During the AES 2008 conference in San Francisco, Rupert Neve Designs, Inc. took home two coveted TEC awards for the 5088 Discrete Analogue Mixer and Portico 5015 Mic Pre / Compressor.
The 5088 Discrete Analogue Mixer won in the field of Large Format Console Technology. With its entirely new, discrete, high-voltage architecture and modular layout, the 5088 represents a significant advance in the performance and philosophy of mixing console design. Despite the trend in recent years to cast the analogue recording console as a relic of the past, the TEC Award represents the renewed appreciation for the exceptional sound performance and timeless build quality that is still only available in the analogue domain.
â€œAfter redefining people expectations so many times over the past 4 decades, its astounding that Rupert has been able to raise the bar yet again.â€ Said, Rupert Neve Design’s Josh Thomas. â€œThe level of support and interest in the 5088 has surpassed our wildest imaginations.
Originally conceived as a way to give engineers the most pristine mix buss available to bring together their digital and analogue equipment without forcing the purchase of mic preâ€™s, eqâ€™s and compressors on every channel, the 5088â€™s modular approach to console layout insures that installed 5088â€™s will be able to adapt as the music business changes and remain a fixture on the studio landscape for years to come.
In the category for Mic Preamplifier Technology, the Portico 5015 won the prize for its renowned blend of performance and flexibility. With independent transformer-coupled mic preamp and compressor-limiter sections identical to those found in the 5012 and 5043 modules, the fully analogue Portico 5015 combines the outstanding sound quality expected from a Rupert Neve design with the total flexibility required by modern recording studios. Available in both Vertical and horizontal configurations, when used with the 5033 five band EQ module it is possible to create a Portico channel strip with preamplification, dynamics processing and equalization in 1RU.
Owned by Rupert and Evelyn Neve, Rupert Neve Designs Inc. was founded on passion, experience and a desire to build products embodying the highest musical quality. In continuing his legacy as a pioneer in audio circuit design, Mr. Rupert Neve is currently focusing his talents on creating innovative analogue solutions to the issues facing the modern recording engineer.