Reviews and Problems with Lexicon Alpha Studio USB Audio Interface
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Christian BC, amazon.com
26 October 2011
Summary: You really get what you pay for. Or less than you pay for. We've owned this for less than a year, and have had problems since the beginning. The most persistent is that it simply won't turn on. To activate, you simply connect the USB cable and hope the light turns on. If not, you unplug it and try again. But like we did, you will do this many, many times and sometimes it just won't come on. So you give up and try again the next day and hope it works.
Summary: I spent more money for this Lexicon USB interface, thinking it would be less hassles than the $20 or $30 cheaper interfaces from other companies. Wow, what a piece of trash this is! I mean, I loaded the Cubase LE5 software and then the Lexicon Pantheon Reverb software that comes with the unit. The drivers are on the Lexicon disk and the Pantheon reverb is optional to install. I installed everything as instructed in the instructions. Nothing works!
Summary: I returned this thing within a couple of hours. It only does 24-bit in ASIO mode, so no coupling with other interfaces, unless you want to go 16-bit. The latency is terrible, even by itself using ASIO drivers. Nuff said.
Summary: I tried this because my E-MU Tracker finally went out. I didn't have much money, so I tried this one because of the price. I had heard they were pretty cheap in cost and build. The price was right, but it arrived in non-working condition. I order delicate things from Amazon all the time, and this is the first item that came defective. Maybe they are cheaply made?
Summary: I will tell you why people are downrating this worthless piece of junk. I have owned mine for a bit over a year and it has had multiple issues on two different systems. When it works, sure it is great but when it takes the hike , give up on it. Better yet save your money. I have worked in pro studios with a 48 channel STUDER and a Mac, ran OTARI 8 track tape machines and fooled around with Synclavier so I doubt I am the type expecting "too much" from the Alpha.
Summary: The "Lexicon" is a simple mixer with a USB jack.Works great for one person recording guitars with piezo pickups with preamps or magnetic pickups.But not with the accompanied software.This is my first attempt at digital recording and had a impossible time (using Vista)with the software that came with this product.
Summary: this product has only one stereo input and one stereo output. don't buy this item for anything but a simple extra soundcard with trs jacks. and be prepared to buy mad cables. no wonder my local store doesn't carry lexicon. they are terrible!
Summary: The instrument input has a far too low signal, which made the Alpha hardly usable as such. I had tu plug my guitare in the auxiliary input so it could give an all right signal (!). This is quiet odd, but I figured out by googling it that I was not the only person having this kind of problem... Once used on the auxiliary input, it is pretty all right. It is however annoying to have to turn the Alpha around to plug / unplug instruments...
Summary: Bought this as it came with Cubase LE4. Unfortunately, there is an inherent problem where you can not activate LE4 without a key which is generated by the Lexicon installation software. The key isnt generated and therefore I cant even get LE4 to start up and therefore try out my Lexicon Alpha. Tried a million forums and they all say the same thing.