Mutemath Bassist Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas Paints a Sonic Palette With The Lexicon® LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle
May 03, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Alternative rock band Mutemath has been building a loyal following since their 2004 Reset EP debut and follow up Mutemath and Armistice albums. The band’s driving, melodic-with-an-edge sound and multi-instrumental prowess has earned them spots at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and the Vans Warped Tour, appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, a GRAMMY® nomination and more. Mutemath now headlines concerts in the U.S. and worldwide, and will release a new album this fall.
Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas has been essential in creating Mutemath’s distinctive sound since the beginning, as bassist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and also as a producer and recording engineer. He considers the Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle to be an essential part of his sonic palette.
“We just finished recording the new Mutemath record, and I found the Lexicon LXP reverbs to be absolutely inspiring for creating parts – not only for guitar, but for bass as well, and at first we were surprised that the LXP could be so effective in giving the bass more presence and depth,” noted Mitchell-Cárdenas. “Sometimes I needed reverbs that were dramatic, and at other times, subtle. That is what’s so brilliant about the LXP – it has a wide range of sonic colors to choose from.”
In addition to his role in Mutemath, Mitchell-Cárdenas is an in-demand session bassist, producer and engineer. Currently, he’s producing a new album for Colombian band Pescao Vivo. “For the Pescao Vivo album, I found the sonic ‘colors’ of the Lexicon LXP to be especially useful. I used a variety of reverbs for the vocals and drums. For one song, ‘Lo Bailao,’ I needed a very special quality to the reverb to capture the feeling I wanted for the vocal, and one of the LXP Room settings got it perfectly.”
“The thing I like most about any type of plug-in is its ease of use and accessibility to great sounds,” said Mitchell-Cárdenas. “This is one of the Lexicon LXP bundle’s real strong points – it never stands in the way of your creativity. For example, it was literally plug-and-play to get the reverb I wanted for ‘Lo Bailao.’ I had the sonic color I was looking for in a matter of minutes.”
The PC- and Mac®-compatible Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools® and Logic®, as well as with any other VST®, Audio Unit™ or RTAS®-compatible host. It offers four of Lexicon’s most renowned algorithms – Chamber, Hall, Plate and Room – plus 220 finely crafted studio presets.
Its intuitive user interface provides easy access to key parameters, with a graphical real-time full-color display that illustrates the reverb tail, frequency content and impulse response. 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.
The Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Bundle requires iLok® authorization. It is currently available at a suggested retail price of $549.95. Download the free 14-day demo at LexiconPro.com today.
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