Primary Colours Bundle
- Full Kit
- Step-by-Step Guide
- $50 Repair Policy
Get a Palette kit loaded with our three most popular Colours for a truly radical price.
The Primary Colours Bundle brings the classic sounds of tape, transformers, and transistors to your studio in a single 500-series module. And it just might be the greatest deal in pro audio.
The bundle contains:
Colour 500-Series Palette mkII Kit
Ultra-transparent host for three Colours with input drive and output trim controls
15IPS mkII Kit
Magnetic tape simulator featuring a low-end tape "bump" and germanium diodes
CTX mkII Kit
Classic sound of "iron" with a custom Cinemag transformer
JFT mkII Kit
Musical, class-A transistor saturation
What the Pros are Saying
"I have [the Primary Colours] in my main mono chain and have it on whenever I want to fatten up the sound some more. It’s really nice to have another option for coloring tracks and the different sounds are useful. Often though I’ll just put all three on. Using them mostly for guitar and synth tracks but I had them on a violin track last week and it made for a nice scratchy, detailed violin track."
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
"The Colour system is a fascinating example of what can be done with analogue electronics, and produces some great textures. If you have a 500-series with space for another module or two, this is a no-brainer."
"I can't say enough good things about Colour. This product embodies everything Tape Op is about. It's rooted in DIY; it sounds good; and it's inexpensive, novel, fun, and wide open for experimentation. Right on."
TapeOp Magazine #107
"...the whole concept and execution works brilliantly: DIYRE’s Colour platform is a great way to add a little analogue character to your setup, or to dip those first tentative toes into the world of DIY."
Sound on Sound Magazine
So subtle, but so necessary. I built the primary colours bundle and they add just the right touch where needed. I especially like it on DI inputs from my UA Ox, the 15 IPS and CTX remove a bit of the harshness and just make it sound so much better. It's subtle enough that you can stack it on several tracks, and that's where the magic happens. If you're looking for a heavy-handed magic pixie-dust box this isn't it, but patience and thoughtful application across an entire project will be rewarding.
i went with primary colours. lived up to its expectations. all the colour and grit of consoles tape etc without the price tag, or unneccessary extras, in a small form factor. affordable and quality. would do it again.
i loved doing this project. this was my second DIY project and i completed it with very little issue. i’ll be back for more :)
These modules are great! Love em. Plugins are great and all.. But I prefer analog tone shaping…. And These are awesome tools. DIYRE’s kits are always well documented, easy to assemble, and well packaged. These are no exception!
The hardware is great and fun to solder. My only problem is that I've created a couple feedback loops trying to run audio from my DAW to the Colour Pallette. Thankfully I was expecting it due to inexperience with out of the box processing. Anyways, it would be nice if there were a couple of tutorials with DAWs like Ableton and Fl Studio.