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Rupert Neve Designs

"The Portico™ modules are all-analogue signal processors that deliver the much-loved sweet, musical quality that has been famous world-wide for nearly 40 years. "

The giant consoles of not so long ago.  Impressive sound - but too large to fit  the needs and budgets of many of today's studios.  Does that mean the classic big console sound is out of reach forever?  Not now - Rupert Neve to the rescue. He's designed the Portico™ modules  - building blocks that work with each other or with any transformer-coupled modules you already have.  New Rupert Neve-designed transformers, very short audio paths, minimal negative feedback and discrete single-sided transformer-coupled outputs that leave no possibility of crossover distortion.  You've got exactly the elements you want of a large console, no more, saving space and money.  All without ground loops, level discrepancies or crossover distortion.  All Rupert Neve Designs products are made in the U.S.A.

As the Rupert Neve website says, "Humans can detect incredibly small values of this type of high order distortion. It’s not heard as such but causes emotional feelings of dissatisfaction and fatigue. The only way to totally eliminate crossover distortion is to use a Class A single sided amplifier. This can only be achieved using discrete components. The efficiency is low but the sonic advantage has been proven over many years."

Rupert Neve Designs Portico Series Modules - front panels are white finish, updated pics to follow. Call to order, we often ship the same day!


CalRND 5060 CENTERPIECE $7995 - Rupert Neve master 24 x 2 summing console with talkback section & monitor switcher. A legendary pedigree recording console's master section in a compact format.

RND Portico II MBP Master Buss Processor $3995 - Based around the high voltage, discrete and class-A signal paths made famous in the 5088 Mixer and the Portico II: Channel, the Portico II Master Buss Processor is creative tool that redefines the boundaries and limitations of traditional 2-channel compression and limiting.

With input and output transformers designed and implemented by Mr. Rupert Neve, the high-voltage 72V topology found in the Master Buss Processor (MBP) will integrate flawlessly with virtually any system. Additionally, the MBP incorporates mastering grade detented pots throughout to fine tune its revolutionary dynamics, tone, and stereo field controls. This new topology is a significant evolution of Mr Rupert Neve’s classic designs with appreciable benefits to headroom, dynamic range, distortion, noise, slew rate, bandwidth, and accuracy while still providing for the sweet, musical performance that has been a part of countless recordings.

RND Portico II $3145 - In designing the Portico II Channel Strip, every possible attention has been paid towards not only producing the most accurate, sweet sounding audio topologies, but also enabling engineers to boldly shape or fine tune tracks to the limit of their imaginations.

A self-powered 2U channel module comprised of a fully- featured mic preamplifier, 4-band EQ, compressor-limiter, “texture”control and level metering, The Portico II Channel includes a bevy of new features including: Variable Silk / Silk+ Texture control, a fully tunable “de-esser”, multiple VCA filtering and detection options, a transient-optimized swept HPF and parallel compression blending. With its simple yet powerful topologies and extensive feature set, every element of the Portico II: Channel is geared towards empowering recording artists to realize these visions.

 


5012 Dual channel mic preamp

The Portico™ 5012 is a dual channel mic pre featruring Mr. Rupert Neve’s custom input and output transformer designs. In addition to individually selectable phase, mute, phantom power and a fully sweepable high pass filter, the 5012 incorporates a ‘Silk’ circuit which yields the rich warmth and presence of the renowned classic designs.  A high-quality microphone with a Rupert Neve 5012 preamp will yield absolutely top-notch sound.

 


5015 Mic preamp - compressor

NEW! RND Portico 5015 brings the renowned Portico series preamp and compressor designs together as a powerful channel strip. The mic pre on the Portico 5015 is identical to the two-channel 5012. The compressor section is identical to the 5043 with fully adjustable threshold, ratio, attack, release, and makeup gain.

