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Lexicon unveils I•ONIX Series of desktop recording interfaces
Lexicon has introduced its I·ONIX Series of desktop recording interfaces. The I·ONIX Series products transform any modern computer into a professional 24-bit digital recording studio including the USB 2.0 desktop recording interface, Steinberg Cubase LE4 multitrack PC and Mac recording software, Toontrack EZdrummer Lite virtual instrument software, and the new Lexicon Pantheon II VST/AU reverb plug-in.
The I·ONIX U22, U42S and U82S USB desktop recording interfaces sit between the keyboard and monitor, putting all monitor and input level controls at the user’s fingertips. Each model features newly designed dbx microphone preamps on all analog inputs as well as A/D-D/A converters to ensure 24-bit/96kHz audio quality. The system includes Lexicon’s Pantheon II VST/AU plug-in, which has six reverb types with 16 adjustable parameters and 35 factory presets
Each of the three models allows for a different level of recording capability. The U22 can record two channels simultaneously and includes two analog combi-jack mic/line inputs, two TRS balanced line outputs, a Hi-Z instrument input, a .25in high-power headphone output and MIDI I/O. The U42S records four analog and two digital channels simultaneously, and the U82S can record eight analog and two digital channels. In addition, the U42S and U82S include four and eight analog combi-jack mic/line inputs, respectively, S/PDIF I/O, two instrument inputs and two .25in headphone outputs. Dedicated knobs and meters provide quick and easy access to levels, and each unit provides 48V phantom power across each input pair.
For more information, visit www.lexiconpro.com/ProductPortal.aspx.