On the heels of the launch of Appleâ€™s iPad2 and GarageBand for iPad, HARMANâ€™s Lexicon has announced the Omega Desktop Recording Interfaceâ€˜s capability for digital streaming and recording to Appleâ€™s iPad. Lexiconâ€™s Omega allows musicians to record directly with any audio recording app, including the newly released GarageBand. The high-quality audio streaming capability of Omega allows musicians who record at home and on the go take further advantage of the increasing number of recording applications for musicians available from the Apple App Store.
The Omega contains all the necessary components to transform an iPad into a professional 24-bit recording studio. For the first time, a user can record, edit, mix and publish high quality audio using an iPad and the Lexicon Omega.
â€œWe immediately recognized the power and relevance of the iPad platform for the recording musician, and were determined to integrate it with the flexibility our recording
products,â€? stated Rob Urry, Vice President and General Manager of Harman Professional Signal Processing Group. â€œLexicon brings 40 years of recording experience to musicians and we are the leaders in providing high-definition audio streaming and playback capability with the iPad.â€?
The Lexicon Omega is designed and built around the same model as large-format recording consoles. 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 you the freedom to record up to four tracks at once and mix without the need for additional mixing hardware.
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HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets â€“ supported by 15 leading brands including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ® and Mark LevinsonÂ®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Companyâ€™s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.