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  • CHROMA+ is a highly customizable stereo / dual mono tracking and mixing channel designed for modern hybrid studios that want more results in less space.  Its Twin Tone-Amp architecture and Tone Shaping EQ is derived from the very circuits used in the acclaimed Silver Bullet.  Answering the call for flexibility and customization, CHROMA+ delivers with its twin topology (A or N) line processor and mic/instrument amp, and adds an exciting twist - an analog plugin slot accepting Colour Modules.  This feature allows integrated processing like tube saturation, compression, or EQ to be inserted into the signal path and mixed with CHROMA+’s classic 'A' or 'N' inspired MOJO Amps for the ultimate in front and back end versatility that is unmatched by any other product in its class.  There’s even a Mega Mono Mode for cascading the full arsenal of CHROMA+ into a 4-stage channel strip!

     

  • Selectable 'A' and 'N' inspired MOJO Amps 

    • Mic or Mix/Line/Instrument mode
    • 48V phantom power
    • Polarity reverse
    • Mix/Line/Instrument Gain: 0 to +26 dB, +26 to +52 dB (High Gain mode)
    • Mic Gain: +8 to +34 dB, +34 to +60 dB (High Gain mode)
    • Optimized input impedance to reveal full potential of ribbon and dynamic mics

    Colour-compatible analog plugin slots

    • Colour Drive: -6 to +18 dB
    • Colour Mix: crossfade blend of processed and dry signal

    Auto-switching stereo DI inputs

    • Feeds entire Chroma signal path for full MOJO Amp amplification and Colour slot processing
    • Retro Mode alters loading and frequency response for a rounder tone
    • DI input gain = +10 dB, selectable via internal jumper to 0 or +20 dB
    • DI 2 input can be configured as a THRU jack via internal jumper

    Mega Mono channel mode (CH 1>2) feeds channel 1 output into channel 2 input

    Baxandall Tone boost EQ

    • LF (+3 dB): Pultec-inspired Subsonic (30 Hz) and Bass (60 Hz) frequencies
    • HF (+4 dB): Presence and Air frequencies
    • Vintage: softens high frequency response to emulate vintage British consoles

    Signal present indicator and bi-directional meter

    Powered by new ultra-low noise MusicaDrive PSU

    All circuit components chosen by ear for maximum MOJO

    • Custom American made transformers
    • ROGUE FIVE discrete op amps designed by Louder Than Liftoff, conforming to standard 2520 footprint
    • Nichicon HE and Panasonic FR electrolytic capacitors
    • Wima polypropylene film capacitors
    • Thin film 0.5% resistors
    • Audiophile grade op amps, class A biased
    • CIT and Alps pushbutton switches

    Made by tone geeks for tone geeks. Designed and assembled in Silicon Valley, California.

     

  • Quick Start Guide (HTML) Quick Start Guide (PDF)

    User Manual (PDF) - Coming Soon

  • Chroma Sound Clips - Listen to Chroma compared to other API and Neve style preamps

    Also check out the Silver Bullet sound clips since Chroma+ is derived from the same architecture.

  • video coming soon

  • DISCUSSION

      Gearslutz - Louder Than Liftoff Announces CHROMA+

      Gearslutz - Silver Bullet vs. Chroma

     

  • When will you have more stock?

    As of 10/16/19, we are currently accepting pre-orders on a first come first serve basis.  Production is underway and is expected to complete by 1/31/20.  See the shipping estimates below. 

    When will I be charged for my order?

    You will be charged when you submit your order at checkout.

    When will you be ship my order?

    Rogue Planet Command will process and ship new orders on or before 1/31/20 in the order in which they are received.  You will receive a shipping confirmation email once your order ships.  We will update this FAQ with new information as necessary.

    How much progress have the droids made building this awesome new product so far?

    As of 1016/19, the droids have started production of enclosures and faceplates.  A final pre-production unit is being evaluated to verify that the design performs optimally and to spec.  Many of the electronic components like transformers, switches, PSUs, potentiometers, and LEDs are in stock or on order.  Boxes and foam inserts are on order.  Final assembly, including testing and calibration, will begin once the all PCB assemblies are received. Once the droids complete mechanical assembly and testing they will box the units for shipping.

    How long does it take to manufacture a product like CHROMA+?

    It generally takes 4-6 weeks to have PCBs made and assembled, 4 weeks to have the faceplates and metal enclosures fabricated and finished, and about 2 weeks for final assembly and calibration, assuming there are no delays. Once all that is complete (about 6-8 weeks total), we box up the units and ship them out to customers all over the planet.


BUS PROCESSOR & MIC/INSTRUMENT PREAMP IN ONE



Mega Mono Channel

Tone Shaping

Console-like Signal Flow

Chroma+ Signal Flow Diagram

FOUR PRESET CONFIGURATIONS

CUSTOMIZE CHROMA+ WITH ANALOG PLUGINS

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14-day No Hassle Return Policy

Try out our gear in your studio and, if within 14 days you're not satisfied, let us know and we'll issue a refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be "like new" and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging with all original materials (power supply, power cord, product card, etc.).  Please refrain from racking 19 inch rackmount gear during this trial period so that the faceplate and enclosure don't get scratched.

