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Hiya, I have the Code 25 Amp and have for the last couple of years. I have recently updated my phone to an Iphone 12 pro.  

The Gateway App has installed on my phone. My setting are saying the Code 25 is connected via bluetooth, but the Code 25 and the Gateway App are not connecting. 

I have removed the Gateway App from my phone and re-installed it as advised and have re-connected the Bluetooth from the phone to the Amp once again as advised. 

I try to scan for the amp but it will not connect via the bluetooth.

Can you please help with a solution. 

Thank you. 

 

asked 03 Mar 2021 at 12:37 PM

robert simons
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I have had a chance to spend a few days with the Marshall code 25 and I would like to share with you a few of my findings. I have played guitar professionally for over 30 years and have had all makes and models of guitars and amps in my time, but in general I would have killed for the equipment available to guitarist today.

This is the point where I look at the Code 25 and think “that looks like fun”. I have a few amps kicking about already, mostly gigging volume amps but I also have a Blackstar ID-Core 40, so this would be in reality what I would compare the Code 25 against.

Firstly my experience with the amp and a look around these forums makes one thing apparent. This amp is well named because it is a bit of an enigma.Out of the box I would consider the amplifier not fit for purpose this is really down to a few reasons.

Firstly, some of the presets are just absolutely terrible, I mean some of the worst patches I’ve ever heard on anything, “Small combo” and the “Brit” overdrive amps for instance are shockingly bad. You can make the excuse that all amp and effects units come with bad presets. However this is usually down to strange or weird effects to give bizarre sounds to show off effects but that nobody would ever use in a musical context. However some patches (such as Small Combo) are just basic amp modelling with no effects and are still absolutely terrible. Maybe these sound better on the 50 or 100, but if that’s the case remove them from the 25 it just gives a bad impression.

Secondly, the amp is stupidly loud. I don’t know if this is a marketing decision, but Marshall should look at its target demographic. This thing is a small bedroom practice amp, maybe at a push for some very small live situations, but that is it. Why make the thing so loud? If you need to use this amp near anything over half volume you have bought the wrong amp it’s as simple as that.

Thirdly, some of the modelling is not all it could be with digital artefacts (in the low end in particular), and a fizzy noise gate that for some reason is on patches where there is absolutely no need to have it as the patch is pretty quiet. Once again this is not a professional gigging or recording product and it should be judgged accordingly.

The last bad point I would say against this amp is the tuner, both onboard and on the app are two of the least responsive and wildly inaccurate tuners I have ever seen. Really not even close to tune! Put this down to another marketing tick box.

 

OK, now the good points.

It seems pretty well made and solid for what it is.

I like the size and weight, ideal for a bedroom practice amp.

I like the complete range of controls on the amp, and how you can do everything on the amp that you can do on the app, and it’s easy to do. Great user interface design work.

I like the Bluetooth features and the app. I know people have had problems with Bluetooth, but both my IOS and Android phones connected right away and are stable. I can stream music no problem from outside the house or in other rooms with no issues.

I like having 100 presets to store all the patches I could want (My Blackstar only had 6, and you can only have 1 for each model).

The headphone socket sounds OK, but if I wanted that as a primary feature I would have just bought headphone amp with effects.

I don’t use the recording over USB feature. If I did I wouldn’t expect something this cheap to be amazing. Once again if you want this you probably have bought the wrong product, and are in the wrong price bracket.

I like the cost, its amazing what it does for the money.

I like the sounds, now that I’ve got rid of the awful ones.

It looks pretty cool.

It’s a Marshall.

 

To make this amp useable, I basically had to do the following:

  1. Delete all those terrible patches that are just filler and basically just give the user a bad experience. After doing this I was left with around 20 good sounding patches and 20 OK patches, the other 60 I replaced with a patch called “Blank” (which I have put up on this site). That way every patch sound good to me.
  2. I turned the Mater volume up to ¼ (around 9 o’clock)  and went through the remaining patches adjusting the patch volume of each to make it a sensible volume for bedroom levels. This ranged from around 0.3 to 5 for most patches depending on the patch. This means that you have more control over the master volume and can change patches without is suddenly blowing you head off. There is still plent of volume in the amp after doing this. OK I admit if I want to use headphones I have to turn the master up around half way, but that’s no big deal. Likewise as I said I don’t use the USB for recording, but I assume I would have to turn up the volume for that too. I don’t see that as a problem either for a product in this price range.