 


5014 Stereo Field Editor

The Portico 5014 Stereo Field Editor introduces an innovative application of well-known techniques that redefines the boundaries and limitations of traditional 2-channel stereo recording and playback. Operating entirely in the analogue domain, the Portico 5014 uses discrete component circuits, comprising a variable sum and difference network with level and phase controls, together with other key features, to affect stereo sources.

Intended for recording, mixing and mastering applications, the Portico 5014 differentiates between near field (direct) and far field (ambient) sources and allows the manipulation of the relationship between mono panned images and stereo ambience through the use of width, depth and phase controls. Source material may be further manipulated by inserting external EQ or dynamics processing into the difference channel or by engaging the simple onboard mid-band EQ.


5016 Duo Mic Pre/DI

The Portico 5016 is a Microphone Preamplifier and a DI, which can be used separately or together to provide an innovative and powerful approach to the recording of musical instruments.

Both channels of the 5016 are transformer coupled which greatly assists with the avoidance of hum loops and ensures the classic musical sweetness for which Portico modules are well-known and the DI includes a powerful new Phase-Rotate control that allows the Direct Input to be manually phase aligned in relation to the microphone signal!

The 5016 may be racked in the control room or placed out on the studio floor. It includes a full-featured, transformer coupled microphone preamplifier identical to the 5012 with Silk, a swept High Pass Filter from 20-250Hz, 48V Phantom, Phase Reverse and a total of 72 dB of Gain. The independent DI channel provides selectable Instrument or Line level inputs, with up to 35dB of gain for the instrument input.


5032 Single channel mic preamp/3 band EQ

The Portico™ 5032 is a single channel Mic Pre/EQ having an independent transformer coupled Line level input for the EQ section. It includes a full-featured Mic Pre identical to the 5012 with the addition of a flexible 3 band equalizer in the Mr. Rupert Neve tradition. The Rupert Neve 5032 is equipped with high and low frequency shelving curves and a Parametric Mid Band covering 80Hz-8kHz in two ranges.  In stock, call for sale price.


5033 Single channel 5 Band EQ

The Portico™ 5033 Five Band EQ and high performance line driver is a new equalizer with the performance, features and musicality expected from Rupert Neve, the designer. The 5033 features Mr. Rupert Neve’s custom input and output transformer designs, five bands of EQ based on his traditional curves, -/+12dB input level adjustment, five filter bypasses and comes available in either horizontal or vertical formats.

At the input and output of the 5033 lie custom designed Rupert Neve transformers, which are much of the heart of the sound of Mr Rupert Neve’s classics. The EQ section can be completely bypassed and the unit can be used as a very high quality line driver utilizing these transformers, which can help to add sonic “sweetness” to a source.



5042 Dual channel 'True Tape' emulation/line driver

The all-analog Portico™ 5042 provides a remarkable simulation of true tape sound through the inclusion of genuine tape drive circuitry. When the Tape circuit is not engaged, the 5042 may be used as a full, transformer-coupled, high-performance line amplifier that includes a Gain range of + and – 12 dB. The Portico™ 5042 Two Channel "True Tape" Emulation and Line Driver unit’s emulation circuit provides the nostalgic rounding and compression usually only achieved by the use of tape. This typically offsets the harshness often found in digital recordings.

The Rupert Neve Portico™ 5042 incorporates an actual tape drive circuit that feeds a tiny magnetic “head” which, in turn, is coupled to a correctly equalized, replay amplifier. The only thing missing is the tape itself!



5043 Dual channel compressor/limiter

The Portico 5043 is the giant killer for two-buss stereo mixing applications! The RND 5043 is a 2-channel compressor featuring a discrete main signal path. In addition to controls for Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Gain Make Up, the 5043 offers a choice of Feed-forward or Feed-back control capable of yielding unobtrusive musical sounding dynamics as well as "brick-wall" limiting. The Rupert Neve Portico™ 5043 can link both internal control lines or multiple additional 5043s enabling one of them to serve as "Master."

The 5043 includes both line and mixing buss inputs.  Incredible, a Rupert Neve two-channel compressor/limiter for well under two grand! In stock, call for sale price.

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