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I have successfully saved presets to my iPhone and can play them using the bluetooth pairing.

What is the best way to permanently transfer or sync them from the iPhone to my Code 50 amp? 

asked 14 Apr 2021 at 03:03 PM

Cliff Wilkins
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I recently purchased a CODE25 to use as a practice amp. It looked like something fun I could play around with.

The first few days it was ok as I was only using some of the factory presets. Trouble started as soon as I edited one or saved an online preset. The sound dissappeared (speaker) and the display got very faint. Restarting the amp made the display ok again but still no speaker sound. I reset the presets (hold down Amp while turning it on) and that seemed to do the trick.

But soon after the sound issue started again. I reset the amp presets, re-installed the firmware, but I only had sound for 2-3 seconds after boot, then nothing.

I have now discovered that if I plug in a headphone (which has sound) and then unplug it, I have speaker sound again. This makes me even more confused. I haven't tested long enough to confirm that this will work over time. 

I see that there is a lot of posts regarding sound issues and requests for a long overdue firmware. But have anyone found out any new tricks to overcome the issues?

I sent an email to Servicedesk last week but haven't recieved a response of any kind.

asked 14 Apr 2021 at 11:00 AM

Bjørn Gamlem
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Hi,

I'm looking for preset for Sweet Dreams performed by Marilyn Manson.

Thanks

asked 11 Apr 2021 at 06:34 AM

GLOAGUEN Bruno
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I need help with the code footswitch 

all I want to do is click one footswitch button to go from one preset(clean) to a overdrive preset  

like set the code 50 on 87 then hit the switch to like 50 or whatever. 
thanks in advance for the tutorial for me, tye moron. 

asked 03 Apr 2021 at 01:49 AM

Billy DeVane
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Hello everyone from Portugal,

 
I hope you guys are safe and keeping up. Proud of another Marshall product, adding to the existing Haze 40 and the pre JMP-1, the CODE 100H. I am still going thru the details of every aspect of the digital architecture, but some do seem permanent and require your support:
 
1. Each saved preset will freeze the unit, muting sound, disabling "preset" knob, only mitigated by turning off and on the unit. Actually this will happen exactly the same way if I'm using the app to save the preset.
 
2. If by chance the app is not detecting/recognizing the amp (after previous sync's), the only way to enable this is to shut down the app and turn it back on again.
 
3. When the unit is ON and the volume is 0, there is a clear hum coming from the speakers. This hum is non existing when using the headphones. I am using the original cabinet cable supplied.
 
4. My understanding of the CAB feature, is that it should be "on", if using the DAW or headphones, and OFF when connected to a cabinet (I'm using CODE 212 btw and enjoying it). Why all the presets are factory saved with CAB "on"?
 
The unit was bought with the 1.44 version already installed. I have not tried yet to reinstall anything. I am using Mac, with no Windows sw.
Thanks for the support,
Pedro
(cc to servicedesk@marshall.com)

asked 02 Apr 2021 at 08:19 AM

Pedro Faria
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I need to change the order of the presets as needed, but the Gateway application does not allow changing the position of each preset in memory. 
I don't want to overwrite presets by saving to other stots, I just want to change the order of each preset.
Is there another way to perform this operation?
MyGateway does not synchronize with the hardware, it only sends it to the hardware.
My CODE presets do not appear on MyGateway.

edited 28 Mar 2021 at 11:05 PM

Paulo Crush

asked 28 Mar 2021 at 10:20 PM

Paulo Crush
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Hi, 

I have a CODE50 (1 week).

After editting a preset, I click and hold the exit/store button to save the changes I made.   The changes are stored but the CODE then "freeze"..  no sound, no change possible,...    After switch off/on, everything is back to normal.  The preset is updated.    

Same thing is happening when I store the preset in the footcontroller...  

Is that "normal"?   Am I doing something wrong?   I presume that I'm not supposed to do a switch on/off everytime that I want to store a present change...   

Thanks

 

asked 28 Mar 2021 at 06:56 PM

Pierre Deb
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Hello, . . . im new to guitar and this is the first amp i have bought with my own money.

I have a 100h that says version 1.11 when i turn it on. I am happy with the sound for the most part but wish there were some improvemnts to the software   

Due to marshalls apparent lack of interest in the software, and peoples stories on here of updates making their amp worse, I am afraid of "bricking" my amp if i try to upgrade the firmware so wondering if anyone really noticed much of an improvement from updating the firmware, and if it was even worth it?

My two biggest software issues are:

1.when i connect my phone the amp automatically reverts to the first phone presets so if i am in the middle of playing with a certain preset and my phone decides to dissconnect and reconnect it will change the preset, or if I walk out of the room  . .. ... .which is  really, f8king, annoying.

