The 5017 by Rupert Neve Designs is world class Portico pre-amp, compressor and DI as well very innovative and powerful tools for recording or live performances - two channel operation, variphase, silk and DI/mic blending capabilities.
With Portico Series custom transformers and silk mode, the Mobile DPC’s sonic signature is nothing short of legendary. It’s the 5017’s revolutionary feature set however that make it an indispensable tool for studio recording, live recording and stage performances.
Used as a single channel device for instruments, the 5017 can be used to phase align, combine and compress direct and amplified signals. To achieve this, use the DI for the instrument’s direct signal and the mic preamp for the speaker cabinet signal. The blend control is used for mixing direct and amplified signals, the variphase is used to minimize or extenuate phase cancellations. The compressor is an opto-coupler compressor and has been simplified to a single threshold control with auto make up gain. It has a fixed 2:1 ratio with an internal jumper to change between standard and fast time constants. To set the compressor, simply dial the threshold control down until the desired amount of compression is achieved. This technique could also be used to create a single, mixed output of two different channels like guitar and vocals.
With the 5017, the Portico sound is always within reach.
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