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The droids at Rogue Planet Command are currently building this awesome new product. Pre-order now to be get in the notification queue for available units. Please read the pre-order terms and FAQ tab for more info before ordering.

  • The Silver Bullet mk2 is the culmination of over 7 years of dreaming, designing, and building: a flagship 2RU stereo Bus/Line/Mic Tone-Amp that brings real analog mojo and streamlined workflow to the modern DAW-based studio.  While maintaining the hallmark intuitive workflow of the original mk1 unit thanks to the abundance of I/O and the built-in matrix router, the mk2 features expanded user-customizable MOJO, increased Tone Shaping options, and the new ASPECT RATIO stereo image enhancer—making this desert island tool even more versatile and powerful.  We even leveled up the meter and added much-requested fully balanced inserts.

    When the Silver Bullet originally debuted in 2014 it was revolutionary: a stereo analog “console” with cascading Mojo Amps and Tone Shaping EQ to glue and sweeten the mix bus, stems, and individual tracks of hybrid analog/digital studios. It even had Mic preamp modes and a built-in matrix I/O router. But we kept collecting ideas for making this powerful tool even more suited to our customers’ creative visions.

    Answering the call for flexibility and customization, Silver Bullet mk2 delivers with its twin topology (A or N) Mojo Amps, and adds an exciting twist—a third Mojo slot accepting either new stereo Mojo Amp or Colour Modules.  This feature allows integrated processing like tube saturation, compression, or EQ to be inserted into the signal path after Silver Bullet mk2’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. An exciting evolution of the mk1 concept, the mk2 is the ultimate solution for making the sounds in your head come to life.

    A/N Mojo + C Mojo (or Colour) + Inserts + Tone Shaping + Image Enhancement

     

    1. Tone-Amp™ analog Mix and Tracking processing modes with dedicated I/O
    2. 'A' and 'N' cascading MOJO Amp™ circuit topologies inspired by classic American and British consoles from the 70's
    3. MOJO Amp 'C' expansion slot to add Colour analog plugin modules or stereo Mojo Amp modules
      1. Hitmaker 4000 console modules pre-installed
      2. C-Drive: -6 to +18 dB
      3. C-Mix: crossfade blend of processed and dry signal
    4. Mix and Tracking Modes allows both Mix processing and Overdub / Tracking processing without any re-patching of cables or need for patch bays
      1. Mix: process the 2-bus, bounce digitally recorded tracks and stems, combine with a DAW controlled summing system, or use with a passive summing in Folcrom mode.
      2. Track: connect after your mic preamp, synth, sampler, etc.
      3. Internal jumpers to optimize signal path for 2-in/2-out audio interfaces
    5. Mic Modes allow Silver Bullet to function as a fully featured stereo microphone preamplifier with Polarity Reverse and 48V phantom power
    6. Stereo signal path throughout with single set of easily recallable detented controls
    7. Balanced TRS inserts post-MOJO, pre-TIGHT
    8. Visually stunning 20-segment stereo high resolution output meter with RMS and peak indication
    9. Mojo LEDs provide visual feedback of signal level intensity
    10. Tone shaping EQ suite designed specifically for mix sweetening and broad stroke tone sculpting of individual tracks
      1. Tight: 12 db/oct high pass filter with two frequency options for mixing and tracking
        1. 25 Hz high pass filter with slight resonance at 40 Hz for tightening bottom end and increasing low frequency headroom
        2. 50 Hz Butterworth response for removing rumble and tightening low end on individual tracks
      2. Baxandall Tone EQ, +/-9 dB boost/cut
        1. LF: Pultec-inspired Subsonic (30, 45 Hz) and Pultec-inspired Bass (60 Hz), and Body frequencies
        2. HF: Mid, Presence, Brite, and Sheen frequencies
        3. AIR: the original Silver Bullet air-band on a dedicated knob
      3. Vintage: softens high frequency response to emulate vintage British consoles
    11. ASPECT RATIO stereo imaging circuit to enhance width, height, and clarity of mix
    12. Custom wound, American made transformers
    13. ROGUE FIVE discrete op amps designed by Louder Than Liftoff, conforming to standard 2520 footprint
    14. Class-A biased op amps
    15. All circuit components chosen by ear for maximum MOJO
    16. Includes robust external universal (100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) power supply and IEC power cord (14 AWG - U.S. only)

    Made by tone geeks for tone geeks. Designed and assembled in the USA.

