8 sinewave generators for Oscillator 1 and the brilliant new Filter Control Section which allow sweeping and tweaking the discrete filter types in real time (as opposed to unreal?), set this NovaMusik-partnered Omega Series Synth apart from our beloved, standard issue Omega 8s. Clever switches in the Filter Control Section also contribute to the CODE's expressiveness via momentary control of assignable parameters, and full panel control—secluded behind veils of edit windows in the Omega—of the auto-triggering External Audio Input, jack you wholly into the synth's processing and punctuating power.
All models are available in an "OD" version; as in warm and fuzzy classic analog amp overdrive for each stereo voice. Start out modestly with a Mono CODE and work your way up (2, 4...) to a figured eight.
As with the Omega 8, the CODE is powered by S.E.M. and Mini filters, which are standard, 128 Multimode patches, 512 Factory Presets. Thrown into the mix are the highly percussive Theriot
($139 sold separately) and fabulously versatile Cadix
($189 sold separately) banks.
A word on the visuals: The C.O.D.E.'s 7 layer, Class-A "Enigma Code" inspired paint job is a victory (scary site; amazing screening)
in and of itself.
Interested in a modern design theme for the front panel? Go clean, CODE Clean