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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« on: April 19, 2005, 11:07:47 AM »

http://www.rupertneve.com/portico5012.html

Transformer based class A design...  This thing looks sweet! 


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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 11:21:07 AM »
yeah it does, but 1440 per unit...and how would you power it in the field. man could you imagine running [insert your favorite mics] into that infront of a 722 at 24/96...

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 11:27:32 AM »
and how would you power it in the field.
it runs on 12V DC.

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2005, 11:42:23 AM »
Neat - Almost more of a mini mixer design...Gain + Trim controls...

I presume that gives you a finer bit of control...

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2005, 11:43:52 AM »
and how would you power it in the field.
it runs on 12V DC.

didnt catch that...thanks :)

does API make a portable 2 channel pre? (i loved the API pre's we used in my concert recording class)

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2005, 12:02:34 PM »
yeah it does, but 1440 per unit...and how would you power it in the field. man could you imagine running [insert your favorite mics] into that infront of a 722 at 24/96...

1440 isn't too bad.

the V2 was well over 1200 when it was new....

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2005, 12:44:44 PM »
that's a hell of a price for 2 channels of never preamplification. 

i want one (or 6)   ;D :P
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2005, 02:03:36 PM »
yeah it does, but 1440 per unit...and how would you power it in the field. man could you imagine running [insert your favorite mics] into that infront of a 722 at 24/96...

1440 isn't too bad.

the V2 was well over 1200 when it was new....

nice find bos!

1440 is also the price on the neve site, im sure it will retail for less (that is, if neve retails, do they?)

im not arguing with the cost, just sayin its way out of my range :P

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2005, 02:26:39 PM »
1st batch comes out of QC on thursday or Friday hopefully i can get my hands on a demo unit for the weekend since they are only a few miles from austin.
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2005, 02:29:08 PM »
1st batch comes out of QC on thursday or Friday hopefully i can get my hands on a demo unit for the weekend since they are only a few miles from austin.

Dude, don't be stealin' my idea, focker.  :P
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2005, 02:43:47 PM »
1st batch comes out of QC on thursday or Friday hopefully i can get my hands on a demo unit for the weekend since they are only a few miles from austin.

Dude, don't be stealin' my idea, focker.  :P

I've been on the phone with em all morning so consider your idea stolen.

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2005, 02:48:39 PM »
you can just send it my way, since your personal text says you don't have any mics right now...  ;) :P
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2005, 02:55:13 PM »
Actually i have some mics on loan to me right now.  480's w/ all the caps thanks to spreadheadtom. 
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2005, 02:59:26 PM »
damn   ;)
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2005, 04:00:57 PM »
Look out the big boys are stepping into the Ring...........Rupert Neve is legendary in the world of preamps......
This is very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The street price might be lower.......If this turns out to be do-able then look out!!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2005, 04:12:24 PM »
fuck yeah 8)

i've always wanted a Neve 8-channel rackmountable pre.  mmmmmmmmm 8 ISA 1076's mmmmmmmmm :P

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2005, 09:55:49 PM »
Neat - Almost more of a mini mixer design...Gain + Trim controls...

I presume that gives you a finer bit of control...

More detailed control and less of a sonic impact since you can potentiometer with less!  Switches for the big jumps.

Doesn't look like he designed it specifically for our purposes but I can't wait to hear this box!!

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2005, 11:41:17 AM »
any update on this thing. Did you guys ever get to run it ?
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2005, 12:30:14 PM »
I just bought one to play with.  Will keep y'all posted.

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/neve.JPG
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2005, 12:55:37 PM »
I just bought one to play with. Will keep y'all posted.

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/neve.JPG

Mmmm....:drool:

I keep coming back to the Rupert Neve Designs web site to dream a bit. I'll be interested to hear your results.
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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2005, 12:59:11 PM »
I just bought one to play with.  Will keep y'all posted.

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/neve.JPG

Good luck making quality recordings with all that crap   ;) :P  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2005, 01:59:18 PM »
I just bought one to play with.  Will keep y'all posted.

