Lexicon Lambda USB Audio and MIDI Interface

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Start recording with this USB interface! You get 2 mic pres with inserts, a 1/4" guitar input and MIDI I/O, plus Cubase LE and the Pantheon reverb plug-in.

The Lexicon Lambda Desktop Recording Studio system includes everything needed for portable and professional recordings, including the Lambda Studio USB I/O mixer, Steinberg's Cubase LE multitrack PC and Mac OS X recording software as well as the Lexicon Pantheon reverb VST plug-in.

Now joining the Omega Studio is the new Lexicon Lambda Desktop Recording Studio, a bus-powered USB audio I/O mixer and MIDI interface that comes as a complete recording solution with Cubase LE and Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. Based on the Omega Studio, the Lambda Studio features two XLR microphone inputs designed by dbx, with TRS inserts and switchable +48V phantom power. Rounding out the full complement of connectivity on the Lambda are two TRS balanced 1/4 in. line inputs, two TRS balanced line outputs, a 1/8 in. front-panel mounted high-power headphone output jack, a front-panel ultra-high-impedance instrument input, and MIDI input and output.

Conveniently powered directly from the USB bus, the Lambda Studio can stream four channels of 44.1 or 48 kHz audio at either 16- or 24-bit resolution to Mac or PC computers. Users can record two tracks at once from up to four input sources, as well as recording MIDI. The microphone and line inputs have individual level controls and peak meters, and are summed at the analog-to-digital bus. Mono / stereo monitoring is provided, as is Zero-latency Direct / Playback Monitoring, allowing for delay-free overdubs. A 2-channel, 4-segment LED bargraph meter indicates read more input level, and phantom power and USB LED indicators provide status information.

As with all the recording solutions from Lexicon Pro, the Lambda Studio and Omega Studio hardware can be used with almost any recording and sequencing software the user prefers.

Rounding out the Lambda Studio package, the acclaimed Pantheon VST reverb plug-in offers a wealth of factory programs drawing from the respected Lexicon heritage, controlled by an intuitive user interface with editable parameters.

With the Omega Studio, Lexicon set new standards for quality and capability in a USB-based audio recording system. Now with the Lambda Studio, Lexicon has taken that quality and power and made it accessible to musicians and recording enthusiasts at unprecedented price points.
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (44 ratings)
Submitted June 26, 2007 by a customer from optusnet.com.au
"Very good product, excellent value"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
This is the perfect interface for home recording. I tried lots of other products and returned them all. There is a huge difference in the quality of the Lambda and other non top range interfaces. I would definitely recommend it.
Sound
I had it for a bit over a month. The sound is very good. I use the Behringer C-2 and C-3 microphones. From a home recording perspective I really can't find any fault in it.
Features
It has everything you need for home recording. I record guitar in stereo or voice in mono and connect my multi effects to it via midi. I can't think of any additional feature I would need.
Ease of Use
Very easy and intuitive.
Quality
So far it's probably one of the best quality piece of hardware of this complexity I had. It works fine from a usb hub or any of my laptop's built in ports. Not the case with lots of other gadgets. It's much smaller than it looks in the picture and has a very solid construction.
Value
I paid $US150 for it and would probably value it around $US300-400.
Manufacturer Support
Actually with this product it's the first time I got useful information from customer support. I wasn't getting a signal strong enough with the Behringer C-3 microphone for instruments and they explained that I need a lower impedance mic that's closer to the Lambda's. They replied within 24 hours. The Behringer C-2, which has lower impedance, solved this problem.
The Wow Factor
It looks good, useful and does the job perfectly well.
Musical Background:
Serious Hobbyst
Musical Style:
Rock, Acoustic
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