THE LEXICON EFFECTS PROCESSOR

WRITTEN BY
Kory Grow

The New York-based audio electronics company Lexicon released its first digital reverb processor in 1971, a piece of recording gear that replicates the atmospheric echo of environments as small as a bathroom and as big as the Grand Canyon. The reverb units they have created since then, one of which was designed by a nuclear physicist, have won awards (including an Emmy) and some of the recording industry's most influential names like Alan Parsons (Dark Side of the Moon, Abbey Road) and Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z) endorse their products.

Panda Bear: My brother, right when I was starting to record songs, got a Lexicon Effects Processor. I was just playing around with it on headphones. Putting it on the reverb setting. And it was just like, Ohhhh yeah. I was so into singing through it.

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