Louder Than Liftoff has extended their range of Colour modules for the Chroma 500 Series module and DIYRE Colour Palette with the Royal Blue module inspired by the 1081 Channel Amplifier used in vintage Neve 80 Series recording consoles from the 70's.
What Is The Colour Range From Louder Than Liftoff?
Colour is a new modular platform for creating custom analog signal chains. Their growing family of modules offer multiple stages of high-end analog processing to your setup. The Colour platform consists of Colour modules and hosts like Chroma and the DIY Recording Equipment Colour Palette. Colour modules are small, swappable analog circuit blocks that snap into Chroma and offer different types of analog colour such as distortion, saturation, compression, EQ, and even echo. Chroma is a 500 series module which provides drive and wet/dry mix controls, power, and support circuitry for one module.
What Is The Louder Than Liftoff Royal Blue Colour Module?
The Royal Blue module was inspired by the 1081 Channel Amplifier used in vintage Neve 80 Series recording consoles from the 70's. This mic/line preamp and equaliser module featured discrete transistor amplifiers with transformer-coupled input and output stages. Its musical equaliser section was state of the art for its time with a whopping 6 bands.
Louder Than Lift off has miniaturised the essence of this classic to fit within the space limitations of the Colour format. Multiple transistor amplifier stages drive a custom steel output transformer that offers the characteristic big tone one of the original LO2567. They have even recreated the 4.7 KHz Upper Presence shelving EQ per the original circuit and have carefully dialled in a fixed 5 dB boost. With the Royal Blue module installed in a Chroma 500 series module, you have control over the amount of boost via the C-MIX knob. This EQ boost can also be disabled via an onboard solderless jumper.
Louder Than Liftoff Royal Blue Colour Module Features
- Inspired by 1081 modules used in vintage Neve* 80 Series consoles
- Discrete transistor circuitry adapted from BA306 and BA338 Neve* amplifiers
- Tantalum capacitors and BC axial coupling caps like original design
- Custom American made steel output transformer
- Switchable 4.7 kHz "Upper Presence" shelving boost
- Analog plugin compatible with Chroma
- Allows for "N" into "A" or "N" into "N" gain staging
- C-MIX knob allows EQ boost to be fully variable from 0 to 5 dB of boost
- Compatible with DIYRE Colour
The units are fully assembled, and tested by Louder Than Liftoff. Note that the Chroma 500 Series module or DIYRE Colour Palette must be purchased separately.
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