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      Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio (245505)
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Record and mix professionally on your computer.

With the Omega Desktop Recording Studio, Lexicon has taken a whole-system approach to desktop recording. Omega Studio is an integrated computer recording system that includes the Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O mixer, Cubase LE, and Pantheon world-class Lexicon reverb plug-in. Omega Studio contains all of the components necessary to transform your computer into a professional 24-bit recording studio.

Whether you're a guitarist, keyboard player, vocalist, instrumentalist, or an audio engineer, Omega Studio provides all the I/O mixing, recording, and effects you need to make your next project sound like it came from a professional studio.

Omega Studio Hardware

Differentiating itself from standard computer I/O boxes that are typically based on a patchbay paradigm, the Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O mixer is based on a mixer paradigm and includes input, output, and mixing functions that support a variety of tracking/monitoring applications while requiring no additional mixing hardware.

The Omega I/O mixer provides 8 inputs that are assignable in pairs to any of 4 simultaneous record channels featuring ultratransparent, high-resolution analog-to-digital converters to capture your performance with pristine 24-bit quality. 2 of the inputs feature extremely low-noise dbx mic-preamps with 48V phantom power and TRS insert points. 4 TRS active balanced line inputs accept up to +22dBu signals to allow interfacing to either unbalanced or professional high-output level-balanced equipment. Included is an S/PDIF input combined with an additional DAC for zero-latency, direct monitoring of the S/PDIF source to allow simultaneous tracking of analog and digital sources.

A high-impedance instrument input is conveniently accessible on the front panel. The Omega I/O mixer provides a peak indicator for each analog input as well as an assignable bar graph meter for signal level monitoring. By monitoring the signal at the A/D converters, you avoid the problems with software-only level monitoring that can miss clipping and ruin your track. The Omega I/O mixer also includes a fully opto-isolated MIDI input to ensure that there is no annoying ground loop hum or MIDI talk-through noise common with many I/O boxes and soundcards.

MIDI output has rock-solid synchronization to USB frame rate to support applications requiring critical sync.

Cubase LE

Your Omega system includes Steinberg's Cubase LE. From the first idea to complete compositions, Cubase is the virtual studio for all musicians and producers looking for a creative way to realize their projects. It integrates seamlessly with the Omega I/O Mixer to achieve an easy-to-use, 48-track complete recording solution that includes all of the modules that you need to track, edit, and mix your masterpiece.

Cubase LE supports up to 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks with professional audio editing and processing features including: full automation of volume, pan, mute, and effects; MIDI score editor with advanced quantization and logical presets; up to 8 VST instruments; 2 insert and 4 effect sends per channel; and VST system link and ReWire 2 compatibility.

Lexicon Pantheon Reverb Plug-In

Designed entirely by Lexicon engineers, the Pantheon reverb plug-in offers 35 factory presets featuring 6 reverb types (hall, chamber, plate, room, ambience, and custom) controlled by an intuitive user interface with 16 editable parameters. The Lexicon name is synonymous with the world's best reverb. Pantheon continues this legacy by bringing that Lexicon sound to your projects.

Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio Features:

  • Omega Desktop:
    2 XLR microphone inputs
    dbx Silver Series mic preamps
    +48V phantom power
    2 TRS insert inputs
    4 TRS balanced/unbalanced line inputs
    1/4" mono instrument input
    2 TRS line outputs
    MIDI Interface 5 pin DIN connectors for MIDI in and MIDI out
    Coaxial RCA S/PDIF I/O
    24-bit D/A and A/D conversion
    Integrated multitrack recording, editing, and mixing of audio and MIDI
    32 stereo audio tracks
    32 plug-ins at one time
    Unlimited MIDI tracks
    Professional 24-bit recording, mixing, processing
    Full-featured editing capabilities
    DXi soft synth support
    Support for custom screen layouts and keyboard shortcuts
    Polish your products with the included suite of DirectX plug-ins
    Apply morphing effects to your mix with the included FXPad joystick-controlled multi-effects module
    Add analog synth color to your production with the included AAS Tassman SE analog synth module
    Produce and burn professional quality CDs from your projects using included project-management utilities
    Encode audio for internet delivery
    Import general MIDI files
    Unlimited realtime locate markers

