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Lexicon I-O Pro Tools 12 Compatible

No artist likes to be told what to do - what tools to use and what tools you can’t use. Lexicon understands your passion and it inspires us to innovate. Brilliantly designed, the I·O Desktop Recording Series is compatible with any DAW, including Pro Tools 10 through 12. Now this innovative hardware design meets the software capability of any creative passion.

Featuring newly designed dbx® 60V high-voltage, ultra-low noise mic preamps on all 4 channels, the I-O|42 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 24-bit/96kHz audio to capture every subtle detail of your performance.

The I-O|42 can record four tracks at once and includes 4 combi-jack mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power, 2 TRS balanced line outputs, 2 hi-Z instrument inputs, 2 high power 1/4" headphone outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI I/O. Dedicated knobs and meters offer easy access to input and output levels and locking combi-jacks make sure that a connection is not lost in the middle of a performance.


Included Software

FW810s-SteinbergCubase PantheonII FW810s-EzDrummer FW810s-XLIS3

The I-O|42 contains all the necessary tools to transform your computer into a professional 24-bit/96kHz digital recording studio.


  • USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Studio
  • 44.1kHz to 96kHz sample rates, 24-bit resolution
  • Pantheon II VST/AU reverb plug-in with 6 legendary Lexicon reverbs
  • dbx® 60V high-voltage, ultra-low noise microphone preamps on all 4 channels
  • Superior sonic performance
  • 4 analog combi-jacks for mic/line inputs
  • 2 analog 1/4" TRS balanced outputs
  • Zero latency monitoring
  • Low latency ASIO drivers
  • Streamlined monitor form factor puts all recording controls at your fingertips
  • Separate level meters and gain control per channel
  • 2 side panel 1/4" instrument inputs
  • 2 side panel headphone outputs with dedicated volume adjustment
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
  • MIDI in and out

Power Requirements:

*IMPORTANT NOTE: There are two different models of the IO 42. Ensure that you properly match the power requirements screening on the back panel of the IO 42 with the corresponding adapter model listed below.

9 VAC 2.1 A 18W
Power adapters available for:

Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PSS3-JA
US and Canada: 120 VAC, 60 Hz Adapter: PSS3-120
Europe: 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PSS3-EU
UK: 240 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PSS3-UK
Australia: 240 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PSS3-AU

9 VDC 2.0 A 18W
Power adapters available for:

US, Canada, Europe, Japan: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0920DC-01
Australia & UK: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0920DC-02




I-O | 42 FAQs

The driver doesn't install on Windows 8 / Windows 10. How can I get it to work?

Currently by default Microsoft has an option that can prevent some of Lexicon's drivers from installing properly. This option can be turned off through Windows Advanced Boot options menu. Lexicon recommends to follow THIS guide using the procedure in option two. For any reason you still have issues feel free to let us know at: [email protected]

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Lexicon I-O 42 - USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Studio

  • Brand: Lexicon
  • Product Code: LEXIO42
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R4,560.00

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