Steinberg Media Technologies has released the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5033 EQ and 5043 Compressor, two pro-audio VST/AU signal processing plug-ins. The hardware of Rupert Neve Designs has now been successfully emulated in the digital domain utilizing Yamaha's Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology.
The RND Portico 5033 five-band equalizer comes with three bands of fully parametric filters, each with dedicated gain, center-frequency, and Q controls as well as one band each of high and low-shelving filters. A global bypass switch and trim control are also available.
The RND Portico 5043 compressor features threshold, ratio, attack, release and gain controls for intricate signal compression. The feed-forward or feed-back compression mode allow users to switch between an aggressive and subtle compression response.
Pricing & Availability
Each plug-in is available as a boxed version at authorized Steinberg dealers and as boxed or download versions through the Steinberg Online Shop for €499 / £422.* The bundle price is €799 / £677.*
Steinberg also offers a trial version as free download from its website in order for interested customers to witness the quality of the RND Portico plug-ins. The trial version comprises both RND Portico 5033 and Portico 5043 which can be tested without restrictions for 30 days.
* Manufacturer's suggested retail price includes VAT. Pricing and availability may be subject to regional variations.