Reviews and Problems with Lexicon Lambda Studio USB Audio Interface
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Noisy piece of gear.
Richard Zercher, music123
24 May 2012
Summary: I bought this piece of gear thinking it would be great to connect my guitar rig to the Cubase LE using the usb port. I have tried everything to get this working and can only get one side either L or R to work without noise and latency. I have tried the mic 1 and 2 and line-in 1 and 2 as well as midi connections from my gt pro.
Summary: I have had this unit for a good four years. It has worked glitch free with two different laptops and a desktop, all running XP Pro. Initially, I had major problems with the bundled software (Cubase LE). Ditched it and now I use Audacity. I work as a live audio tech and have used this unit to record performances straight off an aux send. I also use the Lambda to create mp3 versions from my vinyl record collection and CDs.
Summary: I bought this interface a week ago and is still having problems recording with it. I ha badaax mic connected to it but when I try to record vocals it only records one side and is very low. I can barely hear it.
Summary: I've had this device for about 3 or 4 years now. I mainly do drum covers and a few full band things, and over time I've gotten less and less satisfied with the quality it produces, both through the XLR and the 1/4" inputs. The site claims it has "noise-less" pre amps, but I've found once you go over the 10 o'clock position, there's white noise. So false advertising there.
Summary: Faulty! I get a high pitch sound every time I record. I have spend days adjusting settings, reloading drivers and troubleshooting. I loaded it on to two different computers with the same result.
Summary: I purchased the Lexicon Lambda in December of 2009, mainly because I wanted an audio interface that would allow me to connect my MIDI keyboard (Alesis QS8), L-R audio out from the keyboard and two XLR mics to my PC, one of which requires phantom power (AKG C2000B). I have since purchased a hardware compressor / limiter (Behringer MDX4600) and am now using the handy "insert" busses in order to make use of the compressor.
Summary: I had high hopes for this given its specs and price, however, though it is said to be compatible with Windows XP, I couldn't get my rig to recognize it and load the drivers without which nothing worked. I called the tech people at Lexicon (Harman is the parent company) I was immediately connected with a knowledgeable engineer-type who listened to the symptoms, had me look in my device driver where we saw that it was listed, but not as an audio device.
Summary: First and foremost, make sure your computer is compatible with this product. When I bought it, my computer didn't have the necessary components to support the Lambda, so I couldn't even use it for the first 3 months! Once my computer had downloaded everything, I was in business! The Cubase LE software that comes with the Lambda is great! It's really easy to use, and there is plenty you can do with it. When I first bought this Lambda, it was everything I needed.
Summary: The Lambda is the best of Lexicon's line up! Why? It uses USB power, and has built in phantom power for a powered recording mike, which is what you'll want to make pro live acoustic recordings. Lexicons upper end OMEGA seems to be manufactured differently. Just read all the disapointing reviews. Even on the Lexicon forums. In short, the Lambda (or the Lambada as I affectionately call it), can be used in any manner your needs can think of.
Summary: The fact that it was USB powered and still was a source of phantom power is what sold me but when I used it on my PC, the lag time was remarkably annoying. I found myself wasting more time editting this product's mistakes instead of recording. Waste of money and time.