Lexicon Pro Ships Omega Desktop Recording Studio

Dec 3, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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Lexicon Pro, a Harman International company, announced that it is shipping its Omega Desktop Recording Studio. Omega Studio is an integrated computer recording system that includes the Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O mixer, ProTracks Plus™ 32-track recording software, BIAS Deck SE and Lexicon's reverb plug-in Pantheon.

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 eight inputs that are assignable in pairs to any of four simultaneous record channels featuring ultratransparent, high-resolution analog-to-digital converters. Two of the inputs feature extremely low-noise dbx mic preamps with 48-volt phantom power and TRS insert points. Four 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, and direct monitoring of the S/PDIF source to allow simultaneous tracking of analog and digital sources. A high-impedance instrument input is accessible on the front panel.

The Omega I/O mixer provides a peak indicator for each analog input and an assignable bargraph meter for signal level monitoring. By monitoring the signal at the A/D converters, it avoids the problems with software-only level monitoring that can miss clipping. 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. MIDI output syncs to USB frame rate.

ProTracks Plus is a 32-track recording suite that includes all the modules to track, edit, process, sequence and mix. It also includes nonlinear editing, plug-in support and acidized looping features, as well as a full-featured MIDI sequencer with event editing, automation features and soft synth support.

Omega Studio (street price: $349.99) is now available.

For more information, visit www.lexiconpro.com.






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