Lexicon OMEGA 8x4 USB Audio Interface

Lexicon OMEGA 8x4 USB Audio Interface

Lexicon OMEGA 8x4 USB Audio Interface


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Product Highlights

  • 24-bit Support
  • 8 Inputs, 4 Outputs
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • Cubase LE Software Included

Lexicon Omega overview

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The OMEGA studio from Lexicon is an integrated computer recording system that includes an 8x4x2 USB mixer, Cubase LE recording software for both Mac and Windows and Pantheon, a Lexicon reverb plug-in. The system contains all of the components necessary to transform a computer into a 24-bit recording studio, whether for a guitarist, keyboard player, vocalist, instrumentalist or an audio engineer.

Most standard computer I/O boxes are typically based on a patch-bay paradigm. The OMEGA 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 mixer provides eight inputs which are assignable in pairs to any of four simultaneous record channels. They feature 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 microphone preamps with 48-volt phantom power and 1/4" TRS insert points. The four 1/4" TRS active balanced line inputs on the OMEGA accept either unbalanced or balanced equipment. An S/PDIF input is included that combined with an additional DAC for zero-latency direct monitoring allows for 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 bar graph 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 and ruin a track. The mixer also includes a fully opto-isolated MIDI input to ensure that there is no annoying ground loop hum or MIDI talk-through noise and the MIDI output has rock-solid synchronization to USB frame rate to support applications requiring critical sync.

Integrated computer recording system
Includes input, output and mixing functions that support a variety of tracking/monitoring applications while requiring no additional mixing hardware

Cubase LE

Multi-track recording software with 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks
Professional audio editing and processing features with full automation of volume, pan, mute and effects
MIDI score editor with advanced quantization and logical presets
Supports up to 8 VST instruments
Two insert and four effect sends per channel
VST system link and ReWire 2 compatible


World-class Lexicon reverb with a simple, yet powerful user interface
35 factory presets, 6 reverb types with 16 editable parameters per reverb type
Mono and stereo operation
Floating point DSP processing
16 and 24-bit compatible
Efficient CPU utilization
In the Box
Lexicon OMEGA 8x4 USB Audio Interface
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Cubase LE Recording Software
  • Lexicon Pantheon Reverb
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Lexicon Omega specs

    Converters 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48kHz
    Analog In 2 x XLR microphone preamplifiers
    4 x 1/4" TRS phone
    1 x 1/4" TS phone
    Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone
    Digital Input Connectors S/PDIF stereo RCA coaxial
    Digital Output Connectors S/PDIF stereo RCA coaxial
    MIDI In/Out Single I/O
    Sync In/Out S/PDIF
    Headphone Output Yes
    THD + N <.005%, 20Hz to 20kHz, microphone input
    Dynamic Range A to D to A: >103dB typical, A-weighted, 20Hz to 20kHz
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +0 -0.25dB, reference 1kHz
    Power Requirements 120V AC, 60 Hz for the included 9V DC power adapter
    Minimum System Requirements Mac:
    • PowerPC G4 450 MHz or faster
    • OS 10.2.8 or later
    • 128MB RAM minimum (512MB recommended)
    • 20MB available hard disk space
    • QuickTime 3.0 or later


    • Pentium III 500MHz (1.2GHz recommended)
    • Windows 2000/XP
    • 128MB RAM (512MB recommended)
    • 100MB of available hard disk space
    • EIDE/Ultra DMA 7200RPM hard disk type or better
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 5/8" x 7 1/4" x 7 3/4"
    Weight 2.65 lbs
    Specialties Opto-isolated MIDI input eliminates crosstalk and other electronic interference
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.9 x 8.7 x 5.8"

    Lexicon Omega reviews

    OMEGA 8x4 USB Audio Interface is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I/O for the price This is my 2nd one I have purchased. The first one developed a problem with static on the potentiometers after a few years. It ultimately became useless, hence why I bought a new one. It did last about 7 years though, that's why I didn't mind buying another one. I keep the new one covered to protect it from dust. The program that comes with it is a God send. Cubase rocks. I highly recommend Omega to anyone for entry level PC/Mac recording. Very clean final product. You can do a lot with Cubase.
    Date published: 2011-07-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Modest Interface I use this for a simple guitar/mic combo. I also use a midi controller through midi in. I use this for my Linux system. I have no problems in this capacity. Being usb1.1, you have to limit inputs. Latency isn't an issue if you keep it simple and understand its limitations.
    Date published: 2012-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from O---,OMega, Roof, Roof! It is an enter face... and it works as an interface should. It Came with Cubase LE which is very old, but it was free. I have a Lamda, and the Omega is much thicker that it, but it fits nicely on the desk and doesn't take up as much room as the Digidesign MBox.
    Date published: 2010-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again How you use the product
    Date published: 2011-03-15
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