Oh how Sweet it is!
Got this because when I had a director over he asked me if I could redo another composers bad 6 cues in a feature film. I ordered this from Sweetwater 2nd day air. Nick Church set it all up with cables and nice rack.
It came, I needed to pull off a miracle. See the music was with a live Orchestra and some synth. So I had to MATCH the real players with all the other stuff i bought from Sweetwater. Vienna, Omnisphere, EastWest, Komplete etc. The Director came back over in 4 days to hear the re-written cues and final mix. Holy crap so little time to do this. So I ran my final mix through Neve's 5043, 5012 then Portico II MBP at the very end of the chain like a finalizer. The Director was blown away. I was like "Yea Good old Rupert Neve" he never lets you down! Sounds with SILK BLUE and RED. Just a little bit of fuzz for that big recording sound.
This allowed me to pull the brass into the mix position i wanted on stereo image. It took off all that DIGITAL Brittleness and sharp edges giving back the real sound of real players. SFE to COMP is awesome. Got rid off all those unwanted transients that like to move in your mix property!
Smother out the levels perfect. You have to TWEAK it! The sound sonically is so full spectrum and warm, smooth as SILK and above all the director took the mix on a jump drive. I GOT PAID! This unit paid for itself within the first week!! can't say that happens very often in my life. If you are a pro, and want to make your studio sound better then the best, then this unit is for you. If you are a struggling starving musician..this unit is for you!. Your mixes and masters will foot to the top of the pile. Thank you Rupert for 30 years of the BEST sounding equipment. If I ever had a dream it would be to own your 5060 with a 5059, and a Portico II Channel. That would allow me to never leave my home, and deliver a master to Directors and Producers!! This is the most amazing fixer. It brings truth to the Hollywood phrase "So good you can put **it in and gold platinum comes out the other end" Awesome top notch. BUY THIS!
You will never regret it. Oh never sell this! as Neve stuff triples in price. Thank You Sweetwater for caring Neve products. If you can't afford this pick up a Neve 5012 or 5043. I have a saying. "end to end Neve,...one will never grieve!!" This is what the best use!