Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017Item ID: 5017
1-ch Microphone Preamp/DI and Compressor with Variphase Control
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The Sound of Rupert Neve — to Go!A 1-channel preamp/compressor that's dripping with classic British vibe! You're certainly familiar with Rupert Neve. He is a name among names and 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 Neve sound available to project and professional studio owners alike. The Portico 5017 gives you everything you want from a Rupert Neve box, but in an easily portable unit.
The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 has a few unique tricks up its sleeve that propel it far beyond what desktop pres can normally conjure. The DI input and the mic pre can be used simultaneously — that's right, simultaneously. Plug your guitar in and get a high-quality DI. But you can also plug in a microphone to the 5017's mic input and record your voice — at the same time! And you know how phase problems can sometimes be introduced when you have both a DI'd signal and a miked signal from a cabinet? The Portico 5017 conquers this problem with its variphase control. This lets you adjust the phase relationship between the miked and DI signals for the perfect (or intentionally imperfect) sound.
In another stroke of genius, Rupert Neve Designs gave the Portico 5017 a blend control. This can be used to combine and compress direct and amplified signals, both live or in the studio. You can use the blend control in conjunction with the variphase control to have access to the best of both worlds: perfectly phase-aligned DI'd and miked signals for your tracks. Bassists, your new studio channel is right here. In addition, the Portico 5017 features compression (which can easily be added to the miked or DI'd signal) as well as vintage-style sound courtesy the "Silk" control. If you're hungering for vintage vibe in a reasonably priced desktop unit, it's right here: the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017.
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 Microphone Preamplifier/Compressor Features at a Glance:
Vintage vibe without the vintage price, with the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by John Parry from La Verne, CASweet Neve tone! The DI works great for Bass. The mic pre is awesome on vocals, acoustic guitar and sounds killer on elctric guitar as well. Lots of features in this little box 'o tone! Love the b... read more [+]lend and the live acoustic guitar/vocalist ability. Improved my recordings exponentially. -jp close [-]
May 19, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer/Musician 35 years
King Of Sound Mr. Neve
by Giovanni Rios from Miami, FL USAThe 5017 Portico, is a pre-amps, high quality compressor, I have tried several pre-amps, but nothing compares to Portico 5017 of the King of the sound Mr. Rupert Neve. Pre-amps is clean, large and gra... read more [+]ceful when you use it in voices, guitars, bass and all metal instrument and string. I use it with the Neumann TLM 102 MT and it sounds fantastic voices. try it and you see. close [-]
February 8, 2012
Music Background: Singer and Music Producer
NEVE IS PURE HEAVEN
by Les Farrington from Dallas/Ft Worth Texasi cant believe i only paid 1000 bucks for this sound. i hooked it up to my sE Gemini 2 and i could only turn the gain up ONE NOTCH because the signal was so upfront! this unit gives you that Neve ... read more [+]Sound at a price that is just hard to beat. i have had a few High Dollar Mic Pres in the last few years but i have never achieved the kind of Pure Vocal Heaven as i have with the Mobile Pre. and Guitars too.
November 14, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician, published Songwriter, Studio Owner, Gear Junkie
and its so easy to carry it to sessions elsewhere too! I wish i had made the move to NEVE years ago. AND SWEETWATER SHIPPED IT TO ME IN 3 DAYS! unheard of. THANKS AGAIN. close [-]
Cheryll, Lott, TX
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017
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