Frankfurt, Germany (March 22, 2012)—Rupert Neve Designs has introduced the 5059 16x2x2 satellite mixer.
To kick off the 5059, the company is giving away Serial #2, signed and approved by Neve himself, at its website.
The 5059 features 16 channels with individual level, pan, inserts, stereo-2 sends, and master texture controls, providing integration with outboard equipment, control for two separate stem mixes, and more.
The 5059 sports custom transformers and true class-A topologies that are said to have been fine-tuned over a number of years to provide sonic performance and “virtually eliminate cross-over distortion. “ Combined with the company namesake’s transformer design and implementation, the 5059 is said to achieve “the signature warmth and larger-than-life sound reminiscent of Rupert’s classic designs.”
Channel inserts are provided in the 5059 to streamline interconnections with analogue outboard equipment and to allow for further expansions of the 5059’s capabilities. By connecting a second 5059 to the insert outputs of a 5059, the dual stereo outputs can be used as a way to add 4 auxes to each of the 16 channels.
Continuously variable Texture controls with Silk and Silk+ modes allow the engineer to fine tune the harmonic ratio and tonality of each stereo send of the 5059. The Silk mode accentuates the transformer saturation in the high frequencies. The Silk + mode accentuates the saturation of the low frequencies to add thickness and density. Unlike EQ, the texture control saturates the output transformers, and adds musical harmonics to the source material according to the amount of texture applied.
Aside from providing aux functionality with a second 5059 module, the dual stereo outputs of the 5059 are generally used for creating stem mixes. These stem mixes can be enhanced using the Silk / Texture controls on the 5059, then processed by buss compressors or other devices, and fed into inputs of another mixer or an ADC.
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