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Re: Lexicon LXP-5 Question

>later today, a guitar player friend of mine will be bringing by a Lexicon
>LXP-5,,for me to keep a few days and try out...if i like it ,,,it's mine 
>$225.00...i know it doesnt have any "preamp" sounds,,,but my question is :
>are these things easy to develop user patches? do i need a MRC.. etc.? 
>anyone on this list own one? do you like it?
I bought a used LXP-5 and an MRC about 4 years ago for $400. The LXP is a
great sounding and very versatile box, it's a great for short loops (just
over 1 second max) that you can further mutilate via stereo delays, reverb,
and a (IMHO) very good-sounding pitch-shifter. But programming it from the
front panel is not something I'd want to do, it has a very arcane interface
based on 2 knobs and a multi-color LED, no display. Get an MRC if you can,
or some other programmable fader box, or at least a computer editor.

Dave Trenkel : improv@peak.org  : www.peak.org/~improv/

"...there will come a day when you won't have to use
gasoline. You'd simply take a cassette and put it in
your car, let it run. You'd have to have the proper
type of music. Like you take two sticks, put 'em
together, make fire. You take some notes and rub 'em
together - dum, dum, dum, dum - fire, cosmic fire."
                                            -Sun Ra