Colorizer on Visual Cortex



So I’m starting to user more and more the colorizer VC input in my VC and I love it. Reading the block diagram on the VC tech manual gives me an grasp on what it does, and I wanted to use another colorizer within my system (i.e. in a submix on a second channel).

But I’m not sure how I can achieve the very same effect (or similar) with modules from the Expedition or Cadet series. I’m thinking in 3 Cadet faders to “move” the color between channels (i.e. FaderA(R,G)->R, FaderB(G,B)->G and FaderC(B,R)->B and a Color Chords so I can voltage control colors on each canel.

My main interest is to have voltage control on the colorizer (just like in the VC Colorizer VC input).

Lars Condensation (info by module & topic)

Passage -> Marble Index is the most literal route to go here. This gives you a brightness/contrast control over each color, and the ability to send the a single input to all 3x outputs, each with their own bias/gain controls, the ability to sum in another voltage (i.e. brightness modulation) on each color separately, and then advanced composites/blending, fader controls (via Marble Index’s compositors.)

The “Spectrum” mode is something special, that only appears in Cortex. It is a waveshaping based Colorizer. You could think of Staircase as the more advanced version of it, if feeding the Staircase outputs into RGB.


I was thinking Passage would come in handy for this but great to hear confirmation of this and in concert with Marble Index, what a lethal combination (can I just add a Pendulum into this patch for the sake of blowing the mind).

Lars Condensation (info by module & topic)

I think I understand now how to do it with passage, thanks.


The system design intent is you have Modules That Generate/Colorize RGB (Passage, Mapper, Color Chords, Staircase) and you patch these into -> Modules That Composite/Mix RGB signals (Marble Index, Visual Cortex).