Voices: 4, or 8.
Multitimbrality: 2 voice = 2 part, 4 voices = 4 part, 8 voices = 8 part; parameters: patch, number of voices, mono or poly: splits, layers, prepared.
Audio outputs: One main stereo and mono output, one stereo TRS output connection per voice.
Audio inputs: One input connection per voice.
Overdrive / OD (Optional): Eight: One per voice. Distortion setting fixed.
Interface: 32 knobs with relative and jump modes, 1 rotary encoder, 35 tactile switches, 24 LEDs.
Display: 16 x 2 back lit liquid crystal.
Memory: RAM: 254 patch locations in program mode, 128 in multi mode, ROM: 254 in program mode.
Weight: 20 lbs.
Dimensions: 4 rack spaces, 15 inches deep.
Power: 90 - 250 volts AC auto switching.
Two voltage controlled discrete analog oscillators, one sub wave of Oscillator 1, waveforms: sine (OSC 1), triangle, sawtooth and variable width square; simultaneous waveforms output; syncing of Osc 2 to Osc 1.
Two voltage controlled discrete analog filters: 12 db (classic Oberheim® style) hard-wired into voice board; 24db (classic Moog® style) in docking slot 1; 2 additional filter docking slots; 2 and 3 can host our classic Roland® 303, Arp® 2600, and Yamaha® CS-80 styled, all hardware filters; 12db filter modes: low pass, bandpass, high pass and band reject. Filters do not operate in series or parallel. Each voice can access all four filters.
Filter Control Section:
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.
Controls CODE synth engine or external input.
Filter Control Sequences for the filter tables:
SEM LP = 1
SEM BP = 2
SEM HP = 3
SEM BR= 4
MINI = 5
AUX 1 = 6
AUX 2 = 7
The 4 Voice Version:
configured as a 4 input or quad filterbank.
The 8 Voice Version:
configured as an 8 input or 8 channel filterbank.
Each voice card has two empty expansion slots for extra filters: the S.E.M. filter is built in and the Mini filter sits in expansion slot 1; three expansion slots total, as is the case for all Omega Series Synths.
Optional filter cards also available:
Patch Bank 3
Three multiple stage envelope generators: attack, decay, sustain and release with inverting and multiple triggering; additional delay, decay 2, and breakpoint parameters for envelopes 1 and 2; assignable 3rd envelope with up to three destinations and depths. Envelope 1 fixed to filter frequency. Envelope 2 fixed to amplifier level. Envelope 3 knobs also can control the external inputs.
Three low frequency oscillators, waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random; three destinations and depths each for LFOs 1&2, with range, delay, key trigger, phase, mode (mono or poly), quantize, midi sync. LFO3 fixed to voice panning.
Linear or exponential, parameters: time, mode (auto, legato, glissando), autoglide interval, dynamics, destination.
One, two, four, six, or eight voices depending on voice configuration.
Prepared: one MIDI channel, up to eight different patches (synths); split: set point; layer: 4-4; multi: channelize up to 8 patches (synths).
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.
LFOs 1, 2 and envelope 3: VCO 1 and 2 frequency, pulse width, and mix level, VCF frequency and resonance, noise level, Xmod amount, LFOs 1 and 2 rate and depth, VCA level, external mix level.
Dynamics, modwheel, bender, pressure, tracking, breath controller: LFOs 1, 2 and envelope 3 destinations, including envelopes 1, 2, and 3 attack, decay, sustain, release amounts.
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 assignments: dyn, mod, pressure, bend, tracking, continuous cont #2 (x2), controller 1 amount (x2). Controller 2 assignments: same as controller 1 (x2), controller 2 amount (x2). Dynamics, tracking, and bender can manipulate positive and negative modulation values. Fixed continuous controller assignments exist for all key functions.