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/neve.JPG

Good luck making quality recordings with all that crap   ;) :P  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2005, 02:00:05 PM »
Awesome!!  I was just daydreaming this week of a 140 > Neve Portico > Mytek rig!! How could that not sound good?
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2005, 06:12:49 PM »
i just hope the neve doesn't loosen up the lows too much.  we'll see i guess

hey chris, i'll help you break the thing in :)

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2005, 09:51:10 AM »
I saw an add in the latest Tape Op mag for this thing...  This is the only piece of gear that I'm really interested in.  It seems like it could be the variable gain m148 dream machine...

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2005, 10:42:31 AM »
I saw an add in the latest Tape Op mag for this thing...  This is the only piece of gear that I'm really interested in.  It seems like it could be the variable gain m148 dream machine...

What charactaristics do the neve products have???Warm, transparent??

Just asking because you mentioned the m148..

It interests me too as someone who will be building a studio...

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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2005, 10:56:45 AM »
Follow the link on page one, first post, then follow the link to specifications.  Now you've got everything I know about the unit. 
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2005, 11:02:37 AM »
Follow the link on page one, first post, and you've got everything I've know about the unit

 I did follow the link when you first posted it, was asking a general question about neve products, not that one specifically. He has a good reputation obviously, but i didnt know if there was a signature sound that his products had , a charactaristic, a color....(sp)
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2005, 12:27:19 PM »
I haven't played with it, yet, so can't comment yet on sonic characteristics.  Only powered it on to test some new IC's, but I reckon this box is a bit slicker than an m148.  I'm trying to get tickets to the Mraz benefit show 7/27 in SoHo or Howie Day Tuesday to debut it, but both are a tough ticket.  If anyone can help, please let me know.

Spent yesterday MacGyver'ing together a rackmount shelf for the Neve and Mytek to suit my fancy.  Both units fit readily on a shallow rack shelf with some careful drilling of the shelf.  Neve is quite heavy, but still significantly easier to carry around than my primary rig. 

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2005, 12:32:56 PM »
Neve = reputedly warm, analogue.   
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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2005, 12:36:54 PM »
Neve = reputedly warm, analogue.   

awesome man, thanks so much. i was curious.

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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2005, 12:57:04 PM »
Hey, forgive my ignorance, but what does "+t" mean?  I've deduced enough to know it's a compliment, but what are its origins?
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2005, 12:58:15 PM »
I saw an add in the latest Tape Op mag for this thing...  This is the only piece of gear that I'm really interested in.  It seems like it could be the variable gain m148 dream machine...

What charactaristics do the neve products have???Warm, transparent??

Just asking because you mentioned the m148..

It interests me too as someone who will be building a studio...

the neve as a pre-amp is a "helper". which means  it's rather more focused and forgiving.

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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2005, 04:06:29 PM »
i'm curious what made them put a dc jack on this and not run ac only...and if other companies follow suit

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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2005, 09:19:00 PM »
Hey, forgive my ignorance, but what does "+t" mean? I've deduced enough to know it's a compliment, but what are its origins?

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« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2005, 10:07:08 PM »
thank you.  and a "+t", to you, kind sir.
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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2005, 04:41:18 PM »
Here's a sample clip of Neve + Mytek:

www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/neve_mytek_sample.mp3

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2005, 05:36:14 PM »
Here's a sample clip of Neve + Mytek:

www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/neve_mytek_sample.mp3

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Chris, did you use any of that sweepable HP with this stack tape? It really sounds great and reinforces my need for one of these 5012's.
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2005, 05:38:18 PM »
the mytek reallly complements the neve portico, really like the "enhaced lows and highs" ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2005, 06:02:05 PM »
I do all my stuff in post; didn't use any of the HP functions...only lights that were lit were the P48 indicators :)

I've heard the DMB PA sound better, but in such a festival-type atmosphere with people packed tight, I was pleased.  Subcards love the low end, and the PA was a tad bright, but this is pretty much straight-to-disk sound.  If the Neve was going to muddy or loosen the low end, it would have in this setting, believe me.  Mytek is a serious box, and so is the Neve.  Highly recommended.

