70's Character Colour Kit Bundle

$300.00 $350.00

Unfortunately, this kit is out of stock due to a global shortage of the opamp used in the TM79. We expect to have more October 2022.

Vintage signal chain in a single 500-series space

Compare a typical 1970's signal chain to today's: in the 70's a mic would be run into a console channel strip with its dozens of transformers and transistors, then perhaps to a compressor, then to a tape machine. Every one of the hundreds of analog components the signal passed through would impart some sort of character to the tone. These days, most of us plug a mic right into a digital interface.

So is it any surprise that it's difficult to make records with lots of warmth and character today? We're simply not running our signals through as much colorful stuff.

Bring three stages of real analog tone to your studio with the 70's Character Colour Bundle.

The bundle contains:

Colour 500-Series Palette mkII Kit
Control how hard you drive each stage in your signal chain with the new Palette mkII


15IPS Tape Saturation Kit mkII
The natural compression, wooly saturation, and low-end bump of analog tape


TM79 Multi-stage Saturation Kit
Transformers and discrete transistors combine to create a thick vintage texture


DOA Colour Kit + RED-25 Discrete Opamp
The punchy, mid-forward tone of a classic 70's console DOA

Real analog plugins.

Colour is a new format for analog audio gear designed for and by the DIY community. We took our favorite sounding analog circuits and put them on modules that are small, affordable, and swappable.

The Colour format consists of Colours and Palettes:

Colours are ultra-compact, pluggable analog circuit blocks that impart various types of analog color. Check out our ever-growing selection of Colours. Colours can be designed and released by anyone.

Palettes provide controls, power, and support circuitry for Colours. We currently offer the Colour 500 Palette and CP5 Mic Preamp with Colour.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Clinton Cleveland
Just built #2

I liked this thing so much, I had to make a second one so I can experiment with this whole stereophonic sound thing. They make pretty much everything sound better, even with the gain dialed all the way down on each module. The only "problem" is that I now have a nicely matched pair, so I might have to make a third for experimenting with additional colour modules.

Fantastic, Versatile Kit

Purchased this after using the Dirt & Grit bundle and getting hooked! Easy build & clear instructions.
The textures that this kit can create are so impressive. It sucks all the sterile digital-ness out and adds
a lot of musical tonality to the tracks. It can handle so many different situations like dirtying up a DI bass,
Adding some character to vocals, livening up drums, etc. with ease. Really pleasant harmonic saturation.
I've been using it for 2 weeks and it is still wowing me. Also, the customer support is fantastic.
I had a minor inquiry and the response was very fast and helpful.


Fun build with excellent documentation! All modules were an easy assembly as well. Sounds really good too!!! Great work!

Richard J

Such a cool concept/product/project. Fun to build. This was my first project, so it took me a bit of time, but I really enjoyed it and the docs are great. I can't wait to get into more colours, but I like this one so much I'm getting a second.

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