Download of the Month: Luxonix LFX-1310 1.0.2 - EMusician

Download of the Month: Luxonix LFX-1310 1.0.2

Luxonix LFX-1310 1.0.2 (Win) LFX-1310 is a free multi-effects VST plug-in for Windows from Luxonix (www.luxonix.com). It breaks out the effects section
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Luxonix LFX-1310 1.0.2 (Win) LFX-1310 is a free multi-effects VST plug-in for Windows from Luxonix (www.luxonix.com). It breaks out the effects section from Luxonix's two shareware rompler plug-ins, Ravity(S) (Win, $139) and Ravity(R) ($79), which are devoted to synth and percussion sounds, respectively.

LFX-1310 has three effects slots connected in series. Twenty-four effects modules are arranged by category in a pop-up menu, and you can load any module into any slot. A context menu for each slot offers extensive MIDI-control-assignment options as well as allowing you to copy and paste settings between slots. Each slot has three controls whose functions change depending on which plug-in is occupying the slot.

Effects include three filters, peak and RMS compressors, five distortion effects, a stereo imager, modulation effects, and four reverb algorithms. Slots can also be left empty to save CPU resources. LFX-1310 comes with 128 factory presets that include a variety of phasing and flanging setups, reverbs of all shapes and sizes, overdrive and distortion, hard and soft compression, several EQs, and a selection of rhythm-synced delay setups. Also arranged by category, the presets illustrate LX-1310's ample processing capabilities (see Web Clip 1).

In addition to three-band EQ, the filters have 12 and 24 dB S'Filters — lowpass and highpass filters in parallel with crossover, Q, and mix controls. Distortion effects deliver overdrive, digital, and amp distortion as well as a downsampling-bitcrushing and a vinyl-noise generator. Modulation includes chorus, phasing, flanging, tremolo, auto-wah, and auto-pan. The delays are synced to host tempo. Reverb simulations include gated, room, hall, and spring.

As its presets show, LFX-1310 offers a slew of effects that are easy to tweak and don't sap your CPU resources.