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A Harman International Company
S-DISC
P
ROCESSING
Studio Quad V2
4 IN-4 OUT
Studio Effects Processor
User's Manual

Summary of Contents

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    A Harman International Company S-DISC ™ ROCESSING Studio Quad V2 4 IN-4 OUT Studio Effects Processor User's Manual...

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    The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC. Digitech Electronics European Contact: Your Local DigiTech Sales and Service Office President of DigiTech or International Sales Office 8760 S.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    A Word About Bypass ................7 SECTION 2 - BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE STUDIO QUAD V2 Getting Around the Operating System .

  • Page 4: Introduction, Warranty

    A Return Authorization number may be obtained from DigiTech by telephone. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the produc- t’s use in any circuit or assembly.

  • Page 5: Unpacking The Studio Quad V2, Front Panel Controls

    Figure 1-1 Front Panel 1) DISPLAY - The Studio Quad V2's large custom display is where you get most of the information you need to move around the operating system. The display has several important sections that you need to understand when you use the Studio Quad V2.

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    9) IN LEVELS - This button is used to access both the automatic and manual input leveling controls. For more on setting input levels, see pg. 29. 10) BYPASS - Bypasses all the effects in the Studio Quad V2. 11) DATA WHEEL - The Data Wheel lets you scroll through Programs and change Parameters values.

  • Page 7: Making Connections

    4) MIDI IN - MIDI data is received at this port. When MIDI data is received, the MIDI indicator in the display flash- es on and off. 5) MIDI OUT / THRU - Merges MIDI data generated by the Studio Quad V2 with MIDI data received at the input. Please see pg. 31 for more information.

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    EFFECTS LOOP This application uses the Studio Quad V2 in an effects loop of a mixing console. In this application, the source is routed directly to the mixer channel input(s). From there, the Studio Quad V2 gets its source audio from the con- sole's auxiliary send, and mix levels are controlled directly from the console.

  • Page 9: A Word About Bypass

    This method also utilizes the effects loops of your console, and since each effect has a mono input, the auxiliary sends can be set up in a much more straightforward way. Figure 1-6 shows how to connect the Studio Quad V2 for this application.

  • Page 10: Getting Around The Operating System, Program Mode, Fx Edit Mode, Selecting Fx Types And Defaults

    HINT: If you look at the Effect Routing Matrix while you press the FX Edit button, the currently selected mod- ule will flash. The Studio Quad V2 uses Pages to navigate within an effect. A Page is a group of up to four effect Parameters that appear on the screen at one time.

  • Page 11: Modifying Fx Module Parameters Example

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual The Default parameter allows you to select one of several effect settings stored in the Studio Quad V2's library. For example, there are 8 Dual Delay defaults to choose from. All Factory Programs use these Default settings. So, if you like the Delay that is being used in Factory Program 62, simply locate page one of the FX Module, then use the <4>...

  • Page 12: Input/output Configurations, Using Modifiers

    Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) or MIDI Continuous Controller information. Every Program in the Studio Quad V2 has a set of Modifiers. Up to 8 Modifier links can be assigned to control para- meters. There are three types of Modifiers that can be linked to a parameter: MIDI CCs, LFOs, and Dynamic (signal level dependent).

  • Page 13: Linking A Parameter To A Modifier

    LFOs - When you use LFOs, Parameter values can be controlled automatically between a defined minimum and maximum setting at a rate set by the user. The Studio Quad V2 has 2 user definable LFOs in each program that can be assigned to any Parameter.

  • Page 14: Setting Up An Lfo Or Dynamic

    • Press <3> and use the Data wheel to adjust HiThrs. The HiThrs control sets the point at which maximum Parameter modification occurs. • Press <4> and use the Data wheel to select which input (1 - 4) you want the modifier to "listen" to, or follow. Section 2 - Basic Function of the Studio Quad V2...

  • Page 15: Comparing Programs, Storing Programs

    During the course of editing Programs, you may find that you want to compare the edited version of the Program to the original, stored version. Fortunately, the Studio Quad V2 provides you with this valuable A/B feature in the Compare function. To compare an edited Program with the original Stored version, do the following: •...

  • Page 16: About Modules And The Effect Charts

    HLF modules, and so on, but all sizes of FX Modules feature very high quality effects, so you don’t have to worry if you need to divide the Studio Quad V2 pie four ways. For a com- plete list of these FX Types, see pg.

