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Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio  

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Like the Omega and Lambda, the Lexicon Alpha USB Audio Interface is a complete portable desktop recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer which is powered directly from the USB bus. You can be... Read More

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Overview

Like the Omega and Lambda, the Lexicon Alpha USB Audio Interface is a complete portable desktop recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer which is powered directly from the USB bus. You can be connected to the XLR inputs and the 1/4" balanced line inputs at all times while controlling input levels and monitoring from the front panel. The front panel also offers a Hi-Z instrument input and a 1/8" headphone amplifier output suitable for all headphone types. Alpha ships with Steinberg Cubase LE recording/editing software and Lexicon Pantheon VST reverb plug-in.

Cubase LE offers 48 tracks of tracking, supports up to 8 VST instruments, and is compatible with both VST system link and Rewire 2. The Lexicon Pantheon VST reverb plug-in offers 35 factory presets and 6 reverb types and lets you edit 16 parameters per reverb type.

Features
  • 2-channel USB interface
  • 16-bit/44.1kHz to 24-bit/48kHz audio
  • One XLR microphone input
  • 2 TRS line inputs
  • 2 TRS and RCA line outs
  • Hi-Z instrument input (front panel)
  • 1/8" headphone jack
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • USB bus powered
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LexiconAlpha USB Desktop Recording Studio
 
3.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lexicon Alpha USB Audio Interface

I just purchased a Lexicon Alpha USB Audio Interface and I am very impressed with the sound quality and ease of use. I'm using a P4, 3.2GHz PC with 1GB of RAM and a...Read complete review

I just purchased a Lexicon Alpha USB Audio Interface and I am very impressed with the sound quality and ease of use. I'm using a P4, 3.2GHz PC with 1GB of RAM and a 40GH harddrive. I just installed the software and plugged the interface in and started recording. I have not run into any latency or sound clipping issues. Sounds very good for a Sennheiser E835 mic into the XLR input. Recorded from my line out on my Marshall JCM 2000 into the Instrument Input on the front of the unit, and from a single mic in the middle of the room during a full rehersal. The Cubase software it comes with is user friendly and the reverb plug in sounds pretty good for being digital. This unit also acts as my main sound card. Great for laying down tracks for other band members to hear or for recording a live practice session for review. Might want to go with something better if you plan on selling your music. Could have used another XLR input, but for the price this unit and it's features are very good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as It Seems (Not 4 Phantom Power)

I opened the box thinking i was going to record and I had the MXl V63m Microphone. To my surprse this interface only supports dynamic mics and non powered or self powered mics. I...Read complete review

I opened the box thinking i was going to record and I had the MXl V63m Microphone. To my surprse this interface only supports dynamic mics and non powered or self powered mics. I was very dissapointed. Now I have to spend another $40 for a phantom power supply

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Don't buy it for the Cubase!

By Dr Donna Jo

from Greenville, SC

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bundled Cubase LE5 software is worthless!

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

Spent half a day trying to get the Cubase LE5 license to be accepted online so the software would work, only to learn that this version of Cubase is obsolete and is no longer supported and can't be upgraded. So... the Cubase that comes bundled with the Lenova Alpha is worthless. You should know that you will need other recording software before you buy this!!!!!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice addition to studio

By Lightning Larry

from Sunny FL

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

    This unit compliments my studio nicely.
    It looks very durable, and I look forward to using it.
    My 10 year old computer did not have enough of a processor for it. But, It gives me reason to upgrade that finally, ;-)

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy install and great quality

    By MLW

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to install
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

      Easy to set up on my laptop. We have used these for years in production studios at the radio station. Not one problem to report. Windows updates have had an affect on my laptop install. Great product at a very affordable price

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      A Nasty Little Device

      By Studio1201

      from Chicago

      Pros

        Cons

        • Noisy Output Signal
        • Poor quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          Very noisy audio output characteristics with constant hiss that is not evident on my reference system.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Dont Buy!!!! Worthless Piece Of Junk!!!

          By Derek M

          from Smithtown, NY

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          Don't buy. I got this product yesterday, plugged it into the computer, and tried using it with some existing software i already had. on playback i started hearing all these popping noises and crackling... i thought it was the software.. so i tried downloading cubase and cubase is the hardest software to download.. so after two hours of trying, i gave up... brought it back to the store and they tried it on cubase 7 and it was the same problems... Dont Buy!!!! I got credit and i am saving up for a higher quality product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not Compatible with Logic or Garage Band

          By Jamie Tucker

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          It shows up in the interface menu, but it just sound like clipping. Not usable whatsoever in Garage Band or Logic Pro. It does work with any program that is not actually for producing music, such as web browsers and iTunes. I find that pretty bizarre that it will handle system sound, but not application sound. I actually asked the people at Guitar Center specifically if it works with Logic, and they said "yeah, it should". But, no it does not. This one is going back ASAP.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Unrealiable junk

          By COLE SMITH

          from BIG BEAR CITY, Ca.

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          I bought this thing and within 1 month it stopped working. Was weak to begin with and mono only. Once it went bad it won't even work with Audacity let alone cubase or anything else. Do not buy this Peice of junk unless you like wasting money. Their factory warranty is useless( pay your own shipping costs etc.) What a joke. Now I will buy something better even if cost more. You get what you pay for always. I gave one star only for working a month.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not Impressed

          By Brandon Nolde

          from Escanaba, MI

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          First off, this thing does the job for recording. Zero latency, this is good. The outputs sound great, but the inputs are garbage. All the inputs are mono. I tried hooking my iPod into one of the line in jacks, & it comes in mono, even with a stereo 3mm to 1/4" adapter. I would recommend something with stereo inputs if you plan on using an iPod, Zune, etc.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little interface

          By Manny Beetz

          from TX

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          I bought it for $50 at Guitar Center and never looked back. I use it for recording my vocals and guitar tracks It does what I want it too till I upgrade in the future. Also I use it for my main Audio sound and have the M-Audio AV 40's hooked up to it. I just plugged it into my IMAC and it did the rest selected the Input and output for the Lexicon so I don't have to mess with it when I track in garageband. Personally I wish these interfaces would ship with Pro Tools instead of Cubecase though Great buy for my needs.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Singer/Songwriter/Producer

          By Adrian

          from Fort Worth Texas

          Comments about Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio:

          I really like this box and have used it off and on. When using the 16 bit configuration I never had a problem. But when I have it set to 24 bit, I can be monitoring for a while through external monitors or through the headphones and all of a sudden, the signal seems to drop and there is a loud static like changing to a blank television station. I have to immediately remove headphones from my ears if the volume was up loud. It's a great device. When it is working normal, the sound quality is great. I'll check for firmware updates.

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