While demoing the SSL Duende X-verb I noticed the preset names seemed very familiar. I noticed the similarity to the Lexicon gear that i’m used to dealing with. That got my curiosity churning. Time for a comparison I say. I pulled up some multitrack drum noodling & a verb bus comparing both the X-verb & Lexicon m300. The result? It’s now of my opinion the X-verb team was influenced if not down right trying to replace the classic Lexicon hardware we know.
For the comparison I pulled up similar named presets on both the X-verb/ m300 & recorded the results @ 24/48.
MP3 Examples –
Rough manual settings match –
After spending sometime with the inner control of X-Verb I feel one can re-create all of the “magic” of the hardware we have come to expect. I didn’t find a “hole/limitation” of control or feature set. Good stuff.
original drum noodle. 24/48 .wav drum-noodle.wav