In the studio, advances in computer-based recording have led many engineers to value the instant control and heads-up use of plug-in effects - but many still yearn for the rich, complex sound found in a dedicated hardware processor. Now, Lexicon provides a USB interface with intuitive cross-platform VST and Audio Unit plug-in windows, allowing the MX200 to function as a "hardware plug-in" - recognized and functioning within VST and Audio Units-compatible DAWs as a plug-in effect, but still operating as a dedicated hardware unit. This unique USB plug-in feature allows users to easily control the MX200 in their computer-based recordings within the graphical interface that appears in the recording application like a plug-in, with full automation and recall features. Now software-based recording engineers can stay focused on the heart of their studio - the application window of their recording software. A powerful cross-platform Editor/Librarian software package is included as well. MX-Edit' lets you create, edit, compare, save and load reverb and effects programs for use with your MX200 on your Mac or Windows XP computer.
Those using the MX200 in the live arena will appreciate its intuitive front panel layout, with an Active Reverb/Effects Matrix that constantly displays which two of the 32 available effects are active, and all functions available within a single button-push turn of a knob. Dual independent processor control areas with dedicated Effects Select, Tempo, Bypass and three parameter control knobs provide instant access with precise and meaningful control over the most critical parameters for the selected effect. Parameter change LEDs illuminate to indicate any change from the 99 meticulously crafted Factory or 99 User Programs. Choose from fi ve digitally-recorded audio samples to Audition the selected effects.
Either way you choose to use the MX200 - live or in the studio - you can choose two legendary Lexicon reverbs and effects at once in one of four flexible routing options including: Dual Mono, Cascade, Dual Stereo (Parallel), or Mono Split. Featuring 99 carefully crafted Factory programs, and 99 User programs that allow you to create your own legendary effects. Front panel controls include Input Level, Mix 1 and Mix 2 Wet/Dry controls, Routing button, independent Tempo, Bypass and 3 control knobs for each Processor, Program Select knob, Audition button (to preview the selected effect) and Store button.