Wimberley, TX (March 1, 2021)—Rupert Neve Designs has unveiled the 5057 Orbit 16 x 2 Summing Mixer, based around a summing architecture inspired by the company’s flagship 5088 mixing console.
The summing mixer uses the company’s Silk Red and Blue circuitry to provide control over the amount of harmonic content and tone of the mix, helping shape its sound character. Silk Red accentuates transformer saturation in the high and high-mid frequencies to amplify midrange harmonics, while Silk Blue enhances saturation of the lows and low-mids to add thickness and weight.
The Orbit is designed for integration with a DAW-based workflow, providing 16 inputs via DB25 connectors, the first eight of which can be center-panned via front panel switches. Both sets of XLR outputs utilize Rupert Neve Designs’ own custom transformers. In addition to the Main outputs, the -6 dB outputs are also simultaneously available, allowing the user to drive the Orbit’s mix buss harder into saturation without clipping the next device in the signal path.
The Orbit offers fixed channel levels and mix buss attenuation via stepped switching, aiming to provide low crosstalk, and channels matched to within +/- 0.1dB.
To expand the channel count, multiple units can be combined via the Link I/O on the rear panel. The 5057 Orbit can also be used as part of a larger summing system utilizing the 5059 Satellite for flexible summing and routing, and the 5060 Centerpiece for additional mixing and monitoring features.
The 5057 Orbit is available with an MSRP of $1,999 USD.
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