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PSP Audioware - PSP Lexicon PSP42

Lexicon PSP 42 is a high-quality digital stereo delay and phrase sampler plug-in based on the legendary Lexicon PCM 42 processor famous for its distinctive sound and unique concept. Lexicon PSP 42 has been carefully designed to accurately reproduce the flexibility and warmth of this renowned classic.

 

This has been accomplished by incorporating precise tape saturation algorithm and a delay line operating with variable sampling rate which simulates physical properties of vintage tape machine delays. The plug-in has been designed with consideration to preserve maximum signal quality at every processing stage.

 

The Lexicon PSP 42 is capable of generating wide variety of delay-based effects ranging from tempo-locked feedback delay with high frequency absorption and tape saturation to flanging and phasing effects.

 

A flexible modulation section for continuous delay time and pitch control allows the user to add subtle animation or swing to the processed signal as well as to create unpredictable, alien sounds when pushed to its limits.

 

The freely adjustable delay line sampling frequency makes Lexicon PSP 42 a good tool for creating low-fi effects that sound smooth thanks to the superior characteristics of employed interpolation algorithm. Close attention has been paid to make the unit operate without audible clicks or pops.

 

PSP is the sole developer and manufacturer of the Lexicon PSP 42. Functionality and sound of the Lexicon PSP 42 have been approved by Lexicon. PSP is responsible for all customer support.

  • High quality signal processing algorithms,
  • Up to 9600 ms of delay time depending on internal sampling frequency,
  • Continuous control of delay time,
  • Tight synchronization to the host tempo and its changes,
  • Tape saturation simulation based on the algorithm used in the line of our mastering processors,
  • Low pass filter for high frequency absorption modeling,
  • Modulation section with three different modulation signal sources (sinus, square, envelope detector) mixed in any proportions,
  • Phrase sampler capability,
  • Parameter filtration and on-the-fly cross-fades for smooth and click-free operation,
  • Support for sampling rates of up to 192kHz,
  • MIDI and VST automation,
  • Logic Control support.
  • Library of presets

The PCM 42 became a classic because it sounded good - not transparent, and certainly not clinical, but with a nice characteristic for delay and echo. I'm happy to say that PSP 42 holds its own, exploiting PSP's expertise in emulating tape saturation to achieve a sound that is pleasing and warm. In fact, I resurrected my old PCM 42 and tried it right up against the PSP version. I have to say that for some settings, I actually preferred the sound of PSP 42.
Gary Hall(designer of the original Lexicon PCM 42), Electronic Musician

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System Requirements

Windows

VST

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • VST 2.4 compatible application

AAX

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • Pro Tools 10 or Pro Tools 11 (or later)

 

Mac (intel)

AudioUnit

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit host application capable of running AudioUnit plug-ins with Cocoa view

VST

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit VST 2.4 compatible host application

AAX

  • Mac OSX 10.8 or later
  • Pro Tools 11 or later

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