Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542

True Tape Emulator and Line-Driver

  • API 500 Format
  • Tape saturation emulator
  • Trim control (+/-12 dB PreTape Level Control)
  • Tape saturation effect can be set in a ·stepless manner
  • Silk function (Silk Red & Silk Blue) can be set in a ·stepless manner
  • Blend potentiometer determines the balance of Pre and Post-Tape signals
  • The tape characteristic can be switched between 15 IPS and 30 IPS
  • Drive Meter shows the Signal Level on the "Record Headf"
  • Enclosure: API Serie 500 Rack Format
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  • Drumset On/Off
  • Guitar On/Off
  • Voc On/Off

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Pre-Amp No
48 V Phantom power No
compressor No
limiter No
equalizer No
De-Esser No
other processors Yes
Rack/Frame No
supplies No
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A must for subtle magic..

Rostislav K., 14.10.2013
Collecting 8 ch summing mixer with these modules...If you need some secret weapon during tracking or mixing you will love it!
Sorry for abstract comments but I would call its sound as subtle magic!
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An edge longer in the mix or on the bus

27.12.2015
This machine is wonderful.

Section Tape Emulator softens the high and the low rounds - and its action varies with the switch 15 / 30ips (simulating the characteristics of the two different types of ribbon) and dynamic performance changes radically dosing the input level.

The "saturation" control can get to distort noticeably, but used at low levels donates a "crunchy" pleasant to the signal. On guitar it is outstanding.

The section we are talking about less is the "SILK" control circuit with "texture". It is a circuit that works on the harmonics and color the sound in a more or less evident manner.

The blue silk is thinner, slightly crisp on high and gives a color rather delicate but always pleasant.

The red silk is the ultimate weapon for guitars: slightly favors the medium but without making them uncomfortable, the feeling is to have something that carries the sound and returns aggressiveness and vitality.

Both blue silk red silk that are undetectable by texture control.

Personally I use both rebounding (dosed depending on the sources) is the mix bus (I own a pair) often with only the silk red inserted.
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