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Lexicon Omega 8x4x2 Desktop Recording Studio

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-b... - 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.

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Decent interface at a great price featured

Comments Several months ago I was looking for my first computer based recording system. I knew nothing about computer recording so I needed something that would be user friendly, have as many features as possible, and be inexpensive. After a lot of research I decided to buy this unit. With 6 different 1/4" inputs, which can all be used simultaneously, and Cubase 4LE as the recording program, I knew I had a good chance at making good sounding recordings fairly quickly. At the same time I bought "Toon Tracks EZ Drummer" (review at a later date) and a good set of headphones. Setting this unit up was fairly painless, but be warned: YOU MUST HAVE A SOUND CARD WITH ASIO 2.0 DRIVERS COMPATIBILITY! I found this out the hard way. I was using the onboard sound on my EVGA 750i FTW motherboard. I had to go out and buy a "creative sound blaster- X-Fi titanium" sound card to get the right drivers. Without these drivers, you will get latancies in the 1-2 second range...... That makes recording impossible. I installed CuBase 4le, the Pantheon reverb unit, and EZ drummer on a clean windows XP install. After a couple hours worth of experimenting and reading instructions I was actually recording Keyboard and guitar tracks over drum tracks that were written directly from EZ drummer. I've attached an Mp3 file so that you can hear what I was able to do in the first 3 days. The playing is bad, but the recording quality is big, open, and full of life. I found this unit very easy to use, all of the controls are labled well and easy use. Levels are easily set, both for input gain and output so clipping has not been a problem. Sound reproduction is very good. As you hear in the song, the keyboards are a cheap yamaha unit bought from K-Mart...the only thing added to them in the mix was the onboard cubase EQ. The rest is the yamaha patch. The guitars were recorded straight from my Gallien-Kruger 2100sel head using the stereo headphone out to channels 1 and 2 on the omega. The G-K is an old dirty sounding head, but its what I had convenient at the time. What you hear in the recording is exactly what the amp sounds like. I added EQ and time delayed one of the guitar tracks to add some separation, but the chorus you hear is all G-K!!

This unit was a pain in the rear to get set-up, had I read the instructions it would have been MUCH easier but,
all-in-all this is a great sounding recorder that is fun to use and very easy on the budget.


Liked about it Great sound quality, easy to use interface, multiple ins and outs, nice looking unit, Great price.... Did I say GREAT SOUND QUALITY!!!

Didn't like My up-to-date computer needed more updating with an ASIO 2.0 compliant sound card........ If you don't have one then you better figure that into the cost as well because you cant use this unit without it.

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By RGTFanatic
Nov 12, 2010
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