A 1-channel preamp/compressor that's dripping with classic British vibe! Rupert Neve has had a huge hand in shaping what we know as the modern recording studio. The Rupert Neve Designs Portico series, continued here with the Portico 5017, makes the Neve sound available to project and professional studio owners alike. The DI input and the mic pre can be used simultaneously. And the Portico 5017 also has a blend control, that can be used to combine and compress the direct and amplified signals.
Legendary Neve sound in an accessable package
There may not be any single individual as responsible for what we know as audio recording than Rupert Neve. He set the standard that we all keep using today. Now you can get the man's defining sound in a compact, portable, and affordable package. The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 gives you the most desired features of a Neve preamp, but it doesn't stop there. As well as the preamp you get a high-quality mobile DI, Neve's Vari-phase control, a powerful single-knob compressor, and more!
Studio quality in a portable design
The Neve Designs Portico 5017 offers so much more than a standard desktop pre. You get a full featured Rupert Neve preamp in a design that you can easily take with you on a mobile recording project. Want to track a singer/songwriter at a gig? Need a high quality DI/preamp to grab a piano track outside of your studio? You've spent a ton of time getting the sounds right in your studio. Now you don't have to compromise the quality of recording when tracking elsewhere.
Superior control of your sound
For having such a small footprint the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 offers amazing control of all of it's features. Along with gain controls for the instrument and microphone inputs, you also get a variable Blend control between the two inputs to use them both simultaneously. The Vari-phase control lets you dial in the phase of the two ins incrementally for total control. The single-knob compressor is a breeze to use, and you get Neve's Silk control that adds nostalgic warmth and presence to both inputs for that classic Neve sound.
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 Microphone Preamp/DI/Compressor Features:
- 1-channel operation
- Use DI and mic channels together
- Blend control to mix DI'd signal with miked signal
- Record bass with both a miked signal and a DI
- Balanced or unbalanced hi-Z input for instruments
- Highpass filter: 12dB/octave @ 80Hz
- Phantom power
- Phase invert
- Variphase for fine tuning of phase relationship
- Silk channel for vintage-style sound