Studio Electronics Code 4 OD


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UPDATE: All models now available in an OD version. The new “OD” models give you classic analog amp overdrive for each voice.

4 VOICE Analog C O D E Synthesiser. The analog experts at Studio Electronics took their classic Omega Engine and couple of fresh ideas to come out with the NEW CODE Synthesizer. Two new great features on the CODE Synth are the new sinewave generators and the new filter control section.

Powered by SEM and Moog Filters.
Now with 512 Factory Presets, 128 Multi-Presets.
Available in MONO, 2 voice, 4 voice, or 8 voice configurations.
The analog experts at Studio Electronics took their classic Omega Engine and couple of fresh ideas to come out with the NEW CODE Synthesizer. Two new great features on the CODE Synth are the sinewave generators and the new filter control section.

New Sinewave Generator features. Each voice now has a sinewave on oscillator 1 expanding the sound possibilities of the synth.

One of the key new features on the CODE is the Filter Control section, which allows you to sweep through all the filter types in real time with complete MIDI control. The switches in the Filter Control section give momentary control of assignable parameters.

The Filter Control Section allows you to:

• Sweep through all the filter types in real time.
• Increase or decrease the filter frequency.
• Increase the envelope amount.
• Increase the resonance amount.
• Filter ENV Delay.
• Invert the filter envelope.
• “CUT” Filter Decay.
• Works on the CODE synth engine or external input.

Filter Code Sequences for the filtertables:

SEM LP = 1
SEM BP = 2
SEM HP = 3
MINI = 5
AUX 1 =6
AUX 2 =7

For units withSEM and MINI: 1234513524153125
For units with SEM, MINI and AUX1: 1234564251361425
For units with SEM, MINI, AUX1 and AUX2: 1357462514273617

The Mono version is configured as a single input mono filterbank.
The 2 voice version is configured as a dual input stereo filterbank.
The 4 voice version is configured as a 4 input or quad filterbank.
The 8 voice version is an 8 channel filterbank.

Each voice card has two expansion slots for extra filters.

Optional filter cards also available:

• 303
• 2600
• CS80


General Specifications

Voices: Mono, 2, 4, or 8
Multitimbrality: 2 voice = 2 part, 4 voices = 4 part, 8 voices = 8 part ; Parameters: patch, number of voices, mono or poly.
Audio outputs: one stereo per voice. One main stereo and main mono output.
Interface: 32 knobs, 1 rotary encoder, 35 tactile switches, 24 LEDS.
Display: 16 x 2 back lit liquid crystal Ocean Blue Display.
Memory: 512 sound patches, 128 multi patches in RAM.
Weight: 25 lbs.
Dimensions: 4 rack spaces, 15 inches deep.
Power: 90 – 250 volts AC auto switching.

Voice Architecture

Two voltage controlled discrete analog oscillators and one sub wave of Oscillator 1 Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and variable width square. All waveforms output simultaneously. Syncing of Osc 2 to Osc 1.

Two voltage controlled discrete analog filters
24db (Moog Filter), 12 db (classic Oberheim SEM). 12db filter has low pass, bandpass, high pass and band reject modes. Each voice has the capability of having four different filters available for use. Additional filters (up to 2 per voice) can be added as desired in any number. Filters do not operate in series or parallel.

Three low frequency oscillators (LFO3 fixed to voice panning)
Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random. Up to three destinations and depths each for LFOs 1 & 2 with range, delay, key trigger, phase, mode (mono or poly), quantize, midi sync.

Three multiple stage envelope generators
Attack, decay, sustain and release with inverting and multiple triggering. Envelopes 1 & 2 have additional delay, decay2, and breakpoint parameters. Envelope 1 fixed to filter frequency. Envelope 2 fixed to amplifier level. Envelope 3 is assignable with up to three destinations and depths. ALSO NEW Envelope 3 knobs also can control the inputs of the unit.

Linear or exponential. Parameters: time, mode (auto, legato, glissando), autoglide interval, dynamics, destination.

Unison mode
One, two, four, six, or eight voices. Depending on Voice configuration.

Additional Features
Oscillator 2 audio frequency modulation. Destinations: Osc 1 frequency, Osc 1 pulse width, filter frequency. White noise generator. Auto triggering external input processor on each voice. Parameters: input level, trigger level, mix level, window.

Modulation Destinations
LFOs1 & 2 and envelope 3: VCO 1 & 2 frequency, pulse width, and mix level, VCF frequency and resonance, noise level, Xmod amount, LFOs 1 & 2 rate and depth, VCA level, external mix level.

MIDI Specifications
In out and thru. Receives: program change, bank select, glide on/off, glide time, volume, SYSEX. Controllers: dynamics, modwheel, bender, pressure destination and amount (x2). Controller 1 assignment: dyn, mod, pressure, bend, tracking, continuous cont #2 (x2), controller 1 amount (x2). Controller 2 assignment – same as controller 1 (x2), controller 2 amount (x2). Dynamics, tracking, and bender have positive and negative modulation. Fixed continuous controller assignments for all key functions.

MIDI Controllers
Dynamics, modwheel, bender, pressure, tracking, breath controller: all LFO1&2 and envelope 3 destinations, including envelopes 1, 2, and 3 attack, decay, sustain, release, amount.

Additional information

Weight 9.9999 kg