A great entry into computer recording
Want to start recording music on your computer? The Lexicon Alpha is a simple, inexpensive way to create a miniature home studio. It connects to your PC or Mac® via the included USB cable. There's an XLR input for a microphone and 1/4" inputs for instruments like keyboards and drum machines — even electric guitars thanks to the high-impedance instrument input. This computer audio interface allows simultaneous two-channel recording, so you can record vocals along with a keyboard part at the same time.
Get started right away with the included Cubase® software
Don't have recording software? The Alpha comes with the Cubase LE digital audio workstation. Install it on your computer and you can record and mix as many as 48 tracks. Plus, it also includes Lexicon's Pantheon™ VST® reverb plug-in — a crucial tool to add more space and depth to your recordings. If you already have recording software, the Alpha is compatible with most major digital audio workstations, including GarageBand®.
Choose your monitor mix
The Alpha has 1/4" outputs for connecting powered studio monitors for playback. Not ready to buy new monitors? Use the RCA outputs to connect the Alpha to your receiver or integrated amp for monitoring with your home stereo. Or connect your headphones to the 1/8" jack. The front-panel monitor mix fader lets you listen to playback from your digital recording software with effects, or listen to the direct analog signals input to the Alpha to eliminate latency and keep your audio in sync as you record.
You might think a home recording studio is going to require you to carve out a lot of space for gear. But the Alpha's streamlined design and small footprint make it easy to squeeze in next to your computer. Because it's USB-powered, you don't even need to find an outlet to plug it in. It's even small enough to take on the road for laying down tracks on your laptop.