imgWimberley, TX (April 15, 2013)—Rupert Neve Designs announced at Musikmesse its newest mixer, the 5060 Centerpiece 24x2 Desktop Mixer.

Designed specifically for a desktop, the 5060 aims to deliver the tonality and features of the 5088 console in a compact format, with customized transformers, flexible monitoring, DAW transport controls and a Rupert Neve-designed 24x2 mix bus.

In a modular, hybrid analogue/digital mix system built around the Centerpiece, existing gear can be integrated with this mix-buss. Utilizing modern DAW control technologies, the 5060 integrates stem outputs from the DAW with the rest of the control room, sums the final mix, and provides 2-track outputs, source selection, and multiple speaker feeds from the monitor section.

With its custom transformers, a class A mix buss and variable Silk, the 5060 can reportedly provide a range of tonal flavors. For a vintage vibe, the mix buss can be driven hard and Silk/Texture can be implemented in either of two different transformer saturation modes, or Silk can be disengaged entirely.

Used in conjunction with 5059 mixers and Portico modules, the 5060 forms the center of a scalable analogue system. In this arrangement, the 5059s provide individual channel control, aux routing, and expandable channel counts, the Portico modules provide preamplification, EQ and dynamics, and the 5060 unites it all.

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