|| The Omega 8 is an eight-voice, discrete circuit, multi-timbral, stereo, multi filtered, arpeggiating, DSP free Analog Dream Machine. Overflowing with elaborate MIDI control, dynamic signal processing, and expansive modulation, its sound creation and manipulation could very well exceed the boundaries of your imagination. Apparitional pads, foundational basses, revelatory leads, electrosonic drums, other-worldly sound effects and utterly massive synthetic soundscapes... The Studio Electronics Omega8 delivers true ANALOG stimulation.
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Multitimbrality: eight 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 (relative and jump modes), I rotary encoder, 35 tactile switches, 24 LEDS.
Display: 16 x 2 back lit liquid crystal.
Memory: 256 sound patches,128 multi patches in RAM.
Weight: 20 lbs.
Dimensions: 4 rack spaces, 15 inches deep.
Power: 90 - 250 volts AC auto switching.
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 (classic Moog), 12 db (classic Oberheim). 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. Current additional filters available: Roland 303, Arp 2600.
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.
Parameters: tempo, direction, range, interval, midi sync.
Linear or exponential. Parameters: time, mode (auto, legato, glissando), autoglide interval, dynamics, destination.
One, two, four, six, or eight voices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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