28 March, 2007 — Lexicon Pro™, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), exhibits a new USB desktop recording solution, the Lambda™ Desktop Recording Studio. The system includes everything needed for portable and professional recordings, including the Lambda Studio USB I/O mixer, Steinberg’s Cubase LE® multi-track PC and Mac® OS X recording software as well as the Lexicon Pantheon™ reverb VST™ plug-in.
The family’s first release, The Omega™ Desktop Recording Studio, includes the Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O mixer and the world-class Lexicon Pantheon VST reverb plug-in. This is coupled with Steinberg’s intuitive cross-platform Cubase LE recording/editing software featuring up to 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks of recording.
Now joining the Omega Studio is the new Lexicon Lambda Desktop Recording Studio, a bus-powered USB audio I/O Mixer and MIDI interface that comes as a complete recording solution with Cubase LE and Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. Based on the Omega Studio, the Lambda Studio features two XLR microphone preamp inputs with TRS inserts and switchable +48V phantom power. Rounding out the full complement of connectivity on the Lambda are two TRS balanced 1/4″ line inputs, two TRS balanced line outputs, a 1/8″ front-panel mounted high-power headphone output jack, a front-panel ultra-high-impedance instrument input, and MIDI input and 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, as well as recording MIDI. The microphone and line inputs have individual level controls and peak meters, and are summed at the analog-to-digital bus. Mono / stereo monitoring is provided, as is Zero-latency Direct / Playback Monitoring, allowing for delay-free overdubs. A 2-channel, 4-segment LED bargraph meter indicates input level, and phantom power and USB LED indicators provide status information.
As with all the recording solutions from Lexicon Pro, the Lambda Studio and Omega Studio hardware can be used with almost any recording and sequencing software the user prefers.
Rounding out the Lambda Studio package, the acclaimed Pantheon VST reverb plug-in offers a wealth of factory programs drawing from the respected Lexicon heritage, controlled by an intuitive user interface with editable parameters.
Commenting on the brand-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. Now 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.
About Lexicon Pro:
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.
About the Harman Pro Group:
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world’s largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.
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