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Eric Beam releases Lexicon 480L Impulse Set

Eric Beam Lexicon 480L

Eric Beam has released a set of impulse response samples of the Lexicon 480L, the studio standard reverb effects processor.

Goal = capture the studio standard Lexicon 480L .
53 impulse files capturing the Ambience, Hall, Plate, Random Hall, & Room algorithms. Containing both Factory & User defined registers.

I/O = Analog via Lynx Aurora @ 24bit

Unit info – Dual 480L’s located @ POP Sounds studio A

Download the Lexicon 480L impulse resonse samples from Signaltonoize.

Acousticas releases Lexicon 224XL impulse response library

Acousticas Lexicon 224XL

Acousticas has released the Lexicon 224XL impulse response library, a collection of 597 raw impulses.

Applying this machine on vocals is absolutely breath taking. The silky lush sound of the L224XL is generating amazing spaciousness. The library has been divided into 7 categories, covering various application styles. Future updates are planned covering even more aspects of the Lexicon 224XL.

Lexicon 224XL library features

  • Hall 01 — 87 unique IRs, made with a general hall setting. This version is appropriate for all applications.
  • Hall 02 — 87 unique IRS, made with another general hall setting. This version is appropriate for all applications.
  • Vocal — 87 unique IRs, made with vocal applications in mind. Reflection delays have been carefully programmed to widen and “stereoize” the image. The reverb tail is slightly lowered but very audible.
  • Orchestral — 87 unique IRs, made with orchestral instrument applications in mind.
  • Plate 01 — 93 unique IRs, made with a short place algorithm with percussive applications in mind.
  • Plate 02 — 87 unique IRs, made with a general plate algorithm for a wide range of applications.
  • Ambience — 69 unique IRs, made with an ultra short setting. Reverb times ranging from 0.20 to 1.30 seconds.
  • The unit has been recorded analog with the L224XL converters and not digitally.
  • All versions have a total of 3 presets: Linear, C-weighted and A-weighted impulse responses.

The Lexicon 224XL impulse response library is available now for 79 EUR.

Visit Acousticas for more information and audio demos.

Eric Beam releases Lexicon PCM 70 & 90 Impulse Sets

Eric Beam has released a collection of impulses responses of Lexicon’s PCM 70 and PCM 90, two industry standard digital effects and reverb processor units.

Lexicon PCM 70 & Lexicon PCM 90
Lexicon PCM 70 (left) & Lexicon PCM 90 (right)

Impulse response sets

  • Lexicon PCM 70 (28 impulse presets)
    Includes the much loved “Tiled room” & Ski Jump” Presets.
  • Lexicon PCM 90 (192 impulse presets)
    Includes Halls, Rooms, Plates, & Post FX.

Check Lexicon’s legacy products page for details on the PCM 70 and PCM 90.

The impulse sets are available for download as donationware from

de la Mancha announces Impakter

de la Mancha Impakter

de la Mancha has announced Impakter, a vintage drum module plug-in in collaboration with Sink, containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines.

It’s simple and fun to use with a few advanced features to give some variation and randomisation on every loop.

Gear used to generate and process the samples:
Analogue synths: Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Gakken SX-150
Analogue drum machines: Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box, Mattel Synsonics
Analogue processing: Electro Harmonix Micro synth, Mam VSR3 spring reverb, Lexicon reverb, Boss GE-10 equalizer, Tube compressor, analogue VCA compressor
Vintage synths: Yamaha TX81-Z FM synth

Impakter features

  • 320 original electronic drum samples generated on vintage hardware synths and drum machines.
  • 4 modules for kick, snare, hats and percussion sounds.
  • Each module can host 2 samples and trigger either depending on user defined probability.
  • 2 levels of randomising can be assigned to each modules’ volume, pan, decay and pitch for variation every loop.
  • Boomer module has resonant low pass filter and dirt control.
  • Smacker module has resonant band pass filter and dirt control.
  • Tweeter module has tempo-sync repeat function with hold.
  • Lazer module has tempo-sync delay function with damping.
  • 2 midi triggers for Smacker for differently pitched sounds.
  • 3 midi triggers for Lazer for differently pitched sounds.
  • 2 midi triggers for Tweeter for different decay envelopes.
  • 2 stereo outputs for separate post processing.
  • Global envelope decay control.
  • 52 presets covering a range of sounds and styles.

