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Lexicon announces new pitch algorithms for PCM96
Lexicon has released its software update version 188.8.131.52 for the PCM96 stereo effects processor. The new software version offers new functionality and increased DAW support, along with enhancements to improve software performance and make the system more stable and reliable. Featuring a wide array of rich, complex reverb algorithms with related delays and effects, the 1RU PCM96 integrates seamlessly into the modern studio as a control-only DAW insert or FireWire streaming hardware plug-in.
Included in the software update is a new set of pitch shift algorithms, complimenting Lexicon’s selection of effects and reverbs. They support both practical shifting and shifting for special effects. The new VSO pitch algorithm can be used to help bring a choir up to pitch or to correct the pitch shift created by common video conversions, all while maintaining a solid stereo image. New multivoice pitch algorithms combine multiple shifters with Lexicon’s powerful delay architecture to create climbing pitch ladders, shifted echoes, voice doublers and many other effects. Additionally, the software update provides plug-in compatibility for Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo.
With two channels of XLR analog and two channels of XLR AES/EBU digital I/O, as well as MIDI, word clock, Ethernet and FireWire connectivity, the PCM96 is equally suited for both studio and live use. The new software is available free of charge in the download section of the Lexicon Pro Web site.
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