mastering setup neve portico

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by michjassir, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. michjassir

    michjassir Active Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    I was wondering the neve porticos eq will make good eq for mastering. I just bought a portico setup, including 2 eq and a tape driver and u can bus them all together. Im only miising the compressor. I was also wondering if the portico compressor will do the trick or it will be better to get a multiband compressor? Thanku
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    I know a few people that have tried the Portico stuff for 2-bus work - But none who have kept it there. Pretty colorful stuff...

    But on the flip-side, I certainly wouldn't suggest a maul-the-band compressor as a "go to" unit in a mastering rig either... MBC isn't used in mastering nearly as much as the software marketing companies try to lead people to believe ("not nearly as much" meaning "almost never" or "unless something is really wrong").
  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    I don't think the Portico stuff is geared towards mastering, The color and the tiny pots would drive me crazy trying to finesse a mix with. Even the Neve designed Legendary processor lays a heavy hand on things. It's cool sounding for use in mixing and recording so all is not waisted.
  4. cjogo

    cjogo Guest

    In the $100-500 range >>> I would look for a Finalizer, DBX or Behringer DEQ2496 --we tried the "separates" many years ago...ended up with the DEQ direct to a MasterLink.

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