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Which Neve Portico
Old 13th October 2013
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Which Neve Portico

Hi Slutz

I intend to invest in a Neve Portico 5017 but the other Neve Porticos are similar.

All I want it for is Vocals, Bass Di and Guit.

Would anyone be able to suggest the best model to go for.

I have tonnes of great eq's and compressors in my PT10 and I just can't work out which Neve I would benefit from the most.

Thanks in advance dudes.

Old 13th October 2013
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Portico II channel ...on it's best day your PT 10 only wishes it sounded this good.

If you think it does...either better monitors or better ears are in order.
Old 13th October 2013
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Portico II channel is great as said. So flexible with the silk. The compressor is nicely transparent but not sterile as we'll. had loads of use from the eq. I haven't heard the other portico stuff to compare, but from what I've heard the channel strip is the best of the bunch. Try them out if you can though.
Old 14th October 2013
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I've got a 5017 and have used the Portico strip. (I also have some 5012 pres, 5043 comps, and a 5033 eq.)

The 5017 is a great box, especially for remote recording and mobile gigs. You'll not be unsatisfied with what it does, but it can't really be compared to the channel strip, which has an outstanding EQ section, and a much more flexible compressor.

I'm not going to get into a hw vs software discussion (I use a lot of plug ins too) but I think you would really enjoy having a hardware eq and comp for tracking. Its just a different ballgame in my experience. I do understand sometime its just not in the budget.
Old 16th October 2013
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Thank you all so much my friends, I very much appreciate your advice, I think I will aim for the channel strip if I can.

All the best
Old 16th October 2013
Anyone compare the 5012, 5017 directly with the Portico II channel strip? In terms of just preamp, is there a difference?

I've been told the 511 and 5012 are similar...and would assume the Portico II is definitely better but hard to quantify.
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