Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (December 1, 2009)–Rupert Neve Designs has announced the installation of the first 5088 mixing console in South America.
Tenda da Raposa, a Brazilian recording facility, recently installed a 32-channel system featuring four Portico 5032 Mic Pre/EQs, four Portico 5015 Mic Pre/Compressors, eight 5033 Five-Band EQs, a 5043 Stereo Compressor, and 16 channels of Shadowmix automation.
Although it started as a personal project studio, Tenda da Raposa quickly began to attract independent musicians, producers and singers due to its unique atmosphere, gear and design. After 10 years of non-stop operations, having recorded the biggest names in the independent music scene in Brazil, and after over 300 CDs, it was time for a major upgrade–an analog console.
Producer and owner of Tenda da Raposa, Carlos Fuchs, remarked, “Being a fan of Rupert Neve’s gear for so long, it was an easy decision to go with the 5088. Even without listening to the desk–none were available in Brazil–it was a no-risk operation, and results have gone beyond our expectations.”
As the studio centerpiece at Tenda da Raposa, the high voltage and fully discrete 5088 provides for mic amplification, monitoring, channel processing and a summing buss with over 10 dB more headroom than any console ever designed by Rupert Neve. With transformers on every input and output, the 5088 provides for complete galvanic isolation.
“It has been a real joy to work with the 5088,” says Fuchs. “I feel I can achieve great results much quicker that with my previous system. Incredible headroom, pristine sound, solid feel. Clients love it, I love it. What else could I want? We are proud to be the first 5088 studio in Brazil!”
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