To complete your return, just give us a call or shoot us an email, and we'll send you instructions for packing up your unit and shipping it back.  Please note that you will be responsible for return shipping costs and we ask that you insure the unit for its full retail value to protect against loss or damage.  You are responsible for ensuring the products arrive safely at our shop.  Once we receive and inspect the unit we will issue a refund for the purchase price less the cost of shipping.  Units received in any condition other than "like new" may be subject to a restocking fee.

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World-Class Shipping

We ship to (just about) any address in the world via USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL Express. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping delivery times for you based on your location and the shipping option you choose.  Delivery time estimates are given on the checkout page.  Once payment is approved, in stock products, other than Silver Bullets will ship out from Rogue Planet Command within 2-3 business days.  We ship Silver Bullets within 7-10 business days.  Once an order ships you will be sent tracking information via email and/or Facebook Messenger (if selected at checkout).  Please coordinate with the shipping company to have your package held for pickup if you know you will not be home when the package is expected to arrive.

Please note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are dimensional weight-based. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, weights may be rounded up to the next full pound.  We may substitute UPS for FedEx ground service and vice versaWe also may upgrade UPS and FedEx ground service to USPS Priority Mail if we are feeling extra nice.  

Also note that international customers are required to pay all import duties and taxes required by their respective countries.  When filling out customs forms we declare the actual purchase price.  Please do not ask us to declare lower values.

If you reside outside of North America, we highly recommend DHL Express when ordering a Silver Bullet for the quickest delivery and with zero customs headaches.  If you are in Canada we recommend selecting USPS instead of FedEx or UPS since the customs process is easier and less money.

We require a signature for all Silver Bullet orders to help ensure you safely receive the package.

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FAQ

When can I expect to receive a response to my email or phone call?

Most emails or phone calls will receive a friendly reply within 24 hours, and often within just a few hours.  However, sometimes we get sucked into the glorious nebula of designing and building products.  Or need to do laundry, shop for groceries, or sleep.  We appreciate your patience as we balance the demands of our intergalactic commitments, and try to enjoy time off on the weekends.  Please don't be upset if an email you sent on Friday evening doesn't get returned until Monday or Tuesday morning.

Do you have Silver Bullets in stock?

Please check the FAQ tab on the Silver Bullet product pages for up-to-date information about stock, production status, and shipping dates.

How much will it cost to ship my order overseas?

Our shopping cart has a shipping calculator that is configured to estimate shipping to anywhere in the world.  All you have to do is add a product to the cart and then click the cart icon in the upper right corner of your browser.  At that point you can select your country, province, and enter your postal code.  A list of available shipping options will be displayed after you click Calculate Shipping.  As mentioned above, international customers are responsible for paying all import duties and taxes for their respective countries.

What shipping option do you recommend for European customers?

If you are ordering a Silver Bullet or 500 series module, we highly recommend that you select DHL Express shipping.  DHL acts as the customs broker and offers exceptionally quick door-to-door service.  We've been seeing packages arrive in the UK in 4-5 days.  There is no hand off with local postal services like there is with USPS so you will know where your package is every minute of the day by accessing the tracking information. They will require you to pay all customs and import taxes before delivering the package to your door.

My country charges high import taxes.  Can you adjust the customs value to help me out?

Sorry, but no.  As a rule, we declare the actual purchase price on all customs forms.  Defrauding a foreign government is not a wise business move.

Do you accept wire transfers, ACH payments, or Paypal as forms of payment?

We only accept payment through our online store using major credit and debit cards at this time.

How are you guys able to sell products of this quality level at these impossibly affordable prices?

We simply reject the notion that a middleman like a dealer or distributor needs to come between the guy that designs and builds the gear and the artist that uses it.  By adopting a direct sales model we have been able to pass that savings onto our customers.  Do you really want to pay 30% more for your gear?  All we ask in return is that you make lots of great music and help spread the word about our company and products.

Can I have my favorite pro audio dealer get me a Silver Bullet?

Sure, if you want to pay more money for our products.  See the question above.  Our pricing model does not allow for typical dealer margins.  Really.  If you'd like to order 10 Silver Bullets we'd be happy to give you a sweet discount though.

I just bought a used unit from some dude online.  Can I have the seller send it to you first to check out?

As a policy, we decline to get in the middle of third party transactions on used gear.  If you receive the unit and it requires repair please contact us and we can go over service options.  

What in the bloody galaxy is Void Corp?

Void Corp is a character in the Louder Than Liftoff universe.  Some of our products are made as limited edition Void Corp versions with a black aesthetic.  Click the link for more info.

It would be really cool if you guys had t-shirts.  Can you make me one?

Yes.

I have a question that you didn't answer here.  Where can I get more info?  

Try our Support page and knowledgebase.

 

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