Ocean Machine

Designed and developed over two years, in collaboration with Devin Townsend, the Ocean Machine is a high fidelity professional Delay, Reverb and Looper unit which brings together the best available hardware on the market and very complex algorithms to create lush, heavenly effects. MOOER has worked very closely with Devin Townsend to meet all of his own personal requirements while also ensuring that the "Ocean Machine" is versatile and enjoyable for musicians from all walks of life.

A multitude of programmability and control options makes the ocean machine ideal for all different kinds of guitarists from bedroom beginners to industry professionals and is easy to integrate into all different kind of setups. MOOER has brought all of this together into a small, stylish and highly competitive, cost efficient package.

Main features

•    2 independent DELAYS with 15 different delay types, 0-2 seconds of delay time and optional ping pong effect

•    A high fidelity spacious REVERB with 9 different reverb types and shimmer effect

•    Programmable order of effects chain

•    Delay and Reverb freeze effect

•    Tap Tempo functionality with independent relative tempo options

•    An audio looper with 32 MB of storage memory providing a total of up to 44 seconds of recording time

•    2 standard modes of operation

•    A multitude of extra programmability options via the LCD menu

•    External switch and expression pedal inputs for more control options

•    All basic delay and reverb parameters can be adjusted via dedicated control knobs for fast and easy adjustment on the fly

•    8 banks with 3 presets on each, providing a total of 24 preset spaces

•    Midi programmable

•    Full stereo inputs and outputs

•    Adjustable Global EQ settings, input and output levels for easy integration and great results with all different kinds of instruments and setups






Mode:

The Ocean Machine has two main operation modes to allow the device to be used in different ways.


1.PLAY Mode - In this mode the Ocean machine operates like a tradition effects pedal and every basic effect parameter value is the same as that of it's corresponding control knob.


2.PATCH Mode - In this mode the Ocean machine recalls saved presets and all basic effect parameter values will be the same as the recalled preset until adjusted via their corresponding control knob.


Effect Types:


1.Reverb




Room: Small room Reverb with a short decay

Hall: Large spacious Reverb with a long decay

Plate: Based on a traditional mechanical plate reverb

Dist Verb: Distorted Reverb

FL-Verb: Reverb with a modulated Flanger

Filter: Reverb with a modulated envelope follower

Reverse: Backwards Reverb

Spring: Based on a vintage, large tank, spring reverb

Mod: Reverb with a modulated Chorus


2.DELAY A




Digital: High fidelity delay with clean repeats
Analog: Vintage BB style delay with warm degrading repeats
Tape: Based on a classic reel to reel tape echo
Echo: Based on a vintage echorec
Liquid: Digital Delay with modulated Phaser repeats
Rainbow: Special effect pitch Delay with modulation
Crystal: Special effect pitch Delay with glistening highs
Low-Bit: Delay with bit crusher
Fuzzy: Delay with Fuzz


3.DELAY B





Digital: High fidelity delay with clean repeats
Analog: Vintage BB style delay with warm degrading repeats
Tape: Based on a classic reel to reel tape echo
Real: Clear delay with natural sounding repeats
Dyna: Dynamic Delay
Galaxy: Delay with swelled repeats and a light modulation
Mod: Delay with modulated repeats
Tri mod: 80’s style delay with thick modulated repeats
Mod-Inv: Reverse delay with modulation



Technical Parameters


Input: 1/4’ signal input audio interface X2 (impedance 1M ohms)
Output: 1/4 "left and right channel audio interface x2 (impedance 100 ohms)
Sampling rate: 44.1K
Sampling accuracy: 24bit
Power supply: DC 9V 500mA power adapter (negative inside positive)
Size: 215 mm (D) X 127 mm (W) X 56 mm (H)
Weight: 1.1KG


Firmware Update

From time to time MOOER will release new firmware updates for Ocean Machine which will include new features or any bug fixes subsequent to user feedback.


Firmware Update(1.11 now only for windows)

If you are experiencing any freezes with your Ocean Machine then please update with this firmware

Fixes intermittent cut out of sound



Update instructions

You will require a USB > MIDI interface cable to complete the firmware update

1.Download "OM_IAP.zip" from http://www.mooeraudio.com/?FirmwareUpdate.html


2.Extract "OM_IAP.exe" and "OM_UPDATE.mr"


3.Connect your midi interface to the computers USB.

Connect the MIDI OUT cable to Ocean Machine's MIDI IN socket

Connect the MIDI IN cable to Ocean Machine's MIDI THRU socket


4. Press and hold the "BACK" and "SETTING" buttons on the Ocean Machine.Connect power to the Ocean Machine and do not release the buttons until the screen displays a "Loading" message


5. Open the "OM_IAP.exe" file to start the update software program Click "OpenFile"
Navigate to the "OM_UPDATE.mr" file and open it


6.Click the "Update" button in the OM  software to download the new firmware file tothe Ocean Machine


7.When the update is complete the OM software will display a message "Updatesuccessful" and the Ocean Machine will exit the loading page and revert back to regular operation


Note: If the update procedure fails then please start again and repeat the steps in this guideTo avoid any errors please do not connect to multiple MIDI devices while updatingthe ocean machine

If you have any problem,please send email to support@mooeraudio.com


We recommend the following MIDI-USB cables. It is available relatively cheap on ebay and amazon.



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Ocean Machine 1.1.1 firmware update



Bug fixes

*Wireless switch bugs fixed

* Crashing issue due to CPU clock speed fixed

* Looper playback display bugs fixed

* MIDI Thru allows all channels of MIDI code to pass through

*Looper DUB gain problems fixed

*Trails between mode change fixed

* Effect tone controls high pass/low pass bug fix

*Noise in Reverb when using Freeze effect fixed

* Reverb tone and mix optimization

* Compatability with MIDI devices from various manufacturers updated


New features


* Previous operating mode stored to memory and recalled when the Ocean Machine is powered on


* Wireless footswitch operation changed


Play mode

A = Master tap tempo

B = Delay B tap tempo

C = Delay A tap tempo

D = Bypass pedal


Patch Mode

A= Detail page

B = Delay B tap tempo

C = Delay A tap tempo

D = Bypass pedal


*FREEZE on/off MIDI CC added


CC#4 = Reverb

CC#5 = Delay B

CC#6 = Delay A


* MIDI PC easy mapping added


*MIDI channel selection added


* Firmware version will now be displayed in the RESET page of the settings menu



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