Lexicon alpha interface!

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by simenandreas, Jan 7, 2013.


  1. simenandreas

    simenandreas

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    I came over this video on youtube, and I was amazed of the sound! So crispi on clean for a really cheap lexicon alpha soundcard! The price of this thing is around 60 dollars I believe. Have anyone experienced this interface? It is that good as it sounds here?

  2. oniman7

    oniman7

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    I am looking for a cheap interface. Thank you for this. I really hope it is 60 dollars!
  3. lwknives

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    Thats the one I use, I havent had any problems with it. Ive never used anything else to compare it to though.
  4. lwknives

    lwknives

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    Ill post a link to some of my recordings when I get off work.
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  6. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead

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    The recordings are similar quality to interfaces I have worth $$$$&&
  7. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

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    I don't hear anything special about the recording that you can't get with most low-end USB interfaces - especially when stripped down to the low audio quality of a YouTube vid.

    The Alpha was my first interface when I got into recording. My biggest issue was the USB1.0 connection and its inability to handle even moderate-sized multi-track recording. If you're just recording yourself and playing back one or two tracks, it will do the job.
  8. lwknives

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  9. TigerInATrance

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    I've used one before, and it is really not good. There are no good drivers for more recent versions of windows and the unit itself is a bottleneck. We were never able to get latency low enough to allow real time monitoring (normally around 36ms on a quad core 8gb ram machine) on a system that had no trouble with ultra low (3-4ms) latencies on other interfaces.

    Do yourself a favor and save up another $90 for something FAR superior like the EIE...
  10. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    I've had one at home for a while now. I use it for practicing along with iTunes and overdubbing lines in Garage Band. Love it.
  11. uhdinator

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    It's 6+ year old technology.

    Save a little and get any $150 interface that would be better with higher quality preamps and phantom power needed for condenser mic's
  12. 1kinal

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    This is also the unit the I use but there's nothing really special in it. It works for me and records my bass tracks ok but I never did big multi-tracks with it. Like someone said, it's old and probably anything on the market now is better (preamps, latency, connection type).

    I use it on a windows 7 pc but it was not made with this os in mind.

    If you want to hear some videos I did with it, see my website (or youtube: martin letendre).
  13. KrisHayes

    KrisHayes

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    It really is $60, but I'm not hearing "crisp & clean" as you described it. I'm hearing "sterile & harsh"...
  14. oniman7

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    For what it's worth,

    for an extra $20 I got a Steinberg CI1 for $80 with the Musician's Friend Sale. Very happy with it. Sound clip with bass direct in, tiny amount of compression


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