The Function Buttons allow you to access additional global settings.
There are 4 function buttons
Once you’ve selected a specific function, you can use the tabs to switch from screen to screen to adjust preferences and other settings that aren't normally visible.
Clicking the Setup button gives you access to 4 tabs of settings.
The Setup I/O Tab is where you’ll find controls that emulate the original hardware's different inputs, outputs, noise profiles, as well as overall level trims.
In the I/O Mode section, you can switch between several emulations of the different input/output stages of the hardware unit:
The original hardware used a combination of 6-bit and 16/18-bit processing, which inevitably introduced “grit,” “dirt,” and “artifacts” into the calculation of the reverberation (most noticeable with heavy modulation settings).
This is a large part of the legendary sound of the original hardware and works very well on rock/vintage pop productions etc.
However, such artifacts may be considered undesirable in classical productions or other situations where you want a “modern” ultra-clean timbre.
The LX480 provides the option to remove the inherent analogue hiss by choosing a mode without “Noise”, using the checkbox to the right of the mode selection buttons.
Additional distortion and noise can be removed using the “18-bit” and “mod truncation” checkboxes on the Setup->Config tab.
The I/O Levels section allows you trim the input and output stages of the plug-in.
The Left and Right side of the stereo field is controlled independently.
Use the checkbox above each pair of trims to link the controls. Any disparity between L-R is maintained when the stereo-link is checked.
The Setup Config Tab allows you to change the dual engine routing, as well as toggle various emulation characteristics ON and OFF.
The configuration section controls the routing of the dual sound engines in the LX480.
There are FOUR routing options:
Because Cascade mode is in a series configuration, the mix parameter of Engine 2 will be a blend between the effected signal of Engine 2 (wet) and the output signal of Engine 1 (dry). In other words, the signal that Engine 2 receives is not the dry input signal. Therefore, a mix blend on Engine 2 will not add the unaffected dry signal back into the signal path.
The emulation section enables you to turn various aspects of the emulation ON or OFF.
Tip: By turning off the 18-bit Saturation and Mod. Truncation settings, you get a cleaner, more modern reverb sound. But please keep in mind that in doing so, you sacrifice the edgy artifacts that gave the original hardware its unique “forward” sound.
On the Setup Mapping Tab, there are two main sections:
Tempo Sync settings affect both Engine 1 and Engine 2.
The Tempo Sync checkboxes are used to base the associated sliders' time on a sub-division of the host DAW's session tempo.
The range for each of these sliders is between 1/64 triplet and 1 bar dotted.
Quick Page Mapping allows you customize what is displayed on all six faders on the quick page.
Note: Quick page customization is only available in Advanced Mode.
In Hardware Mode, the parameters are locked to the same order as the original hardware.
The Setup Display Tab allows you to change the display size of the plug-in. This is incredibly helpful when working with different size screens, from laptops to large 6k screens.
The LX480 supports three sizes:
|Small||416 × 720||Laptops|
|Medium||624 × 1080||
iMacs or other large 4k screens
|Large||832 × 1440||
Large 6k screens
If the size of the plug-in exceeds the available screen resolution, unusable size options will not be accessible for selection.
For instance, on many laptops, the small size is the only available option.
This button links to a quick start guide which contains links to the help center, the learning center and more.
At the heart of the LX480 is the versatile and powerful dual engine.
The dual engine allows you to chain two different effects together in new and exciting ways, helping you create a unique senses of spaciousness and envelopment.
To find the current engine configuration, simply press the Setup Button and click on the Config Tab.
You can quickly switch between each engine's settings using the E1 and E2 buttons.
By default, the LX480 is set to a single configuration, giving you a simple starting point.
This means the audio will only be routed through the currently selected engine, with only that one engine being active.
Detailed information on all of the different engine modes is in the Operation -> Setup -> Config section.
Note: Presets in the LX480 save the configuration of both engines and any global setup parameters affecting the audio. This means that your favourite effects chains can be saved for recall later.