Built like a tank and the size of a stomp box, the Colourizer is a preamp with extremely powerful tone shaping tools. The Colourizer allows you to plug in an instrument or microphone and really tweak the tone, and then route that signal to the mixing board, recording console, or amplifier.
AER Colourizer Preamp DI with Sound Shaping Control Features
- Volume / Gain / DI level controls
- Three sound-shaping control sections:
- Tone – for bass/treble accentuation
- Enhancer – widens and colors sound with rich overtones
- Equalizer – parametric EQ
- Dead Silent Technology
- Includes zippered carry bag
The Colourizer gives you the ability to adjust all of the frequencies with its parametric EQ so you can get both the tone you want and, eliminate unwanted frequencies and resonance peaks (notches) that cause feedback. This is one of the most essential pieces of gear you can have. Especially for players who go directly into the PA or using someone else’s gear.
The three tone shaping sections on the Colourizer are Tone, Enhancer, and Equalizer. The Tone section works like a normal tone knob except that you can adjust the level of the adjusted tone mixed with your unadjusted tone. This is a great feature and it works really well. The Enhancer section has its own level control as well and seems to just make everything sound better. It is kind of like the old-school ‘loudness’ button on stereo systems that just made everything sound better (at low volumes), and then once you get used to the sound, everything sounds anemic if you turn it off.
Like all the Pocket Tools, the Colourizer is built like a tank and is the size of a stompbox. It comes nicely packaged in its own little zipped bag. The manual is helpful and clear.