It seemed to have installed CODE Audio interface, because I can see it is my Devices & Printers (Windows 8.1) as a composite device with a 2013 Microsoft driver installed. But it does not show up in my DAW at all.
Where is the driver and than in particular the ASIO driver for this????
It is connected, because when I use the WSAPI (Windows Shared API) is can see the SPEAKERS from code and play audio through there (horrible quality though). But not the input. Without that, this device has not much value for me.
Thanks for your help,
Several times now, the Code 25 has locked up on me when trying to use it from the Gateway App on my iPad. Symptoms are that the display will freeze up (text no longer scrolls) and the different buttons (including gain, tone knobs, etc) will become completely unresponsive. Controlling it from the iPad will no longer work either. The only thing I can do at that point is switch the amp off & on again.
Additionally, trying to connect the app to the amp is really hit and miss (yes, it's paired successfully): sometimes it refuses to work, sometimes it will freeze the amp and sometimes it will work, but switching from ipad to amp presets will not.
Most times on my Code 50 when I save a preset I have to switch my amp off and then back on again because the sound stops coming out of it. I can't even scroll it through different presets at all. It's pretty annoying to deal with
How do you control system sound (power on & shut down) volume on Emberton?
The system sound is VERY loud, and aggressive sound.
It's silly when you hear relaxing yoga music, and then you're forced to hear very loud guitar sound at the end of the meditation session.
I have the following problem with my Marshall Stanmore (I) Bluetooth speaker:
Whenever I am wirelessly connected, the Bluetooth connection drops after 20 minutes — while playing music!
The surprising thing is that it not just happens randomly after 15 to 45 minutes — no, it happens suspiciously regularly after 20 minutes. I went and tested this with my laptop (4 times) and my phone (3 times) by writing down the start and stopping times, and the Bluetooth connection got interrupted (the music stopped) after 20 minutes each time. 7 times in a row. No exception.
• Yes, I have removed the speaker from all devices, then re-repaired them. Multiple times.
• Yes, the problem exists with all my devices that can send sound via Bluetooth (laptop, phone, desktop,). Those same devices have no problem to stream music to my Sony sound system or portable Bluetooth speakers. The problem only exists with the Stanmore.
• No, the Stanmore is not near a wifi router, a micro wave, a DECT phone or close to other Bluetooth devices. All of my other Bluetooth devices work perfectly fine. During my tests, the speaker and the Bluetooth source were about half a meter/two feet apart.
• Yes, I have had the Stanmore disconnected from power for an hour. Even a few days, actually.
• Yes, sound works perfectly fine via the wired connection (INPUT 1) and it doesn't stop after 20 minutes.
• Yes, the "STANDBY MODE" switch on the back is set to "STANDARD". (But surely no Bluetooth speaker would ever go into standby mode WHILE playing music anyways, right?)
• No, I am out unfortunately of warranty. The speaker looks great and hasn't been used that much. I also find that it financially doesn't make much sense to spend 130€ (max.) on a Marshall OOW repair.
• No, the Stanmore I is not compatible with the Marshall Bluetooth app, and there is no way for me to update the firmware (as far as I know).
• Yes, I can absolutely open up the speaker and post pictures of specific components, if someone has a clue about what capacitors or chips to look out for.
Additional info on the issue:
I experience no problems connecting via Bluetooth, from any device. I can start playing music — but after 20 minutes, the music will automatically stop. If I am streaming from Spotify for example, the player will just pause. The Stanmore stays powered, and the red BLUETOOTH light on the Stanmore is still on, but it appears a little dimmer than normally. I have found that pressing the SOURCE/WAKE button once usually wakes up the Bluetooth connection again, and then after a while, I can resume music by un-pausing on the laptop or phone.
The fact that this happens after a very precise operating time, sure sounds a lot like it could be standby-related. But the Stanmore is not set to POWERSAVER mode. And even if it was, it would only enter standby mode after a certain time if it wasn't playing anything. A speaker that goes into standby mode every 20 minutes WHILE playing music ... that would be ridiculous! And yet, that is exactly what I am dealing with.
Any ideas or clues for what to try or look out for?
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.
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:
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?
An annoying problem of Code 50 concerns the sound of low frequencies which are extremely "muddy"
using a Stratocaster's bridge single coils: absolutely no attack & non-existent twang!.
