Lexicon Pro MX 200
Dual reverb / effects processor
Hardware with USB port , recognized and functioning
within VST and Audio Units-compatible DAWs as a plug-in

euro 300,00

Designed with both live sound reinforcement and home recording in mind, MX200 features the Lexicon's deep, rich reverb and effects algorithms and increased versatility with specialty effects and dbx dynamics. Each of the 32 reverbs and effects, and their parameters, are all instantly accessible within a single button.

Now, Lexicon provides a USB interface with cross-platform VST and Audio Unit plug-in windows, allowing the MX200 to function as a “hardware plug-in” ,recognized and functioning within VST and Audio Units-compatible DAWs as a plug-in effect, but still operating as a dedicated hardware unit. This unique USB plug-in feature allows users to easily control the MX200 in their computer-based recordings within the graphical interface that appears in the recording application like a plug-in, with full automation and recall features. A cross-platform Editor/Librarian software package is included. MX-Edit lets you create, edit, compare, save and load reverb and effects programs for use with your MX200 on your Mac or Windows XP computer.

Intuitive front panel layout, with an Active Reverb/Effects Matrix that constantly displays which two of the 32 available effects are active, and all functions are available within a single button-push turn of a knob. Dual independent processor control areas with dedicated Effects Select, Tempo, Bypass and three parameter control knobs provide instant access with precise control over the most critical parameters for the selected effect. Parameter change LEDs illuminate to indicate any change from the 99 Factory or 99 User Programs.

Either way you choose to use the MX200 – live or in the studio – you can choose two Lexicon reverbs and effects at once in one of four flexible routing options including: Dual Mono, Cascade, Dual Stereo (Parallel), or Mono Split. Featuring 99 Factory programs, and 99 User programs that allow you to create your own effects. Front panel controls include Input Level, Mix 1 and Mix 2 Wet/Dry controls, Routing button, independent Tempo, Bypass and 3 control knobs for each Processor, Program Select knob, Audition button (to preview the selected effect) and Store button.

Audio Inputs (2) 1/4” TRS balanced or unbalanced
Input Impedance 20k Ohms balanced, 10k Ohms unbalanced
Input Level +4dBu Nominal, +20dBu Maximum
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20kHz, ref. 1kHz +/- 1dB
THD+N <.007% 20Hz - 20kHz
Audio Outputs (2) 1/4” TRS balanced or unbalanced
Output Level +20dBu Maximum
Dynamic Range >107dB A-weighted
A/D Converters 24-bit, 48kHz
Power 9V AC (power supply included)
Audio Processor 24-bit
Software WinXP/Mac OSX VST GUI Interface
Crosstalk >80dB
Size 1 RU

Small Hall
Large Hall
Small Plate
Large Plate
Vocal Hall
Vocal Plate
Drum Hall
Drum Plate
Studio Delay
Digital Delay
Tape Delay
Pong Delay
Mod Delay
Reverse Delay
dbx® Dynamics
Tremolo / Pan
Pitch Shift


I cannot get the MX-200 to sync to my Recording Software Tempo/ MIDI clock source.
The MX-200 will sync to MIDI clock messages present on either the MX-200’s MIDI input or via MIDI on the USB port. First, the recording application must be capable of and set to transmit MIDI clock signal. Second, if you choose the MX-USB MIDI port you will not have access to the VST control simultaneously. Using both MIDI sync and VST control of the MX-200 simultaneously will require an additional MIDI output port on your computer. Lastly, when MIDI sync is active the Tap Tempo LEDS on the MX-200 will be solid yellow (steady, not flashing).
I cannot use the VST plug-in. I have just installed the Cubase LE software and cannot access the MX-200 VST plug-in.
Make sure your MX-200 is not being used as a default MIDI port device. Check under the VST host applications’ MIDI device settings and de-select the Lexicon MX-200 control port as an Input or Output device for MIDI communications.
I have a Digital signal sent to the S/PDIF input and the MX-200 shows the “Digital In” light but I don’t hear any signal.
The MX-200 will only allow for either Analog OR Digital input at one time, not both. The “Digital In” LED will indicate the presence of a digital input signal and proper lock to sample rates of either 44.1kHz or 48kHz only. For the digital input to be active, you will need to set the utility mode under the “In” (input select) page to either “An” for analog or “dI” for digital. Note that the factory default is “dI” (digital input) when S/PDIF is present.
Can both of the Tap tempos be set for the same rate? I am trying to press both of the tap buttons at the same time and they are not responding correctly.
The tap tempo functions for each processor are separate. If you attempt to press both front panel buttons for tap tempo they will not both respond at the same time. It is necessary to set them individually or to use the MIDI sync feature. Using MIDI sync will set both tempos to the same rate based on the incoming MIDI tempo. In this mode (MIDI Sync) you will not be able to tap the front panel buttons and they will be lit solid yellow (not flashing).
Can both bypass buttons be pressed at the same time on the MX-200?
The front panel button controls for bypass will not allow both bypass settings to be set simultaneously. You will need to press them slightly apart from each other. To engage Bypass on both processors at once, use the optional two-button footswitch control jack on the rear panel.
On the MX-200, will I be able to use more than one instance of the VST plug in at a time?
The MX200 unit is a stereo in/out unit. You can only have one instance of the plug-in in a VST host at once. The processing is done in the MX200 while the plug-in is for remote control only. There is no audio carried via the USB connection at this time.
I engaged a Bypass on one processor, and now I don’t hear any sound.
When MX200 is set for “Bypass Mute” (in the Utility Menu) and Routing 2 (Cascade) is selected, the signal has been interrupted at P1 or P2 – and no sound will be output. Change Routing Options, or change to “Bypass Dry” (the default setting) in the Utility Menu.

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Sandy, Utah 84070
Tel: (801) 568-7567, Fax: (801) 568-7662

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