Studio Electronics Omega 8

4-rackspace, 8-voice Stereo Multitimbral Analog Synth Module with 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs, 2 Filter Expansion Slots, 3 Multi-stage EGs, 3 LFOs, and Individual Voice Outputs
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Studio Electronics Omega 8
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Analog Synthesis On Steroids

Studio Electronics' Omega 8 is a beastly analog polysynth. This 4-rackspace, 8-voice stereo multitimbral module rocks all-discrete circuitry, two punchy oscillators, and classic Oberheim- and Moog-style filters. Omega 8's ingenious filter slot system lets you load in two more optional SE filters from a selection of coveted vintage Roland, Arp, and Yamaha models. Also onboard the Omega 8 are three envelopes, three LFOs, flexible glide control, unison mode, and an advanced arpeggiator. This is a serious synthesizer with serious connectivity, including eight external inputs and eight individual outs - one for each voice. Whip up killer soundscapes quickly in program mode or create splits and up to 8-layer patches in multitimbral mode. Packed with exhaustive MIDI control, dynamic signal processing, and expressive modulation, the Studio Electronics' Omega 8 will blow you away.

Up to four classic filters

The Omega 8 ships with with two classic voltage-controlled analog filters: a 12dB Oberheim-style is hardwired into voice board; a 24dB Moog-style filter occupies the first docking slot. The remaining two slots can host optional Studio Electronics hardware filters modeled on the classic Roland 303, Arp 2600, and dual-resonant Yamaha CS-80 filters. Each voice can access all loaded filters.

Three multistage ADSR envelope generators

Studio Electronics spec'd the Omega 8 with three multistage ADSR envelope generators with inverting and multi-triggering. Envelope 1 acts on the VCF; envelope 2 on the VCA; the 3rd envelope envelope is assignable with up to three destinations and depths. Envelopes 1 and 2 also feature additional delay, decay 2, and breakpoint parameters.

Sound-shaping and modulation capabilities

The Omega 8 is endowed with masterful sound-shaping and modulation capabilities befitting your dream synth. Three low-frequency oscillators with four waveform choices (triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, and square), plus noise and a random mode that creates delightful sonic havoc. You have your choice of three destinations and depths for LFOs 1 and 2, with range, key trigger, delay, polarity, mode (mono, poly), quantize, and MIDI sync. LFO3 is hardwired to voice panning.

Analog synthesis - as good as it gets

The Studio Electronics Omega 8 is one of the more serious analog synth modules we've seen here at Sweetwater. Powered by Studio Electronics' proprietary discrete analog sound engine, the Omega 8 generates wall-rattling basses, iconic searing leads, dreamy celestial pads, punchy electronic drums, ethereal effects, and pulsing, hypnotic soundscapes. In analog synthesis, this is as good as it gets.

Studio Electronics Omega 8 Features:

  • 4-rackspace, 8-voice synth module
  • 8-part multitimbral
  • Powered by SE's proprietary discrete analog sound engine
  • 2 voltage controlled discrete analog oscillators
  • Ships with 2 classic voltage-controlled analog filters
  • 12dB Oberheim-style, hardwired into voice board
  • 24dB Moog-style, in first filter slot
  • 2 additional expansion filter slots; each voice can access all loaded filters
  • 3 multistage ADSR envelope generators with inverting and multi-triggering
  • 3 LFOs with four waveform choices plus noise and random mode
  • Multiple modulation destinations
  • 8 auto-triggering external inputs
  • 8 individual outs (one per voice); stereo and mono output
  • Exhaustive MIDI control
  • Handcrafted in SE's El Segundo, CA factory

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Analog
Polyphony 8 Voices
Arpeggiator Yes
Analog Inputs 8 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 11 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Power Supply 250 volts AC auto switching
Weight 20 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Omega 8

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See also: Studio Electronics, Studio Electronics Synthesizers