Lexicon Alpha Home Recording Studio

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by bpcarlson, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. bpcarlson

    bpcarlson Guest

    I recently purchased a Lexicon Alpha to do some home recording with. I've set it all up on my computer, checked everything out, read the manuals, gone to the website, EVERYTHING. I have it set up exactly the way it tells me to, although when I go to record, it doesn't record.

    Anybody know what could be causing this?

    -Blake Carlson
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    You really need to throw in a few more specifics. What is your input source? What software are you using? Exactly which operating system are you using? Forget Windows XP Media Center Edition. Ain't going to work with that. Can you play anything? Are you trying to play files or are you using professional audio software? Give us more. We want more. It doesn't necessarily replace your onboard computer sound card device for everything. It's an ASIO device which your operating system may not consider legitimate? So many possibilities so little information.

    In need of excess
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. dave_p

    dave_p Active Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    if you are using the cubase that came with it, you need to specify it in the devices list, and then configure your input and output buses
  4. bpcarlson

    bpcarlson Guest

    I'm using Windows XP Professional, and I'm using the Cubase LE 4 software that came with it. I have the USB plugged directly into the computer, and everything specified with the computer itself, and Cubase. I've gone through and double checked make sure that the ASIO driver is set to Alpha ASIO and what not its just not recording anything.

    I'm following the instructions in the manual to just record an electric guitar straight through the "Instrument" input and it still won't pick up anything.

    One thing that concerns me is everytime I attempt to make a new project in Cubase, it will come up with a window titled "Missing Ports". An example of this is:

    ASIO Hammerfall DSP - Digiface ADAT 1 In Unmapped

    And follows down ADAT 2 In Unmapped, ADAT 1 Out Unmapped, so on and so forth I'm not quite sure what that means or if it means anything.
  5. dave_p

    dave_p Active Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    that means it is using the wrong device
    the input and output buses need to be set to use the alphas inputs (1 and 2) and the stereo bus for output

    in the device setup area, make sure alpha asio is selected like you did, and hit the reset button.

    also, dont use the preconfigured bus schemes, start a blank project and set up a simple mono to stereo bus scheme and work with that.

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