Tell City, IN (July 15, 2010)–Brett Mulzer, owner of Side Alley Recording in southern Indiana, has upgraded to a 32-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 discrete analog mixing console.
The desk, purchased from Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, IN, is configured with 26 Rupert Neve Designs Portico analog audio processing modules in the console’s penthouse section. It is also outfitted with 32 channels of Tonelux ShadowMix fader automation.
The complement of Portico modules fitted in the 5088 console includes nine 5012 Duo Mic Preamps, four 5015 Mic Pre/Compressors, four 5043 dual-channel Compressor/Limiters, and nine 5033 5-Band EQs. Additional outboard rack units complement the onboard Portico processing.
“I do my surgical EQ, taking care of problems, through plug-ins,” says Mulzer. “But any kind of tone, any kind of warmth, anything that really matters, I get through my Porticos and a few outboard things.”
“When Brett first contacted me about putting a new console into his studio, we talked extensively about his needs and how the console would integrate with the rest of his equipment and his workflow,” relates Sweetwater sales engineer Bob Furlong. “It quickly became clear that the best choice for him was the Rupert Neve Designs 5088. The combination of ergonomics and features, along with incredible sound quality, made the 5088 the obvious mixer for his room.”
“I switched over to [Avid] Pro Tools|HD3 through Apogee converters coming in and out of the board,” Mulzer reports. “I’ve never had a Rupert Neve Designs preamp of my own, but once I used these–man, they are unbelievable!”
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