2.the mute lag when switching between presets,  . . . . seems pretty useless and lame to play live if there is a big silent gap between switching tones

Can anyone confirm if the firmware update fixes either of these? Thx!!!!

edited 26 Mar 2021 at 07:24 PM

Kevin sukh

asked 26 Mar 2021 at 07:03 PM

Kevin sukh
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Here are a few things I would suggest as improvements to the Marshall Code series. I have a 25 so some things may be specific to that amp. I have stuck to things that could be improved only by software or firmware as these are improvements everyone can have simply by updating the firmware rather than modifying the amp itself.

1. Reduced power mode to switch between full power and lower power mode. This would fix the volume control issue everyone complains about.  Maybe this could be a global setting in the firmware ?

2. USB audio Volume level setting (e.g.  -3dB, 0dB, +3dB etc). This could also be a global setting in the firmware ?

2. Normalise the volumes of the models, some are way too hot (British class A power-amp), some are way too low (Natural pre-amp). I beleive this is the reason why some models have strange low frequency distortion (50s British, OD DSL).

3. Show the configuration of the Cab models, not everyone is a Marshall fanboy and I have no idea what cab a "1960X". even if it was displayed as "1960X (4x12)" I would at least know what the configuration of cab the model is.

4. Fix the spring and hall reverbs, they sound very cheap, like the "echo" you would get on a cheap karaoke machine, certainly nothing like a spring reverb.

5. For god's sake release an official desktop editor!!! with the option to save/restore/edit patches.

6. A sync button to sync the amp presets with your gateway. It you want to rearage the patches online in gateway, you have to manually save all the patches one at a time to the amp using the phone app. So if you add a new patch at position 0, you have to manually save all 100 patches one at a time in order to match your gateway sounds!

 7. Fix the tuner, it is pretty bad on both the amp and the app. It's slow to respond and not very accurate (at least thats what its like on mine). Ive no idea how well it works on the foot controller.

8. If possible add a Fuzz pedal model, even at the expense of removing another model (I wouldnt miss the pretty poor Acoustic simulator for instance).

These are just some suggestions that I feel would make the amp just a little bit better, but in general I'm having a lot of fun with this little amp, and love the sounds and features it has. It is way better sounding than some of the negative reviews online would suggest.

Maybe other people can suggest firmware updates too?

 

edited 22 Mar 2021 at 11:39 AM

Joliet Jake (13)

asked 21 Mar 2021 at 09:37 AM

Joliet Jake (13)
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Hi i have a set of combined issues with my Code 50 with the 4 button footswitch

First of, love the products!

But my issue with it is major! I cannot set any preset on my footswitch, It seems so easy on the tutorials but mine just keeps on switching back to the preset that already was on the button (1,2 or 3). I do as followed. I chose the preset i want on ex.button 1, so i hold the "store/exit" button for 2 seconds and then i push the 1 button on the footswitch. But it only changes back to the preset it WAS. So no changes. When i HOLD the "Store/Exit" button for too long (3a4 sec) then it says "stored" and then no sounds comes out of the amp anymore, i can push the REV and AMP buttons and the LED light up. But no sound! The footswitch also then doesnt butch. I have to restart the AMP to get it to work again.

I tried to update the firmware but it already was up-to-date so i reinstalled the latest firmware again. I also tried to reset the AMP back to the factory reset but the problem still exists.

Please help,

asked 20 Mar 2021 at 07:13 PM

greg kroon
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Hello,

 

I added presets that I would like to add to my Code 50. They appear on the bottom of My Gateway, but I am unable to drag them into my 100 presets. Even clicking the amp icon to demo the preset does't work. I am using Chrome and have my computer connected via USB to my amp (status is Code: Connected).

 

Also, the 100 presets currently in My Gateway are in a different order than my presets on the amp. 

 

I have watched the turorials but it doesn't seem to be working. If you could let me know how to add the selected presets from My Library to my presets on the amp that would be great. 

asked 17 Mar 2021 at 04:52 PM

Dan Chapman
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Hi. Can I use the Code 50 whitout presets? I have a MXR Zakk Wylde overdrive and a Boss Chorus. I would to use them but also whitout the presets.

asked 16 Mar 2021 at 09:08 PM

Luigi Mascitti
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How do I sync my CODE 50 amp to my android phone? I updated presets on the phone and PC but they do not carry over to the amp. All help appreciated.

asked 15 Mar 2021 at 04:55 PM

Neal G
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For a couple of years I have owned a Code25 and a Code100. And I'm very happy.

