The partnership is being celebrated by putting the new HD•CART plugin on sale from right now until the end of President's Day Weekend (2/19/18).
HD•CART, Reverb Foundry's first product released last November 2017, is an emulation of the iconic Lexicon 480L...but not a conventional one. This one emulates the 480L when loaded with a very rare expansion cartridge called HD/Surround developed and manufactured by Lexicon.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the hardware: the 480L has two stereo ins, two main stereo outs and two aux stereo outs. It has four processors (machines) inside that can run in a variety of configurations. The only configuration that used all four did so in a SPLIT configuration - each input was routed to one of the two stereo pairs, essentially turning the 480L into two separate processors, both mono in and stereo out - unless you had the aforementioned HD/Surround Cart.
What the HD/Surround algorithm and programs did was to combine all four processors into a single unit, harnessing all the power of the 480L - the only configurations to do so. The inputs were stereo, and the four outputs could then be used in either a "quadraphonic" front/back configuration...or, there was the innovative and unique HD mode, which stacked the four output channels to the main stereo outs - 1 and 3 to L, 2 and 4 to R - essentially layering the reverbs (including the earlies!!!), and unlocking the ability to do things with reverb unlike any other processor at the time...really lush, with a lot of motion and character.
Reverb Foundry's algorithmic plug-in HD•CART faithfully emulates the 480L in this configuration, and can also do different surround modes. A few new parameters and options not available on the hardware have been added to enhance the creative possibilities. HD•CART is simply unlike anything else currently available, and is a valuable and unique addition to any DAW.
HD•CART can be downloaded for 14 day free demo at Reverb Foundry's web site.