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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 (61)

asked 21 Mar 2021 at 09:37 AM

Joliet Jake (61)
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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've finally had time to sit down and play properly with my new Code 25.  There is a lot of fun to be had with this thing, however there are a few things that have became apparent with some of the models. 

Pre-amp models "50s British" and "OD DSL" have really odd low frequency harmonics. To the point where both these pre amp models are pretty much  unusable. The default patches that use these settings are proof of this. To me it appear that its these patches that certain Youtuber's concentrated on when bad mouthing the amp online (and I can understand why). All the models have some amounts of digital artifacts, but these 2 models are unbeleivably bad.

Power-amp model "British Class A" seems too hot to me, not that I have an expert ear, but it is almost impossible to get a clean tone with that power amp regardless of what pre-amp you put in front of it and how low you set the pre-amp gain.

I understand that no modelling is perfect, but in general these 3 models just don't respond the same way as the other models on the amp.

OK. I'm aware that the Code 25 is a low cost practice amp, and I am fully prepared to just pretend these models dont exist and live with the other much better models on the amp. However in the spirit of reporting issues with the potential of improving the product then if these models can be fixed in the next firmware update (if there is one) then that would be great.

Thanks

asked 11 Mar 2021 at 10:11 PM

Joliet Jake (61)
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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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I noticed my Marshall Code  25 makes a hissing noise when I play through any of the clean amp models. This hissing noise is clearly audible when I play a note on the low E string. It reminds me of an old cassette tape. This is especially apparent with the cab emulation switched off. On the higher strings there is no problem. Is this normal? The hiss doesn't go away with the noise gate turned on.  I have this problem with both firmware versions 1.44 and 1.45. 

asked 22 Feb 2021 at 03:09 PM

Stefan Kolev (1)
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I recently purchased a Marshall Code 25. Today I decided to update the firmware.  Originally it had version 1.45 on it, but after the update it now has version 1.44. I can't find version 1.45 on the Marshall website. How can I install the latest firmware, which is 1.45?

asked 22 Feb 2021 at 03:02 PM

Stefan Kolev (1)
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It's been ovem a year and a half since there's been a firmware update. I was hoping they could take out some of the bass response that seems to be prevalent on my Code 50 in the next firmware update.  Does anybodt know of any plans to do any updates? 

asked 12 Feb 2021 at 04:02 AM

Kevin Towns (31)
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I have followed all the Forum and Support threads, re-installed current  Amp firmware, updated the Gateway App, restared everything several times... the iPhone does not see the Amp when blue light is flashing to 'pair'. Also not visible to ipad or other devices so I'm assuming it's a problem with the CODE system itself. I haven't even got as far as connecting the Gateway App!

Looking through the forum, this is clearly not an isolated event - looks like the Amp firmware is WAY behind current Bluetooth versions.

Any suggestions please? I am still within my return for credit timeline - should I send it back to the dealer?

asked 06 Feb 2021 at 12:12 PM

Tony Hulbert
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Hi, I received a new Code 25 today. The unit switches on and the display comes on etc but absolutley nothing I have tried can get it to make a sound.... I don't think even I am stupid enough for this so I'm thinking there is a problem with the amp. The only thing I have attempted is to update the firmware but since none of the USB cables I have tried with it seem to work (though they do work on other items) I can't even get it updated. Anyone got any suggestions before I have to send it back?

asked 02 Feb 2021 at 06:59 PM

David Attrill
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When will ASIO-enabled firmware be released?

asked 27 Jan 2021 at 01:14 PM

Victor Zyrianov
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Hey Folks

I love the sound of my amp just as is out of the box ....I never thought to update the firmware ...it's of no super significance because I can make my own custom presets ,...

Buit when I decided to use the usb connection it looks as though there are these ( teeth) looking holes in it ....where the usb cable gos and my question is 

What kind of CABLE ( speciality) or USB CABLE FITS THIS CODE 100 COMBO ? 

Micro USB OR ?? 

HIT ME UP When u can

asked 23 Jan 2021 at 09:11 PM

TONY HOLDEN
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Hi guys,

Just bought a Code 50 for Christmas and I'm very dissapointed about it : the preset selection is changing randomly, without turning the switch.

The issue frequency increases as the ampli is supply-powered.

Then, I can't play anything, the sounds is always changing. I can't neither stay in a menu.

The issue appears even without any guitar plugged, nor anything plugged...

I tried the factory reset without succes, I upluoaded the firmware, even if it was already up to date... the issue is still here.

Have you any suggestion before to bring it back to the shop ?

asked 25 Dec 2020 at 09:40 PM

Nicolas Witkowski
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Hi!!

Is there a printable list of the factory supplied Code 100 preset (Amp Firmware 1.44, DSP 1.1, BT 3.1, Gateway 1.5.5)?

Thanks in advance for your help.