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2005, 07:51:44 AM »
Nice have you had a chance to record anything in stereo to get a feel for the soundstage of this box?
How would you describe the sonic characteristics of the neve in comparision with a m148?
I was considering picking up a 148 but my go this route if the neve shares the same qualities as the Oade.

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2005, 10:39:50 AM »
I don't know what an m148 is, really.

This recording is in stereo.

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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2005, 11:01:08 AM »
I don't know what an m148 is, really.

This recording is in stereo.

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2005, 11:02:31 AM »
the imaging question is based on not stack taping and running center at a show that runs a stereo PA

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2005, 11:06:13 AM »
I was under the impression that DMB ran a mono mix not stereo.
Looks like a fine pre amp hope you enjoy it I may go with one myself.
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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2005, 11:07:17 AM »
the imaging question is based on not stack taping and running center at a show that runs a stereo PA

or maybe something acoustic or onstage.  Really, anything besides a stack tape would be great.  Just looking for something where I have a point of reference.

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« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2005, 11:08:58 AM »
chris,

can you please post what you are using for batteries to power the neve and mytek?  thanks!
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« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2005, 07:21:29 AM »
i use a lithium 9v from wall mart for the mytek.  it's run 3+ hours so far, though i haven't pushed it more

chris had a 12v 7amp hour powering the portico when we ran it on friday

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« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2005, 08:37:15 AM »
i use a lithium 9v from wall mart for the mytek.  it's run 3+ hours so far, though i haven't pushed it more

chris had a 12v 7amp hour powering the portico when we ran it on friday

i would like to hear your impressions of portico. ;D

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« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2005, 05:06:49 PM »
i'd like to run it in someplace other than irving plaza.  the room was boomy as hell, so it's hard to get a low end impression from the box. 

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« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2005, 01:03:24 AM »
i run 12v 7aH SLA's for both the mytek and neve units.  both are overkill.

agree with scott; irving is not the proper proving ground for this box. 

i'll get it out again when i can. 



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« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2005, 10:57:18 PM »
One of these Day's  ;D

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« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2005, 12:23:30 PM »
i use a lithium 9v from wall mart for the mytek.  it's run 3+ hours so far, though i haven't pushed it more chris had a 12v 7amp hour powering the portico when we ran it on friday
i run 12v 7aH SLA's for both the mytek and neve units.  both are overkill.

Thanks guys for the info.  I just purchased a Portico myself...It was out of my price range so I am going to run it w/ a cheaper AD for a while.  I hope to have some onstage local jazz band recordings soon; mg m200/270 > portico 5012 > AD500 > JB3...I will repost to this thread when I do.
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« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2005, 12:31:03 PM »
aint nothing wrong with an ad500!
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« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2005, 01:34:23 PM »
aint nothing wrong with an ad500!
- yeah, I am actually pretty psyched about that, as I am OK with staying w/ 16 bits for a while.  I just got that in the mail - the new rig is gonna weigh a lot more than the UA-5 did!

I'd really like to give this pre a spin in some acoustic circumstances!
- Give me a few months to fiddle w/ it - then shoot me a PM.  I have no problems loaning it to you, especially given some of the wierd stuff you tape...not that many Sitars in beantown!
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« Reply #55 on: August 17, 2005, 04:54:17 PM »
did you guys run the silk switch? it reduces the negative feedback..so i guess it should have less color with the switch on

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« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2005, 10:43:57 PM »
i thought silk added harmonics?


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« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2005, 11:25:55 PM »
i thought silk added harmonics?




