Lexicon Pro’s new Alpha Desktop Recording Studio is a bus-powered 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer packaged with Steinberg’s Cubase LE and the Lexicon Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. The Alpha Studio features one XLR microphone input, two TRS line inputs and two TRS/RCA line outputs. Alpha’s front panel features a high-impedance 1/4-inch instrument input and a 1/8-inch headphone output.
Powered directly from the USB bus, the Alpha Studio can stream two channels of 44.1kHz or 48kHz audio at either 16- or 24-bit resolution to a Mac or PC. Users can record two tracks at once from two input sources. The microphone and line inputs have individual level controls and peak meters that 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.