George Betts

asked 27 Nov 2020 at 08:34 PM

George Betts
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every company who sells digital amp made some upgrade with more amp or efx or cabinet or upgrade a better firmware with better tones. you do nothing! I've asked you - almost one year ago -, by mail, if marshall was programming an upgrade and in your mail you answered yes..I think was untrue, it's the worst support I've ever seen in digital amplification.

asked 27 Oct 2020 at 04:28 PM

Raimondo Dalmotto (9)
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Hi,
owned a code 25 for a while now but only really started using it during lockdown but have to say I'm really impressed. I'm just using it for living room playing and connected to my DAW as a way of laying down ideas but seriously, it's REALLY good.

For context, I've played guitar for 27 years and working in live music has been my primary source of income (pre lockdown....) for around 17 years. I'm usually a live-sound engineer and tour manager and occasionally fill in the gaps with some guitar-teching. I'm uk-based but have international clients, mostly guitar-based, playing mostly academy sized venues but have done major festivals worldwide and one short stint of an arena tour. The point here is not to blow my whistle, simply to say I've spent a lot of time being exposed to all manner of amps and modelling.

I own a line 6 helix and while the CODE isn't as flexible with regards to I/O, I genuinely feel like it's amp-modelling, especially for crunch, fuzzy or blown out tones, blows the Helix out of the water. Not that I'm as likely to use metal tones or had much cause to tweak them but I've noticed those kind of presets can sound a little thin. Also, higher gain sounds in general could benefit from a graphic EQ somewhere in the modelling chain, as it can be prone to squeak at frequencies usually outside of a regular amps range, presumably because of the full-range nature of the cab.

So, my query is, is there any chance that the CODE range is likely to get any substantial firmware updates or maybe 2nd generation hardware that could bring additional functionality/Pro level durability and a decent footswitch... I'm impressed that you've managed to get that much functionality out of a mono-jack but a few extra switches or even just midi connectivity for use with after market footswitched to access would open the amp right up.

Personally, I'd love to see one capable of more complex I/O routing i.e. the ability to record your dry input to DAW over usb and similarly, route from the DAW to the amp input for re-amping.

Midi I/O and an xlr input with phantom and a decent sounding pre would make it a nice little hub for a solo recording setup.

Anyway, great work Marshall/Softube, really hope you develop the line further.


asked 27 Oct 2020 at 02:41 PM

Jamie-Lee Warlow (1)
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Ok Marshall we bought your product thinking it would be a good product. With trusted support.  You have failed your customers and your products with no support for the code amps that your customers bought. And now most are stuck with a half working amp that they can't sell or not happy with.  When will you get off your butts and fix the amps with a firmware update? And support the product and the consumers?  Let us know so we can either stick it out or move on to another product.

asked 24 Oct 2020 at 06:25 PM

Kenneth Blizzard (2)
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Hi,

I just bought a Marshall Code 50, it is new but I think it have a problem.

When I move command buttons (Gain, Bass, Middle & Volume) nothing happend.

When I move Trebble button it change Trebble and Volume in the same time.

Also, I saw that settings change without touch buttons when I'm playing guitare.

 

Could you tell me what I have to do for fixing this issue please ?

I tried to reinstall the firmware but it didn't fixed the issue.

MCU 1.44

asked 21 Oct 2020 at 07:55 PM

vigan mathieu
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Yes, I've read the many questions of the same nature on the forum, and performed all the suggested actions. None of them have been successful.  I've seen many questions similar to mine, and only a few who have been able to make it work... and of those who did, their solutions didn't work for me.

When I connect my amp to my phone's bluetooth, it will pair for audio with no problems.  I can play audio through the amp.  When I open Gateway, there is no "red button" prompting me to connect.  When I tap on the CODE tab in the menu, it says "Not connected" and when I tap on the green "Scan for apps" button, nothing happens.

It will connect to my Samsung tablet with no issues.

Here are the steps I have tried:
Factory reset on the amp.
Unpair  and forget the amp in my phone's bluetooth settings.

Uninstall the app from my phone after clearing the cache and the data.

Update the firmware on the amp (the browser window said I was up to date but I installed the latest firmware anyway.)

What else can I do?  I don't want to return the amp because it sounds great, but not having the amp controls on my phone is a deal breaker.

 

 

asked 26 Sep 2020 at 06:59 AM

Jeremy Stroop
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Having this issue with Code 50 just updated the latest firmware 1.44v

The amp will hangs or store by itself and nothing works after operating for sometime.

Pressing the footswtich or amp buttons nothing works. Have to do a power reset on it.

Any idea what happen to this?

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lawrence Y

asked 14 Sep 2020 at 03:26 AM

lawrence Y
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I have a Marshall Code 50 running MCU version 1.44 and Gateway (Android version 1.5.5) on a Samsung Galaxy S9+ running the latest OS. I can bluetooth pair to the amp and play music, but can not connect to the amp to change my presets from the library.  I have reloaded the latest firmware on the amp, deleted and reinstalled the Gateway app, paired and unpaired several times.  Nothing seems to work.  I even grabbed my old Galaxy S7 Edge phone and that Gateway app on it does the same thing.  Does my amp need to be serviced for Bluetooth connectivity?

asked 03 Aug 2020 at 12:12 PM

Kent Knudsen (1)
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