Basic Home Studio Starter Kit

Record demos, song ideas, and more on your computer

Item #: 700LAMBDA

Out of Stock

Ship date unknown Reserve yours risk-free

Be the first to write a review

Package price: $539.96 Earn up to 540 Rewards points

Add to Cart Free Shipping Lifetime Tech Support

+ Add to wishlist

View all associated offers

Turn your computer into a recording studio

Hit record on your own time — whenever you get the inspiration — with your own home studio. This starter kit was designed to let you begin recording at home right away, but has the flexibility to later expand as your ambitions grow. Built around the Lexicon Lambda recording interface, which has a USB 1.1 connection and includes software compatible with both Mac® and Windows®, this bundle and a computer are the basic essentials you need to start making music.

This home studio starter kit includes these components (plus cables and a mic stand):

Each piece chosen with a purpose

We've taken the guesswork out of putting together a home recording system. Each item in this bundle has been selected with regard toward value, performance, and how well the pieces work with one another. Here's what you get:

  • A desktop USB 1.1 interface: The Lexicon Lambda has 4 inputs, including 2 XLR inputs with low-noise mic preamps. It comes with Steinberg® Cubase LE digital recording software, but is also compatible with most major digital workstations, including GarageBand®. A dedicated fader for your monitor mix lets you listen to either the direct analog signal or playback from the digital recording software.
  • Two matched condenser microphones: The MXL 440 and MXL 441 package comes with a protective carrier case. The large-diaphragm MXL 440 does a great job with vocals and acoustic instruments in a studio setting. The smaller MXL 441 can handle higher sound pressure levels, ideal for recording acoustic or electric instruments.
  • A matched pair of 2-way powered studio monitors: Two JBL LSR305s are included in this bundle. JBL has made the monitors used in major recording studios for decades, and they continue to have high design standards. Using separate 42-watt Class D amplifiers to drive the 5" woofer and the 1" tweeter, the LSR305 delivers the balanced, accurate sound you need for perfecting your mix.
  • Two 6 foot balanced line cables: The RapcoHorizon Concert Series with 1/4" TRS connectors, used for connecting the monitors.
  • Two 10 foot microphone cables: The RapcoHorizon M1 Series with Neutrik® XLR connectors.
  • One tripod microphone stand: The portable, all-steel Samson MK10.

Room to grow

While two mics may be all you need now, the Lambda has line-level inputs for instruments like keyboards and drum machines. These 1/4" inputs can accept balanced or unbalanced signals from TRS and TS cables. There's also a high-impedance instrument input for direct connection of electric guitars and basses. If you want to use a MIDI keyboard, there's a 5-pin MIDI input/output, so you can simulate a myriad of instruments with your controller.

Check out the "Accessories" tab for cables, controllers, headphones, and other products that will help expand your home studio.

Product Highlights:

    Lexicon Lambda desktop USB 1.1 recording interface:
    • 4-input computer audio interface with 2-channel simultaneous output
    • includes Steinberg Cubase LE digital recording software with Lexicon's Pantheon VST reverb plug-in (DVD-ROM for Mac/Windows)
    • types of inputs: XLR, balanced TRS, unbalanced TS, MIDI
    • two 1/4" left/right line-level TRS/TS outputs for connection to the JBL powered monitors or a mixing board
    • low-noise dbx® mic preamps
    • Monitor Mix fader offers both direct monitoring of analog input signals and incoming digital signal from recording software
    • compact chassis for desktop or portable use
    • powered by your computer via USB (USB cable included)
    • 3-7/16"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D
    • warranty: 1 year
    MXL matched condenser microphone package:
    • one MXL 440, a large-diaphragm condenser microphone for vocal and instrumental studio recording
    • one MXL 441, a smaller condenser microphone for instrumental studio recordings and overhead drum kit miking
    • cardioid polar patterns
    • hard mic stand adapter included for both mics
    • rugged carrying case
    • warranty: 1 year
    JBL LSR305 powered studio monitors (pair)
    • frequency response: 43-24,000 Hz
    • separate 42-watt Class D amps power woofer and tweeter in bi-amped design
    • 5" long-throw woofer and 1" soft dome damped woven composite neodymium tweeter
    • peak SPL: 108 dB
    • JBL's patented Slip Stream™ low frequency port design
    • 7-5/16"W x 11-3/4"H x 9-7/8"D
    • warranty: 5 years parts and labor
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Be the first to review this product
    Great Gear Giveaway

    Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

    Review this product:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

    Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
    (e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
    (e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

    Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
    1500 characters left
      Attach a YouTube Review
    Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
    • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
    • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
    • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
    500 characters left
    500 characters left

    Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Basic Home Studio Starter Kit

