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Lexicon Alpha Studio USB Audio Interface

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  • 2-channel USB interface
  • One XLR microphone input
  • 1/8 Inch 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 PS400 Micropower Phantom Power Supply
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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 443 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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3.7 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By brijoolz on 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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Philip Quinton on 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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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE on 19 Dec 2007
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Edward Bain on 23 May 2011
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i use it for my laptop. Awesome. better quality recording, relatively cheap, small, has almost everything i need.

Pros-
good quality, easy to use, portable, can be used for a lot (i use it as the default sound device for my laptop now- reduces/stops audio problems i was having before buying when doing a lot in my music software.)
only requires usb power.
despite another reviewer, it works on all my 64bit systems, thats windows 7, ubuntu 10.04-11.10, and a macbook pro on lion.

Cons-
not really that many inputs. only really useful when recording overdubs and solo stuff, but thats in the spec, not really a fault.
no phantom power for condenser mics. this is understandable, as it runs from usb power only, but i use condenser mics so coupled this with a Behringer MIC100, awesome combo.

my recording set up-
Acer Aspire 5742 i5 laptop (could be better... not great performance or audio reliability, despite spec.)<-old. im now using macbook, works fine still.
Lexicon Alpha
Behringer MIC100
Audio Technica AT2020
used for vocals, acoustic guitar, and D.I electric bass & guitar without the mic.

had it nearly a year, rough abuse, still going strong.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian Forster on 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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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Simpson on 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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