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« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2005, 09:02:55 PM »
the portico arrived the other day  ;D.  my mics are still being repaired, so i can't test it out yet - but it looks really cool.  the lights are really bright and the unit itself is very heavy.  the manual is 7 pages (i will post this in the archive section soon), and it comes w/ a 1 year warranty.  i found some pics of the inside of the unit on gearslutz.com.
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« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2005, 09:31:11 PM »
the portico arrived the other day  ;D.  my mics are still being repaired, so i can't test it out yet - but it looks really cool.  the lights are really bright and the unit itself is very heavy.  the manual is 7 pages (i will post this in the archive section soon), and it comes w/ a 1 year warranty.  i found some pics of the inside of the unit on gearslutz.com.

I can't imagine having one and no mics ready to use. I hope you get them back soon!  ;D
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« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2005, 10:13:07 PM »
the portico arrived the other day  ;D.  my mics are still being repaired, so i can't test it out yet - but it looks really cool.  the lights are really bright and the unit itself is very heavy.  the manual is 7 pages (i will post this in the archive section soon), and it comes w/ a 1 year warranty.  i found some pics of the inside of the unit on gearslutz.com.

ingsy, what mics you running with it?

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« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2005, 10:47:20 PM »
I can't wait to hear that thing....
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« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2005, 07:12:07 AM »
Hey Teddy - pay attention! ;)

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« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2005, 07:14:31 AM »
Hey Teddy - pay attention! ;)

mg m200/270 > portico 5012 > AD500 > JB3...
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« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2005, 08:19:19 AM »
i want one.  >:D
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« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2005, 08:24:53 AM »
there is one for sale at gearslutz, 1300 i think...

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« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2005, 08:30:02 AM »
http://gearslutz.com/board/showthread.php3?t=40645

same dudes selling MG 92.1 but I can get that mic for hell of a lot less than 2000..

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« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2005, 08:59:36 AM »
Nice pics.. I'm heading down to radio shack now to pick up the parts  ;)

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« Reply #68 on: September 02, 2005, 05:10:29 PM »
Mine is coming to Red Rocks with me for what I hope will be a 4-night stand with the best band in the universe next week.

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« Reply #69 on: September 02, 2005, 05:17:27 PM »
Mine is coming to Red Rocks with me for what I hope will be a 4-night stand with the best band in the universe next week.

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Cool deal man, its good to see that Wilco is doing their part.


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« Reply #70 on: September 02, 2005, 05:22:37 PM »
Mine is coming to Red Rocks with me for what I hope will be a 4-night stand with the best band in the universe next week.

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Cool deal man, its good to see that Wilco is doing their part.



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« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2005, 05:23:46 PM »
yeah but can you blame him? who equates Dave Matthews Band with "best band in the universe"?

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« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2005, 05:25:19 PM »
yeah but can you blame him? who equates Dave Matthews Band with "best band in the universe"?

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fair enough..even as a fan I cant say that...

but to equate wilco as "best band in the universe" ...maybe if the title was "self indulgent singer who will put you to sleep" or "band that has way to high a sense of self importance" :P

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« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2005, 06:07:42 PM »
yeah but can you blame him? who equates Dave Matthews Band with "best band in the universe"?

;)


fair enough..even as a fan I cant say that...

but to equate wilco as "best band in the universe" ...maybe if the title was "self indulgent singer who will put you to sleep" or "band that has way to high a sense of self importance" :P

Total sarcasm on my part Nick :P.DMB and best band in the universe dont belong in the same sentence.I know DMB is at red rocks. I was taking jabs at them in that thread.  :P

Wilco has their issues, I agree. Ive said it before and Ill say it now..axe artfag cline and that indie rock bastard.
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« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2005, 06:16:01 PM »
I know DMB is at red rocks. I was taking jabs at them in that thread.  :P

fair enough, thought you may have missed it while posting :P

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« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2005, 06:35:40 PM »
I know DMB is at red rocks. I was taking jabs at them in that thread.  :P

fair enough, thought you may have missed it while posting :P

Good one.  ;D

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« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2005, 06:55:00 PM »
aye....nevermind....bad joke :P
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« Reply #77 on: September 02, 2005, 07:10:51 PM »
Indeed it was a joke, folks.  Attempt at some infusion of humor. 

