January 30th, 2013 – Rupert Neve Designs is proud to be the recipient of TEC Awards for both the Portico II: Master Buss Processor and the 5059 Satellite 16×2+2 Summing Mixer, as well as a Pro Sound Network "Best of Show" award for one of the newly-announced 500-series pieces, the 542 Tape Emulator with Texture.
In the last year, the Master Buss Processor has been utilized by a diverse range of mastering engineers like Dave Collins (Black Sabbath, No Doubt, Danny Elfman) and Scott Hull (Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Steely Dan), live sound engineers like Ken ‘Pooch’ Van Druten (Linkin Park, Guns & Roses, Jane’s Addiction) and Greg Price (Weezer, Foo Fighters, Van Halen), and countless mix engineers worldwide.
The Satellite Summing Mixer was launched last summer to great acclaim, bringing the imaging and tonal capabilities of classic full-scale Rupert Neve-designed consoles to a much smaller and more accessible format scaled for the project studio and home mixing environment.
Lastly, the 542 Tape Emulator with Texture is a new version of the Portico 5042 Tape Emulator for the 500-series format, with a number of additional features including a wet/dry knob, soft-clip limiter, and dual Silk (transformer saturation) modes.
For a full list of this year’s TEC Award winners, click here.