    These mics are extremely sensitive, making them ideal for studio recording.
    These durable mics are great for the stage or the studio.
    Studio headphones deliver accurate sound for mixing and monitoring.
    Studio monitors let you hear your mixes with accuracy and detail.
    Fill out the bass response by adding a sub to your studio monitor setup.
    A controller integrates real knobs and faders with your DAW software.
    Connect electric guitars and basses with an instrument cable.
    XLR cables connect microphones to mixers and interfaces.
    Connect your interface to your studio monitors with patch cables.
    Support your microphone with a heavy-duty stand.
    AKG Perception 170

    AKG Perception 170

    Small-diaphragm condenser microphone for percussion, acoustic guitar, and strings

    Item #: 854P170

    $79.99
    Add to Cart
    AKG Perception 120

    AKG Perception 120

    General-purpose studio condenser microphone

    Item #: 854P120

    $99.99
    Add to Cart
    Shure PG81

    Shure PG81

    Condenser microphone for instruments

    Item #: 183PG81

    $124.99
    Add to Cart
    AKG Perception 220

    AKG Perception 220

    Large-diaphragm condenser microphone

    Item #: 854P220

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    Shure PG27

    Shure PG27

    Condenser side address multi-purpose microphone

    Item #: 183PG27

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    Shure PG42

    Shure PG42

    Condenser side-address vocal microphone

    Item #: 183PG42

    $199.99
    Add to Cart
    Shure PG48

    Shure PG48

    Dynamic vocal microphone

    Item #: 183PG48

    (1)

    $34.99
    Add to Cart
    Shure PG58

    Shure PG58

    Dynamic vocal microphone

    Item #: 183PG58

    (1)

    $54.99
    Add to Cart
    AKG Perception P3 S

    AKG Perception P3 S

    Backing vocal dynamic mic with on/off switch

    Item #: 854P3S

    $59.99
    Add to Cart
    AKG Perception P4

    AKG Perception P4

    Dynamic microphone for drums, guitar amps, wind instruments & more

    Item #: 854P4

    $69.99
    Add to Cart
    Shure SM57

    Shure SM57

    Dynamic instrument microphone

    Item #: 183SM57

    Sennheiser e 835

    Sennheiser e 835

    Handheld dynamic vocal microphone

    Item #: 143E835

    $89.99
    After $10.00 Sale Add to Cart
    Shure SM58

    Shure SM58

    Dynamic vocal microphone

    Item #: 183SM58

    (3)

    Shure BETA 57A

    Shure BETA 57A

    Dynamic instrument microphone

    Item #: 183BETA57A

    $139.99
    Add to Cart
    AKG K240 Studio

    AKG K240 Studio

    Semi-open professional studio headphones

    Item #: 854K240SDO

    (2)

    $99.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK KNS6400

    KRK KNS6400

    Studio headphones

    Item #: 848KNS6400

    $99.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK KNS8400

    KRK KNS8400

    Studio headphones

    Item #: 848KNS8400

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    Sennheiser HD6 Mix

    Sennheiser HD6 Mix

    Closed-back studio headphones

    Item #: 143HD6

    $199.99
    After $80.00 Sale Add to Cart
    JBL LSR305

    JBL LSR305

    2-way powered studio monitor with 5" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 855305

    (2)

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK ROKIT 5 G3

    KRK ROKIT 5 G3

    2-way powered studio monitor with 5" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 848RP5G3

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    Mackie MR5mk3

    Mackie MR5mk3

    Bi-amplified 5-1/4" studio monitor

    Item #: 863MR5MK3

    (3)

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    PreSonus Eris E5

    PreSonus Eris E5

    Powered bi-amplified studio monitor

    Item #: 861ERISE5

    $149.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK ROKIT 6 G3

    KRK ROKIT 6 G3

    2-way powered studio monitor with 6" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 848RP6G3

    $199.99
    Add to Cart
    PreSonus Eris E4.5

    PreSonus Eris E4.5

    Powered 2-way studio monitors

    Item #: 861ERISE4

    $199.99
    Add to Cart
    Yamaha HS5

    Yamaha HS5

    2-way powered studio monitor with 5" woofer and 1" tweeter (Black)

    Item #: 845HS5

    $199.99
    Add to Cart
    JBL LSR308

    JBL LSR308

    2-way powered studio monitor with 8" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 855308

    (2)

    $249.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK ROKIT 8 G3

    KRK ROKIT 8 G3

    2-way powered studio monitor with 8" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 848RP8G3

    (1)

    $249.99
    Add to Cart
    Mackie MR8mk3

    Mackie MR8mk3

    Bi-amplified 8" studio monitor

    Item #: 863MR8MK3

    (1)

    $249.99
    Add to Cart
    PreSonus Eris E8

    PreSonus Eris E8

    Bi-amplified 8" studio monitor

    Item #: 861ERISE8

    (1)