  • Page 17: Reverbs

    "slapback" the room wall produces when a sound hits. Today’s technology allows the Studio Quad V2 to offer a complete palette of flexibile, easy to use reverbs. There are five basic reverbs to choose from.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual Reverbs PARAM. DESCRIPTION FX: Lvl Controls the signal input level fed to the Module. Varies from OFF to 100%. Dry: Lvl Controls the level of the dry (uneffected) signal. Ranges from OFF to 100%. Balance Controls the left/right positioning of the dry signal in the stereo soundfield.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual Reverbs (continued) PARAM. DESCRIPTION Blend The BLEND control cross-mixes reverberations from the left side into the right side and vice-versa. This can be used to increase the realism of the simulated room by adding reverberations from different parts of the room to each channel. Varies from 0% to 99%.

  • Page 20: Chorus And Flange

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual CHORUS AND FLANGE Both choruses and flangers use a Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) to produce their rich, swirling effects. When you change the speed and depth Parameters of modulation effects, you're actually controlling the frequency and ampli- tude of the LFO.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual Choruses DESCRIPTION PARAM. FX: Lvl Controls the signal input level fed to the Module. Varies from OFF to 100%. Dry: Lvl Controls the level of the dry (uneffected) signal. Ranges from OFF to 100%. Balance Controls the left/right positioning of the dry signal in the stereo soundfield.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual Flangers PARAM. DESCRIPTION FX: Lvl Controls the signal input level fed to the Module. Varies from OFF to 100%. Dry: Lvl Controls the level of the dry (uneffected) signal. Ranges from OFF to 100%. Balance Controls the left/right positioning of the dry signal in the stereo soundfield.

  • Page 23: Phasers

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual PHASERS Phasers create a copy of the original signal and modulate that new signal’s phase relationship to the original signal. When the two signals are reunited at the output, the modified signal, moving smoothly in and out of phase, causes continuous cancellations and reinforcements at different frequencies throughout the modulating cycle.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual ROTARY SPEAKER SIMULATOR / TREMOLO / AUTO PANNER The Rotary Speaker Simluator allows you to emulate the classic rotating speaker sound, without the chiropractic problems that come with moving bulky speaker cabinets. Tremolos and Auto Panners are similar to one another because they use an LFO to modulate the level of the signal.

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    (50 cents) up from the original. Pitch shifters allow you to create multiple voices from a single note input. In the Studio Quad V2, the new pitch is determined by the setting of the SHFT Parameters, which can cover a pitch range of four octaves.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual Pitch Shifters PARAM. DESCRIPTION FX: Lvl Controls the signal input level fed to the Module. Varies from OFF to 100%. Dry: Lvl Controls the level of the dry (uneffected) signal. Ranges from OFF to 100%.

  • Page 27: Delays

    "sampled" or recorded into memory, where it is held for the amount of time you specify with the delay time setting, after which the sample is replayed at the output. The Studio Quad V2's delays have a feedback meter that is used to send a portion of the delayed signal back to the input to be re-recorded along with new source material.

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual EQUALIZERS The Studio Quad V2 has a broad selection of equalizer Modules to cover virtually any need. Both mono and stereo modules are available. Remember that mono equalizers connected to stereo sources will always sum the stereo sig- nal together for equalization (thus eliminating the stereo image).

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual NOISE GATE / COMPRESSOR Noise gates are particularly useful for preventing mic rumble, wind noise, or hum from getting to tape in your recordings, or for gating drum kits to prevent mic bleed. Compression does exactly what its name implies; it compresses the dynamic range of the signal. It does this by turn- ing signals down as they become louder.

  • Page 30: Multi Effects

    MULTI EFFECTS MODULES The Studio Quad V2, Multi Effect Modules allow the User to combine either Delay and Chorus or Delay and Flange within one Effect module block. This is ideal for situations where the User needs to add another effect to the Effect Configuration, but is running low on signal processing resources.

  • Page 31: Manual Input Leveling, Utility, Adjusting The Screen Contrast

    The concept of Auto Leveling is simple: the Studio Quad V2 listens to the signal for about 8 seconds, and sets the input levels accordingly. You also have the option of leveling the inputs manually if you want.

  • Page 32: Midi Channel, Program Map

    • To return to Program mode, press <PROGRAM>. MIDI CHANNEL This option sets the MIDI Channel that the Studio Quad V2 will respond to MIDI program changes and CC mes- sages. MIDI Channel settings include: Off, 1, 2,...15, 16, and All.

