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Lexicon lambda my lexicon lambda only plays sounds from one monitor

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  • hardware2 May 02, 2008


    but when trying to record it records only left pan...

    i have tried to pushing from stereo to mono but it didnt help...

    By the way i am recording with Cool edit pro

    And if i am connected directly to the computer without

    Lexicon lambada it records on both chanels...

    can anyone help please ? :)

  • SkaNeverDies Jan 09, 2009

    Damn, I am having the same issue, and it's a pain. The problem that I'm having, and I think the one that this fellow has/had, is that the Lambda is only picking up and recording a left-panned, mono signal REGARDLESS OF THE MONO/STEREO button positions.



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Lexicon Lambda has only one bus output consisting of two discrete channels which are left and right.

If you are plugging your guitar into the mini TRS line input on your PC the unbalanced guitar signal will be physically connected to both channels of your input bus which is why the audio signal is recorded to both left and right tracks in cool edit.
This however is not true stereo as the left and right signal is from the one orignal mono guitar input signal.

If you want to record your guitar in stereo without an amplifier and two microphones, you will need a guitar effects processor or amp simulator which has stereo outputs which you can then plug into your lambdas line level inputs and record to a stereo track.

alternatively you can acheive similar if not better results by recording your guitar in mono and then duplicating the recorded guitar track. once you have two identical mono guitar tracks you can pan the first track hard left and the duplicate hard right.
At this point you just have what you were originally getting by plugging into your PC. However if you now zoom in and click and drag the duplicated track forward any where between 10 and 15 milliseconds it will give a continuously variable phase difference between left and right signals which can be fine tuned to give a pretty impressive stereo effect.
Give this psycho acoustic trick a go on acoustic guitar or vocals and if you follow my instuctions you will be pleased with the results

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This has to do with what you are recording. Is this a recorded sound from a guitar? if so then your problem can be fixed by simply making sure the guitar is in a mono imput BEFORE you record

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As i have written, i tried that...
any other known reason
that this problem happens

Posted on May 02, 2008


Push the monitor button to go mono instead of stereo.

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