A 48-Channel 5088 for Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL (June 22nd, 2017) – Originally founded as a recording workshop in 1979, Full Sail has grown into a hugely successful university with a worldwide reputation for its recording degree programs. The latest addition to their flagship studio, used for everything ranging from student projects to professional releases with notable artists, is a 48-channel Shelford Edition 5088 console loaded with 48x Shelford 5052 micpreamp / EQ modules and 9x Portico 5043 dual compressor / limiter modules.

Full Sail University’s Director of Advanced Recording is Darren Schneider, a multi-award-winning recording engineer and mixer. “We have had Rupert Neve Designs products in our studios from the time they came out on the market. It was a natural progression to move into the 5088 after years of using the rack line of RND products. Currently, all of our major studios have Rupert Neve Designs mic preamps and compressors in them. I also use the 5032V [vertical] as the front end of a mobile recording rig.”

Schneider’s decades of experience working in the analog realm includes a significant amount of time working on Rupert Neve’s vintage consoles. “This console totally delivers that punch and sonic personality that I’ve come to love, without having a 40- or 50-year old console with potentially high maintenance cost.”

As an educator, Schneider feels the 5088 helps students in several ways. “First of all, the console signal flow is intuitive and can make the recording process less stressful for a newer student. Being able to use the console in different configurations – such as Split or Inline – makes it more versatile in use and when teaching.”

“It’s important to expose students to the sonic picture that RND gear offers to the process of making music,” Schneider adds. “After everyone comments on how great the console looks, they’re amazed at the sound that comes out of it. The comment we get from the students is how rich and controlled the sound is – I would attribute that to the superior harmonic content they are able to capture with the 5088.”

Aside from the console, Full Sail’s studios also feature 4x Portico II Channels, 4x Portico 5033 EQs, 7x Portico 5043 dual compressors, and 11x Portico 5032 micpre / EQ modules.

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Rupert Neve Designs is a US manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, and the culmination of over six decades of Mr. Neve’s legendary design work. With Rupert as their founder and mentor, RND’s team of engineers preserve the revered elements of his most prized vintage designs, while thoughtfully advancing and refining their feature sets to meet the needs of the modern recording engineer. All of the company’s recording and playback equipment is crafted to uphold the very highest standards of musical quality while providing practical, innovative solutions for the engineers, musicians, and audiophiles of today and beyond.

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2017 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the 2016 “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2016 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association. Full Sail University is a Graduate and Undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.