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« Reply #78 on: September 02, 2005, 07:12:47 PM »
Indeed it was a joke, folks.  Attempt at some infusion of humor. 

But alas, there is truth in every joke.

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« Reply #79 on: October 02, 2005, 11:46:33 AM »
Here are some more samples.  If you don't buy one, you're a fool.

Tapes of the best band in the universe at red rocks are 4015 > neve:

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/night_one.mp3

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http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/night_four.mp3 [Exodus w/ Robert Randolph, etc.]

Tapes of some other cool stuff, including John Butler Trio are 4011 > neve:

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« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2005, 01:14:12 PM »
Tapes of the best band in the universe at red rocks are 4015 > neve:

I didn't know the Flecktones were touring this year.  ;D
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« Reply #81 on: October 02, 2005, 01:55:45 PM »
Tapes of the best band in the universe at red rocks are 4015 > neve:

I didn't know the Flecktones were touring this year.  ;D

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« Reply #82 on: October 02, 2005, 02:05:53 PM »
center panned mix?  tracks are panned hard left and right, actually...

JBT tape is DFC, 4011's ORTF if you want to evaluate imaging capability.  others are stack, but nothing is panned to the center.

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« Reply #83 on: October 02, 2005, 02:20:56 PM »
center panned mix?  tracks are panned hard left and right, actually...

JBT tape is DFC, 4011's ORTF if you want to evaluate imaging capability.  others are stack, but nothing is panned to the center.

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sounds nice, does have that 'centered' image that moke was talking about

4015's are subs or omnis ???

also, has really nice drums/instrument pickup but daves voice sounds distant

overall, sounds pretty good for RR, could be better, could be worse, RR is also prolly the hardest place to tape tho, so good job!
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« Reply #84 on: October 02, 2005, 07:06:02 PM »
hey, no worries, moke.  didn't take offense.  if i had my way, i'd mic up the stage!

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« Reply #85 on: October 02, 2005, 07:46:48 PM »
chris, what mic config did you use? A/B?
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« Reply #86 on: October 02, 2005, 08:21:30 PM »
at red rocks, yes...A-B 4015's.

howie day and JBT, ORTF 4011's.

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« Reply #87 on: October 02, 2005, 08:28:52 PM »
sweet, id love to hear a sample of the ortf sometime, thats why moke and i thought the sound was centered, cause A/B has a more mono sound :)

i bet that setup owns at ORTF/DIN ;D YMMV tho!
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« Reply #88 on: October 02, 2005, 10:05:11 PM »
you can hear the sample...i linked to it.  it's in my previous post.

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/jbt/tym.mp3 [John Butler Trio]

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/hd/first_time_in_awhile.mp3 [Howie Day]

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #89 on: October 02, 2005, 10:09:45 PM »
and the extent to which A-B has a more 'mono' sound is obviously a function of how directional one's microphones are; subcards are less affected, IMO.  i don't like a diffuse sound, often favoring the clarity offered by this config.
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« Reply #90 on: October 02, 2005, 10:30:59 PM »
and the extent to which A-B has a more 'mono' sound is obviously a function of how directional one's microphones are; subcards are less affected, IMO.  i don't like a diffuse sound, often favoring the clarity offered by this config.

like i said, they sound good, gotta love the sub dpa's ;D
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« Reply #91 on: October 02, 2005, 11:22:04 PM »
ok, a review on the howie day mp3

GODDAMN, thats what im talking about brother ;D

bout to sell my rig and get that ;D

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« Reply #92 on: October 03, 2005, 12:29:14 PM »
I'd sell the 148 & be all over this, But I can't imagine carrying another 12V around. 3 would be horriable.
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« Reply #93 on: October 03, 2005, 01:11:11 PM »
I'd sell the 148 & be all over this, But I can't imagine carrying another 12V around. 3 would be horriable.

so the only option for 12v devices (fr2 etc) is the big/heavy/square batteries?  wtf  >:(

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« Reply #94 on: October 03, 2005, 01:40:08 PM »
I'd sell the 148 & be all over this, But I can't imagine carrying another 12V around. 3 would be horriable.

