Selecting an interface

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by TheUkProducer, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Hi, i currently have a behringer 1204 usb mixer, which im selling on.

    Im looking to get a Lexicon Omega, just wondering if anyone has got anything to say about it good or bad?

    and if you think this is a good interface to get?

    thank in adavnce
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    It's useless for my desires but entirely functional for yours, perhaps.
    For a drummer wanting to record himself it's also useless, because he will want about a zillion mic preamps.
    For guitars and vocal tracking it should serve you well.

    However it should be of better quality than the behringer.
  3. haha yeah its going to be used for vocals, only one mic at a time by the looks of things, but still have the option of two, and they will be a guitar plug in some of the time and in the future maybe some keyboard or synth..
    does anyone know what the mic preamps are like on it, from the reviews they seem to be pretty good!?

    thanks codemonkey
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    "from the reviews they seem to be pretty good!?"

    Just remember, it's relative. People reviewing that unit are likely to be reviewing other units in that price range, so they might not be all that hot by higher standards.
    But, they will almost certainly beat any cheap mixer preamps. And anyway, the relative reviewing can be good because people are more likely to be positive than pick out a tiny, irrelevant detail.
  5. hackenslash

    hackenslash Active Member

    Bloody 'ell, mate! You don't half get around!

    Since your needs seem to change from forum to forum, I suggest you get a RME Fireface 400. Not cheap, but it will cover all the scenaria you have specified on the 3 or 4 fora I've replied to you on. You don't need a mixer.
  6. Heya Hacks, nice to see you residing on a forum other than CB !

    Good recommendation. Also, I know 3 people with Omegas, 2 of them absolutely hated it, quoting poor drivers/latency and many problems setting them up. They (unless they changed this recently) also had no support for Vista - 1 guy never liked his Omega much but it did barely work under XP but when he upgraded (this is probably a pun right, downgraded is more like it) to Vista that was it, finito. He then bought an Alesis IO26 FW which he is liking much more.

    Also, mix in the box. Better to get a good audio interface with good pres than a poor one with a few arbitrary knobs for tweaking.
  7. hackenslash

    hackenslash Active Member

    Awight, mate? How's the weather in Ontario?

    My work at is done. Now I must go wherever there is injustice, wherever there is lawlessness, and wherever there are newbs who don't know what they're doing...

    :lol: :lol:

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