Mister Focus - RGB is a customizable platform for building your dream channel using analog plugins (Colour modules).  The first slot has separate controls for Colour drive and wet/dry mix.  Configure vintage-flavored line amps, compressors, EQs, or saturators.  At the end of the signal chain a second analog plugin slot, TWO-TONE, allows you to add another shade of coloration for a layered analog patina.  Add filters, HF boosts, or transformer-coupled output stages, all at the press of a button.

Includes Neve style transformer they call "Royal Blue"!


ROYAL BLUE brings classic British console sound to the Colour format. This circuit was inspired by the 1081 Channel Amplifier used in vintage Neve* 80 Series recording consoles from the 70's. This legendary mic/line preamp and equalizer module featured discrete transistor amplifers and transformer-coupled input and output stages.  Its powerful yet musical equalizer section was state of the art for its time with a whopping 6 bands.  We miniaturized the essence of this classic to fit within the space limitations of the Colour format.  Multiple transistor amplifier stages drive a custom steel output transformer that offers the characteristic big tone one of the original LO2567.  We even recreated the 4.7 kHz Treble shelving EQ per the original circuit and carefully dialed in a fixed 5 dB boost that sounds divine on just about everything.  When ROYAL BLUE is outfitted in Chroma you have control over the amount of boost via the C-MIX knob.  This EQ boost can also be disabled via an onboard solderless jumper.  This meticulously crafted mini-1081 can be used to add hallmark Neve thickness and richness to individual tracks and mixes with aplomb. 

  1. Inspired by 1081 modules used in vintage Neve* 80 Series consoles
  2. Discrete transistor circuitry adapted from BA306 and BA338 Neve* amplifiers
  3. Tantalum capacitors and BC axial coupling caps like original design
  4. Custom American made steel output transformer
  5. Switchable 4.7 kHz "Treble" shelving boost
  6. Analog plugin compatible with Chroma and Mister Focus
    1. Allows for "A" into "N" or "N" into "N" gain staging
    2. C-MIX knob allows EQ boost to be fully variable from 0 to 5 dB of boost
  7. Compatible with DIYRE Colour

Fully assembled, and tested by Louder Than Liftoff.

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • RGB
  • Silver
  • 2020
Made In
  • United States

Benny's Gear Hub

North Bay, Canada
Joined Reverb:2018

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