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Lexicon Pro Ships Omega Desktop Recording Studio

Lexicon Pro, a Harman International company, announced that it is shipping its Omega Desktop Recording Studio. 12/03/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

Lexicon Pro, a Harman International company, announced that it isshipping its Omega Desktop Recording Studio. Omega Studio is anintegrated computer recording system that includes the Omega 8x4x2 USBI/O mixer, ProTracks Plus™ 32-track recording software, BIAS DeckSE and Lexicon's reverb plug-in Pantheon.

The Omega 8x4x2 USB I/O mixer is based on a mixer paradigm andincludes input, output and mixing functions that support a variety oftracking/monitoring applications while requiring no additional mixinghardware. The Omega I/O mixer provides eight inputs that are assignablein pairs to any of four simultaneous record channels featuringultratransparent, high-resolution analog-to-digital converters. Two ofthe inputs feature extremely low-noise dbx mic preamps with 48-voltphantom power and TRS insert points. Four TRS active balanced lineinputs accept up to +22dBu signals to allow interfacing to eitherunbalanced or professional high-output level balanced equipment.Included is an S/PDIF input combined with an additional DAC for zerolatency, and direct monitoring of the S/PDIF source to allowsimultaneous tracking of analog and digital sources. A high-impedanceinstrument input is accessible on the front panel.

The Omega I/O mixer provides a peak indicator for each analog inputand an assignable bargraph meter for signal level monitoring. Bymonitoring the signal at the A/D converters, it avoids the problemswith software-only level monitoring that can miss clipping. The OmegaI/O mixer also includes a fully opto-isolated MIDI input to ensure thatthere is no annoying ground loop hum or MIDI talk-through noise. MIDIoutput syncs to USB frame rate.

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

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

For more information, visit www.lexiconpro.com.