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arrowReleased: 1993  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 8.7/10arrow User reviews: (3)
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Andreas Nordenstam writes:
The Vortex is a true stereo processor capable of some truly uniqe sounds.

In my ears its the grand ultimate effects processor when it comes to wondrously space-fx, transforming most any signal into a drapestry of lush and earpopping sounds.

Probably just as underrated as the 303 was in the 80's, it was litterary thrown at the customer when sales flopped. Should not be hard to find a used one.


user manual at

I will post a user review later..

Good Points
Fantastic sounds. True morphing between effect algorithms - a unique capability not seen in other processors. Good analogue inputs(footpedal, switches - can be triggered with S-trigs and controlled with standard 5V CV).
Bad Points
To weird for normal people - a total bummer at in the guitar market it was aimed on. Hard to understand what each effect actually does.

 Lexicon Vortex Specifications:

Analog IOs:
stereo in + stereo out
Midi IOs:
Other IOs:
2x stereo footswitch(4 switches), relay switch for remote control, footpedal
Maximum Resolution:unspecified, probably 16bit 44khz. Warm analogue sound
Software supported:

 Vortex Links

Vortex Manual and Quick Start Guide You really owe it to yourself to study the manual for the Vortex to get the most out of it.
vortex story sounds & presets
Eye Candy Trance and Techno MP3 Music Downloads I use the Lexicon Vortex on almost all my tracks. Check out my MP3's to get an idea.

Try the Effects Units links page for more..