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Rupert Neve Designs

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043

$ 1,795.50

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043
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Rupert Neve Designs

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043

$ 1,795.50

    • Retail Price: $1,995.00

      For Gear Heads:

      Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 Compressor/Limiter Duo is a new and powerful approach to dynamic processing! This new addition to the Portico range is designed with both tracking and mixing applications in mind. The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 embodies two independent Compressor-Limiters (Channels A and B) housed within a half rack, 1U module. They can be used independently or connected in sequence to provide two separate control slopes. When used independently, for example, as a stereo pair, linking the D.C. control circuits via a front panel Push-Button, enables the level of each unit, “A” and “B”, to be held in a constant relationship. Rear panel TRS connections are provided to link multiple 5043s. This linking may also be extended to the former AMEK CIB and DMCL units. 

      Feed Forward or Feed Back? A Versatile design within itself
      The Portico 5043 provides a choice of feed-forward or feed-back compression modes. The FB Button allows the user to switch between the two modes. If the V.C.A. Control voltage is taken from the 5043 input, (i.e. before the V.C.A.) the V.C.A. knows right away that a gain change is required and there is almost immediate response. This is known, logically, as a "Feed-Forward" compressor.

      If the V.C.A. Control voltage is taken from the 5043 output, (i.e. after the V.C.A.) it cannot act immediately on the V.C.A. because it has already been modified by settings of the V.C.A. and circuits through which it has passed. This is known as a "Feed-Back" compressor. The two compression characteristics are quite different; there is more "Overshoot" and both the attack and recovery ramps are changed, providing the user with powerful choices. Almost all of Neve's earlier designs were "Feed-Back". They were more musical and sweeter than with "Feed-Forward" designs; however the "Feed-Forward" design provides greater accuracy.

      Layman's Terms:

      The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 is a two independent channel Compressor-Limiter (Channels A and B) housed within a half rack, 1U module.  It has a "Feed Forward" (Before the V.C.A) and "Feed Back" (After the V.C.A) option which is really handy on a variety of musical content.  Think of it as... a choice between quicker, more accurate comp (Feed Forward) to a more musical, sweeter (Feed Back) comp.  Feed Back allows the signal to breathe a little more.  Great compressor overall for compressing independent or in sequence for flexibility. 

      • Gain Range: Continuously variable from -6 dB to +20 dB.
      • Threshold Range: Continuously variable from -36 dB to +22 dB.
      • Ratio Range: Continuously variable from 1.1:1 to "Limit" (40:1).
      • Attack Range: Continuously variable from 20mS to 75mS
      • Release Range: Continuously variable from 100mS to 2.5 Seconds.
      • FF/FB: Feed-Forward or Feed-Back VCA control.
      • S/C or LINK: Multiple 5043's may be daisy-chained via the rear panel jacks.
      • External 15V Supply included with every Portico Series module.
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