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Chroma X

Chroma X

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BUS PROCESSOR & MIC PREAMP IN ONE

CHROMA was designed with hybrid workflows in mind just like its big brother, the Silver Bullet.  These days gear needs to be versatile on both the front endandthe back end.  Featuring MIX and MIC modes, Chroma is both a line level processor, and a microphone preamp. 

TWIN TONE-AMP™ ARCHITECTURE

At the heart of CHROMA are two Mojo Amps inspired by classic large format consoles – American (A), and British (N).  These Mojo Amps lend their characteristic sonic footprints to any signal passing through the circuit.  Like the Silver Bullet, CHROMA is the only processor of its kind that allows you to enable A or N sonics at the push of a button.  Auditioning these two signature sounds during a session no longer requires re-patching or swapping preamps.

TONE SHAPING

Having the ability to shape tone with broad strokes can be just what the doctor ordered to get your tracks to pop in a mix. To round out the feature set, Chroma features switchable Baxandall High Frequency (HF) and Low Frequency (LF) EQ boosts derived from drBill’s favorite Silver Bullet settings for sweetening and enhancing individual tracks or mixes.  The user can select PRESENCE or AIR, and SUB or BASS frequencies via onboard jumpers.  The HF switch can be programmed to add the Silver Bullet’s VINTAGE filter as well.

CONSOLE-LIKE SIGNAL FLOW

Select your input source - Mic or Mix.  Choose A or N MOJO.  Apply some sweet sounding saturation, compression, filtering or tone shaping.

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NERDY DETAILS

ANALOG EXPLANSION SLOT

Choose from our growing list of Colour module options to customize CHROMA.  There is one analog plugin slot per channel you can fill to build your dream channel. You can also install any of the Colour modules from DIY Recording Equipment. This is a platform that adapts to the needs of your studio.

APPLICATIONS

LINE LEVEL APPLICATIONS:

  • Mix / 2-Bus mojo
  • Stem / Bus processing
  • Tracking channel
  • Colour module host – add compression, EQ, distortion, saturation, delay…

MICROPHONE PREAMP:

  • Dual modes: A or N
  • +8 to +60 dB of gain
  • Phantom Power and Polarity Reverse
  • Optimized to reveal full potential of ribbon and dynamic mics

PREMIUM COMPONENTS & BUILD QUALITY

We chose every component in CHROMA by ear for maximum mojo and its sonic synergy with the rest of the circuit.  Our meticulous development process involved both empirical measurement and real-world studio use to validate the design.  We also leveraged what we learned designing and building the Silver Bullet and Chop Shop 500 Series.  In this design you will find high end parts from Nichicon, Panasonic, Vishay, Susumu, Wima, TI, and Analog Devices.  All audio path resistors are 0.5% or 0.1% thin film types for low distortion and noise.  CHROMA also features custom American wound transformers and our very own ROGUE FIVE discrete op amps.  Our PCBs use high temperature Tg 170 material for long-term reliability.  The entire assembly is RoHS compliant (lead free).  All final assembly and testing is performed by fellow music makers.