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Seamless DAW integration brings world-class reverb and effects to your studio.
Lexicon's PCM96 Professional Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor features a wide array of rich, complex reverb algorithms with related delays and effects. The single rack-space PCM96 integrates seamlessly into the modern studio as a control-only DAW insert or FireWire streaming hardware plug-in.
Following in the tradition of the venerable PCM60 and PCM70 signal processors, the Lexicon PCM96 offers a comprehensive selection of legendary Lexicon reverbs and effects, including the return of Lexicon's prized Concert Hall reverb. Appearing for the first time are Room and Hall algorithms, plus an assortment of mono reverbs and effects. Selectable, reversible reflection patterns, multimode filters, and "infinity switches" provide additional capabilities with both the classic and new reverbs and effects.
With two channels XLR analog and two channels XLR AES/EBU digital I/O, as well as MIDI, Wordclock, Ethernet and Firewire connectivity, the PCM96 is equally suited for studio or live use. In any application, the PCM96 Reverb and Effects Processor provides versatility and sound that is unmistakably Lexicon.
Lexicon's famous reverbs and reputation for quality ensure the PCM96 will reside in large and small studios around the world. The seamless DAW capability means it can easily become a part of your recording studio too.
As of 11/20/08 there have been some new functionality and improvements made to make the PCM96 even better.
1. A new set of pitch algorithms have been included. The new pitch shift algorithms in the PCM96 support both practical shifting and shifting for special effects.
a. The VSO algorithm can be used to help bring that choir up to pitch or to correct the pitch shift created by common video conversions—all the while maintaining a solid stereo image.
b. The Multivoice pitch algorithms combine multiple shifters with Lexicon's powerful delay architecture to create climbing pitch ladders, shifted echoes, voice doublers, along with many other wild or subtle effects.
2. PCM96 plug-in compatibility with Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo. (Cubase LE4 has been extensively tested)
Discovery speed has been increased significantly with improved stability.
Streaming Driver stability has been improved.
Front panel hangs have been eliminated.
Fixed backward compatibility problems.
Fixed automation hangs/crashes.
Eliminated many DAW hangs and crashes.
88.2 kHz streaming sessions are working.
Plug-ins work properly on Mac's with multiple users.
Your music deserves the best reverb and effects available. Order the PCM96 with the security of our double guarantees assuring your total satisfaction and lowest possible price.
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Comments about Lexicon PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor:
Some of you may wonder why we would spend so much on a reverb unit when there are so many good units available for one-tenth the cost. Because I design and build recording studios for a living, I can tell you why.This is FAR less expensive than building several acoustically beautiful rooms, FAR more flexible AND it is portable.This device can electronically create any room you desire. Modern recording is accomplished primarily without expensive acoustic spaces. It is the job of the engineer to make the artist "feel" like he / she is in a magnificent space while recording. It is the Producer's job to layer multiple acoustic spaces for each instrument into a final mix. This device does all of that. Even in cheap "dead" spaces, with a well-equipped head-phone set-up, you can make each musicians feel like he is in Nirvana whilst tracking.You COULD build a large well equipped studio, with every conceivable mic, outboard processor imaginable. You COULD spend months performing real-time analysis and treating each room with acoustic materials to achieve "ideal" recording environments for each type of instrument.OR... you can spend a relatively small chunk on this gizmo.With this simple Swiss-Army Knife box, you can make your closet sound like Carnegie Hall. If you have to record a live string section, (that won't fit in your closet) you can take this to a local church, armory or warehouse and dial in corrections for those horrid acoustical nightmares. Or you can get a quartet in your house, record them three times with processing through this machine and make those four players sound like the Boston Philharmonic. I can carry a trunk-load of special blankets with some portable stands and create a recording space in any reasonably quiet environment. Then, with these units, "build" acoustic recording environments that rival the world's most esteemed studios. To some, the price of this thing seems extravagant. Ask yourself "WHY do people pay for this level of performance? WHY would any company even design such an expensive reverb?" The answer: It SAVES time and money for those who use it at professional levels.You do not need this to make your vocals sound good live. You do not need this to have a better guitar sound.There are many less expensive reverbs that do that very well.However... IF you are assembling (or already own) a small studio, or a remote studio, or you want to make any acoustic space you already have better without spending HUNDREDS of thousands on architects, construction and renovation, THIS is the answer.Very few reverb units can do what this thing accomplishes. In concert with a few good mics and adequate recording techniques, It transforms any cheap dead space into the most luxurious acoustic environments for music.This is not "just" a reverb. It is literally a separate world, a parallel dimension of beautiful spaces... all in a compact box.THAT is MUCH cheaper than Real-Estate, Construction, Renovation, or travel costs. And THAT is why this is worth the dough.