I really like this amplifier and I am sure that with a firmware update this problem can certainly be solved
My current firmware version is 1.44.
It is time to have a firmware update. We have been waiting since july 2019.
Hi I have a CODE 100H head/cab and a CODE 100 combo both with the latest firmware re-installed from Marshall and both have this issue, i.e. the amp very oftenn completely freezes when I save a preset.
Steps to reproduce:
- Modify any patch on the front panel
- 50% of the times the amp seems to freeze. The preset is saved but you can no longer change preset and there is no sound coming out.
The same happens if you modify a patch from the iOS app via bluetooth and then save it from there.
It's REALLY frustrating and I can't believe I didn't find anything on this forum under the "crash on save" keywords. Seeing it happens on both of my CODE units it much be a software bug, I don't think it has anything to do with my units.
Anyone else has seen this problem?
Hello, We are currently in the last stages of preparing to release a new firmware update, we appreciate your patience on this matter.
Marshall are fully supportive of Code and any issues customers are facing will have our full support.
We are working to have the firmware released as soon as possible.
Kind Regards Marshall Support Comment by Marshall - 28 May 2019 at 11:34 AM
This is the last post in my original thread. Good news
First pairing is OK but after a restart NEVER the Blue Light goes on and, its clear, no auto reconnect.What is the Problem?Please Fix It!
I use iphone 6s , ipad Air, Samsung J5 and a old Samsung Node.NO Device works. (Android and iOS)
From my Point of View the Code 25 is the Problem not the Devices, because Bluetooth goes not ON if you turn the Code ON.
Please ask me its a Bug and you can FIX it with a new Bluetoot Version or is a Hardware Problem and you cant fix it.
Many Customers waiting for a Fix over 1 Year!!!!
I have the Code 25 just one Day and update the newest FW via Crome with my Mac.
If you cant fix the Problem i send the Amp back to the Dealer in Germany and get my Money Back.
I have a lot Amps from Marshall (like Slash Sounds) but this is a shame.
I bought the combo yesterday and it's full of bluetooth bugs - looking now at the FORUM my impression is that the support doesn't care about it.
- No automatic bluetooth connection - iPHONE - I am having always to force Iphone to "forget" the AMP and pairing it again... each time...
- MAC IOS , When I try to connect the bluetooth in my MAC, it makes the system crashes, mouse and keyboard stop working... there's no were to get the necessary code to bluetooth connection...
DO WE HAVE PLANS FOR A NEW FIRMWARE TO BE RELEASED SOON ? PLEASE
No automatic bluetooth connection after firmware update.
Please solve this problem.
Or support firmware rollback!
I have already asked twice about Bluetooth connectivity issues.
I've been asking questions for over 10 months already, and it's been a year since you released the firmware.
I am already anticipating your answers.
Do you plan to update the firmware?
This is really ridiculous. If you do not have any more updates, I hope you will be able to roll back to the previous version of firmware.
Previous versions did not have this problem at all.
I've had my Code25 for less than a year now. In order to use the bluetooth features I have to establish a brand new connection every time. I have to forget the device on my phone then repair. How can I fix this issue? Yes, my firmware and app are up to date. It is very annoying. I should be able to just turn the amp on and pair to it automatically. Without having to go through so much trouble.
Why don't you have a Windows App? For me (and I believe for many other users) is really annoying to control my Marshall Code using cellphone or mini tablets.
I really think it would be very welcome an App for Windows, so we could use our notebooks or lap tops to control presets and tone of our Marshall amps, under a better interface, bigger screen and together with other music software.
Otherwise, I am very satisfied with my amp.
The app is installed - it WILL NOT launch at all.
Like apparently everyone else, my Code 25 "forgets" to turn on Bluetooth, and I have to restart the pairing process all over again, everytime I want to play. I have to delete the pairing from my phone, turn on bluetooth pairing on the amp, and rediscover the amp. EVERY FREAKING TIME. Where's that update to the firmware?
Hello, there. First of all sorry for my bad english.
I got two CODE 25, and it cannot be automatically paired with my phone again if it was rebooted.
When it is turned on, the blue light does just keep off and never get reconnection process.
Both of these got this issue after firmware update, and factory reset and troble shooting guide does not help anything.
I tried every ways so many times but it was useless.
There are many users suffering from this issue just like me... it is really annoying even this amp is really good.
Please leave an advice. thank you.