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PSP 42
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PSP 42
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The PSP DelayPack is collection of 2 effects plug-ins (VST and DirectX for PC, VST and RTAS for Mac): the Lexicon PSP 42, a digital stereo delay and phrase sampler plug-in based on the Lexicon PCM 42 and approved by Lexicon, and the PSP 84, a more feature rich vesion of the PSP 42.

The Lexicon PSP 42 is primarily intended for processing individual tracks within a mix. It can be used to add delay-based effects to solo instruments and vocals as well as to simulate vintage delay with tape saturation, high frequency absorption and variable tape speed. Tempo locking and handy modulation section make Lexicon PSP 42 an essential tool for experimenting with drum loops and other rhythmic patterns. Variable delay line sampling rate allows to generate low-fi effects as well as out-of-this-world sounds. Short delay times, pitch modulation and phase inverters reveal Lexicon PSP 42 potentials as a source of vibrant modulation effects such as flanger and doubler. Last but not least Lexicon PSP 42 is a simple phrase sampler that lets you capture the loop of audio and process it real-time without any clicks or pops.

PSP 42 Features:

  • Up to 9600 ms of delay time depending on internal sampling frequency,
  • Continuous control of delay time,
  • Synchronization to the host tempo and its changes,
  • Tape saturation simulation based on the algorithm used in PSP's 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

MSRP: 149$ (downloadable version)

PSP 42 Minimum system requirements:

  • Windows 95
  • VST or DirectX compatible host application
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Pentium 200 MHz
  • High Color S-VGA, 1024x768
  • MacOS 8.5
  • VST or MAS compatible host application
  • 256 MB RAM
  • G3 300 Mhz
  • High Color S-VGA, 1024x768

The PSP 84 is capable of producing a wide variety of delay-based effects. Two independent delay lines operating with variable sampling rate and precise tape saturation algorithm with adjustable gain, allow for simulation of tape delay, including all the exciting effects resulting from tape speed instability. A filter section consisting of three 2nd order switchable resonant filter types can be used to process input, feedback or wet signal. The adjustable slope of the filter ranges from a gentle curve, which is useful for simulating high frequency absorption typical for tape delay and wet signal equalization to an extremely steep curve with a high cutoff frequency peak, making all the wild wah-wah and resonance effects easily available. Delay line sampling rate and filter cutoff can be modulated by any of the 5 LFO waveforms that are automatically synchronized to the sequencer tempo or envelope follower with adjustable sensitivity and attack/release. The PSP 84 also contains the fully functional reverb unit, with simplified settings carefully tuned to exactly reproduce the sound of classic spring and plate reverberators.

PSP 84 Features:

  • Up to 10 seconds of delay time per channel (depending on internal sampling frequency),
  • Continuous control over the delay time with little harmonic distortion,
  • Cross-channel feedback and independent channel settings with channel link mode,
  • Tape saturation simulation with adjustable gain based on the algorithm used in PSP's mastering processors,
  • Modulation section consisting of LFO and envelope follower mixed in any proportions,
  • 5 click-free LFO waveforms and variable LFO channel phase offset,
  • LP, BP, HP filter with adjustable cutoff and resonance,
  • Flexible filter routing capabilities,
  • Vintage reverberation module for simulation of spring and plate reverb characteristics,
  • Parameter filtration for smooth and click-free operation,
  • Support for sampling rates of up to 192kHz,
  • MIDI and VST automation of all parameters,
  • Logic Control support,
  • Pentium IV optimization,
  • 60 presets for easy start.

Price information: $149 US downloadable version. $199 US in the bundle with the Lexicon PSP 42

Minimum system requirements:

  • Windows 95
  • VST or DirectX compatible host application
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Pentium III 600 MHz
  • High Color S-VGA, 1024x768
  • Mac OS X v 10.0 or later
  • Mac OS v. 8.6 or later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • G3 500 MHz
  • High Color S-VGA 1024x768
  • VST or RTAS compatible host application
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