June 28, 2006
November 15, 2005— Lexicon Pro™, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), has announced a new USB desktop recording solution, the Lambda Desktop Recording Studio. This system includes everything needed for portable, professional recordings including the Lambda Studio USB I/O mixer, Steinberg’s Cubase LE™ multi-track PC and Mac™ recording software, and the Lexicon Pantheon™ VST™ reverb plug-in.
The new Lambda Desktop Recording Studio continues the tradition of excellence established by its popular sibling, the Omega Studio. Lambda is a bus-powered 4x2x2 USB I/O Mixer packaged as a complete recording solution with Cubase LE and the Lexicon Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. Based on the studio mixer paradigm, the Lambda Studio features two XLR microphone inputs with TRS inserts and switchable phantom power. Rounding out the full complement of connectivity on Lambda are two TRS balanced 1/4" line inputs, two TRS balanced line outputs, an 1/8" front-panel mounted high-power headphone output jack, a front-panel instrument input, and MIDI input/output.
Conveniently powered directly from the USB bus, the Lambda Studio can stream four channels of 44.1 or 48 kHz audio at either 16 or 24-bit resolution to Mac or PC computers. Users can record two tracks at once from up to four input sources, while recording MIDI data. The microphone and line inputs have individual level controls and peak meters which are summed at the analog-to-digital bus. Mono/stereo monitoring is provided, as well as Zero-latency Direct/Playback Monitoring, allowing for delay-free overdubs. A 2-channel, 4-segment LED bar graph meter indicates input level, while phantom power and USB LED indicators provide information on the unit’s status. As with all recording solutions from Lexicon Pro, the Lambda Studio hardware can be used with almost any recording and sequencing software the user prefers.
Commenting on the new Lambda Studio, Noel Larson, VP of Marketing, stated, “With the Omega Studio, Lexicon set new standards for quality and capability in a USB-based audio recording system. With the Lambda Studio, we’ve taken that quality and power and made it accessible to musicians and recording enthusiasts at unprecedented price points.”
Lambda Studio will be available from authorized Lexicon dealers at an estimated street price of $199.99.
Salt Lake City-based Lexicon Pro designs, manufactures and markets signal-processing equipment for recording studios, sound system engineers, and professional musicians. Lexicon Pro is a subsidiary of Harman International Industries.
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