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Lexicon Alpha Studio USB Audio Interface

by LEXICON
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
RRP: 88.13
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  • 2-channel USB interface
  • One XLR microphone input
  • 1/8" headphone jack
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • USB bus powered
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Lexicon Alpha Studio USB Audio Interface + Stagg 3m High Quality XLR to XLR Plug Microphone Cable + Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone
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Technical Details
Item Weight499 g
Product Dimensions17.1 x 16.5 x 4.1 cm
Item model numberALPHA
  
Additional Information
ASINB000HVXMNE
Best Sellers Rank 292 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight962 g
Date First Available13 Sep 2007
  
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Product Description

Stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player. RF-filtered TRS active-balanced inputs accept either balanced or unbalanced signals Low-noise mic preamp with balanced XLR inputs High-impedance front panel input for electric guitar or bass Separate mic and line level input controls with individual peak indicators Monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording Can be switched to stereo or mono High-powered headphone amp offers ultra-clear fidelity while delivering ample power for any type of headphones RF-filtered and TRS balanced Line outputs for speaker monitoring Connect to your computer with the included USB cable. No need for a power supply...so you can record anywhere you can take your laptop


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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Place to Start 19 Dec 2007
By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE
I bought the Lexicon Alpha to record music onto my computer as a complete beginner, and I must say it is perfect in this situation. It has inputs for electric instruments, microphone and external music players. It comes with a USB connector to the computer, and so doesn't need any power supply, and most importantly from my point of view, it comes with a version of Cubase software - albeit a toned down version with only 8 tracks and limited number of MP3s you can create - which allows you to get going straight away (as long as you've got a microphone and the instruments!). The manual provides good, clear instructions to get started, and I must admit I have no complaints whatsoever about the Lexicon Alpha. I thoroughly recommend it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart little interface. 1 April 2013
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Separate lines in for guitar and mic. Monitor mix is very accurate.
Driver software is good and simple to install but packaged software Cubase 5LE is a nightmare to install/register. Finally gave up and downloaded Audacity and a few add-ons - interfaced immediately with the Alpha system and using it daily.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect! 2 Dec 2010
Firstly, it took me less than 30 minutes to un-box and set up with very clear instructions. I bought it to upgrade from the internal sound-card in my Acer Windows Vista Basic laptop. I already use Cubase 5 so I was slightly worried that when installing I would have to install Cubase LE 4 but I didn't and actually had the control to install the vst pantheon reverb module to use with my current Cubase. I think I saw a review complaining about not having zero latency, not sure this is strictly possible, I definitely haven't had any noticeable latency problems.

The only thing lacking for me is a separate headphone level adjust, which would save me having to adjust monitors pre-amp. I guess this is just me being lazy though!

I would definitely suggest this product to anyone interested in an usb audio interface!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly useful 12 May 2011
I bought this in a hurry because I was in a spot with a film sound recording job and needed to get digital audio into a buggy Vista laptop which could barely handle standard analogue audio playback let alone record high quality 24-bit digital audio to Cubase. I thought I would use it once and end up re-selling it at a loss.

It has turned out to be so surprisingly useful that I still have it months later and I am really impressed with the additional degree of flexibility and simplicity that it has added to my main studio setup (Windows XP Pro PC) as well as the vast improvement in quality and functionality on the occasions I have had to run recording programmes on that blasted laptop.

The thing itself feels light and plasticky but the actual build quality is respectable enough with good sockets and smooth controls. I love that the thing is powered directly from the USB port as it's one less thing to switch off and unplug when I shut the computer down, and it looks pretty good. The lack of phantom power means that I have to use an external preamp for my studio mic but for the rest of the time, unless I'm doing a live multitrack recording, I don't really need to bother switching on my mixer. In fact I've put it away for a while and freed up some valuable desk space! Looks a lot neater and gets 24-bit balanced audio from any source directly to the heart of my DAW without going through the usual chain of analogue outboard. It also allows my dodgy laptop to run a lot more smoothly as the audio ins and outs are converted externally by the interface freeing up more CPU power for the DAW.

I also like the monitor mix control, gives you real time, easily balanced live monitoring between the inputs and the rest of the mix which circumvents latency issues.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works with Garage Band on a Mac 14 Feb 2013
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I have very limited knowledge when it come to using this kind of equipment, but I do know that I had been looking for something for a while that I could use to record a bit of guitar with Garage Band on my Macbook.
Well this works a treat. Not additional software, Open Garage Band, wait for it to load, plug in USB lead and agree to Lexicon being used for input / output.
Easy.Feels like good quality too.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product for the beginner 3 Nov 2008
I wanted to start recording some songs at home to backing tracks to use as demos and my other half wanted to record guitar tracks. After searching Amazon for mixers that we could plug my mic into and he could use to record his guitar through, I came across this product. Based on the first review by Robbie Swale, I bought the Lexicon Alpha expecing great things. I was certainly not disappointed.

You upload the software to your pc/laptop and link up the mixer by USB with no DC adapter required! Import a backing track, switch on your mic/instrument and away you go.

Admitedly it took a little longer for me to process & edit the tracks I recorded but that was because I have never used recording software before.

It was simple to use (the instructions are your friends), and produces really good results and even reduces any time delay in your recording for you. I cannot wait to use it again. I would definitely recommend this product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product for the price 19 April 2013
This is a great product, i got this for some one who's just starting to get into music production , I was very surprised how good it was , and would recommend it for any one starting out. It's well built and easy to set up and great value for the price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Simple and efficient for simple and efficient recording! Remember to switch of computer speakers for best results. Nice bit of reliable kit.
Published 19 days ago by Mr Paul D Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!
This won't be the most technical review but its things that I was looking for in this product.

Easy - the installation discs are just pop in and follow the instructions... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Aaron Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable Sound Quality
Installed the software and plugged this little fella into my laptop, played around with the levels and the recording quality is truly amazing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Cartlidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick cheap and easy
It's a nice little interface very easy to install set up, to be honest I just wanted something cheap quick and easy just to record solo demos, and it is perfect for that as it has... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Padbury
4.0 out of 5 stars Caution inputs are mono only
Easy to set up and install and does a job well after I figured out that input 1 & 2 are mono only.
Basicaly I bought this to replace an ageing mixer. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MrandMrs
5.0 out of 5 stars LEXICO ALPHA
VERY NEAT LITTLE DEVICE WITH PROVISION FOR DECENT QUALITY STEREO SPEAKERS.IDEAL FOR USE WITH GUITAR MODELLING SOFTWARE THERE WERE MINOR PROBLEMS WITH INSTALLATION,BUT THESE WERE... Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. E. D. Johnston
4.0 out of 5 stars Not got round to using it yet but when I do I'm sure all will be well
Not got round to using it yet but when I do I'm sure all will be well...Lexicon are well known name
Published 3 months ago by M. PIERCE
4.0 out of 5 stars Alpha Studio
This arrived promptly and in very good condition.
Unlike other reviewers, I had absolutely no problems installing the provided
cubase 5LE. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peter Hendry
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb interface!
I got this unboxed, went to the website to get the latest drivers and had it working in my DAW, FL Studio within minutes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amanda Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I'm very happy with this purchase and along with the Behringer C1 it has given me a good simple set up
Published 5 months ago by deegeorge
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