I understand the criticism of Marshall's patches, but for me it's no problem. I have simply never used any of them. It was enough with one try and I realized that I have to find the right sound myself.

Only once have I found a patch that fits my guitars directly. It was SCJM800 SLF, but in that patch everything goes to eleven.

It is far as I can see some extremely important things to think about. 

First of all, the settings differ a lot between the guitars, I guess because it is a digital amplifier. A perfect setting for a Les Paul can be useless for a Stratocaster etc.

I myself have played on the amps with a Les Paul, a Stratocaster and a Telecaster. And each guitar requires its own settings. This is not strange, a consequence of how the amplifier is designed. 

Another crucial thing is the height of the microphones. There you have to test yourself to get a good sound, especially single coil may require adjustment of the microphone height. Height adjustment gives enormously much more effect than on a tube amplifier.

In general, I can say that my sounds are closer to the original with both precence and resonance quite loud. In addition, the Compressor helps quite well. 

In short: Since Code is a digital amplifier, it obviously works completely differently than a tube amplifier. It is not possible to fix good sound for a Gibson and then think that it will automatically sound the same on a Fender.

All this applies to JTM45, Plexi, JCM800 and Classic American. I have not tested the rest so carefully.

 

asked 14 Mar 2021 at 09:50 AM

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I there   any where I can down load a list of Code 50's AMP presets

asked 12 Mar 2021 at 01:16 AM

Ronald Hanesworth
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At some point Marshall will give up on Code and move on to something else (and by past experience it may not be that far away). I would have liked some way to backup and restore patches to the amp once there is no more Gateway or online storage (this happened to Fender Fuse)
I cant believe that after 5 years Marshall dont have even a basic PC application to perform the simple task of saving and loading patches. Even the most basic of multi FX have that functionality these days.

Its clearly hoping for too much to get an editor, you can do that on the app, or even on the amp itself fairly easily anyway.  I'm more worried about managing patches if Marshall shut down the Code servers. Without a way to backup and restore what happens if you have to reset your amp. You have lost everything. After spending a lot of time getting all our sounds just right, I for one would probably give up at that point.

I'm not asking for much, save a patch from the amp to a file, load a patch back from a file to the amp!

 

asked 10 Mar 2021 at 10:15 AM

Joliet Jake (13)
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Hi, I just recieved my Code 50 yesterday "bought brand new" and the amp sounded great until i hooked up to my pc this morning and downloaded a featured preset not a communiy preset. I am running usb not bluetooth and its my studio setup. Now all the distortion and gain sounds like the input gain is wide open clipping the signal coming in at all volume levels, and on all distortion and od gain presets. I tried to reset the amp and did a firmware update now its litterally so bad you cant play it. This is certainly a software issue cause the effects and clean tones sound fine. This happened immediatley after i sent the preset usb from the website to the amp from the pc. Also i tried several guitars, usb cables, guitar cables and even my mac. just dont know wether i should send it back or if thiscan be fixed with a firmware patch or something , Thanks

asked 09 Mar 2021 at 07:41 PM

stephen anderson
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How do I clear all presets from code 50  foot switch and go back to the fatory ones

edited 07 Mar 2021 at 11:51 PM

Ronald Hanesworth

asked 07 Mar 2021 at 11:48 PM

Ronald Hanesworth
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Hallo ich habe das Problem das sich der Footswitch ab und zu wie aufhängt, verdrücke ich mich fängt er an die Banks durchzuzählen und hört nicht mehr auf, oder wechselt auf eine zahl und lässt sich nicht mehr zurückstellen, so das ich wieder zu den Presets komme.

Nur ein Neustart des AMPs hilft das er wieder funktioniert. 

Sprich AMP ausschalten warten bis die Lichter des Footswitches ausgehen, und dann wieder Einschalten. 

Habt ihr solch ein Problem auch schon einmal gehabt oder eine Idee was das sein könnte.

Dr. Google mag mir da leider auch nicht weiter helfen.

Mein AMP Marshall Code 100 Head

edited 07 Mar 2021 at 02:06 PM

Thomas Weis

asked 07 Mar 2021 at 02:04 PM

Thomas Weis
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Hello

I have an issues when sometimes saving an editted patch on the Android gateway app V1.5.5.

Sometimes some settings (noticibly the gain and volume) do not save and those settings revert back to the previous settings for the patch you are overwritting.

It doesnt seem to matter if you are editing settings in Preset or Library mode. When you click the Save button those settings dont always save and instantly jump back to the previous settings.

Thanks

 

 

asked 06 Mar 2021 at 09:38 PM

Joliet Jake (13)
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