Overall I like the amp and doing just these 2 thing make it much more of a pleasure to use. The volume level are more what they should be for a product of this type and I don’t ever hear any of the awful patches (there are plenty of good ones).

Maybe other people can share their first experiences or tips with the Code 25?

asked 02 Mar 2021 at 04:07 PM

Joliet Jake (63)
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Hello, i play on my marshall code 25 with a mobile phone app in bluetooth "songsterr" , it allow me to have the guitar sound on my amp with some other instrument from my mobile phone, when i use the usb cable to record on my computer , only the guitar sound is recorded on laptop, can you help me to have on the computer all the music from the amp on the computer : guitar and music from "songsterr " directly   

asked 16 Feb 2021 at 08:26 PM

olivier valeyre
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How can i get my marshall code 50 to connect to my laptop? I have a USB cable connecting the two, and I also have a bluetooth connection but I can't use the live editor or the marshall gateway.

asked 13 Feb 2021 at 06:41 PM

Jerry Winchester
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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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Phone is connected to code by bluetooth but i can't connect when I'm running gateway.

asked 29 Jan 2021 at 11:27 AM

Janusz Z
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Marshal code 25 has stopped syncing with the cloud. But there is a bluetooth connection.
There are 169 presets saved in the my gateway cloud that is some are repeated and cannot be deleted. Help me please!

asked 12 Jan 2021 at 03:29 PM

Nick Popov
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I am currently connected to my amp on Bluetooth but I can't get it to connect in "My Gateway". Please help. 
Also When I attempt to register my amp. It AutoFills with "CODE25" information. 

I've purchased this item before and didn't have this issue. What are my options?

asked 11 Jan 2021 at 08:07 PM

Justin Rabun
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Good morning
I'm having trouble you're with the gateway app
I have a Galaxy A20e phone
I successfully connect with bluetooth
the sound comes out of the amplifier the mobile is connect....
but when I try to connect the bluetooth with the app code (Gateway)
when i run scan for amps it doesn't connect.
I also regularly registered for the profile with a username and password
But it doesn't want to work !!! 
Reviews on google play are also negative and many have the same problem
Aloisi Graziano

asked 08 Jan 2021 at 05:30 PM

graziano aloisi
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Having constant issues trying to connect iPad to Code25 via Bluetooth. Sometimes it works , sometimes it doesn't.No consistent behavior.  Yes I have made sure Code25 is latest version, yes I have updated IPad. Yes I have turned it off and on again (iPad and Code). I have not hit it with a hammer YET...Settings in Ipad says connected, Menu in Gateway App says not connected.  Do search in Menu > Code is found> tap Code ID and says its connecting , Just a whirling  wheel. Meanwhile IPad settings states connected. Extremely frustrated. Is there a solution to this or did I just get conned into buying something that doesn't do what it was sold to do. Help please............ 

asked 20 Oct 2020 at 05:10 PM

cameron speedie
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I've recently purchased CODE 25, installed Marshall Gateway, and paired the code 25 with my smartphone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, MIUI 12, Android 10).

All was fine, I've listened to some pre-sets using the application and tried to disconnect the CODE 25 from the phone. I've opened the Bluetooth settings on my phone, tapped to the CODE 25 device, and pressed to the "unpair" option.

BUT the CODE 25 still tries to pair with my phone every time, when the Bluetooth is on.

I've tried to reset the CODE 25 to the Factory settings, tried to update the firmware - no result. 

Not even resetting the Bluetooth settings on my phone helped to solve the problem: the CODE 25 spams my phone with the requests of pairing every time I turn the device on.
When I pressing the Cancel button on the pairing request, the next request comes within several seconds.

It's really annoying!


How to force the CODE 25 to stop spamming my phone?

asked 18 Oct 2020 at 02:53 PM

Vitalii Yermakov
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Hello, 

since several weeks, I can't use gateway app for my CODE 25.

