Lexicon omega & Pro Tools..?

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Member Since: Oct 02, 2006

basically i have a Omega that came with cubase LE, but soon i will be getting Pro Tools. are the 2 compatable with each other?/ any way of making them compatiable?

Also..

i am recording from my Yamaha Motif 6 into the Omega (onto cubase) using 2 jack leads, but i seem to get a faint noise (almost sounds like it has a pulse) from somewhere that comes out on the recording. do i need to be using 2 stero jacks instead of 2 mono jacks? (im using the single ringed jacks).

Thanks.

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Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Oct 02, 2006 10:41 am

Far as I know, PT only works with digidesign components, or by useing m-powered PT, with maudio components.

stereo jacks won't change anything, as you're sending mono signal out both jacks (l & r).

Maybe your cords are lieing near power cords? or maybe there's a air conditioner on the same circuit?

I'd look to isolating the cause of the problem, then you can take steps to rid yourself of it (if possible).

Maybe move to a different area, or different power circuit.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Oct 02, 2006 10:42 am

Oh yeah, and Welcome to HRC.

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Oct 02, 2006 01:06 pm

cheers, ill fiddle around and see what it is, thats too bad about lexicon and pro tools, basically Cubase LE really isn't very in-depth enough, can you recommend any other software that is compatitable with the Omega?

cheers for the welcome..!

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Oct 02, 2006 01:35 pm

Most of your other name brand software will work with your Omega.

I'm assuming you'll be using a windows PC.

There's Sonar from Cakewalk, which is very in-depth, and comprehensive. There's Nuendo, which I hear is one of the kings of the 'non-protools' crowd.

I've heard some grand things about SawStudio, though I didn't care for it's demo much.

Cubase has it's SX version, which is their top product. This would most assuredly be more robust than the LE version.

You may be able to upgrade from LE to SL (i think that's their middle-of-the-road package).

On the cheaper side of town, there's Traction from Mackie. Many dig it's mixerless screen, and ease of use. There's Multitrack Studio, which I've heard has great plugs, and is rock solid and stable. There's Reaper, which is getting very good press for a newcomer (just out of beta a month or so ago). I've been a fan of N-track in the past (version 3.3), and am going to see how it's new version 5 shakes out. Version 4.x was buggy, and many jumped ship.

On the free side, there's kristal audio engine, which a few have used here. THere's also Audacity, which is actually a wave file editor, but does offer recording features as well (i've heard). There's LUNA too, though I've not seen it much, other than to see it's web page.

Reaper
www.cockos.com/reaper/index.php

Audacity
audacity.sourceforge.net/

Kristal
www.kreatives.org/kristal/

Luna
www.mutools.com/products.html


For drums and other loop / sequencing / midi stuff, I'm using FL Studio, Frooty Loops Edition. I purchased it's soundfont player, and sytrus soft synth, and have been pretty happy. I've added drum samples from other sources, and have been pretty happy with the drum possibilities.

There's other software for loops, samples, beats, sequencing, etc. ACID, Reason, Project, are a few that come to mind.

The HRC Promo in my music page was done with N-track and FL Studio for drums and synth, bass too, actually.

hope that helps.

You can also peek around in people's profiles, to see what people are using, and what software / hardware they use.

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Since: Oct 02, 2006


Oct 03, 2006 08:46 am

Nice one, thats certainly enough possibilities to keep me going! so Logic and Reason are ok with the omega, thats cool - i'll probably look into those - as we are getting used to use these programs on my HND course, pro-tools was the first one we started using and i took a shine to it, awww. but i'll live without im sure!
I'll try the upgrade for now as well. i currently am using a PC laptop, but in the next month we are getting Mac Laptops of some kind, that shouldn't make much difference should it?

Cheers - this is the most helpful forum i've been on out of a fair few!

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Oct 03, 2006 09:40 am

Be sure to check on MAC versions of whatever software. I know Logic is a heavy for the MAC world, and I think Nuendo is Mac as well, but they're both hi-$$$. As far as the others, I'm not sure about Mac options.

Logic may be your choice, if the $$$ permits.

course, this is my limited opinion. Be sure to research for yourself.

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