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.