PSP doesn't update their GUI or plugins for a decade and I wish they did because they used to be good.Read Review
One star off for the almost unreadable display. 4 stars for the great sound and flexibility (as much as a spring reverb can be flexible). Hopefully will get a GUI update soon.Read Review
Very conflicted about this plugin, first of all the idea of the plugin itself and architecture are both great. But on the other hand, the GUI is tiny and doesn't hold up to modern plugins... so I'm not sure why this isn't being updated. It doesn't hold up in 2022 in design and usability, but the sound is still good. So I continue to use it now in the hopes that they will update the GUI and make it finally resizable at the very least. Implementing a FM8 like architecture for an effects plugin was absolutely a great idea either way...Read Review
I never owned the original hardware but I can say that this reverb sounds absolutely amazing. It is dense, colorful and rich but yet tucks itself away in the mix. It has a permanent place on my mix buss. Download the demo and try it, you'll be sold instantly.Read Review
Let say that, despite the fact that it isn't a brand new product at the time these lines are written, it is undoubtedly of a brillant conception if, like me, you're into sound design (i would say even more precisely : sample design) as a skilled amateur or a professional, you will really love such a well-concieved tool to manipulate the details of the hi-end contour of any of your audio files (either master tracks or single samples inside a sound library) with an unsuspected flexibility, .
This involving four successive stages that, assuming you have downloaded the trial version, i won't detail all the included parameters that if needed, you might have studied though the user manual easily, so let me just describe the whole process chain here briefly.
First a hiss remover, noise reduction system working at the crucial frequency bandwidth (from hi-end to 500hz) to be then treated by the following stages. Second a, so to say « transient enhancer » ...a bit mysterious for me but very effective stage to determine and enhance the formant frequencies of a voice or any acoustic instruments and signals. Third a stereo enhancer and finally the harmonics section based on a classic but very cleverly conceived exciter, plus an « output saturation » switch at the very-end of the chain as an option to prevent signal peaks.
To be honest, in practice i had time after time the tendency to favour some stages and neglect some others, something that could be perfectly considered as a bad habit. not that these stage where useless (as the proverb goes « Bad workers always have bad tools »), just because there is one kind of process involving the combination of the two first sections, in where this plugin totally shines.
Indeed : suppose you've got for instance an afuche/cabasa (or a guiro) percussion on a track, depending the way you're adjusting both « hiss remover » and « transient » section, you can modify with a great flexibility the harmonic contour and textures of such instruments, making the sounding friction (of course) brighter but also smoother or sharper with a bunch of possible nuances, this mainly due to the combination of the threshold's opening/closing speed of the (improperly called in the case) hiss remover before overall formant frequencies enhancement.
...if you're into field soundtakes the same process can be applied for instance, with all possible locust and grasshopper's stridulations. independently of the brightness of the source, it can litterally smooth out any rubbing, creaking, warbling, gurgling, etc... or in the contrary increase such reliefs with many possible variations, keeping perfectly a natural feel to all these sound sources.
So in summary : a must have for high-end contour modeling, whatever is the purpose.
(complemented with both Mixbass2 and especially, Mixsaturator2, for low end polishing, all being part of the mix pack)Read Review
Well designed, looks the business and a pleasure to use. Nice clear sound and used now on all my tracks.
Good presets too.
As with anything from PSP I highly recommended it.
Always look forward to those emails from Poland too.Read Review
No reviews yet? - Strange.
I tried lot of VU meters before I found this one. I don't have any other plugins from PSP, but this one is good. Use it on every track in FL Studio.
On front side you can change type of metering (VU or PPM /Peak/) by simply click on the switch. The meters have an adjustable integration time (300ms), but you can change it by click on "PSP VintageMeter" label. You can also change 0VU Refernce level, PPM integration time, PPM return time, Meter delay and Overload counter. CPU usage is near zero for this plugin.
GUI would be a little bigger for me but regardless of this is PSP VintageMeter the best VU meter here.Read Review
Great-sounding with lots of good presets to show you what it can do.
This sounds great on spacey big songs but does a job on single instruments and voices, too.
I like to put it on the tail of reverb at the end of a verse or song, with feedback creeping up to let it hang there, echoing forever.
Nice phase on this, too, and flange, and the GUI is one of my favourites - really nice, distinctive blue and looks very real, somehow. Something about Lexicon always makes me feel that I am processing my sounds through a real, heavy, metal box.
You can get nice random repeats if you want mayhem, or link it to your DAW's clock to be all perfectly in sync. It handles both well, and while some delays can get messy in a mix, I can always pick this out, moving through the mix or panning, without screwing other things up.
PSP make marvellous delays and this is one of their very best.
They, of course, are famed and loved for the warm, fat sound of their other plug-ins, and Vintage Warmer and Old Timer really can be relied on in most situations - just adding PSP plugs to a track or whole song can give it a dirty, warm, analog glow.
Record a clean, straight Strat playing chords, then place one of those two on it, and hear a plain recording of guitar suddenly acquire an amped-up feel and a bit of juicy buzz.
But they also give a real bit of clout and authenticity with their delays - if you want the sound bouncing all over the place, morphing as it does so, their 608 will do that.
If you want old reggae dub style stuff, their Echo does that.
But the Lexicon captures a certain vintage style and sound (and look). Guitarist and singers will love that little extra it adds, and it's not just a delay effect by any means.
I had a few delays before, but I never go back to them now. Lexicon is in some ways simple, which encourages me to go straight for it, but I also never feel I'll have more processing work to do on a track once I have added it.
So it's pretty complete, and is highly recommended.Read Review