It seems to be ok with bluetooth, because if I lauch a video on my iphone, i have sound on the amp, and the blue light is ok. 

but on the gateway app, impossible to connect. thera is not the little display (amp / iphone), 

when i do a scan, then i choose the CODE V020093C8E, but I have this message:

"You may only control amps you are already connected to for audio output"

I tried to do a new configuration of bluetooth, no success,

I tried to delete app from my phone, then download again, no success.

The amp is up to date.

help please.

Thanks.

Laurent

asked 09 Oct 2020 at 07:11 PM

laurent zanettin (10)
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Hello,

Gateway works  without problems on my Code 50 Amp up to yesterday 06th October 2020!

Amp is not often used, bought new on November 2018. Also checked  for the latest update for this Amp on 06th October 2020.

Android Device is Samsung Galaxy S8, version 9, latest update 01st September 2020.

Several times i have again and again downloaded the Gateway App en have several times tried to get bluetooth connection between Amp with device and between device and Amp.  Bluetooth connection between Amp and Device no problem. Is connected for streaming audio to the Amp. But no succesfull to connect App with the Amp. Tried over and over conform all the instructions on the Marshallwebsite /troubleshoooting.

Very, very strange that App is not working anymore!

 Who can give me the solution to solve this very strange problem which give me headaches?

asked 07 Oct 2020 at 07:29 PM

Fred Beumer
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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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Hi Marshall,
I am havin issues connecting my CODE 50 with my iPhone via Marshall Gatway app. Bluetooth connection is working and is connected with iPhone, but when I open app, app finds the CODE 50 amp and then it says "Connecting..." and nothing is going on. If I tap on my amp under Amps Detected, gives me this message: 
"Connection Rejected - You may only control amps you are already connected to for audio output".  Please help.

asked 18 Sep 2020 at 04:12 PM

Zoran Prole
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Hello !

I have a Code 50 and I use the Gateway to play, but it does'nt stay connected. For half an hour of playing,  I have to reconnect 4-5 times. Do you know why ?

(The Code is the only Bluetooth connection in my phone).

Thank you !

JFG

asked 13 Sep 2020 at 08:41 PM

Jeff Gascon
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On the Gateway app I can playback very little music. I can easily play music with iTunes (Bluetooth) but I am referring to using the playback feature. I have tried to playback 50-60 songs, some of it is purchased but all of it is downloaded. Why do only certain songs work. This is a huge issue for me and one of the main reasons I bought the Code 100H and 212 cabinet. 

asked 03 Sep 2020 at 01:45 AM

Jay Thompson
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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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Goodness me!
I just unpacked my two brand new Stanmore 2 (Voice) speakers.

I am using an IPhone XS max on IOS 13.6

I successfully connected them to Google Home and can use this app to play music.
I successfully connected them as generic Bluetooth devices and can use them individually for Bluetooth audio.

BUT I cannot get Marshall's own IPS apps to recognise them!
Marshall "Bluetooth" doesn't recognise their existence when they are switched as Bluetooth input, neither does Marshall "Multi Room" when they are switched as WiFi input.

So Marshall's own apps are a FAIL
Apparently I need the app to be able to "Couple" them as a stereo pair, which was the reason I purchased two speakers!

Anyone else having a similar problem?
I did notice on the Apple app store a comment from a downloader who had experienced the exact same problem, so clearly this is a known issue for Marshall.

I have reported this to Marshall support but I have no experience of them so I don't know how responsive they are?

asked 29 Jul 2020 at 04:02 AM

Peter Myers (1)
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Hi,

 

I have found a weird thing that may or may not be known with iOS + Bluetooth and the Code 50.

The CODE 50 when playing backing tracks / using it as a Bluetooth speaker is very quiet (So the master is wacked up and the playing guitar is extremely loud). 

 

and the weirdest thing (which physically makes sense but still it shouldn't do it) is that the Amp is predominatly a Left speaker when playing music through bluetooth as my phone (iPhone 6S) thinks my amp is bluetooth headphones rather than speaker (as the headphone icon pops up on the top right). 

 

My amp is on the latest firmware update.

 

Is there any fix for this? There's nothing in the gateway app for audio balencing

 

asked 26 Jul 2020 at 09:49 PM

Ed Thwaites
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