Joe Carrell on the Relab LX480 Dual-Engine Reverb Plug-in

Discover how Grammy winner Joe Carrell uses the Relab LX480 Dual-Engine Reverb plug-in to create iconic sounds & streamline his workflow.

As pioneers in the audio plug-in world, Relab Development has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Our commitment to creating high-quality audio tools has led us to collaborate with Grammy winning industry professionals like Joe Carrell, a mix engineer, recording engineer, and producer with over 20 years of experience.

In this article, we’ll explore Carrell’s appreciation for our Relab LX480 Dual-Engine Reverb plug-in and discover why he considers it an integral part of his creative arsenal. Be sure to watch the exclusive video Q&A with Joe Carrell at the end of the article.

The progression of audio technology has seen analog mixing desks and outboard gear give way to digital innovations. However, classic devices like the LA-2A, LA-3A, 1176, and Lexicon 480 have left an indelible mark on the music industry. These tools helped define an era of music production but were challenging, including malfunctions and equipment failures that could derail a session.

In the early days of digital mixing, reverbs left much to be desired. Always striving for the best sound possible, Joe Carrell turned to an effects rack brimming with classic reverbs from Lexicon, Yamaha, and TC Electronic. But everything changed when he encountered the Relab LX480 Dual-Engine Reverb plug-in.

Upon first using the Relab LX480, Carrell was immediately taken by its exceptional sound quality, describing it as a game-changer. In his view, these iconic sounds are as vital to the music industry as the SSL bus compressor and the 1176. The Relab LX480 grants him constant access to these legendary tones, ensuring a perfect mix every time.

The Relab LX480 doesn’t just save time and money by eliminating the need for dealing with unreliable aging hardware; it also boasts an interface that closely mirrors the original hardware. This design choice appeals to seasoned professionals like Carrell and serves as an invaluable educational tool for the next generation of engineers.

In the high-stakes world of professional audio production, a top-tier 480 emulation like the Relab LX480 Dual-Engine Reverb plug-in is non-negotiable. Joe Carrell knows that the SSL bus compressor, 1176, LA-2A, and LA-3A are essential tools, and the LX480 is no exception. With the Relab LX480 at his side, Carrell has everything he needs to produce the perfect sound.

For an inside look at Joe Carrell’s creative process and his passion for the Relab LX480, don’t miss the video Q&A included below.