Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series …

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series  ...Rupert Neve Designs – Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series Tape Fx
As a 500-series follow-up to the Portico 5042, the 542 delivers the same thick, musical simulation of tape while drastically enhancing creative control via a number of new features. In addition to the the “true tape” circuitry – great for bringing out 3rd-order harmonics – the 542 incorporates a soft-clip circuit that tames the harshest sources and enhances 2nd-order harmonics, a variable and versatile Silk/Texture circuit for three transformer tones in one, and a wet/dry control to blend in the perfect amount of saturation. While it’s challenging to design 500-series modules that are equal to their non-500 series counterparts, the team at Rupert Neve experimented with a number of different transformer and circuit designs so they could achieve the same presence and sweetness that is found in the standard Portico Series modules making them perfectly suited for the highest caliber studio environments.The 542’s “True Tape” emulation circuit provides the nostalgic rounding and compression usually only achieved by the use of tape, and can offset the harshness often found in digital recordings. Unlike digital emulations, the “True Tape” drive circuit works by feeding a tiny mAdd depth and character to your soundControl the mix of pre and post tape signalsSend signals through “True Tape” circuitrySilk circuit, reduces negative feedback, adding harmonic content as neededRed Silk accentuates the saturation in the mid and high frequenciesUse soft clip to tame overly transient material like drumsProvides +/- 12dB adjustment of level on incoming signal levels
Rupert Neve Designs, 500 Series Gear Portico 542