Lexicon, a sound processing device manufacturer of worldwide fame, has announced the launching of three new USB recording interfaces, which will take desktop recording to a new level: the IONIX U22, U42S and U82S. Destined to contribute more functionality to your desktop-based recoding interfaces, these three new gadgets will also bring forth the acclaimed quality of all Lexicon products, combined with top-notch software and intuitive operation to help the music creator get the best results.
The Lexicon IONIX units come in three flavors that address the specific needs of the recording session. You can choose the IONIX U22, if you only need two channel recording capabilities, the U42S, if a 4-channel array is one of your essential demands, or you can enjoy 8 channel recording with the U82S.
The U22 comes with dual analog jacks for mic/line inputs, dual TRS balanced line outs, a high-impedance instrument input, one high-power headphone monitor output, and MIDI I/O. The middle IONIX sports 4 analog channel input and dual digital Ins, while the U82S boasts 8-channel analog and 2 channel digital inputs. Both the 4 and the 8-channel versions of the product come with four and eight analog combi-jack mic/line inputs, respectively, S/PDIF I/O, two instrument ones, and two headphone outputs.
This new contraption is small and looks very stylish as well, being easy to position between your keyboard and monitor, thus integrating better in your DAW, and bringing essential controls at your fingertips. You can connect the Lexicon IONIX to your (Windows or Mac) computer via the USB 2.0 with speeds up to 480 Mbps. On the audio side, you'll get 44.1 to 96 kHz sample rates with a 24-bit resolution, ensuring you can shape your recorded sound as you want. Moreover, with 48 V phantom power for each input pair you can also work with condenser microphones and expand the range of usability for your gear.
The package comes bundled with the Steinberg Cubase LE4 DAW software and Toontrack Ezdrummer Lite, while a very nifty addition to your software library is also delivered in the body of the high-class Pantheon II VST/AU reverb plug-in for professional results. Unfortunately, there is no word on how much the Lexicon IONIX units will cost, and the exact launch date is also a mystery.
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