so the only option for 12v devices (fr2 etc) is the big/heavy/square batteries?  wtf  >:(

not true, there are online battery companies that sell 12v 4000mah NIMH batts, MUCH lighter than 12v sla's
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Yea but I think one of those would run the ad500 for around 1.5 hours? maybe less?
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« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2005, 02:14:27 PM »
I'd sell the 148 & be all over this, But I can't imagine carrying another 12V around. 3 would be horriable.

so the only option for 12v devices (fr2 etc) is the big/heavy/square batteries?  wtf  >:(

not true, there are online battery companies that sell 12v 4000mah NIMH batts, MUCH lighter than 12v sla's
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Yea but I think one of those would run the ad500 for around 1.5 hours? maybe less?

thats why you wire them in parallel, its really simple jeff ;)

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« Reply #96 on: October 03, 2005, 02:17:26 PM »
T+ Bean, I need to talk to Marc about this & see if he can hook me up.
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« Reply #98 on: October 31, 2005, 08:47:55 PM »
just got this email from rupert....in short, if you are thinking of buying a portico do it now for the intro price ($1440) ends on friday (2005.11.04)

Dear Matthew,

 

The AES show was a tremendous success, and we would like to thank everyone that stopped by to say hello and check out our new products. The New York AES saw the launch of the Portico 5032 Mic Pre/EQ, the 5043 Limiter-Compressor and the Vertical Rack-Frame capable housing up to 8 Portico modules in 6 Rack Spaces, our first step towards the introduction of a full fledged mixing system! These new modules expand the Portico Series and increase your choice of high quality sound processing tools that can be connected when and where you need them in the signal chain.

 

The Portico 5032 is a single channel Mic Pre/EQ having a transformer coupled input, selectable from independent mic or line inputs. It includes a full featured Mic Pre identical to that found on the 5012 with the addition of a flexible 3-band Equalizer in the Mr. Rupert Neve tradition. The 5032 is equipped with high and low frequency shelving curves and has a Parametric Mid Band covering 80hz-8kHz in two ranges.

 

The Portico 5043 is a 2-channel compressor featuring a discrete main signal path. In addition to controls for Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Gain Make Up, the 5043 offers a choice of Feed-forward or Feed-back control capable of yielding unobtrusive musical sounding dynamics as well as "brick-wall" limiting.  The Portico 5043 can link both internal control lines or multiple additional 5043s enabling one of them to serve as "Master".  The Portico 5043 includes both line and mixing buss inputs.

 

For more information you can check out the entire Portico range at: http://www.rupertneve.com/porticorange.html

 

 

Friday November 4th will mark the end of our introductory pricing on the 5012 Mic Pre Duo and the 5042 True Tape FX/Line Amp. We would like to thank all of those that have purchased from us already and encourage all those that have not yet taken advantage of the limited-time introductory offer. Not only will you get the genuine Rupert Neve sound at a great price, if you purchase your 2nd unit, or buy 2 units before November 4th, 2005 we will include the optional rack mount kit at no additional charge!

 

Again, we appreciate your interest in our products and look forward to continuing to provide you with tools designed to provide the sound of genuine vintage analog modules at an affordable price. If you have any questions regarding any of our products or would like to place an order, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

 

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« Reply #99 on: November 01, 2005, 07:55:15 PM »
funny how they've been saying the intro pricing will stop at the end of the week for the last 6 weeks :)

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« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2005, 09:08:33 AM »
Have any serious comps appeared?  They should loan one of these things to a taper who will do some real comps (vs. V3, etc).

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« Reply #101 on: November 02, 2005, 09:11:10 AM »
Have any serious comps appeared?  They should loan one of these things to a taper who will do some real comps (vs. V3, etc).


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« Reply #102 on: November 02, 2005, 10:18:00 AM »
Have any serious comps appeared?  They should loan one of these things to a taper who will do some real comps (vs. V3, etc).


