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Lexicon (www.lexiconpro.com) is shipping the Omega Desktop Recording Studio. The integrated computer recording system includes the Omega 82 USB I/O mixer,
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Lexicon (www.lexiconpro.com) is shipping the Omega Desktop Recording Studio. The integrated computer recording system includes the Omega 8×4×2 USB I/O mixer, ProTracks Plus 32-track and BIAS Deck 3.5 SE software. Also included is the Pantheon reverb plug-in…The new Daking Mic-Pre IV is now shipping. The unit features Class-A preamps in a single-rackspace unit with outboard power supply. Visit www.transaudioelite.comNative Instruments has released Mac OS X — compatible demo versions of its B4, FM7 and PRO-53 software synthesizers. Visit www.native-instruments.comMX4, MOTU's hybrid synthesis virtual instrument, is now shipping for MAS, RTAS, Logic Pro and AudioUnits. The release includes built-in effects, more LFOs, external audio input, a unison multiplier and parameter randomization options for creative programming. See more at www.motu.comEventide's (www.eventide.com) Clockworks Legacy, Reverb and Octavox plug-ins are available for the Windows XP Pro Tools platform. In addition, these plug-ins and the H3000 Band Delays will gain support for Digidesign's new ICON and Command|8 control surfaces as free upgrades…BIAS has released Peak 4.1 Mastering and Restoration edition that includes SoundSoap Pro and SuperFreq, the 10-band mastering EQ for $899. Visit www.bias-inc.comThe Basics of Drum Recording, from Secrets of the Pros, is a three-hour, $39.95 instructional DVD with tips and tricks from pro engineers, producers and artists. Visit www.secretsofthepros.com…Nashville shootout king Lynn Fuston offersiReplica, a $19.95 audio CD comparing Focusrite's Liquid Channel to classic mic pre's and compressors. In calibrated tests using the same recorded source track, he auditions the old and new. Fuston draws no conclusions, but supplies the 69 separate 48kHz/24-bit A/B soundfiles so listeners can decide. Go to www.3daudioinc.com/catalogRML Labs releases V. 3.8a for SAWStudio and SAWStudioLite, and V. 1.3a update for SAWStudioBasic; all are available at www.sawstudio.comTrack Talk is the new Roland/Boss Website for educating VS and BR users with tips, user profiles and hints for the beginner and pro. Check out www.RolandUS.com/tracktalk.