AER Colourizer Acoustic Guitar/Mic Preamp
The AER Colourizer is a must have studio and live tool for any acoustic guitarist of vocalist that needs their sound to be consistent night after night without failure. At the heart of the Colourizer you have a high quality DI box with EQ, Enhancer controls and tone controls built in. If you are looking to improve your acoustic guitar sound live this little box will do it wonderfully.
Getting Your Sound
This little box is filled to the brim with all of the studio grade tools you would normally use to create your sound. By plugging the Colourizer into your chain directly after your microphone or acoustic guitar you gain full control of your sound so you don't have to rely on the sound guy to fix everything for you.
Controlling The Colourizer
Acoustic guitars present a lot of challenges in a live environment. From the normally brittle and sharp sound you get from a lot of pickups systems to feedback problems and more there is a lot to focus on. The Colourzier can fix all of these issues with ease on its own with an intuitive control system that can enhance your sound.
Aside from the regular gain, volume and DI level controls that are on the top of this system you have access to 3 really useful tools; Tone, Enhance and EQ each of which can help not only form your tone but also make you sit better within a band or solo environment. The tone control can even out your sound and bring out some stunning high end via the intensity control but to make sure you don't lose your guitars natural sound you can blend it in to the unaffected signal as well.
The Enhance control is a very simple 1 knob setup with an on/off switch. This control works to deepen the lows and provide and brighter high range giving you a kind of scooped mids effect without actually losing any midrange. You can make the most out of this by using it alongside the 2 band EQ to really get the exact response you want.
Finally the 2 band EQ is simple to control but with a lot of flexibility. The level control sets what sets how much you are boosting/cutting the volume of each frequency while the bandwidth sets the shape of the boost or cut and the frequency controls where you are controlling. F1 sits between 90Hz and 1.6kHz while F2 sits between 680Hz and 11kHz so you get to chose any two parts of the instruments range to get your sound.
Ins and Outs
Keeping itself useful for a wide range of applications this powered DI box features a Jack/XLR combi jack for the input and a line out 1/4" jack and XLR DI-out for direct to the board connection. This means if you can connect straight to the desk and to your amplifier of choice on stage without the need for an added ABY box.
Finally if your microphone needs phantom power to run the AER Colourizer can supply 24v power straight to your microphone via a small switch on the back of the unit.