Matt (ingsy) has one in town, and we both run MG's, we've talked about doing some sort of comp, although it wouldn't be the most scientific, because we'd also be using different A/D's.  if we get around to it, we'll be sure to post it.

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« Reply #103 on: November 04, 2005, 03:40:12 PM »
A comp is pointless.  Nothing beats this box.
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« Reply #104 on: November 04, 2005, 04:24:26 PM »
A comp is pointless.  Nothing beats this box.

i'm gonna bookmark this so i can quote you on that  :P

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« Reply #105 on: November 04, 2005, 05:36:20 PM »
A comp is pointless.  Nothing beats this box.

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« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2005, 07:31:30 PM »
A comp is pointless.  Nothing beats this box.

oh.really? now i am curious to find out more about this unit.

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« Reply #107 on: November 04, 2005, 07:47:08 PM »
A comp is pointless.  Nothing beats this box.

you also say it's transparent, when even rupert neve himself says he specifically designed it to NOT be transparent

so i don't exactly go by what you say, just what i hear :)

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« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2005, 06:16:41 PM »
torrent of a recent 'color and talea' show w/ the portico - decent recording of a cool band:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=54578.0

picks of the portico in my gear bag:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=54168.0
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #109 on: November 27, 2005, 02:26:09 AM »
at red rocks, yes...A-B 4015's.

howie day and JBT, ORTF 4011's.

variations of the following:

DPA 4011 Cardioid / 4015 Wide Cardioid > Luminous Audio Technology Synchestra 4/9's Silver XLR Interconnect > Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 Microphone Preamplifier > Luminous Audio Technology Synchestra Signature 6/9's Copper XLR Interconnect > Mytek Digital Stereo192 Analog-to-Digital Converter (@ 24-bit / 96 kHz) > Luminous Audio Technology Allegro Signature 4/9's Silver AES / EBU Digital Interconnect > Sound Devices 722 Hard Disk Recorder (locked to Stereo192 clock @ 96 kHz; 24-bit / 96 kHz)

Location in reguards to the PA?  Stand height etc?

I might be wrong but the samples sound like they're PA/stack tapes.  Do you have any samples from mid-field or far field?  It sounds great, but it's hard to judge the sonic qualities with a PA tape IMO.
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« Reply #110 on: November 29, 2005, 03:41:58 PM »
at red rocks, yes...A-B 4015's.

howie day and JBT, ORTF 4011's.

variations of the following:

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Location in reguards to the PA?  Stand height etc?

I might be wrong but the samples sound like they're PA/stack tapes.  Do you have any samples from mid-field or far field?  It sounds great, but it's hard to judge the sonic qualities with a PA tape IMO.

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=31211
another recording from chris, this one of 311 w/ the following location: First row of balcony, DFC.  Mics at approximately 5' above balcony rail, approximately 20' off of floor, ORTF.

I think my torrent above is dead now, but that was about 7' from the stage, 10' up.  NOS
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« Reply #111 on: November 29, 2005, 04:53:05 PM »
you also say it's transparent, when even rupert neve himself says he specifically designed it to NOT be transparent

so i don't exactly go by what you say, just what i hear :)

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« Reply #112 on: November 29, 2005, 07:06:39 PM »
you also say it's transparent, when even rupert neve himself says he specifically designed it to NOT be transparent

so i don't exactly go by what you say, just what i hear :)
i haven't run this enough to be sure, but as of right now i have to agree that it is more transparent than i would have thought, givin what the neve salesguy was saying.  i think it depends if you turn on the 'silk' button, which i am gonna try out on Friday.  anyone else try this option out yet?  the website states: "The RND 5012 uses mainly single-sided amplifier circuitry that excludes any possibility of crossover distortion. The “SILK” button reduces negative feedback and adjusts the frequency spectrum to provide a very sweet and musical performance".
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« Reply #113 on: November 29, 2005, 08:31:29 PM »
From the photo on the first page of the thread, the unit has LEDs for the following marks: -30, -18, -12, -6, 4, 10, 22.

