Louder Than Liftoff
Rogue-Tec Air Passive EQ Colour
- Fully Assembled
There just may not be anything more gorgeous than strapping a pair of Pultec equalizers across a mix and boosting 12 or 16 kHz to add some "air" to the top end. The Rogue-Tec Air is a high frequency boost for the Colour format faithfully based on this legendary passive EQ.
- Passive EQ topology inspired by vintage EQP-1A3SS and EQP-1S3 equalizers
- Shelf boost frequency selectable via jumper: 3, 5, 8, 12, 16 kHz (other frequencies can be selected by fitting more jumpers)
- Shelf boost gain via trimpot: 0 to 12 dB
- Includes ROGUE FIVE™ discrete op amp
- 2520-compatible op amp footprint with gold plated sockets - swap in your favorite discrete opamp
- Wima film caps
- Pair with Pentode or CTX Colour modules for the ultimate Pultec vibe
Rogue-Tec Air is offered fully assembled and tested by Louder Than Liftoff. It and LTL's other Colours will not be available as DIY kits.
-Brad McGowan, Designer, Louder Than Liftoff
This one really surprised me. Fantastic unit for adding analog HF sweetness without harshness. Destroys most plugins. What I found really surprising was that there was a noticeable enhancement of the entire signal - even in the lows - when signal is pushed through the DOA at maximum setting on the colour dial. Even without engaging the HF boost, it makes audio sound better. So I have it engaged and dialled UP even when I don’t need a HF boost.
Looks nice will probably get one, but why call it a Pultec without the inductors? Why not just call it a modern EQ?
Thanks for your question! The Rogue-Tec Air is inspired by the DOA makeup gain section of the Pultec EQP-1A3, and the filter sections of the EQP-1A3SS and EQP-1S3 which did not have inductors.
I'm using it with the CP5 pre-amp from this site and it's amazing. Really give them a modern shine.
I really looking forward for this product to be back in stock so I can put a second unit for stereo recording and processing.
I have been a colour user for a while now and this is the module I have been waiting for. The top end on this EQ is incredibly smooth and it kills my console eq. This is also better than any of my UAD pultec/maag/millenia/manley EQ plugins. They are all great but just don't have the immediacy of the Rogue. Also the top end of the Rogue is just better than any plugin I own (UA/Slate/PSP/Soundtoys/DMG).
For tracking I use it on dark mics (U67). I push the Rogue into the Pentode at 16k. The rogue just lifts the top end while pentode adds weight to the track. Awesome combination.
For mixes I use a pair set to 16k and push them into a pair of CTX modules. I do this after my SB4000 SSL clone. The SB400 is set to tilt to clamp the top end and the CTX/rogue combo opens everything up and adds a nice width. Pentode was better for tracking as it adds a little too much weight to mixes.
In review Rogue + pentode is like using a pultec for tracking.
Rogue + CTX opens your mixes up and gives a stunning clarity and width to your mixes.