Rupert Neve Designs

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The Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor delivers unparalleled sonic control for mixing and mastering applications. Created by the legendary Rupert Neve, this 2U rackmount processor provides five bands of EQ, high- and low-pass filters, compressor, limiter, and level control. With analog circuitry and precision digital control, it offers an array of tone-shaping abilities for subtle enhancement or dramatic creative effect. Whether you're a producer, engineer, or musician, the Portico II Master Buss Processor lets you realize your vision with professional-grade audio processing.

Five-Band EQ Section Sculpts Your Sound

The Portico II Master Buss Processor features a five-band EQ with sweepable frequency bands, including high- and low-shelving filters. With a range of +/-6 dB, these filters allow you to adjust lows and highs. The three mid bands span from 150 Hz to 3.5 kHz, granting precise control over the midrange frequencies that shape your mix's tone and clarity. An EQ bypass switch lets you compare EQ'ed and unprocessed signals.

Opto-Electronic Compressor/Limiter Refines Dynamics

The compressor and limiter section provides transparent dynamics control using an opto-electronic design. With variable ratio, threshold, attack, and release controls, you can refine dynamics for a polished, cohesive sound. The peak limiter prevents clipping at the output stage, allowing you to achieve higher levels without distortion. An in/out switch lets you bypass compression when desired.

High- and Low-Pass Filters Remove Unwanted Frequencies

12 dB/octave high-pass and low-pass filters allow you to roll off frequencies below 30 Hz and above 15 kHz. Removing inaudible low-end rumble and high-end harshness results in a cleaner, tighter mix. Continuously variable cutoff frequencies provide flexibility in tailoring your mix's frequency range.

Level Control and Metering For Precise Monitoring

The output level control, with a range of -20 to +10 dB, allows you to optimize signal level for your equipment chain. Accurate LED metering displays input and output levels, compressor gain reduction, and limiter activity, providing visual feedback for precise control of dynamics and levels.

Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor

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  • 2-channel compressor/limiter/stereo field manipulator
  • Full compression sections for both channels, including attack, release, ratio, and threshold controls
  • Side chain inputs with high-pass filters for both compressors
  • Feed-back/Feed-forward controls let you select from modern and vintage compression sounds
  • Texture control with 2 Silk modes let you add classic Rupert Neve tone
  • Blend controls allow you to mix dry signal back into your compression, preserving transients while adding punch
  • Simple and highly musical 1-knob limiter with Adaptive Release Technology allows for brickwall limiting that doesn't distort or affect levels under the threshold
  • Stereo Field Editor section includes independent controls for width and depth as well as the width and depth EQs, allowing you to dial in the perfect stereo field

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  • Frequency Response:
  • Main Output, no load,
  • –3 dB @ 4Hz
  • –3 dB @ 120kHz
  • Maximum Output Level:
  • Maximum output from 20Hz to 40kHz is +24.5 dBu.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
  • @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.006%
  • @ 20Hz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.20%
  • As above, Silk Blue Engaged, Texture fully CW: Better than 2.5%

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