Why would one push the levels to the 4, 10, or 22 levels?  Obviously not for our use, but surely for some - can someone shed some light for me?

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« Reply #114 on: November 29, 2005, 11:05:40 PM »
Damn. Any idea what the new street price will be? I can't afford one now but want one sometime. I like this piece alot. I want to hear more of it on more sound sources.
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« Reply #115 on: December 07, 2005, 03:43:26 PM »
more stack work with the fruit of rupert's labor, this time indoors (joe louis arena / DET, MI):

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/tm.mp3

this box's transparency will indeed surprise you.  i continue to love it, love it, love it. 

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2005, 07:35:17 PM »
From the photo on the first page of the thread, the unit has LEDs for the following marks: -30, -18, -12, -6, 4, 10, 22.

Why would one push the levels to the 4, 10, or 22 levels?  Obviously not for our use, but surely for some - can someone shed some light for me?

I wondered this as well, basically the meter is 'with reference to the output'.  Here is what is written in the manual:
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An eight segment LED bar-graph meter is fitted to each channel, calibrated in dBu as follows: -30, -18, -12, -6, +4, +10, +16, +22
With Refrence to the balanced output signal level.
The input level can be determined by reading the Meter indication, then subtracting the Gain settings of the Sensitivity swith and the Trim control.  For Example, if the meter is reading +10 dBu, with the Trim control at, say, +2 and the main Gain switch is at 42, the level of the input signal is 10 - 42 - 2 = -34 dBu.
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #117 on: December 07, 2005, 07:49:35 PM »
more stack work with the fruit of rupert's labor, this time indoors (joe louis arena / DET, MI):

http://www2.bc.edu/~jonescx/dmb/tm.mp3

this box's transparency will indeed surprise you.  i continue to love it, love it, love it. 

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Where was it recorded from, location?  Stand FOB, stack etc...?   Sounds great.

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Duh!!

Doesn't everything come off pretty nice n clean on the stacks?

I ran 4022>V3>m1 and at853RX>mp2>m1 (no adc) on the stacks at multiple shows, VERY minor difference in sound.  Now take the 2 and record FOB, there's no comparrison, the difference is huge.  It's a not-so-great way to get the real feel for the sound of that combo IMO. 

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« Reply #118 on: December 07, 2005, 07:57:53 PM »
do the vocals on DMB stack tapes always sound so distant???seems like every sample ive heard is lacking in vocal presence...not criticizing your setup, just curious...if I didnt have a brick id grab one of these neves..

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« Reply #119 on: December 07, 2005, 08:13:48 PM »
www.thelisteningsessions.com have plenty samples as well.(as well as other top shelf pre samples)

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« Reply #120 on: December 08, 2005, 12:23:50 PM »
1649.00 from Neve Direct.

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #121 on: December 10, 2005, 02:33:26 AM »
this box's transparency will indeed surprise you.  i continue to love it, love it, love it. 

i still think it's very colored :)

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #122 on: December 10, 2005, 12:38:31 PM »
Nah, you arent cheap. If I get one I wont pay that much for it either.


1649.00 from Neve Direct.

fuck that. the intro price was borderline, $1650? um, no.  I guess I'm just cheap......

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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #123 on: December 10, 2005, 07:07:30 PM »
1649.00 from Neve Direct.

It's usually the most expensive way to go.  You'll usually pay MSRP from the manufacturer, it's so that they aren't undercutting the retailers.
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #124 on: December 10, 2005, 07:23:13 PM »
Its not much cheaper anywhere else either. The introductory period has ended, so the price went up. I called around to 4 places...all places i get good deals at, and all within 45-50 bucks of neve direct..sucks. oh well, im buying a different pre anyway.  :P

1649.00 from Neve Direct.

It's usually the most expensive way to go.  You'll usually pay MSRP from the manufacturer, it's so that they aren't undercutting the retailers.
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Re: Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 portable 2-channel pre
« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2005, 02:48:34 PM »
Any updates?  I would love to hear more about this unit.  How it measures up to other pre's...etc.
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