Using my Lexicon USB interface as a sound card?

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I have a laptop with a Realtek HD audio on-board card. Now I am getting this whining computery sounding consisten buzz going on in the background, that I am almost positive is an internal computer thing. Would assigning the Lexicon as the default sound device fix this, and is it a good idea at all? I know the Lexicon instructions say to assign your sound card as the default device in control panel, but I also heard USB interfaces can function as audio cards... Could this work?

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Jan 27, 2008 02:31 am

Ok, I just tried it and it seems I can't record anything this way...Why?

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Jan 27, 2008 02:47 am

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Jan 27, 2008 08:55 pm

The Lexicon unit IS a sound card. I don't know why they would recommend making the onboard card the default card. Very odd. Maybe they meant for windows sounds or something. but yes, go ahead and record with the Lexicon.

As for using the Lexicon, you need to install the drivers and then activate them and make them the default drivers in your recording application.

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Jan 28, 2008 08:38 am

I had a lexicon omega and had nothin but hassels with it. noize is correct though the Lex. is your sound card. dont worry bout anything in ctrl panel. leave it how it is.
geez im just tryin to remember how i used it...
What you can do is hook it all up and go into device manager on the computer and go into sound, video and game controllers and see if you have a usb storage device there, if the lexicon is hooked up properly i think you'll find the other things around it will have a red cross next to em, that means the lexicon is being used as the sound card. the noise you are talking about sounds like its not using the right drivers. i used to have the problem with it jumping from one driver to another which made that kinda audio drop out noise like a punchy distortion. i used to go into device set up in cubase and click control panel and then re click omega asio(driver) and then click apply. that would always fix it. until the next time it happens.

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Jan 28, 2008 08:40 am

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Jan 28, 2008 08:20 pm

it couls also be a latency issue. but with mine i was having driver probs. definatly check yer latency though.

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Jan 31, 2008 10:56 pm

Did you use the Lexicon USB ASIO driver. I was using that one, but it had way too much latency, so I downloaded one called Omega ASIO. weird. This thing is so erratic.

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Feb 02, 2008 07:39 pm

yeah you'd be better off wid the omega asio, think its a better one.
when i had an Omega i had hassels with it, doesnt mean yours will do the same though, when mine did work properly it worked good, like any of these interfaces sometimes it takes a while to get em set up right.
i've got a new tascam US1641 that i have only just started using on another computer, im no computer wizz and i know its gonna take me some time to get it to go right.
With your Omega, my advice is, dont move it around too much if ya can help it, i think the circuit board inside is particularly sensitive. Having said that i really think the dude i bought mine from had a dodgey shipment.
Thare are a couple of dudes on this site that know their stuff, i think Keith Warren knows a fair bit on settings n stuff with regards to the computer. i know if you dont shut a few things down computer wise it interfaces wont run right. I have some info i will post it here.

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Feb 02, 2008 09:30 pm

Go to 'tips' on the home page and scroll down to tuning windows Xp.

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