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Record and mix professionally on your computer.

The recording professionals at Lexicon Pro know a thing or two about great audio - that famed Lexicon reverb "sound" has been on just about every hit recording since we invented digital reverb more than 30 years ago. So when we set out to bring that sound home - we got truly inspired.

THE COMPLETE SYSTEM

Nothing is more frustrating than buying a "recording system" only to find out that you need a gaggle of extras just to make it all work. Omega Studio is a completely integrated computer recording system that includes the Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O Mixer, Steinberg's Cubase LE 5 audio and MIDI recording software, and Lexicon's world-class Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. The Omega Desktop Recording Studio quite literally contains all the necessary components to transform your computer into a professional 24-bit recording studio - all in one box.

A REAL MIXER

Unlike standard computer I/O boxes based on a patch bay concept, the Lexicon Omega Studio is designed and built around the same paradigm as large-format recording consoles. An 8-input, 4-Bus, 2-output USB I/O mixer with inserts, instrument input, MIDI I/O and complete metering and monitoring functions gives you the freedom to record up to 4 tracks at once and mix without the need for additional mixing hardware.

Two dbx Silver Series mic preamps with 48V phantom power provide a pristine front end for high-end condenser or more common dynamic microphones, insuring premium sound quality from the first take to the last. TRS insert points allow you to plug in your favorite dynamic processors before the signal reaches one of the 4 busses, where 24-bit converters transform the analog signal into a digital masterpiece.

Four servo-balanced TRS line inputs with up to +22dBu input levels let you hook up everything from keyboards to guitar preamps, including high-output professional gear. Stereo digital inputs are available via SPDIF jacks, and an additional high-impedance instrument input is included on the front panel for easy access to guitars and basses.

Finally, a fully opto-isolated MIDI input to ensures that there is no annoying ground loop hum or MIDI talk-through noise common with many I/O boxes and sound cards; MIDI output has rock-solid synchronization to USB frame rate to support applications requiring critical sync.

The Omega I/O mixer also features channel peak indicators for each analog input as well as an assignable bargraph meter for the 4 busses. By monitoring the signal before the A/D converters, clipping and distortion can be averted, unlike software-only level monitoring that can miss "overs", ruining the track.

All these gazintas and getoutzas are put together just like a big recording console, with input gain controls, four recording busses, and full monitoring features, in one attractive, portable I/O Mixer. Just plug it into your Mac or PC computer with the included USB cable, and you're instantly ready to capture the moment.

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


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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.

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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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