     

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    Silver Bullet mk1 Videos

      MixbusTV - Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet: Overview, Audio Demo and long-term Review

      ProTools Expert (Part 1) - Review - Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet - Part 1 Intro And Tracking

      ProTools Expert (Part 2) - Review - Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet - Part 2 Mix Mode

      Streaky - LOUDER THAN LIFTOFF - SILVER BULLET Streaky Review

     

  • SB MK1 MAGAZINE REVIEWS

      SOUND ON SOUND - Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet: Stereo Mic Preamp, EQ & Distortion Processor

      Gearslutz - Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet: The secret weapon in our mastering rig!

    SB MK1 DISCUSSION

      Gearslutz - Louder than Liftoff Silver Bullet first impressions

      Gearslutz - Silver Bullet vs. Chroma

      Real Gear Online - Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet

     

  • I want to pre-order.  What is the process?

    Here's how it works:

    1. Click the "Pre-order" button on the product page.
    2. Enter your name and email in the form that pops up and click "Pre-order" at the bottom.  Only click the button once!
    3. We will send you a confirmation email.
    4. When we have confirmed that units will be available to build and ship we will notify customers at the top of the pre-order list in groups of 5 to 10, and request payment via an email. Shipping and tax will be added at this time to the most current price of the product.
    5. When you receive the payment link email you have 72 hours to complete payment. Making payment creates an official order.
    6. If we don’t receive payment within 72 hours then your pre-order expires (we cancel it).
    7. Paid orders will ship within 3-5 weeks in the order in which payments were completed.
     

    Please read the complete pre-order terms before ordering.

    When will I be charged for my order?

    A payment link email will be sent to you when you are next in the queue for a confirmed available unit. You will only be charged when you enter your credit card information and submit your order at checkout. We do not collect any money when you click the Pre-order button above.

    When will you ship my order?

    Rogue Planet Command hopes to begin fulfilling orders received on 8/27/21 in late-October.  

    Orders received on 9/2/21 are expected to start shipping in January 2022.

    Paid orders received on/after 9/24/21 will start shipping in Q1 2022, subject to availability and demand.  We are not able to provide a specific date at this time.  Depending on the number of orders received it may take some time for the droids to work through the queue.  We intend to ship 5-10 units per week once they are available.  We appreciate your patience in advance.  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?

    Major components like PCB assemblies, enclosures, and faceplates are presently on-hand.  Additional parts like potentiometers, knobs, switch caps, meter windows, and shipping cartons are also in stock.  As of 9/24 we are awaiting delivery of some transformers.  All PCB assemblies are complete and ready for the droids to start mechanical integration, calibration, and testing of new units.  Once they complete assembly they will then box up the product for safe shipping to your studio.

    How long does it take to manufacture a product like the Silver Bullet mk2?

    In the age of Covid manufacturing supply chains can be very unpredictable and often experience delays due to material and part shortages.  We are finding that it generally takes 8-10 weeks to have PCBs made and assembled (depending on part availability), 6-8 weeks to have the metal enclosures fabricated and finished, and about 3-4 weeks for faceplates.  Final assembly and calibration generally occurs at a rate of 5-10 units per week.  Once everything is complete, we box up the units and ship them out to customers that have been patiently waiting in the order queue.

    Will you defraud my country's customs agency and declare a $200 value so that I can pay less in import duties and taxes?

    Sorry, but we are not in the business of breaking the law.  We value the privilege of selling our products to overseas customers and would like to continue doing so.  Just think of the Silver Bullet as a more expensive product that we have deeply discounted to help offset your taxes and duties.  See how nice we are?

    Cascading MOJO for the 2-bus is a cool concept.  Who originated this kind of product?

    We did.  Development of the original Silver Bullet began in 2012 and was announced and exhibited at AES in 2014.  After a lot of hard work the first run of Silver Bullets began shipping at the end of 2015.  A product of its class did not exist on the market until we took the creative leap to make it a reality.  Someday the big mega-corps may get get hip and try to claim the concept as their own.

    Will DIYRE Colour Modules work in the expansion slots?

    Definitely.  The two internal Colour slots will accept any module that our friends at DIY Recording Equipment makes or sells.

     

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Silver Bullet mk2 Control Layout Overview

CONSOLE-LIKE SIGNAL FLOW


LOTS OF I/O INCLUDING BALANCED INSERTS

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CUSTOMIZE MOJO 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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