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> If You Had To Choose Lexicon Omega Or Toneport Ux2?
post Jun 2 2008, 09:58 PM
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Well I've read good reviews on both interfaces. The Lexicon Omega has 8x4x2 USB I/O inputs, Two dbx Silver Series® mic preamps with 48V phantom power ,(supposed to be good), 24 bit recording, lexicon pantheon reverb plug in and comes with cubase le. 199.99 avg price.

Line 6 toneport ux2 has 4 inputs, not sure how good the xlr inputs are but I see it has phantom power, and has a lot of extra stuff from gearbox for vocals? and guitar, not so sure if it's 16 bit or 24 bit recording. 139.99 avg price now.

I have a Rode NT1-A mic, so it's just me either playing and singing with an acoustic, or playing the electric guitar. That's the only use I'll really need. No need to worry about recording a bunch of other stuff. I'll only be using windows xp, so no problems there. I probably won't be mic'ing an amp for awhile until I build up a pedalboard full of effects so...

Just got to figure out which one will suit me better...

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post Jun 2 2008, 10:20 PM
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Well I did not hear any body here that haw Lex interface,all I know about Lex is that they make the best reverb in the world,in rack off course,so I would go for Toneport if it comes to main interface.

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post Jun 2 2008, 10:22 PM
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I would go for the Toneport UX2. It also has phantom power. The thing you get with Toneport is Gearbox - free modelling software that works really well for laying down track fast. ALso a large internet database of patches and new versions. Gearbox not only has modelling for guitar, but for vocal and bass too. Very useful.

Be aware that although it has 4 inputs, you can only record two simultaneosly, but I don't think this is a downside at all if you don't need any. In most situations you don't need more than 2 inputs unless you works semipro at home. Also it supports 48000/24bit max. That should be enough for a couple more years.

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post Jun 2 2008, 10:40 PM
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Just to be different I'd go with the Lexicon - which I think also comes with software versions of Lexicon reverbs smile.gif . I've not used either the Lexicon or the toneport but the DBX preamp is a good one and would partner the Rode nicely. Add in the freebe Cubase LE as sequencer and you'd have a nice DAW.


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post Jun 2 2008, 11:08 PM
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if you ask me ... lexicon is much better and more professional .

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post Jun 3 2008, 01:37 AM
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Lexicon in the end can be better quality device , but I think toneport ux2 would suit your needs better and would be easier to use (and produce good quality results maybe better than with lexicon)..Its just easy to dial in a lot of different tones and everything..

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