RGB LED Strip - Red not coming up

Hi everyone,

I am trying to make RGB LED strips reactive to sound. I am first trying to test out that all of the colors work on the strip, but for some reason red specifically isn't working. I followed the following Ada fruit guide. I recreated the circuit and copy and pasted the code. My gradient skips over red and only switches between blue and green.

https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-led-strips/example-code

The only time the red works is when I take out the green and blue power.

Here is a picture of how I wired it up.

Sounds like a wiring error, but we can't see your picture.

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The only time the red works is when I take out the green and blue power.

Given that ther is no power connection to the colours only a ground connection there is something that you are not understanding here. So like Paul says we need more details. How many LEDs in your strip? Transistor or FET driver? Photo of your wiring? What power supply are you using?

mshpita: I followed the following Ada fruit guide. I recreated the circuit and copy and pasted the code.

There is a falsehood in this statement. But without showing us your actual setup, there is no way to help you.