Reviews and Problems with Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio
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Worked well but took a while to figure out
M. De Castro, amazon.com
20 December 2011
Summary: As a hobbyist and aspiring musician, I bought this solely with the intent to easily connect microphones to the computer. From that respect it works pretty well. It just took a while to figure out how to set up the audio. As for the Cubase software, it is ok but very basic. I ended up purchasing Cakewalk Music Creator 6 after a while and am much happier with it.
Easy to use Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio
Robert Fuchs, amazon.com
11 November 2011
Summary: The Lexicon Omega is a clever device, very easy to use, even with other softwares than Cubase, that comes included with the package. I connected two Shure microphones to it, and the USB cable, using an Apple adapter USB > Apple connector, to my iPad 2. After a few tests, I got a quite nice piano recording quality, using the MultiTrack DAW app on the iPad .
Summary: Earlier this month (July 2011), I ordered a Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio. When it arrived (in a very timely manner), I was elated! Following all of the instructions for connecting the thing to my desktop, I could never get it to work as advertised. Finally, it corrupted my host computer to the point that I could not get any sound at all from my desktop!
Summary: This thing is now on sale for $150 and it records 4 tracks simultaneously - comes with Cubase too. What's not to like? I have had it for 4 months - works perfectly and has provided a great unit for my band (4 piece) to record all of our practices and create SOLID demos. If you are looking for something to record live off the floor OR want a solid unit for doing home recordings where drums might be involved (4 tracks again!) -- you cannot go wrong.
Summary: I wish I could write a good review for this product. From the day I bought it, I have had nothing but problems with it. First time i used it, it was OK - but that was about it. I tried recording some demos for an acoustic band and was embarrassed by the unit's lack of repeatability - and I mean in simple tasks like getting a selected input to work. Right now the unit acts as a paper weight because my computer won't ever recognize it.
Summary: My daughter, who's really good at this stuff, could never getr the software that comes with it to work right, so she had to use different software. And 18 months later it's falling apart, with the jacks loose and staticy.
Summary: Having read all the reviews before purchasing this item, I was skeptical and decided to wait at least a year before reviewing. I can now say that I've never had a single problem with this unit, ever. It records crystal clear and works great as a MIDI interface as well. Being USB 1.1, I was skeptical about performance but it turns out there was no reason for it. This unit is great and I'd buy it again and again.
Summary: I have used this for a few months now here's what I think. Great Item for the price. Can be a pain in the @$$ to install. I have it running on XP, Vista and Windows 7 works fine on all. Everything on [...] was recorded using this equipment so check it out yourself. Make sure you have a decent computer though because the usb connection can cause latency and buffering issues. What else...
Summary: it works fine for the first few months then it kills your computer. This murdered my macbook pro. i cant even hardly type on this mac becuase it distorted the button. it disconnects everytime i record. not worth the money at all.