Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 Mobile Pre/DI/Compressor
The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 is a single-channel preamp and compressor boasting a vintage British sound. The unit’s DI input and mic preamp can be used independently, allowing users to record multiple instruments simultaneously. There’s also a dedicated variphase control that alters the interplay between the preamp and DI signals in order to negate any phasing issues arise, should they arise.
Alongside the variphase control is the blend control, which allows for the combination and compression of direct and amplified signals. This parameter can be used in conjunction with the variphase control to achieve premium phase alignment. In addition to a dedicated compression section, the 5017 also features a Silk control, which adds vintage warmth and presence to the output signal.
Portico 5017 Features
Use DI and mic channels together
Blend control to mix in DI'd signal with miked signal
Perfect for recording bass with both a miked signal and a DI
Mic gain: 66dB
DI gain: 30dB
DI input: Balanced or unbalanced hi-Z input for instruments
Highpass filter: 12dB/octave @ 80Hz
Variphase for fine tuning of phase relationship
2 internal jumpers toggle the compressor from the mic channel to the DI/blend channel, as well as change the compressor time constant from standard to fast