Lexicon MPX-100
Lexicon MPX-100

Multi-Effects Processor of the MPX series

User Reviews: 4.35

All user reviews for the Lexicon MPX-100

Average Score: 4.3 ( 4.3/5 based on 5 reviews )
  2 reviews 40 %
  3 reviews 60 %
Value For Money: Excellent
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à Chaud 02/06/2012

à Chaud's review "Small and easy reverb with the Lexicon sound"

5
Small digital reverb in 1U rack format, very easy to use but enough for live gigs.
32 effects that can be chosen via a rotary knob: 16 single effects + 16 dual effects.
1 knob to adjust the intensity of the effect.
1 LED lights up when you switch to the factory preset.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use and intuitive.
It has all the indispensable. For redundant things you can choose a more comprehensive and complex model.

SOUND QUALITY

Its main asset is the flawless Lexicon sound.
I tried other reverbs of other brands, but their sound didn't convince me because it was very artificial, often metallic or imprecise.

This one is perfect for my needs live. I use it to add a touch of reverb to the vocals and guitars, to give them more breadth without the need to worry about having to look for algorithms or any other bizarre things.

And only when the acoustics of the venue itself don't add too much reverb already.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for 8 years and see no reason to change it.
Ideal quality and ease of use.
moosers 03/24/2009

moosers's review

4
The Lexicon MPX-100 is a multi-effects processor in the form of a piece of rackable outboard gear. It is a digital unit and it has 1/4 inch inputs and outputs. It has all types of effects, including delays, reverbs, flanger, pitch shift, tremolo, and rotary. It is rackable and will take up a single rack space unit.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration of the Lexicon MPX-100 is straightforward and really easy to use. It has knobs for input, mix, output, effects level, adjust, and variation. It is really easy to manipulate your tone to get a variety of different sounds. There is also a bypass button so you can compare your tone to the original sound. I don't have a manual for the Lexicon MPX-100, but it is easy enough to use that you shouldn't need one.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality on the Lexicon MPX-100 multi-effects processor is pretty good. Almost all of the effects are usable and it is nice to have all of these different effects within one unit. I like the reverb and modulation effects the best, but all of them are useful. I have used these effects on all types of instruments, including electric guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals. The sound quality is what I have come to expect from Lexicon, even in lower end products like the Lexicon MPX-100.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Lexicon MPX-100 multi-effects processor for about four or fives years. I have found it to be a great option for those looking for a piece of outboard gear that has a lot of different effects in one, at a really cheap price. While there are a lot of options out there that are similar to this unit, this is quite cheap from a company that I trust to make good products. Overall, a great option for home studio owners looking for a cheap multi-effects processor.
Feel 03/03/2008

Feel's review

4
You have a large array of effects but, as others have written, delays and reverbs are Lexicon's main strengths. You can feel, or hear, the fact that it's 20 bits: No noise.
No editing on PC or Mac, a pity.
It is a small and light box with an external PSU, unfortunately, and no on/off switch! (which is really annoying, but fortunately not all my gear is like that, otherwise my local power company would be really happy!).
The power supply is at the end of the rack with the others, which is also annoying.

UTILIZATION

Easy setup. The programs are "written" on the front panel (pretty common back then). On the other hand, it has a "variation" control, which doesn't say much about what it does. So you turn and listen... And it's effective
Overall, the fact that we have to deal with knobs instead of buttons to scroll through the menus is a good thing (there's no comparison in terms of usability next to my with my Quadraverb).
If you want to edit the effects...forget about it. But it's not that bad, since the presets are good and the famous "variation" knob allows you to modify the effects at will.
The manual is OK.

SOUND QUALITY

I think, as many others, that this mult-effects has excellent reverbs and delays. The rest isn't good. But it's still not bad. At first I used it as effects processor with my mixer and I made more or less any sound go through it. Now I use it for an acoustic guitar and it's very interesting. It can also be used for a piano.
For my part, I love this processor to achieve sober effects. It can be used in a subtle manner (no larger-than-life reverbs).
It does however have a big defect: It crackles when you engage the effects. So you have to lower the OUTPUT before engaging, which isn't something you always think about...

OVERALL OPINION

It's obviously an old-generation unit, but it is still usable. It would be nice to have converters with better dynamics for the inputs, but I don't regret my purchase. Back then, having a Lexicon was the best.
However, I think today there are other options that are as good and it's snobbish to think that Lexicon is above the rest (TC is remarkable, for example).
iXtlan23 03/01/2004

iXtlan23's review

4
24bit, 44.1Khz stereo multi-effects in 19" rack format.
The MPX-100 is part of the famous MPX Lexicon series and, even if it's an entry level model (in relation to the MPX-5 or MPX-1), it nevertheless inherits the brand's sound and know-how.

1/4" stereo jack, midi in, out/thru, bypass, S/PDIF digital output, bypass button, stereo peak LED (one per channel), tap button to sync to a given tempo.

UTILIZATION

Very easy and instinctive use.
On the front panel you find the typical controls: input, mix, output, as well as Level/balance and a knob to adjust the effect.
The program knob allows you to choose different effects, each with 16 programs (selected with the variation control).
Some programs (11 to 16) are dual, so you can use it as two mono processors.
You have the possibility to save 16 programs (single or dual) by pressing "store" at any given moment
In relation to the MPX-550, which is more studio-oriented, the MPX-100 is more adequate for live applications where you need to be able to adjust the parameters quickly (that's the utility of the knobs!)

SOUND QUALITY

LEXICON sound quality, which means the effects are clear and precise, the reverb tails can be easily controlled (less than on a mpx-1) but much more than on any digitech or alesis that sell for the same price point. It can be compared to an M-one in terms of quality and it is much better than a TC Electronics M-300!

OVERALL OPINION

Very good value for money, very fitting for live applications, both for sound engineers and musicians.
Its main asset is the Lexicon sound, obviously.
Robin_fr 12/13/2002

Robin_fr's review

5
I use the MPX-100 for vocals. Reverb, echo, delay, hall chamber, possibility to couple certain effects, for example: chorus + delay,
Connections: jack & midi, possibility to link to PC
19-inch rack-mountable, 1U high

UTILIZATION

It couldn't be easier to set.
With the pot on the right you choose the type of effect and with the one on the left the different presets available.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality is excellent, it's an amazing value for money.
I use the MPX-100 with a Soundcraft Folio 16 mixer and a Shure SM58 for vocals. The sound is clear and the effects precise.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been two years since I have it. I use it to one tenth of its capacities, it is very user-friendly and easy to use.
I don't regret having bought it. Excellent value for money.