Producer Val Garay chooses Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

Val Garay, renowned producer and president and partner of Red Red Records, has cited the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle as a key part of his effects collection.

Garay, who has worked with and produced work for such artists as Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, the Motels, Toto, Don Henley, Kim Carnes, Neil Diamond, Santana, Reel Big Fish, is a long-time Lexicon user.

“The quality of the reverb can make or break a track, or the sonic ambience of an entire record,” noted Garay. “There’s no room for sonic mediocrity when it comes to reverbs and effects, and trading sound quality for the convenience of a plug-in is not an acceptable compromise.

“When I first started working with the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle, I realised that the technology had gotten to the point where I could have the best of both worlds,” continued Garay. “The sounds are classic Lexicon – rich, deep and enveloping, and they can elevate a mix from being merely good to being absolutely captivating. In addition, the ability to tweak parameters to get exactly the sound quality you want, and then be able to save those settings and recall them instantly is a powerful advantage.

“Anything that enhances the creative process and helps make better-sounding records is something to be welcomed,” he concluded. “The Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is a powerful sonic tool that I intend to use as a key element of my future productions.”

The Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit or RTAS-compatible platform. Compatible with Windows Vista, XP and 7 and Macintosh computers, it offers seven Lexicon plug-ins, including Vintage Plate, Plate, Hall, Room, Random Hall, Concert Hall and Chamber, along with hundreds of presets including many from Lexicon’s library of sounds.

Its user interface provides access to key parameters, with a graphical real-time full-colour display that illustrates all key sonic parameters. Virtual input and output meters provide ready indication of audio levels, and presets can be stored in a DAW-independent format that can be transferred to a different DAW.