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12-04-1999, 08:33 AM
i realise this is a low-level lexicon proccessor but i can get one for dirt cheap. i just love my old lxp-5 and it's got a lower bit rate/ sample rate than the mpx-100. also, the mpx-100 has spidf.
anyone have an opinion on this unit?

12-07-1999, 04:35 PM
wow. this forum has over 7000 registered users and NOT ONE PERSON owns an mpx-100. must be a real DOG!

12-08-1999, 06:10 AM
I had one. It had a couple of cool sounds. But overall I preferred my TC Electronic M2000 over it. The REverb just seemed much smoother. But it's still worth owning if it's not your only reverb.

12-08-1999, 06:42 AM
Hey Coaster,

Itīs amazing how people forget how they were startin up. Iīm sure that not everyone on theese sides own a Lexicon 480 or if they even recorded a single note on there PT systems. My first dig rev. was a unit called Yamaha R-1000 I believe, 4 programs and it sounded like a dream. OR ?......
My next one was a used Lexicon PCM-60 and was extremely expensive, even there 4+4 buttons to play around with. Then the true revolution came. ALESIS MIDIVERB. W O W !
was it 63 programs on it? did it sound nice ?
I really even now miss the gated revīs in that unit, but did it sound better than the PCM-60? (only 4 buttonīs). I bought a used PCM-60 a couple of monthīs ago. Again ! ? Why do people love Yamaha SPX-90, PCM-70īs, Masterroom spring?
Donīt believe that the only rev is the 480, itīs costy and you donīt need it to make your music. Yes, itīsounds great but so does the MPX-100 if thatīs the one you can afford.
I talked to the distr. of Lexicon yesterday and he said there would be a new unit from L
named MPX-500, maybe thatīs something?
Cheap (?) unitīs to look on can be: Yamaha SPX-990, Alesis Q-20, Roland 330 and offcourse the one youīve already looked on.

Remember itīs the music that weīre here for.



12-08-1999, 06:47 AM
Soory Guyīs,

I got carried away. The MPX-100 is the same unit as MPX-1, without the parameters to play with. Atleast thatīs what they say.
If youīre searchin for a great rev in that pricerange, MPX-100 is absolutely one of my favourites.


12-08-1999, 11:03 AM
MPX500 will be about $700. But it _has_ digital in opposed to MPX100. Without dig in it's rather useless in all-digital world, because it has to act as master - thanks for such master clock http://www.digidesign.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif

12-08-1999, 01:33 PM
I've used an MPX-1 for a couple years. For my use, some of the presets are outstanding (Vocal EQ, Jazz Chamber). I just S/PDIF to and from my ADAT Bridge or 882/20. At first I didn't use it much and had a hard time justifying the price, but now I'm glad it's part of my arsenal.

Good Luck

12-08-1999, 02:10 PM
This is what I'm thinking about - adding MPX-1 (or 500, when it arrive) to PT rig - you know, you _have_ to have something blue&black in your rack... http://www.digidesign.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif

Jonny Atack
12-10-1999, 12:27 AM
Well, for god's sake don't test a 480L in your own studio if you're not ready for it.

We just did (alongside a borrowed M3000 and PCM91) and it made me want to throw the PCM70 and SPX units out of the rack. After 2 days of testing, we preferred to write a check rather than let that baby go out the door.

Ulrich Lorscheider
12-10-1999, 06:00 AM
Jonny Atack, can you tell us some more details about your comparison between 480L, PCM91 and M3000? Thanks!

Jonny Atack
12-10-1999, 09:31 AM
In my opinion, none of the other machines sounds like the 480L. It's in a class of its own. Vocals, drums or whatever are tranformed by the 480L and sound full, fat, hot, and emotionally vibrant in a way the other machines don't do. Editing the settings with the LARC on the desk is very nice, too. My second choice would be the M3000, ahead of the PCM91, and we may yet pick one up. The M3000 sounds more modern to me than the 91 and looks like a deep unit with many possibilities. But I feel that the M3000 and PCM91 can't embellish a track like a 480. It's in a class (and price) of its own.

[This message has been edited by Jonny Atack (edited 12-10-99).]

12-10-1999, 11:33 AM

Someone ask about the MPX-100 and it endīs up with Lexicon 480L. If this guy could afford the 480 do you think he would consider buyin a MPX-100?

Jonny Atack
12-10-1999, 02:24 PM
Hi Smack,

Sorry about that. The road from one to the other is not so long, really, and I felt some people would be interested in the recent comparison we did.

At the end of the day, I reckon most people who can afford a PT24 setup within the context of an overall studio system are probably going to prioritize their budget to afford an M3000 or PCM91 or 480L if they're regularly involved in mixing audio.

Another alternative might be to take a look at the new Lexicon MPX500 which I believe will be out soon.

Best Regards to all.

12-11-1999, 10:01 AM
thanx for the responses. i don't think i will buy the mpx100. i'm sure i would enjoy it's substandard algorhythms and it's beautiful time smearing but i really want something that i can spdif (spidf?) bus w/am3 and record at a high bit rate w/ptle5. i'm looking at a pair of apogee $$$$ 24bit converters.
any advice on these?