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Studio Electronics | Omega 8


The Omega8 is an excellent 8-voice true analog synthesizer. Classic architecture with modern features it offers multi-filtering, arpeggiating, multi-timbrality, MIDI, memory, and more all in a 4-space rack module. With 32 knobs, 35 switches and a rotary encoder, most every parameter is within hands-reach!

The Omega8 features 2 true analog oscillators (VCOs) and one sub-oscillator per voice. Oscillator syncing and independent tuning is available just as on the classic analogs. Then there are the two analog VCF 24dB and 12dB filters that really resemble the sounds of Moog and Oberheim. Additional 303 and ARP 2600 and CS-80 filter circuits are also available! Three LFO's with classic wave shapes can modulate a variety of parameters among the oscillators, VCF and VCA sections. Three multi-stage VCA envelope generators with classic ADSR type controls and more are also onboard.

A good arpeggiator belongs in any analog synth, and the Omega8 has that too! It has tempo, direction, range, interval and MIDI sync controls for a very modern implementation of this useful effect. And speaking of useful effects, there is linear and exponential Glide (portamento) with its own set of modern control and destination parameters. There are plenty more real-time controllers and modulation sources that can be assigned via MIDI, Midi sysex, etc. This makes the Omega8 a strong contemporary to the Novation SuperNova, JP-8080 and Korg MS-2000 modules with one key difference - the Omega8 is truly analog!

Also available is the more affordable Omega2. A 2-voice version of the Omega8 with all the same key features and parameters.

BrandStudio Electronics
ModelOmega 8
Engine TypeAnalog
Voices (max)8
LFO3 LFO's: (LFO3 fixed to voice panning) Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random. Controls: range, delay, key trigger, phase, mode (mono or poly), quantize, and midi sync.
Engine Detailed2 analog oscillators + 1 sub-osc. Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and variable width square. Osc 2 to Osc 1 sync. White noise generator
Filter (VCF)2 analog filters: 24dB lowpass (Moog) and 12db (Oberheim) low pass, bandpass, high pass, band reject modes. Filters do not operate in series or parallel. Up to four different filters available for each voice. Current additional filters available: Roland 303, ARP 2600, CS80.
Envelope (VCA)3 multi-stage envelope gens w/ ADSR. Envelopes 1&2 have additional delay, decay2, and breakpoint parameters. Env 1 to filter freq., Env 2 to amp level; Env 3 assignable to 3 more destinations.
FXlinear and exponential Glide
Memory256 sound patches,128 multi patches in RAM
Key typeN/A
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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