C2584 | 2 Channel (Stereo) Colour Processor in One 500 Slot
- Save Your Money and Space in 500 Rack!
- 2 Colour Slots per Channel – 4 In Total
- High-Quality ALPS Potentiometers
- 0.2dB Matching Between Channels
- Stereo Balanced Inputs
- Stereo Balanced Outputs
- Individual Bypass Switch for Each Colour Module
- Studio Grade Texas Instruments Opamps
- Output Adapter Included
- Compatible with DIYRE Colour Format
C2584 is a Dual Mono (Stereo) Colour Processor unit which fits in a single 500 rack space. C2584 can be used for Mastering and to process line level signals from DAW or electronic instruments.
The C2584 Colour is designed to process the sound with the use of Colour Modules by saturating and adding subtle harmonics to the signal, similar to the harmonics added by the vintage studio equipment.
Each Channel has 2 Colour Module Slots compatible with DIYRE Colour Format – 4 Colour Modules in total per single 500 rack space.
Left and Right channels can be connected in series (with additional TRS cable) to use all 4 Colour Modules in Mono configuration.
Left and Right channels have separate balanced Line Inputs on the Front Panel. Pair of standard TRS cables is required to process the stereo signal or two independent tracks.
Use your favourite Colour Modules to do the Mastering of your finished Stereo MIX!
C2584 is Easy to Use!
Each Channel has INPUT LEVEL control knob and OUTPUT LEVEL control knob. Each of the 2 Colour Modules (per channel) can be bypassed by individual Bypass Switch. Each channel has a total gain of +18dB.
The level of the signal which is sent to the Colour Modules is controlled by the INPUT LEVEL (L or R) knob. The OUTPUT LEVEL (L or R) knob controls the level of the output signal from the Colour Modules, which is also the output level of the C2584 unit.
All control pots are carefully matched to ensure correct stereo operation. C2584 is perfect for post-processing and Mastering!
The C2584 has High Headroom balanced line inputs based on Studio Grade Texas Instruments operational amplifiers.
You can safely send hot signals from your DAW system to saturate Colour Modules.
HRK Colour Modules – True Analogue Plugins!
Colour Modules are Hardware Analogue Plugins made with NOS Discrete Components and Valves which add pleasing harmonics and subtle saturation to the signal, delivering the sonic results of the Vintage Studio Equipment for a fraction of the Price!
Each Colour Module is different and uniquely impacts the sound. You can use the Colour Modules for Recording, Tracking and Mastering.
What benefit I will get from Colour Modules?
The modern DAW systems can produce great results, but most of the sound engineers and music producers will admit that the mix produced with DAW is missing something… some special ingredient, which is the analogue magic.
This is why the big recording studios have racks filled with vintage preamps, compressors and equalizers. The HRK Colour Modules are real Analogue Plugins which will help you to make better recording and mixes standing out from the crowd.
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Nous découvrons le monde des “color modules” avec joie. Logés sur une carte hôte au format module 500, le signal peut traverser jusqu’à 4 “couleurs” de différents types (transfos, opamp, tubes… Voir même des EQs et des compresseurs), et ce à des niveaux variables pour chaque étage. Mettons un peu plus de couleur dans nos pistes !
The use of the 500 single slot in a stereo configuration.
It might be counter-intuitive to use a single slot of the 500 rack in stereo mode. Nonetheless, it is absolutely possible and completely safe.
The 500 rack rear panel XLR input connector is nothing more than a straight-wire connection between the XLR socket and the 500 module PCB edge connector. Therefore, it can be easily converted to the output with the included XLR male-to-male adapter.
The picture below shows the arrangement of the rear panel XLR connectors. The XLR male-to-male adapter is included with the C2584.
NOTE: If your 500 rack has any built-in extra routing features, remember to disable any routing options before the use of C2584
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms for balanced signals – TRS Jack / 5k Ohms for unbalanced signals – TS Jack.
Total Gain: +18dB – Measured on the output, all level knobs set to maximum. All Colour Modules Bypassed.
Inputs: Each Channel: Electronic Balanced, TRS Jack Socket – Front Panel
Input Headroom: +10dBu – equivalent of +24dBu sent to Colour Modules – Input Level control pot set to maximum.
Balanced Electronic Dual Mono Output – rear panel. XLR Adapter included.
Les than 40mA – no Colour Module
Compatible with any 500 rack.
Fully Compatible with DIYRE Colour Format
The C2584 is fully compatible with DIY Recording Equipment Colour Format.
Any Colour Module made by DIYRE or other developers can be used in the C2584 Colour Processor.