the PCM96 and the PCM96 Surround. There are separate installers and firmware for the PCM96 and the PCM96 Surround.

More information: Lexicon / PCM96 software downloads

Lexicon releases 64-bit drivers for I·ONIX Series

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Lexicon has announced the release of 64-bit Windows and Mac PowerPC Drivers for the I·ONIX Series desktop recording interfaces.

Lexicon I·ONIX U82S

From the press release:

With the new 64-bit Windows driver, these interfaces now operate seamlessly on computers running Windows 64-bit XP and Vista operating systems.

The new Mac driver improves performance and now supports all Mac computers operating on OS X 10.4.9 or higher regardless of whether they are based on a PowerPC or Intel processor.

The newly updated drivers can be downloaded free from www.Lexiconpro.com.

More information: Lexicon

Eric Beam releases Lexicon M200 Impulse Set

Eric Beam Lexicon M200 Impulse Set

Eric Beam has released a free collection of impulse response samples from the Lexicon M200, a digital effects processor.

All Impulses have been captured via pristine analog A/D D/A @ 44.1khz.

Lexicon M200 Impulse Set features

  • 50 impulse files containing Hall, Plate, Chamber, Rich Plate, Rich Split, & Inverse Room Programs.
  • Model: Lexicon M200
  • Impulse capture method: Sweep
  • I/O: Analog
  • Format: 24bit 44.1k WAV

The Lexicon M200 Impulse Set is available for download from the Signaltonoize website. Donations are appreciated.

More information: signaltonoize.com

Short links for June 30th, 2009

Ryan Gruss Volume II

Some interesting things I found recently:

# A Deal You Can’t Refuse | ryangruss.com

Ryan is about to release Volume II of his subscription based drum loops service, so in the next few days you can get over 200 loops for only $9.95.

As I’m putting the finishing touches on Gruss Loops Volume II, I realized I should make you painfully aware of the sweet deal that currently lays before you. You see, since I’m offering the loop packs as a subscription service, there will be over 200 loops available over the course of the next two days. That’s right. You could sign up now, grab Volume I right now AND Volume II in another 24 hours…. all for the rock bottom price of $9.95. You can even cancel after you nab both of the packs. See if I care (you cheap bastard). I know you’ll be back for more.

# PCM 70 Ver 2 & Ver 3 SysEx Preset Registers

Eric Beam has SysEx register dumps from Lexicon’s PCM 70 Ver 2 and 3.

The PCM 70 Ver 2 & Ver 3 have completely different Preset Registers. Many upgraded to Ver 3 to gain the Inverse Room algorithm but lost the coveted Ver 2 Preset Registers in the process.

# SX-150 synth mod instructions, schematics and code

MrBook Gakken SX-150 hack

MrBook did a lovely Arduino hack on the Gakken SX-150, adding MIDI and audio out.

Many people have asked about the instructions and code for the SX-150 mod I did to add MIDI and Audio out, therefore I’m posting the plans for everyone to try. By using the Arduino as the brains of the operation, a lot of other options are available for the mod, really the sky is the limit. If you do any cool hacks to it, by all means, please let me know.

# Return To The Hallway #free #samples

More free samples by Kent Williams:

This set was inspired by our elderly dryer dying — well, the belt driving the drum snapped, so I took the back off to see if it was user serviceable. Confronted with even more stamped sheet metal cowlings, I gave up and bought a new dryer.

But that giant cover was just begging to be tapped, banged and otherwise made to reverberate. Added to that are some pot lids and other random noise-making things, including a plastic tarp on the floor. The ‘kik’ sample was made from me bumping the mic stand, and the surpisingly convincing ’snarish’ is me sneezing.

Luca de Rosso OTTO

# OTTO

OTTO by Luca de Rosso is an electronic musical instrument for realtime manual beat slicing of audio samples.

OTTO provides a tangible user interface designed with the aim of giving the user the feel of having the sample in his hands. The musician can manipulate an audio sample in real time through the use of a restricted number of simple physical buttons and switches.

Link via CDM

# Mini-paper-Moog – A papercraft model to assemble the famous (and now re-valued) Mini-Moog, with its foldable panel.

# little-scale: Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation [2009] Chipmusic inspired by Indonesian Gamelan.

Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation

Sebastian writes:

The Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation – a release of five original tracks with a strong influence from the beautiful music of Indonesian gamelan! Thanks to all who submitted tracks – I’m very happy with this compilation.

Track Listing

  1. Derris-Kharlan: Sarin
  2. little-scale: Monsoon
  3. Baron Knoxbury: Pilo Hau Gamelan
  4. Red Robin: Pemanasair
  5. The Listrix: Rock the Gamelan

Eric Beam releases PCM 70 Version 2 Impulse Set

Lexicon PCM 70

Eric Beam has released another collection of impulse response samples.

This time Eric has sampled the Lexicon PCM 70 Version 2 registers.

Goal = capture the Lexicon PCM 70 Version 2 Registers.

Version 2 of the PCM 70 has a handful of registers not available in later revisions. (You can find Ver 3 impulses HERE)

Impulse Resolution = 24bit 48k Stereo

The impulse response samples are available for download as donationware.

Visit Signaltonoize for more information.

Acousticas releases Lexicon 480 IR library

Acousticas L480

Acousticas has released L480, an impulse repsonse library featuring the Lexicon 480.

Today we are releasing our impulse response version of what have managed to manifest itself
as the “Studio Standard” throughout many years. Amazing for making sound appear distant but yet present. Consisting of 711 unique impulse responses this library covers a wide range of the capabilities of the Lexicon 480.

The library has been divided into 9 categories ranging from the complete Lexicon Factory presets to carefully tweaked plates, churches and chambers etc. One we really like is the “Stereo Maker”. This edition is very special and is exclusively made for providing width to any sound source. A cluster of 4 delays have been assembled to achive this and the delay time is variable by adding multipliers to the delay times.

The L480 IR Library is available for purchase for 69 EUR.

Visit Acousticas for more information, a demo video and audio clips.

PSP Audioware updates Lexicon PSP42 and PSP84 to v1.5.3

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PSP Audioware PSP84

PSP Audioware has released version 1.5.3 of Lexicon PSP42 and PSP84, two delay effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Lexicon PSP42 / PSP 84 v1.5.3

  • x64 VST PC preliminary builds which run natively on 64-bit Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
  • AudioUnit PowerPC <> IntelMac session portability issues resolved.
  • Unresponsive GUI controls now work fine in Digital Performer.
  • Default bank feature added, which allows user to specify the bank file to be automatically loaded on plug-in startup (the factory bank can always be restored by apple/ctrl clicking on the default bank icon)
  • PC/PPC/IntelMac bank/preset file portability issues resolved.

The update is free for registered Lexicon PSP42 and PSP 84 users (to access the x64 preliminary installers, navigate to beta versions folder).

Visit PSP Audioware for more information.