Lexicon® and Sound Technology are pleased to announce immediate availability of the first of Lexicon's I·ONIX Desktop Recording Interface Series, the U42S.

Brilliantly designed, the I·ONIX Desktop Recording Series fits where it makes the most sense, between your keyboard and monitor. With all monitor and input level controls at your fingertips, you’ll wonder why no one ever thought of it before.

Featuring newly designed dbx® microphone preamps on every channel, the I·ONIX series is more than equipped to provide professional recordings that keep your music sounding its best. The preamps run on a high-voltage supply to guarantee stability and provide you with a superior recording across a wide dynamic range. Performance driven A/D - D/A converters ensure pristine 24bit/96kHz audio to capture every subtle detail of your performance.

The Lexicon name is synonymous with "the world’s best reverb." The Pantheon™ II VST/AU reverb plug-in features 6 reverb types with 16 adjustable parameters, and 35 factory presets that range from Vocal to Live Sound and Special Effects. It’s easy to complete your mix and make your music sound its best with the exquisitely rich, full reverbs that made Lexicon famous.

The U42S features four mic/line analogue inputs and two Hi-Z instrument inputs allowing 6 simultaneous recording sources. It features a pair of balanced analogue outputs and stereo digital S/PDIF I/O. The U42S also features MIDI I/O and a pair of headphone outputs.

All I·ONIX models feature a USB 2.0 connection to your DAW up to 480Mbps, 44.1 to 96kHz sample rates, 24-bit recording, zero latency monitoring, ship with low-latency ASIO drivers and are compatible with both Windows® and Mac® platforms.

The Lexicon I·ONIX U42S is available now priced at £399 RRP inc VAT.

The smaller U22 and larger U82S versions will ship in late March 2009.