Summary: The Lexicon Alpha Desktop Recording Studio is great and easy to use. However, cubase LE 5 is a whole other story. Installing cubase will make want to blow your brains out. What idiot invented such a pain in the ass install process which wouldn't have been so bad if it walked you threw the registration process. the software itself is good though not very intuitive. Pray that you don't ever need customer service support. It's damn near impossible to get any.
Summary: When I first got this in the mail, I couldn't figure it out and it had a high pitched feedback. I was about to send it back for a refund, but i read some things online and gave it another shot. I'm glad i did because i use it all the time now. And I found out the high pitched frequency was because of my usb port so i moved it around and repositioned the usb plug and i have no feedback now at all and great quality.
Good value, but definitely not pro quality. You get what you pay for.
6 September 2011
Summary: Fairly simple to set up and configure within Windows 7 after downloading the drivers from Lexicon's website. I am using it to interface with Cubase 5 and it works fine. I do have a gripe about the monitor channel, which has some amount of fuzz that I haven't been able to get rid of.
At first glance an amazing product with Garage Band
Hugo E. Bautista, amazon.com
23 May 2011
Summary: I recently received from my wife, as gift, this Lexicon Alpha recording studio. I have read about people having problems setting up the Lexicon Alpha with a Mac and Garage Band for the first time. To avoid this initial problem that in fact is not a problem of the device, is a problem of configuration in Garage Band and you can solve it very quickly.
Summary: This a solid performing unit at this price point. I've been using this alongside my laptop for as long as I remember and it works the same as the day I bought it. The two line instrument and microphone inputs make this perfect for a beginner or anyone needing a budget interface that works and is easy to use. My only negative criticism would be the plastic feels a little cheap.
Affordable, Works, But Quirky Audio Can Make Harsh
guitarman008 "guitarman008", amazon.com
17 January 2011
Summary: I had to buy this box to do audio for a video project while my GNX3000 guitar multi-effects processor is in the shop. At $59 the price is right. When I plugged it in to the USB port it showed up in the sound preference pane on the Mac (Leopard OSX) and I selected the alpha for both input and output device. But when I first plugged it in via USB using the same USB cable the D/A quality is not very good at all.