M-Audio Omni Studio
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M-Audio Omni Studio

Omni Studio, Scheda Audio PCI/ISA + Rack from M-Audio.

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FP User 01/11/2008

M-Audio Omni Studio : Recensione di FP User (content in English)

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Very nice piece of entty level kit for somebody looking to experiment, understand and get to grips with monitor mixes, (as is mixerless) software mixing provided with the software, stereo effect returns, the mixing section with all balanced/unbalanced on TRS jacks. It's quite flexible as i used the four available outputs occassionally as additional effects sends, but mainly routed to a secondary mixer. The unit is however missing an DSP processing power, for a combined unit such as this would be nice.

Price paid: $300 USD

UTILIZATION

Never looked at the manual, never needed to really intuitive approach the configurations.

GETTING STARTED

If you do pick one of these boxes from somewhere, as they are PCI interfaced, they wouldn't have been taken anyway (assuming that people with BIG DESKTOPS just leave em in the studio-Fair assumption) The steal case does feel fairly STURDY! I've never needed to open the box to look inside it, so i'm not too sure of it's internal durability.

OVERALL OPINION

Uses DMP2 pre-amp technology, while not exactly producing the warmth of high end pre-amp, still for the price of the unit not bad. It's also switchable to hi-impedance instrument inputs with 46dB of gain, for your basses electrics and accoustic guitars (but why you'd want to record an accoustic linein is beyond me! there are applications, but otherwise YUK!) With that said having your DI box on hand is advisable for you'll still need it.

RIGHT, the lowdown! For a NEWBIE with a desire to learn via experimenting, trying out different chains of available hardware, routing sound all over the place, it has alot out FUNCTIONALITY, and more importantly flexibility! A great songwriters tool but moreover offers a bridge towards routing sound to outboard EQ's, effects ETC ETC lots and lots of options to homing ones production skills. USB/Firewire models of the same unit are now more properly avialable! If the sight of a patchbay causes you distress, then messing around with a product like this exactly what you need! For once that's done you can say it's time to bring on your High END MOTU/pro tools units!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: syedansar ( 1-, 2006)