    Reverb Plug-In
    Classic Lexicon reverb known throughout the recording world
    35 factory presets, plus a powerful editor for creating additional presets
    6 reverb types including Hall, Chamber, Plate, Room, Ambience, and Custom
    16 user-adjustable parameters for fine tuning the reverb
    Advanced yet easy-to-use interface
    Floating-point DSP processing
    Mono and stereo operation
    16- and 24-bit compatible
    Efficient CPU utilization
    Sample rates up to 96kHz


Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio Specifications:

  • Omega Studio Hardware:
    Microphone Inputs (2) Female XLR Pin 2 Hot
    Input Impedance 664 ohms balanced
    Phantom Power +48 Volt
    EIN -118 dB @ 51dB gain (150 ohm source impedance) -120 dB A-weighted
    Maximum Input Level -2 dBu (150 Ohm source impedance)
    Frequency Response +0, -0.2dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ref. 1 kHz
    THD+N <.005%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Insert Inputs (2) 1/4" TRS balanced or unbalanced
    Send Level (ring) +19 dBu maximum
    Maximum Return Level (tip) +19 dBu maximum
    Line Inputs (4) 1/4" TRS balanced or unbalanced
    Input Impedance 20 kOhm unbalanced, 10 kOhm unbalanced
    Maximum Input Level +19 dBu (40 Ohm source impedance)
    Frequency Response +0, -0.2 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ref. 1kHz
    THD+N <.012% A/D, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, <.012% A/D/A, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Instrument Input (1) 1/4" mono jack
    Input Impedance 1 MOhm unbalanced
    Maximum Input Level +19 dBu
    Frequency Response +0, -0.25 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ref. 1 kHz
    THD+N <.0125% A/D
    Crosstalk <-74dB any input or output to any recording channel, 20 Hz-20 kHz <-95 dB at 1 kHz typical


Product Reviews
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  • Mixed Feelings

    As reviewed by AboutSound on 10/28/2009

    I had used mine for over a year with no problems until I re-arranged my studio, then the drivers started dropping in and out.I found the forum group on the web and sure enough the ribbon cable inside the unit was shorting out on a heat sink.I fixed it by re-directing the ribbon cable off the heat sink and have had no problems since.Besides this one flaw this unit sounds great, has some great features and is easy to use.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best choice period!!!!

    As reviewed by Shannon on 3/24/2008

    I have been to studios and home recording setups and I was tired of paying hourly rates to record. I looked into desktop equiptment and didnt want to spend alot of money. The Lexicon Omega was affordable and hands down the ultimate desktop setup. I run mine on Vista with no problems and the quality is amazing. I have total control of everything and can record unlimited tracks to one song. You will not be sorry you purchased this setup. The 2 mic setup is perfect. I use a condensor mic in the background in conjunction with the main mic and it produces top notch reproduction.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Effective, for an older Computer.

    As reviewed by Mike on 5/20/2011

    I owned this Lexicon Omega USB Interface with Cubase LE Software for several years. I bought this system in 2006 and I discontinued using it by 2010. I used the system on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, 512 MB of RAM, 1.6 GHZ CPU, and I never had any problems with running the Interface via USB and the Software with the proper plug ins. Only a few times I had to reinstall the drivers or software. This computer (which I still own) is out of date in terms to the new USB Interfaces that are out now on the market. Generally these newer systems are designed for Windows Seven. I do not regret owning the Lexicon and created a number of recordings with just 2 microphones (condenser mics)which I will always be able to hold on to. I love the Pantheon Reverb Plug-In and it worked miracles on a lot of drum tracks and vocals we recorded. So I recommend this product if you're looking for an effective interface to run on XP, or if you have an older computer that can't run something newer like new Pro Tools Systems.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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