  • Page 33: System Exclusive Device Channel / Midi Merge, Program Dump

    • When you're finished, you can return to Program mode by pressing <PROGRAM>. PROGRAM DUMP Allows you to dump individual Studio Quad V2 Programs to another Studio Quad V2 or external MIDI devices like patch librarians, computers, or sequencers for backup, storage, or organization. This option allows you to select the Program to be dumped, and (when dumping to another Studio Quad V2) the Program location where you want the Program dumped.

  • Page 34: System Dump

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual • Using the Data wheel, select the Program number you want to dump. Note that the AS PRG number changes as you scroll. • Press <3> and use the Data wheel to select the Program location where you want the Program dumped.

  • Page 35: Program Autoload, Harmony Tuning Reference, Factory Reset

    • To exit Harmony Tuning Reference, Press <Program> button. FACTORY RESET Allows you to erase all User Program and Utility settings at once and restore the Studio Quad V2 memory to its factory condition. WARNING:This procedure will destroy and reset ALL User Programs in the Studio Quad V2's mem- ory.

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    TING... after which the unit resets, and returns to Program 1. In extreme situations, the Studio Quad V2 can be reset using a special power-up procedure. This will also complete- ly reset the Studio Quad V2, eliminating any custom settings created by the user. The procedure is as follows: •...

  • Page 37: Midi Implementation Chart

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual SECTION 5 - APPENDIX MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART Function... Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Default 1-16 1-16 Memorized Channel Channel Default Mode 2, Mode 4 Mode Messages Mode2, Mode 4 Memorized Altered Note Number True Voice Velocity...

  • Page 38: Effects And Defaults List

    EFFECTS AND DEFAULTS LIST The following is a list of effects available in the Studio Quad V2. Both the module Type and the effect name appears on Page one of all FX Modules. Please note maximum delay times vary depending on the module Type being used. Please refer back to pg.14 for more information concerning Module types.

  • Page 39: Effect Configuration Chart

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual EFFECT CONFIGURATION CHART Configuration 1 Configuration 7 IN 1 OUT 1 IN 1 OUT 1 IN 2 OUT 2 IN 2 OUT 2 IN 3 OUT 3 IN 3 OUT 3 IN 4 OUT 4...

  • Page 40: Studio Quad V2 Specifications

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual STUDIO QUAD V2 SPECIFICATIONS A/D Converter: 18 bit, 128 x oversampled delta-sigma stereo D/A Converter: 20 bit 64 x oversampled Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz DSP Section: Static-Dynamic Instruction Set computer(S-DISC ® ) Digital Signal Path Width: 24 bits (144.5 dB) Internal Data Path Width: 48 bits (289 dB) Dynamic Delay Memory: 64k x 24 bits (1.4 seconds)

  • Page 41: Factory Program List

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual STUDIO QUAD V2 FACTORY PROGRAM LIST CLASSIC REVERBS AMBIENT PROGRAMS Nice Hall Detuned Doubler Stage in a Small Hall Telephone Lines Rich Chamber T.V. in a Room Precious Plate Slow Doppler Pan Grand Cathedral Small Ambience...

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    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual MORE REVERBS (100% WET) EFFECT BLOCK CONFIGURATIONS 156. St.Bright Hall 101. Cfg: 1 (4,4,4,4) 157. St.Long Dark Hall 102. Cfg: 2 (4,4,4,4) 158. St.Concert Hall 103. Cfg: 3 (4,4,4,4) 159. St.Mini Hall 104. Cfg: 4 (4,4,4,4) 160.

  • Page 43: Harmony Interval Charts

    Studio Quad V2 User's Manual HARMONY INTERVAL CHARTS Interval Major Minor Harm.Minor Mel.Minor Dorian Mixolydian Lydian üOct ü7th ü6th ü5th ü4th ü3rd ü2nd ¨2nd ¨3rd ¨4th ¨5th ¨6th ¨7th ¨Oct Lydian Minor Whole Hlf-Whl Whl-Hlf Major Int. Int. Int. Int.

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    International Distribution: 3 Overlook Drive, Unit 4 Amherst, New Hampshire 03031 U.S.A. FAX (603) 672-4246 DigiTech™, Studio Quad V2 II™, and S-DISC™ are registered trademarks of the Harman Music Group Incorporated Copyright © 1997 the Harman Music Group Incorporated Printed In U.S.A. 2/97 Manufactured in the U.S.A.

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