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Super Filter Colour Module

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    • High and Low Pass Filter Set with Saturation
      for Chroma & DIYRE Colour

      If you are recording digitally and seeking mix-ready analog tones, then this handy module is one that belongs in your tool box.  SUPER FILTER combines a musical set of high and low pass filters with a meticulously tweaked multi-stage saturation circuit designed to get you "there" faster - at the press of a button.

      Inspired By the Best of Tape

      Analog tape allows us to achieve a smooth top end, and huge and punchy bottom end just by virtue of hitting the record button.  However, this pleasing playback is the result of four sonic ingredients that are unfortunately missing from our DAWs:

      1. a natural subsonic roll-off that tightens up the bottom end
      2. tape head bump in the 30-70 Hz range that enhances the size of drums and bass
      3. soft transient clipping that adds density and volume
      4. even and odd order harmonics generated by the record and playback process that yields a euphonic richness

      SUPER FILTER checks the boxes for all four missing ingredients.

      HPF & LPF

      One of the easiest and often overlooked ways of getting your tracks to better fit in the mix is to filter out the garbage that is causing instruments to fight for the same sonic space and thus robbing your tracks of clarity - the subsonic mud and high frequency hash, especially.  Cutting unnecessary bottom end on instruments that you don't intend to occupy the lower octaves is a very effective way to achieve a clear and powerful bass and kick sounds in your mixes.  Cutting extreme top end on sounds that will mostly occupy the midrange softens and rounds tones, while creating space in a mix for airy vocals, cymbals, and synths.  

      SUPER FILTER features four musically tuned high pass filter frequencies (23, 50, 80, 120 Hz), and the same silky VINTAGE low pass filter employed in the Silver Bullet and Chroma.  The 23 Hz setting features a tape-like resonant bump at 45 Hz, drawing direct inspiration from our cherished MCI JH-110A 8-track deck.

      Saturation

      We created an ear-tuned multi-stage saturation circuit for SUPER FILTER inspired by our tape decks that achieves a rich harmonic spectrum while simultaneously soft-clipping the audio in a way that retains punch and clarity in the low end.  We carefully designed the clipping threshold of the saturation circuit so that no matter how hard you drive it, transients won't clip your A/D converters.

      Setting the HPF to 23 Hz and enabling the SAT circuit is an excellent set-and-forget starting point for capturing a very analog feel, especially when pushed.

      Recommended Settings

      • Very Analog:  HPF = 23 Hz, LPF = BYP, SAT = IN
      • Fat Bass:  HPF = 23 Hz, LPF = IN, SAT = IN
      • Tight and Clean:  HPF = 23 Hz, LPF = BYP, SAT = BYP
      • Kick / Snare / Toms:   HPF = 23 Hz, LPF = IN, SAT = IN
      • Drum Overheads:   HPF = 50 Hz, LPF = BYP, SAT = IN
      • Electric Guitars:  HPF = 80 Hz, LPF = IN, SAT = IN
      • Vocals / Acoustic Guitars:  HPF = 120 Hz, LPF = BYP, SAT = BYP
      • General Purpose Lo-Cut:  HPF = 50 Hz, LPF = BYP, SAT = BYP

      Supercharge Chroma

      When installed in Chroma the SUPER FILTER module adds serious tone-shaping capability by enabling its filters to have variable control via Chroma's C-MIX knob. The SUPER FILTER module expands Chroma's simple tone shaping features with variable low shelving EQ that turns over to roll-off completely when C-MIX is all the way up (100 hash mark).

      1. 12 dB/oct high pass filter: 23 Hz, 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz
        1. 23 Hz setting has tape-like "head bump" at 45 Hz
        2. Set frequency by moving two jumpers
      2. VINTAGE low pass filter to soften extreme high end
        1. 6 dB/oct
        2. Derived from Silver Bullet design 
      3. Multi-stage saturation circuit
        1. Provides tape-like transient softening
        2. Adds 2nd and 3rd order harmonics for increased presence and punch
      4. Individual jumper bypass for HPF, VINTAGE, SAT
      5. Class-A biased audiophile grade op amp
      6. Analog plugin compatible with Chroma
        1. C-MIX knob on Chroma allows high pass filter to vary from low shelving cut to high pass
        2. C-MIX knob blends dry signal with saturated, filtered signal
      7. Compatible with DIYRE Colour

        Fully assembled, calibrated, and tested by Louder Than Liftoff.

        Chroma 500 Series module or DIYRE Colour Palette must be purchased separately.

      8. Coming soon.

         

         

         

      9. Colour is an exciting new modular platform for creating your own custom analog signal chains. The ever-growing family of modules allows you to bring multiple stages of high end analog processing to your setup a la carte. These are real analog plugins.

        The Colour platform consists of Colour modules and hosts like Chroma and the DIY Recording Equipment Colour Palette. Colour modules are ultra-compact, swappable analog circuit blocks that snap into Chroma and impart various types of analog color such as distortion, saturation, compression, EQ, and even echo. Chroma provides drive and wet/dry mix controls, power, and support circuitry for one module.

        The Colour Palette is a 3-slot host available as a 500 Series unit from DIY Recording Equipment. In the near future there will be rackmount version of the Colour Palette as well.

     

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