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Source Audio SA249 C4 Synth Pedal

Source Audio Source Audio SA249 C4 Synth Pedal

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£249.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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WHAT ARE THEY BUILDING IN THERE?

Our engineering team, are back in the sound laboratory developing the next Source Audio effects pedal. This new endevour may be our most ambitious yet - it is a small footprint guitar/bass synthesizer pedal knows as the C4 Synth. Please feel free to check in on this page anytime for the most recent updates in the development process. And of course, we want to hear your thoughts and suggestions - head over to The Gear Page and join a public conversation on the C4.

 

The C4 Synth from Source Audio

The first thing we need to do is explain the big idea behind our latest project. Bob Chidlaw (Source Audio's Chief Sound Engineer), feeling inspired by his personal Eurorack modular synth rig, set out to built a powerful synthesizer machine, specifically designed to live inside the compact structure of a Source Audio One Series housing.  The C4 is, for all intents and purposes, a modular synthesizer in an box.

 

On the surface, the C4 features a simple 4-knob interface and a choice of three guitar/bass synthesizer effects - just plug-in and submerge your instrument in a sea of swelling, buzzing, and swirling synth tones. If you want to take things to take things a bit further, we urge that you connect the C4 to our Neuro Desktop Editor (a free download for Mac and Windows) or Neuro Mobile App (a free download for iOS and Android).  Inside the Neuro Editors you will find the tools to personally create your own retro-futuristic synthesizer tones. Use the C4’s collection of four parallel voices, three oscillator wave shapes, ten-plus envelope followers, twenty-plus modulating filters, distortion, tremolo, pitch shifting, intelligent harmonization, programmable sequencing and more to dial in that perfect tone. Find it all, from the classic synth tones you've always wanted to replicate to those illusive abstracts you've imagined, but never actually heard. If you're short on time and/or patience, it's very easy to find tons of great sounds - simply  call up an effect from countless presets created by the Source Audio team or the growing legion of C4 users.

 

We at Source Audio are out of our minds with anticipation for the release of the C4 Synth - we cannot wait to hear the sounds y'all come up with for our exciting new pedal. 

Sound Samples

You probably want to hear how the C4 sounds, correct? Well since the pedal is still a work-in-progress, we have not yet created a formal demonstration video, but we have been posting a bunch killer sounds that we've come up with along the way. Some of our favorites we included in the C4 Synth Preview video, which is a compilation of Instagram posts between the months of 1/19 and 6/19. Please feel free to check our Instagram for additional C4 clips and other Source Audio related fun. C'mon and join our social scene - NO TROLLS! 

 

The C4 Synth's Control Panel in the Neuro Desktop Editor 

The true power of the C4 Synth resides in its Neuro Desktop or Mobile Editing interface. Source Audio President Roger Smith said in a recent interview, " When we create our own library of sounds, we put them out, and they have a certain level of popularity. But it has been far more interesting to tap into the world of hobbyists interested in creating their own sounds with our Neuro Desktop Editor. They create presets and publish them into a communal sharing space where others can use and further edit them. Creating this kind of collaborative world is ultimately the kind of direction we’re heading."

 

With the Neuro Editor it will be possible to create highly customized presets for your C4 Synth. Presets can then be published and made available to the entire Neuro community. The illustration below shows the current state of the C4's Neuro Desktop Editor. You will see that it is possible to edit each to the C4'a four voices, including things like Oscillator Wave Shapes, Envelope Types, Filters, Distortion, FM Synthesis, Pitch Shifting, Harmonization, Sequencing, and much more. We cannot wait to hear the sounds created by the ever-growing base of Source Audio pedal owners.

 

VOICE BLOCKS

There are four Voice Blocks.  Within each Voice Block select from any of the following Voice Types: Dry Signal, Monophonic Pitch Shifting, Polyphonic Pitch Shifting, and three types of Synth Oscillator Wave Shapes (including Sine, Square, and Saw). In these blocks you will also be able to select voice level, stereo panning, distortion/fuzz engage, filter engage, pitch modulation, and detuning amount. 

 

DISTORTION BLOCK

Choose a type of distortion from a long list of Source Audio favorites, including Soft Clipping, Foldback, and Gated Fuzz. Dial in the Drive amount and Clean/Dirty Mix.

