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Lexicon Omega USB on new HP Dual core laptop pc running vista 4GB Ram

Well I guess I thought that my new vista home premium computer would run omega no probs as I've heard good things but the latency in audio and even (gasp) midi is intolerable. No good for professional applications - I've become stagnant creatively as a result...

Are there known issues for vista and the omega?

I'm using the latest drivers available (2.0)

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  • ovocbass Dec 01, 2008

    I have lex.omega two years. I started on win. Xp prof. but now i have vista bisness and i can"t insall my music card. I don"t know what douit? Help... My mail: ovbass5@o2.pl

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    Had lexicon omega working on an xp machine for long time no trouble..try to hook it to my vista laptop with sonar 7 pe and it crashes often...even when running media player through it...its so random...im running the current drivers 2.5 available at lexiconpro.com but when it feels like it the thing just stops...pull the usb cord and sure enough blue light stays on...unplug it for a sec and start it all back up and bam...back in business..thing is you can go hours like 8 or 9..and then it will crash twice within 10 minutes!! whats that all about...bottom line..the drivers are trash..btw..do not..i repeat do not attempt to hook midi up through it...youve been warned

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I fixed it by using Asio4all with the Omega rebooted in wdm mode instead of the omega asio driver. Instant success - latency dropped from over 100ms to 17ms.

Hard to believe that a generic driver could be better than the software that came with it - but it is!

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You said the magic phrase premiume HOME computer...
and the key word VISTA.
I've heard of VISTA pro running this but the home version is really not that robust for the type of gear you have there.
vista just has to many bugs.
go back to xp pro sp2 for good results.
good luck
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Posted on Jun 12, 2008

  • Robert Hinsman Jun 12, 2008

    another way is to check your USB ports in device manager.

    find the lexicon entries and anything relating to USB.

    uninstall the driver and reboot and see if vista will plug and play by installing a generic driver.

    XP will do this. not too sure about Vista.

    wortha try.

    goodluck

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C:\\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ksproxy.ax, C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\ks.sys, C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\ksthunk.sys,
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How I can to installer a sofwer compatible to windows vista? for lexicon omega studio


at first resistering your product. then you download your vista driver on lexicon website; thanks

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I have just tried to instaall my Omega on windows XP service pack 2. The PC recognises a new USB device and the wizard launches but fails to find a suitable driver. I cannot get to the point where I run...


Forget the wizard. Put the diver disc in that came with the lexicon. If all fails take it all out and start again after rebooting. Make sure you have a faster processer and plenty of ram.

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one of several install steps (the steps seem to vary depending on which manual you can find) mention checking your sound device setup in control panel. ON one machine I installed the sound devices were not affeted. On a 2nd PC they were changed from drivers installed with PC to the Lambda driver

Win XP settings->control panel->Sounds and Audio Devices then select Audio tab. Make sure the three areas are set up to use your PC's default drivers and not lambda's.

You may need to verify this again when reconnecting the Lambda USB cable. Sort of new but ran into this "issue" as well.

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As soon as I plug in/switch on my midi keyboard, the USB LED flashes


dear sir,
your problem is very simple. please check the didi key board seriel pin.some time the seriel pin is broken. your goole problem is network problem.please check the network connectivity. otherwise operating system problem.sometimes while your installing the operating system some files missing. so first check your computer network and serial port.
thanks & records
sakthivel

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Yes having the same problem with new driver that Lexicon put on their site 2.5 driver has screwed up everything and the soundcard is nolonger working because of this new driver even their website is down very poor avoid Lexicon Omega

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Yep that's Vista for you! Try microsoft. com for a patch or the product's website.

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Device is unrecognised always day per day


I've been struggling with this issue for about a week. My unit was locking up increasingly more often.

Two things I've noticed about my Lexicon interface:

1. Seems to be excessively hot.

2. The unit is not vented.

Yesterday, after reading a comment about the solder possibly being the problem, losing conductivity as the units warms up. I decided to run my Lexicon with the plastic case removed.

Since removing the the case, i have only had one instance where the sound stopped working, which i believe was a problem with Cubase in that instance.

I'm not sure if removing the case to keep the unit cooler is the solution. I may have improved a connection somewhere in the process of opening up the unit.

I can say that I went from getting a "new hardware found" message every two minutes to having virtually no problems since removing the case.

My next step will be to drill about 50 holes in the case to vent it before attempting to use the case again.

Best of luck to ya!!!

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