Impakter will be available as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $24 USD.

More information soon at de la Mancha.
For now you can listen to some mp3 demos of Impakter here, here and here.

Lexicon announces I·ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S USB Desktop Recording Interfaces

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Lexicon has announced the I·ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S USB Desktop Recording Interfaces.

The I·ONIX Series offers the highest quality hardware and software to provide the user with exceptional recordings. Each model provides all the necessary tools to transform a computer into a professional 24-bit digital recording studio including the USB 2.0 desktop recording interface, Steinberg® Cubase LE4® multi-track PC and Mac® recording software, Toontrack® EZdrummer® Lite virtual instrument software, and the new Lexicon Pantheon™ II VST/AU reverb plug-in.

Lexicon I·ONIX USB Desktop Recording Interfaces

Brilliantly designed, the I·ONIX Desktop Recording Series sit in the perfect location when using a DAW, between your keyboard and monitor. Now all the monitor and input level controls are at your fingertips. The I·ONIX Series are meticulously crafted from the highest quality components to ensure superior recordings that live up to Lexicon’s standards of performance. Each desktop recording interface features newly designed dbx® microphone preamps on all analog inputs. The preamps are driven by a high-voltage supply to guarantee stability and provide superior recordings across a wide dynamic range. Performance driven A/D-D/A converters ensure pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio quality.

I·ONIX Desktop Recording Interfaces features

  • USB 2.0 connection to the DAW, up to 480Mbps
  • 44.1 to 96 kHz sample rates, 24-bit resolution
  • Two, Four, or Eight analog ¼” and XLR combi-jack mic/line inputs
  • Two analog TRS (Stereo Main) outputs
  • dbx high-voltage, ultra-low noise mic preamps on all analog inputs
  • 48V phantom power for each input pair
  • Input signal metering via 8 LED’s per channel
  • Signal mixing and stereo bus signal metering
  • Up to two 1/4” high output headphone connections
  • Up to two Hi-Z instrument inputs
  • Zero latency Direct/Playback monitoring
  • Low latency ASIO drivers
  • Pantheon II VST/AU reverb plug-in
  • Steinberg Cubase LE4 and Toontrack EZdrummer Lite software packages
  • Supports Windows® and Mac® platforms

The price and availability of the I·ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S are yet to be announced.

Visit Lexicon for more information.

Eric Beam releases Lexicon 300 Impulse Pack #1

Eric Beam Lexicon 300 impulse response pack #1

Eric Beam has released a pack of Lexicon 300 impulse responses.

All Impulses have been captured via AES inputs & outputs @ it’s maximum samplerate of 48k. These are as clean as they come. I have fooled myself in A/B tests.

Lexicon 300 Impulse Pack #1 features

  • Model: Lexicon 300 ver 3.5
  • Pretets: P101 Large Hall, P102 Medium Hall, P103 Small Hall, P104 *Church, P105 *Rooms, P106 RehursalRoom, P107 *Chamber, P108 LiveDrumRoom, P109 *Studio A, P110 *Studio B, P111 *Brick Wall, P112 *Deep End, P113 Oil Tanker, P114 *Synth Hall, P115 Dance Hall
  • Impulse capture method: Sweep
  • I/O: Digital
  • Format: 24bit 48k WAV

The Lexicon 300 Impulse Pack #1 is available as donationware.

Visit for more information.

Cakewalk releases SONAR 7 Producer Edition and SONAR 7 Studio Edition

SONAR 7 Producer Edition box

Cakewalk has released SONAR 7 Producer Edition and SONAR 7 Studio Edition.

SONAR 7 Producer Edition places no limits on your track count, bus routing, effect or instrument inserts, and includes an ample array of audio effects, virtual instruments, and innovative technologies to power your productions.

These include the precision LP-64 EQ™ & LP-64 Multiband™ linear phase mastering plug-ins, Z3TA+™ Waveshaping Synthesizer, Dimension™ LE and Rapture™ LE, Active Controller Technology™, AudioSnap™, and much more.

