Sandy, UT (November 23, 2004)–As part of its news at the AES Convention, Lexicon Pro announced that its Omega Studio comes packaged with Steinberg’s Cubase LE MultiTrack PC and Mac OS X Recording Software.
The Lexicon Pro Omega Studio is an integrated computer recording system that includes the Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O mixer now with a VST version of the Pantheon Lexicon reverb plug-in, coupled with Steinberg’s intuitive cross-platform Cubase LE featuring 48 track audio/64 MIDI tracks, up to 8 VST instruments, 2 insert/4 aux sends per channel and ASIO drivers. Steinberg’s Cubase is a comprehensive 48 track recording suite that includes all the modules needed to track, edit and mix. With the addition of Cubase LE, the Omega Studio contains all of the components necessary to transform a computer into a professional 24-bit recording studio.
Unlike standard computer I/O boxes based on a patch bay concept, the Omega Studio is built around a mixer paradigm. 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 the user the freedom to record and mix without re-patching or the need for any additional hardware.
The Omega I/O mixer provides 8 inputs plus an instrument input which are assignable in pairs to any of 4 simultaneous record channels featuring ultra-transparent, high-resolution analog to digital converters to capture a performance with pristine 24-bit quality. 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 +22 dBu 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 enable 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 bargraph meter for signal level monitoring. By monitoring the signal at the A/D converters, the system avoids the problems with software-only level monitoring that can miss clipping and distort, thus ruining the 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 sound cards. The MIDI output has rock-solid synchronization to USB frame rate to support applications requiring critical sync.
Designed exclusively 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.
Omega Studio is currently available from authorized Lexicon dealers.