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Distortion with Lexicon Alpha

I just purchased the Lexicon Alpha. After installing the software, all I get is distotion on playback. I have uninstalled the disc and downloaded the program from direct from thier site with no change in the problem.

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  • ljgb Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with the Lexicon Lambda. I'm running it on Vista on a HP computer. I can run it on my Compaq Vista but not the HP. I have downloaded Vista Codec 5.0.7 and still no luck. I would love some ideas please

  • connonm Mar 03, 2009

    I am having the same, seemling not just with Cubase 4 LE either. I tried it with reaper and tested the wav audio souces in media player and they were all clean.



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Check that Cubase is actually using the Alpha ASIO driver in the VST part of the Setup menu under Devices.
I've just set up two of these and found that the ASIO driver was defaulted to the builtin cards driver.
I still don't get a nice clean signal though. It's definately not the best device in the world.
I wouldn't spend my own money on one!

Posted on Oct 19, 2010


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