Item #: RNDPORTICOIIMBBK

Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor Black

Order your Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor Black from AMS and enjoy 0% Interest Payment Plans, Free Shipping, Free Extended Warranty & 45 Day Money Back Guarantee.
You must allow Youtube cookies in order to view videos. You can set your cookie preferences in the Preference Center by selecting the Cookie Settings button.

Frequently Bought Together

+ + =
Current item:
QTY
customer care
Have questions, found a better price? Talk to a sales specialist! 800-319-9043
Product Highlights

Product Description

Based around the high voltage, discrete and class-A signal paths made famous in the 5088 Mixer, the Master Buss Processor Black is a creative tool that redefines the boundaries and limitations of traditional 2-channel compression and limiting. Though originally developed for mastering applications, the MBP has quickly become a favorite of mix engineers, tracking engineers, and even FOH engineers.

From mixing bass-heavy EDM to a delicate master of a chamber ensemble, it has something to offer everyone – no matter the use or genre.

With input and output transformers designed and implemented by Mr. Rupert Neve, the high-voltage 72V topology found in the Master Buss Processor will integrate flawlessly with virtually any system.

Additionally, the MBP incorporates mastering-grade detented pots throughout to fine-tune its revolutionary dynamics, tone, and stereo field controls. This new topology is a significant evolution of Mr Rupert Neve’s classic designs with appreciable benefits to headroom, dynamic range, distortion, noise, slew rate, bandwidth, and accuracy while still providing the sweet, musical performance that has been a part of countless recordings.

The Compressor
The MBP’s two compressor sections allow virtually limitless possibilities in dynamics for either dual mono or stereo sources, with controls for ratio, threshold, attack, release, blend, side chain HPF, limit and make up gain. When engaged, the compressor section can be used in both feed-forward and feed-back modes to provide a transparent modern response (feed-forward), or a smoother, more musical vintage response (feed-back). Peak mode alters the compressor’s attack to react to peak transients with a roughly .1ms response time. When the Peak switch is disengaged, the compressor responds to the RMS signal in conjunction with the attack and release settings.

SC HPF inserts a high pass filter at 125 Hz into the side chain to deal with intense low frequencies that may skew the response of the VCA with certain songs and instruments. “Blend” creates a parallel mix between the compressed and dry signals. By mixing the compressed and dry signals, it is possible to increase the volume of quieter elements in the source material (for instance, delicate snare brushing on a track with much louder hits), while maintaining a natural dynamic feel for the louder elements.

To further control the side chain, there is also an insert “send” and “return” that may be paired with an external EQ or other filters for additional manipulation. The “return” may also be used as a “Key” input for ducking one signal to another (for instance, a voice-over keying the compressor to duck a background music track). With the stereo link control engaged, Ch. A settings act as the master control for convenient operation.

The Limiter
The Portico II Master Buss Processor also features an extremely versatile, transparent and musical limiter. At first glance, one might scoff at the single knob operation – however, this limiter is extremely intelligent, knowing how to appropriately respond to the various signals presented to it. The new Adaptive Release Technology is behind this revolutionary performance. Using a blend of release time constants, this limiter will simultaneously respond quickly to transient material (such as the “snap” of a snare drum) and slowly to more sluggish signals (such as a bass guitar). This configuration allows the limiter to grab a transient and let go just an instant later, while also dealing with more constant signals in a slower, more musical way. In this manner, the MBP’s limiter can provide a much more aggressive amount of limiting than typically possible, while maintaining the essential character of the music and remaining free of the modulation distortion usually found in a fast-acting limiter.

Additionally, the limiters share the same discrete, class-A gain module and VCA with the compressors, so using the Limiter does not introduce more stages that the music would have to pass through.

The Stereo Field Editor
The stereo field editor on the MBP takes traditional M-S techniques to new heights with width, depth and corresponding bandpass filters.

The width control enables the user to increase or decrease the width of a stereo image (wide/mono) and adjust the amount of ambience inherent in the recording. As the width control is rotated toward wide, the amount of difference material is boosted, often resulting in more ambient material, and accentuated stereo reverbs. Conversely, the stereo field is contracted when rotated to mono, and, if the left and right channels are highly coherent (i.e. both channels include closely similar material that is in phase), this mono content is enhanced.

The depth control adjusts the spatial positioning of elements in the sound stage. Center-panned elements like solo instrument or vocal can be brought forward in a mix, in relation to supporting instruments. In many cases, these same elements may be virtually eliminated without adversely affecting the music bed. Used in conjunction, the depth and width controls effectively alter the perceived room ambience and dimension.

To fine tune the SFE, there are individual filters that select what frequency information is reintroduced from the width and depth circuits, thus tailoring each effect to a specific bandwidth. And by engaging the SFE TO COMP button, Mid and Side signals can each be routed to the MBP’s two compressors, allowing the unit to operate in full M-S mode (as opposed to standard L-R operation).
See all items from Rupert Neve Designs

Shop Similar Models

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  512-847-3013 Warranty:  1 Year

Product Specifications

Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor Specifications
  • Frequency Response: Main Output, no load: 
    • –3 dB @ 4 Hz
    • –3 dB @ 120 kHz
  • Maximum Output Level: Maximum output from 20 Hz to 40 kHz is +24.5 dBu.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
    • - @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.006%
    • - @ 20Hz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.20%
    • - As above, Silk Blue Engaged, Texture fully CW: Better than 2.5%
    • - As above, Silk Red Engaged, Texture fully CW: Better than 3.5%
    • - @ 20kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.020%
  • Slew rate: Better than 4 V/uS
  • Compressor Threshold: Variable from -30dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Ratio: Variable from 1.1:1 to 40:1 (LIMIT)
  • Compressor Blend: Variable from 0% to 100% Compressor
  • Compressor Gain: Variable from -6 dB to +20 dB
  • Compressor Attack: Variable from 20 mS to 75 mS (0.1mS with “FAST”)
  • Compressor Release: Variable from 100mS to 2.2 Seconds
  • Power Consumption: .65A @ 117 VAC, .35A @ 220 VAC
  • Fuse: 5mm x 20mm, 2.5 Amp, fast acting, ceramic body – Bussman type GDA 2.5A or equivalent

Customer Reviews

stars
Rating distribution
  rating ratings

of customers
recommend
this product
of reviews
Review:

review date:
customer name:
Product Rating: {{review.OverallRating}} out of 5 stars
Recommend to a friend?
Verified Buyer:
review text:
Review:

review date:
customer name:
Product Rating: {{review.OverallRating}} out of 5 stars
Recommend to a friend?
Verified Buyer:
review text:
Reviews
Sort by:
Review:

review date:
customer name:
Product Rating: {{review.OverallRating}} out of 5 stars
Recommend to a friend?
Verified Buyer:
review text:
customer service response: response date:
merchant response text:

Manuals & Docs