These are complemented by two Roland® virtual instruments and the V-Vocal™ processor, the Lexicon Pantheon Reverb, Perfect Space Convolution Reverb powered by Voxengo, VC-64 Vintage Channel™ powered by Kjaerhus Audio, AudioSnap™ rendering with iZotope Radius, POW-r dithering, thousands of instrument sounds, over a gigabyte of sample content, and much more.

Key new features in SONAR 7 Producer Edition

  • Integrated Step Sequencer view—the most innovative step sequencer feature set available in any DAW
  • Smart MIDI Tools—intuitively use one tool for multiple editing tasks; completely customizable
  • Real-time Drag-Quantize allows selected notes and events to be quickly aligned with snap settings
  • Multilane controller editing in Piano Roll view; controller data can be moved/copied across lanes; multiple controls can be viewed/edited per lane to economize screen real estate
  • MIDI display features including MIDI Magnifier, MIDI Meters, and Velocity Colorizer
  • Enhanced MIDI editing with functions for splitting, gluing, and muting notes
  • New ACT (Active Controller Technology) presets for Akai MPK49, Korg padKONTROL, and Line6 TonePort KB37
  • New instruments: Z3TA+ 1.5 waveshaping synthesizer, Dimension LE (featuring Garritan Pocket Orchestra), Rapture LE, and DropZone Sample player/synth; Over 1000 instruments sounds
  • Roland V-Vocal 1.5, now with Pitch to MIDI conversion
  • LP-64 Multiband linear phase mastering compressor/limiter with AutoQ functionality
  • LP-64 EQ linear phase mastering EQ with 20-point control curve
  • Internal sidechaining for Sonitus:fx Compressor, Sonitus:fx Gate, VC-64 Vintage Channel, and 3rd party VST plug-ins with sidechain (multi-input) capability
  • External Insert Plug-in lets you insert and mix with external hardware effects and instruments with automatic delay compensation
  • Boost 11 Peak Limiter
  • Dim Solo keeps tracks in context by reducing volume of unsoloed tracks by 6, 12, or 18 dB instead of muting
  • Drag & drop EQ settings across channels in the console view
  • Shortcuts for assigning a series of audio inputs, and routing selected tracks/busses to the same input/output/main
  • Rename Synths in Synth Rack
  • Original SMPTE time stamps now stored with clips with easy revert to original time stamp
  • Right-click at cursor to Import audio/MIDI data
  • Wave-64 support provides capabilities to record large scale (2 GB+) projects
  • High bandwidth multi-track recording optimizations
  • New file format import/export options including Sony Wave-64, AIF, CAF, FLAC, Sound Designer II
  • File Recovery mode
  • Integrated Audio CD ripping and burning
  • Cakewalk Publisher 2.0 for uploading and presenting music online

SONAR 7 Studio Edition offers the best creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its price range. Built upon the same core feature set as SONAR 7 Producer Edition, SONAR 7 Studio Edition gives users the edge in their productions—from recording audio and MIDI, composing with virtual instruments, remixing with loops, mixing with professional effects, to delivery of a polished final track—with the recognized best audio quality of the industry.

SONAR 7 Producer Edition exclusives
SONAR 7 Producer Edition exclusives

The following features are exclusive to SONAR 7 Producer Edition:

  • NEW— LP-64 EQ™ linear phase mastering EQ
  • NEW— LP-64 Multiband™ linear phase mastering compressor/limiter
  • NEW— Z3TA+™ waveshaping synthesizer
  • NEW— VC-64 Vintage Channel™ with sidechaining capabilities
  • NEW— Roland V-Vocal™ 1.5 with Pitch to MIDI conversion
  • AudioSnap™ multitrack audio quantize
  • Surround mixing in over 30 formats
  • SurroundBridge™ technology to use stereo FX in surround
  • Sonitus Surround Compressor
  • POW-r dithering
  • PSYN™ II subtractive synthesizer
  • Pentagon™ I Analog Modeling Synth
  • RXP™ groove instrument with REX file support
  • Perfect Space™ Convolution Reverb
  • Lexicon® Pantheon™ Reverb

SONAR 7 Producer Edition has an MSRP of $619 ($499 street) U.S., SONAR 7 Studio Edition (MSRP) is $369 U.S. ($299 street) and both are now shipping.

More information: Cakewalk