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Portico 5034 comp

Anyone use this comp? is it any good?
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I think you mean the 5043. And yes, it is excellent.
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I think you mean the 5043. And yes, it is excellent.
oops, lol


I have used a few from waves and right now I use the vintage comp and even the classic basic one... is there a world of difference in this one compared to those?
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I'm sorry, I thought you were referring to the actual hardware 5043. If you're asking about the plug-in 5043, I can't really comment as I have no direct experience with it. I would suggest doing a search. I have read lots of positive comments here on the plug-in.
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I did a google and seen some things... I can get the trial, but was just curious if anyone had use with it before I dl it. thnx
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It is pretty damn good...
I use UAD stuff and just wanted something of quality
in native format that would fill a few holes
when I start to run out of juice.

Try it out, I just picked up the bundle not long ago when they were on sale.
Are they still on sale? If so I would say try it.
You wouldn't catch me paying the full price but for $180.00 each...
I got the bundle for $359.00
Worth every cent.
Might be too clean for some though.
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It is excellent. Not pumpy and saturated but clean and classy.
The 5033 eq is really great too.


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yep, for clean,classy compression I cant think of a better plugin comp.



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killer, ty guys!
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Another thing to remember is that it gives you 2 different modes - feed forward & feedback - and the VST3 version has native sidechaining built in too.

It's a great compressor and almost impossible to make it pump either, no matter how hard you hit it.
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Another thing to remember is that it gives you 2 different modes - feed forward & feedback - and the VST3 version has native sidechaining built in too.

It's a great compressor and almost impossible to make it pump either, no matter how hard you hit it.
sinice u mentioned it, what is the difference in the feedback or forward option? i see that on the api2500 aswell.
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Hello teknatronik,

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since u mentioned it, what is the difference in the feedback or forward option? i see that on the api2500 aswell.
It has to do with the range of sources that it can handle, drums, vocals etc... It is a gain reduction switch. You can switch between circuits for feed-forward gain reduction and feed-back gain reduction which is the method of gain reduction used in vintage compressors. You can create different types of sounds depending on the situation.

This all have been emulated using the VCM technology from Yamaha, and Rupert Neve provided himself all the technical documentation.

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Feedback mode uses the output level + threshold setting
to determine the compression amount.
Feed forward mode uses the input level + the threshold setting...

In feedback mode, if you crank the output knob up you get more compression...
Turn it down and you get less.

Interesting, heavy compression sounds can be had
by using feedback mode and cranking the output level.
It still stays on the clean side of things though.
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killer, thnx guys
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Yes I too use this compressor and it surprises me how clean it is even when you hit it hard. Word of warning there is no presets. But I think it is better that way. Makes you learn the character of the compressor.
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I just demoed this yesterday and blown away. I have never used a better clean comp/eq and I have almost every ua plug plums a ton of waves, sonalksis, voxengo, slate, etc I can get the sounds I want so fast with these!! I plan to use these as my main plugs and then sweeten with UA color.
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I love the Portico preamp, but I am not a big fan of the compressor. Not much character. Not much color. Not much vibe.
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That's funny, that's why I like it
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Portico plugins from Steinberg are TOP notch. One of the best, if not THE best plugin Comp & EQ I've used.
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shame you need an elicenser. bit of a hassle if you dont use cubase...
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That's funny, that's why I like it
That makes sense! I think people love the Portico 5043 because it is fairly transparent as compressors go. I usually don't use compression on the mix bus unless I have to.

The area that I want clean compression is vocals, which the LA2A kills at. It's a bit colored, but it sounds like a record. Most everything else I want 60s / 70s colored effecting & compression, especially on the drum bus.

I use the Portico 5012 Pre on the mix bus with the silk setting on. I can give the mix a little bit of gain at the end with some Neve color, but I retain the sound and dynamics of the mix that I want. I don't know anyone else who does this, and I've been pleased with the results I get.
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Ive been demoing it and its pretty nice. Not sure it is worth all that money...its got a decent VCA sound to it but I could closely match it with Logics VCA compressor...although that was a little brighter...
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I use the Portico 5012 Pre on the mix bus with the silk setting on. I can give the mix a little bit of gain at the end with some Neve color, but I retain the sound and dynamics of the mix that I want. I don't know anyone else who does this, and I've been pleased with the results I get.
I do this as well, just so you don't feel alone. I have the 5012 and 5043 wired to the patchbay so I can track with them and then reroute for mixing, inline or parallel to the mix buss. Then I print back to PT if I like the results.
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It's very good and seems to have a permanent price drop now.
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