Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio 888365131030

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The Lexicon Lambda draws power from the USB port and provides high-end D/A converters plus 2 quality mic preamps supplying phantom power. Cool tower design features independent mic and line controls ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Lexicon Lambda draws power from the USB port and provides high-end D/A converters plus 2 quality mic preamps supplying phantom power. Cool tower design features independent mic and line controls with LEDs plus monitor mix and output level controls. 2 balanced TRS line inputs and outputs, 2 XLR mic ins, 1/4" high-impedance instrument in, and 1/8" headphone jack.

The Lexicon Lambda includes advanced and intuitive Cubase LE recording software for 48-track audio and 64 MIDI tracks. Also features the brilliant Pantheon VST reverb software with loads of factory presets. Works with Macs and PCs.

Features
  • USB powered
  • High-end D/A converters
  • 2 quality mic preamps
  • Phantom power
  • Independent mic and line controls with LEDs
  • Monitor mix and output level controls
  • 2 balanced TRS line inputs and outputs
  • 2 XLR mic ins
  • 1/4" high-impedance instrument in
  • 1/8" headphone jack
  • Cubase LE recording software for 48-track audio and 64 MIDI tracks
  • Pantheon VST reverb software
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LexiconLambda USB Desktop Studio
 
3.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good unit

The drivers that come with the Lexicon Lambda unit produced a ticking sound. I downloaded drivers from ASIO4ALL and it sounds beautiful. Intermittent errors when I connect to my PC (it does not...Read complete review

The drivers that come with the Lexicon Lambda unit produced a ticking sound. I downloaded drivers from ASIO4ALL and it sounds beautiful. Intermittent errors when I connect to my PC (it does not recognize the hardware and wants me to reinstall software), but I can work through it. I had simiilar issues with M-Audio products.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sort of upset!

I bought this interface a while back and it reads that it is supposed to be a 24 bit recording interface, but evrytime I try to do a 24 bit recording, it buzzes a...Read complete review

I bought this interface a while back and it reads that it is supposed to be a 24 bit recording interface, but evrytime I try to do a 24 bit recording, it buzzes a screeches. It has somethingt to do with asio drivers on Windows. So I got a MAC, and it does not even read Lambda as a 24 bit piece of equipment, only 16bit. I recommend this for the price, the jacks, and phantom power

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(46 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good unit

By anotherjohnson

from Chicago

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

The drivers that come with the Lexicon Lambda unit produced a ticking sound. I downloaded drivers from ASIO4ALL and it sounds beautiful. Intermittent errors when I connect to my PC (it does not recognize the hardware and wants me to reinstall software), but I can work through it. I had simiilar issues with M-Audio products.

(29 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

ok...

By Eiann Kelley

from Wichita, KS

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

i bought this and so far i dont hate it...but i dont love it. Great interface for the money. It has all the right stuff you need to get started your baic reocording. I love the interface...not Cubase LE..it is the worst program i have ever Reocorded with. I have a macbook pro and personally..GarageBand is my favorite program...although thi interface dosent work with garage band. If anyones knows how to get this interface to work with garage band...PLEASE E-MAIL ME..

(24 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sort of upset!

By out of my hands 1

from San Diego

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

I bought this interface a while back and it reads that it is supposed to be a 24 bit recording interface, but evrytime I try to do a 24 bit recording, it buzzes a screeches. It has somethingt to do with asio drivers on Windows. So I got a MAC, and it does not even read Lambda as a 24 bit piece of equipment, only 16bit. I recommend this for the price, the jacks, and phantom power

(19 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lexicon has done it again

By Mr. Better Off Without You

from Santa Clarita, CA

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

I bought this unit after having trouble with several other similiar priced items. This thing is a true plug n play unit. It takes almost no work at all to get up and running. It comes with a limited version of Cubase which I have had fun with thus far. If you are on a tight budget but really want to learn how to write and record on the computer, this lil sucker is a must.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Product

By good4themoney

from Little Rock, AR

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

First of all I recommend that you know the capabilities of your computer before you buy any recording software or interface. I had to make a few upgrades to get this to work but I am producing some decent quality stuff now. I have had to reinstall the Lambda a couple of times because it disappears from my installed hardware. Once after unplugging from the USB port and another for unknown reasons. Beyond that, for the money I recommend it. Along with the Cubase LE that came with it I'm doing things I could never do with the old Fostex 4 track.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome response

By John Patitucci

from El Paso

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

I bought the Lambda at the beginning of the year for my PC with XP on it, and it worked great. Then I got a Laptop with Vista and it wouldn't work that great. I couldn't figure out why it made a horrible sound when it played back what I recorded. I thought I was out of luck. I switched the compatability mode on it and still no luck. Finally just recently I went to the Lexicon website lexiconpro.com, and behold, there was an updated driver for the Lambda. It eliminated the noise I was getting, and Improved the quality of the sound as well. I truly thank Lexicon for looking out for their customers and upgrading their software. It truly was a life saver.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great recording device if you have a Mac...perfectly wonderful

By John

from Knoxville, TN

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

Okay, look...if you have a PC I'm terribly sorry. I got the software that comes with this thing to work...but it was rather messy. Great when it ran, but just spotty at best in performance. That being said, I hooked this thing up to my MacBook and ran it into GarageBand and it is terrific. Not only that, but the Mac OS allows you to create multiple inputs and join them into one huge aggregate device...so it is possible to daisy chain these things (or any additional input device) into this monster virtual device so that you can capture 4, 6, 8 or more simultaneous inputs while recording. My friends and I use this to record live and we capture all instruments including the click and sequence simultaneously while playing...then we just go back to GarageBand and mix and edit later. Niiiiice. I have Logic Express and it works great there as well. Great input device and cheap for being able to capture 4 tracks simultaneously. Add the stereo inputs on the MacBook and you have 6 tracks you can be recording at once. Buy this unit, hook it to your Mac, go to Applications and open the Audio MIDI Setup application and then create your aggregate device. After that you'll simply have to plug in the Lexicon and go to Preferences in GarageBand and select the Aggregate Device for your input and you're done. I couldn't be happier.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Junk

By Rory

from Spanaway, WA

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

If your looking for something to record with at a good price, buy the M-Box even if it may cost a little more it's worth the extra.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I guarentee this meets all of your criteria!

By ManiaK

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

Put it like this, if you are looking for a usb audio interface, thats it....this is thee Pefect product for you. The lambda is everything you need for a basic usb audio recording interface. It has everything you need and nothing you dont. Just plug it in, install the drivers and your ready. For the price it is the best, you cant beat it unless you're looking for a firewire interface. Buy it and you wont regret it.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Too many problems

By David Marshall

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio:

I bought this unit based on several good reviews I read but have been extremely disappointed. I've had the unit for a year now and cannot get the installation software to load on my computer. The PC I'm using exceeds all the minimum requirements, but no luck. In troubleshooting the unit, I've read of some others who had the same problem. I have no problem loading other software, etc. I can't find help anywhere. Guitar Center was gracious enough to give me another installation disk, but it wouldn't load either. As with most computer-based recording software, the aggravation just isn't worth it. I'll stick with my digital workstation and use this thing as an expensive paperweight to remind me to never again venture into the world of computer-based recording. I've been burned every time.

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