Lexicon 224XL (Vintage) Processor with LARC circa 1985
THE LEXICON 224X DIGITAL REVERBERATOR PROVIDES HIGH-QUALITY SIMULATION OF THE ACOUSTICS OF A VARIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL SPACES AND A WIDE VARIETY OF SPECIAL EFFECTS.
The Lexicon 224X is an advanced two-in, four-out, all-electronic digital reverberation system. Its clean, natural-sounding reverberation is the result of blending digital audio hardware and software disciplines.
Lexicon supports ongoing software development, as well as hardware options for the 224X. Program updates or additions are supplied as user-installable read-only memory (ROM) integrated circuits.
With the Lexicon Alphanumeric Remote Console (LARC), a user can precisely and easily control the character of reverberant sound.
The LARC simplifies day-to-day operation for both new and experienced users of the Lexicon 224X and offers a tape storage capability.
A user can quickly access reverberation or effects programs, modify the parameters of those programs, and store the modifications in 36 non-volatile memory registers or on audio tape for future use.
The Lexicon 224X is completely modular. Every subassembly in the mainframe can be unplugged and removed for service or exchange. The unit is designed to provide continuous operation with an absolute minimum of maintenance.
This product is the result of years of study and development. Its design incorporates suggestions from knowledgeable equipment users and reflects Lexicon’s long experience in providing superior digital audio equipment to the professional.
Every effort has gone into making the Lexicon 224X and LARC perform to the highest industry standards.
The 224X is a sophisticated signal processor, in both its capabilities and control functions. It is much more versatile than other reverberation devices, and the LARC increases its ease of use even further by offering an interactive, prompting interface.
A system of banks, programs and variations, control pages, and registers makes this versatility immediately available, even to inexperienced users. You will find the LARC a powerful and exciting addition to the 224X, and if you are a new 224X user, you will find the LARC an informative, self-prompting interface into the world of digital reverberation. Whether or not you are familiar with the 224X, please read this section to understand how to operate the LARC and 224X.
The 224X digitizes incoming signals and processes the digitized signals; it then reconverts the processed signals into analog for output. Because the modifications to the sound are totally under the control of the 224X’s high-speed processor, which is directed by the LARC and its software, the range of sound is extremely wide.
The 224X has the ability to emulate the response of many different kinds of actual spaces, mimic other artificial reverberation devices, and create complex effects with minimal controls. In addition, the Split programs allow the 224X to serve as two separate reverb devices.