Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517 500-Series Mic Pre /DI/Compressor
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The 517 can be used to phase align, combine and compress direct and amplified signals when used as a single channel device for instruments. Just use the DI for the direct signal from the instrument and use the preamp for the speaker cabinet signal. Mix direct and amplified signals with the blend control while mixing to achieve the blend you want between the two sources, and use the variphase to minimize or extenuate phase cancellations. The internal compressor jumper is pre-set to the blend path by default to compress the blended signal or to create a mixed single output of guitar and vocals.
The 517′s opto-coupler compressor has been simplified to a single threshold control with auto make up gain, based around a new LDR (light dependent resister) design. The compressor is pre-set to a fixed 2:1 ratio with fixed attack and release.Simply dial the threshold control down until the desired amount of compression is achieved and an LED light shows you when the compressor is active.
In addition to the standard polarity reverse, the 517′s vari-phase control may be used to adjust phase incrementally. This control is useful any time two signals derived from the same source are combined. By adjusting the phase in the 517, the musician or engineer can find the absolute best mic position without regard to the phase relation to the direct signal.
- Mic Preamp based on the TEC Award-winning Portico 5017
- Use also as a DI for the direct signal from the instrument
- “Silk” circuit for vintage warmth and smoothness.
- Separate amp provides more gain,
- Variable phase & ground lift
- Instrument Thru connection.
- Can be used to phase align, combine and compress signals
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