Dimebag Darrell’s Lexicon Vortex Audio Morphing Processor

Lexicon Vortex is a rack multi-effect unit that Dimebag used on the studio recording of “The Underground in America” from Pantera’s 1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill.

(I used) a Lexicon Vortex for the shimmering, breathy tone on my theme-like lead in “The Underground in America.”

From the Archive: Dimebag Darrell Discusses Pantera’s 1996 Album, ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’

The Lexicon Vortex offers a wide range of effects, including chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, rotary, and more. The unit also includes unique sounds like pitch-shifted delays and modulated reverbs. So, among all of these, it’s unknown which settings exactly Dimebag used.


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