    $249.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK VXT4

    KRK VXT4

    2-way powered studio monitor with 4" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 848VXT4

    $299.99
    Add to Cart
    Yamaha HS7

    Yamaha HS7

    2-way powered studio monitor with 6-1/2" woofer and 1" tweeter (Black)

    Item #: 845HS7

    $299.99
    Add to Cart
    Yamaha HS8

    Yamaha HS8

    2-way powered studio monitor with 8" woofer and 1" tweeter (Black)

    Item #: 845HS8

    $349.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK VXT6

    KRK VXT6

    2-way powered studio monitor with 6" woofer and 1" tweeter

    Item #: 848VXT6

    $449.99
    Add to Cart
    KRK 10s

    KRK 10s

    10" powered studio subwoofer

    Item #: 848KRK10S

    $399.99
    Add to Cart
    PreSonus Temblor T10

    PreSonus Temblor T10

    Powered 10" studio subwoofer

    Item #: 861TEMT10

    (2)

    $399.99
    Add to Cart
    Yamaha HS8S

    Yamaha HS8S

    8" powered studio subwoofer

    Item #: 845HS8S

    $449.99
    Add to Cart
    PreSonus FaderPort

    PreSonus FaderPort

    USB controller for digital audio workstation software

    Item #: 861FADERP

    $129.99
    Add to Cart
    Whirlwind Connect Z Series

    Whirlwind Connect Z Series

    Instrument cable with 1/4" TS connectors (3 ft.)

    Item #: 862ZC03

    $11.99
    Add to Cart
    Whirlwind Classic Series

    Whirlwind Classic Series

    Instrument cable with 1/4" TS connectors (3 ft.)

    Item #: 862SN03

    $13.99
    Add to Cart
    Whirlwind Leader Series

    Whirlwind Leader Series

    Instrument cable with 1/4" TS connectors (6 ft.)

    Item #: 862L06

    (1)

    $18.99
    Add to Cart
    RapcoHorizon Gold Pro

    RapcoHorizon Gold Pro

    Microphone cable with XLR connectors (20 feet)

    Item #: 852GPRO20

    (1)

    $36.99
    Add to Cart
    Whirlwind Star-Quad Series

    Whirlwind Star-Quad Series

    Microphone cable with XLR connectors (10 ft.)

    Item #: 862MKQ10

    $31.99
    Add to Cart
    Whirlwind MK Series

    Whirlwind MK Series

    Microphone cable with XLR connectors (10 ft.)

    Item #: 862MK410

    (1)

    $28.99
    Add to Cart
    RapcoHorizon Roadhog

    RapcoHorizon Roadhog

    Microphone cable with XLR connectors (10 feet)

    Item #: 852HOGM10

    $24.99
    Add to Cart
    Whirlwind Connect

    Whirlwind Connect "MIC" Series

    Microphone cable with XLR connectors (10 ft.)

    Item #: 862MIC10

    $11.99
    Add to Cart
    RapcoHorizon Roadhog

    RapcoHorizon Roadhog

    Microphone cable with XLR connectors (10 feet)

    Item #: 852HOGMP10

    $46.99
    Add to Cart
    RapcoHorizon Concert Series

    RapcoHorizon Concert Series

    Balanced line cable with 1/4" TRS connectors (10 feet)

    Item #: 852BLC10

    $19.99
    Add to Cart
    K&M Heavy Duty Stand

    K&M Heavy Duty Stand

    Black collapsible short-legged mic stand (Model 201/2)

    Item #: 8642012055

    $59.99
    Add to Cart
    K&M 210/2

    K&M 210/2

    Sturdy tripod microphone stand with fixed boom

    Item #: 8642107055

    $59.99
    Add to Cart
    K&M Extra Short Mic Stand

    K&M Extra Short Mic Stand

    Steel tripod stand with 20.6" boom (Model 259/1)

    Item #: 8642591055

    $79.99
    Add to Cart
    K&M Stackable Base Mic Stand

    K&M Stackable Base Mic Stand

    Steel stand with one-hand adjustment (Model 26075)

    Item #: 8642607555

    $79.99
    Add to Cart

    Looking for more? Check out the next model in this lineup.

     Tascam US366 recording bundle

    Get creative with more inputs and outputs, different monitors, and built-in mixing and effects

    The Intermediate Home Studio Starter Kit offers these features:

    Tascam US-366 USB 2.0 interface configurable for up to 6 inputs or 6 outputs

    includes Steinberg® Cubase LE 6 digital recording software

    a pair of KRK ROKIT G3 powered 2-way studio monitors with 2 balanced line cables

    Searches related to the Basic Home Studio Starter Kit Record demos, song ideas, and more on your computer