All About Color Chords

Color Chords is a four channel summing matrix designed to mix shapes, patterns and keys into a color output image. RGB mixing is a foundational building block of video synthesis, and Color Chords introduces a new feature to the traditional workflow with the addition of opacity controls and layer priority. When the opacity of one layer is turned up, the brightness of the previous layers decreases, allowing mix elements to sit on top of, beneath, or in between each other.


  • Width, 16HP
  • Mounting Depth, 32mm
  • Power +12V @ 60mA
  • Power -12V @ 60mA

User Reference


Patching Tips

  • Prismatic Ray makes a great companion for Color Chords, with Color Chords being the key to understanding its “prismatic” nature. Try patching the different waveshape outputs from Prismatic Ray into different layers of Color Chords and assigning each its own RGB value.


Other Resources


Just noticed a minor mistake on the Color Chords User Reference card. In the specifications table the title references Navigator instead of Color Chords.

Width, Depth, and Power draw values in accordance to what is stated above in this post.


Thanks for CATching that!

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