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
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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.
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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.