 

FILTERS BLOCK

Choose from over 20 different filter types.  Decide whether you want to control the filter modulation with an envelope follower or LFO and set the LFO Speed. Dedicated controls allow you to set the Envelope Sensitivity, Filter Modulation Depth, Frequency Starting Point, and Q Level (a.k.a. "Resonance').

Features

  • Six Preset Positions: Use the C4's 3-position toggle switch and two preset banks to save six easily accessible presets.
  • Supreme Tracking: Lightning-quick, imperceptible latency.
  • 128 MIDI Accessible Factory Presets: The addition of a third-party MIDI controller with USB host provides access to any of the pedal's 128 factory presets.
  • Stereo Inputs and Outputs: Use the Neuro Editor's panning controls to route each voice to any location in a full stereo spread.
  • Compact Design: Durable, anodized aluminium housing has a small footprint and sturdy hardware.
  • Universal Bypass: Select either analog buffered or relay-based True Bypass.
  • USB Port: Class-compliant USB-MIDI allows the C4 to work as a plug-and-play device with recording software running on Mac and Windows or any third-party MIDI controller with UBS host. The port also offers connectivity to the Neuro Desktop Editor and pedal firmware updates.
  • External Expression and Tap Tempo Control: Use the Control Input jack with the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal (expression control to multiple parameters) or Tap Switch (adjust LFO rates on the fly).


Specifications

  • Model Name: Source Audio C4 Synth Pedal
  • Model Code: SA249
  • Power Supply: 9V DC Power Supply (300mA/Negative Tip - Included)
  • Cable: 0.125'' to 0.25'' Cable for Neuro Mobile App Connection (Included)
  • Power Consumption: 165mA
  • USB Port: Yes
  • Housing: Brushed Anodized Aluminium
  • Dimensions: 4.5'' x 2.75'' x 2''

Delivery

We offer FREE DELIVERY on ALL orders within the UK (excludes Highlands & Islands for courier items).

We aim to dispatch all orders placed by 2pm and in stock on the same working day.  If something is out of stock with us then we will order it from our suppliers.  If an item is also out of stock at a supplier, we will contact you with an estimated delivery date.

Standard free delivery orders are usually sent by Royal Mail unless oversize in which case they are sent by courier, and usually arrive within 3 working days.  Express delivery orders are sent on a next working day service.  For clarity, this means an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.  

Delivery to the Highlands & Islands or overseas will usually take longer. 

Returns

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.  We recognise there will be occasions when you wish to return an item.  We offer a no-quibble 14-day returns period.  If you wish to return an item, please contact us via e-mail with your order number and your reason for return.  We will reply within 48 hours providing full return instructions. 

All items returned under our no-quibble returns policy must be in an as-new, resaleable condition including all accessories and retail packaging.  Items where the packaging will be damaged through opening it are not eligible for no-quibble returns.  Hygiene items such as Talk Boxes, Harmonicas, Wind Instruments etc are also ineligible for returns under this policy if there is evidence they have been opened and/or used. Please pack returned items appropriately to ensure no damage in transit.  We reserve the right to refuse refunds for items that are returned in a state which renders them unfit for resale as new. 


Items that are found to be faulty on arrival or within 14 days of receipt will be replaced.  After this period we will honour the manufacturer's warranty period for repairs and items will be repaired or replaced as deemed appropriate. 

Transit Damage & Mispicks

We make every effort to ensure your order arrives complete, correct and in the condition you would expect. In the event that the package shows signs of damage, please mark this when signing for it. In this instance or if your order is incorrect for any reason, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery so that we can rectify the situation. 

CITES

CITES regulations concerning the export of items containing certain woods affect any guitar sold ouside of the European Union and which contains any quantity of either Rosewood or Bubinga.  In these cases, an additional charge of £80.00 will be levied per species after the sale to pay for the required re-export certificate.  There will be a delay in dispatching any guitar containing either Bubinga or Rosewood of up to 4 weeks while we obtain the necessary certification for export. As the charge is per species, where a guitar contains both Bubinga AND Rosewood, the charge is doubled to £160.00.  We will contact you following your purchase of any guitar containing a controlled wood and advise of the charge once you have placed the order.  You can make payment for the charge by sending a Paypal payment to us at: sales@fxpedal.co.uk. 

Note that CITES only applies to guitars containing Rosewood or Bubinga that are being exported outside the European Union.  Guitars being delivered with the United Kingdom or in the European Union will be dispatched as normal. 

You can find out more information about CITES here: https://reverb.com/uk/news/new-cites-regulations-for-all-rosewood-species