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Rack-mount summing mixer with 16-channel Class A mix buss for massive headroom and silk Red & Blue modes with Texture control to precisely dial in the desired amount of classic tone
Firmly rooted in six decades of console design experience, the Rupert Neve Designs 5057 Orbit Summing Mixer gives your mixes the legendary tonality, power, and wide-open soundstage that only Rupert Neve’s Class A analog summing can provide. Coupled with Rupert’s famous custom audio transformers and Silk Red & Blue circuitry for variable harmonic saturation, the Orbit launches sterile in-the-box mixes to new heights of tone, depth and clarity – without compromising the recallable convenience and repeatability of your DAW-based workflow.
When you push a mix bus and output transformers towards saturation, the non-linear, musical harmonics that occur are what truly glue a recording together and bring it to life. Rather than using an external summing converter that offers little more than an ultra-clean representation of the in-the-box experience, the RND Orbit Summing Mixer provides the extraordinary richness, harmonic complexity and depth that only a Rupert Neve console can bring to your pro audio mixes.
The RND Orbit utilizes a highly custom output transformer configuration originally developed for the acclaimed Shelford Channel, which provides both a Main Output and a -6dB Output – the latter of which enables you to fully drive the Orbit to achieve more transformer harmonics without clipping the next device in the chain. This unique transformer drive is a hallmark of the sound of Rupert Neve throughout the years – and the sound of countless classic hit records.
Every mix demands its own treatment. In addition to the choice of outputs, the continuously variable Texture control with Silk Red and Silk Blue modes gives you complete control over the harmonic density and tonality of your mix – or lets you keep it utterly pristine and uncolored. The Silk Red mode accentuates transformer saturation in the high and high-mid frequencies to amplify the vibrant midrange harmonics associated with Rupert’s vintage equipment, while Silk Blue accentuates saturation of the lows and low-mids to add thickness and weight to any source – especially useful for “thin-sounding” processors and mixes. Unlike EQ, these Silk & Texture controls saturate the output transformers, and add highly musical harmonics to the source material according to the amount of Texture applied.
Drive the mix bus hard, choose your Silk flavor, and crank the Texture knob for a rich, saturated, vintage vibe – or disengage Silk entirely for clear, wide-open sonic beauty. The choice is yours.
While the Orbit is an extremely effective tool on its own, multiple units can be combined through the Buss Link for a higher channel count. The 5057 Summing Mixer can also be used as a building block in an expandable summing system utilizing the 5059 Satellite for flexible summing & routing, and the 5060 Centerpiece for additional mixing and monitoring features. These units create the core of a world-Class Analogue modular console system rivaling any traditional large-scale studio setup.
With precisely fixed channel levels and accurate mix bus attenuation via high-quality stepped switching, the Orbit’s purist signal path has vanishingly low crosstalk, and channels matched to within ±0.1 dB. This provides your mixes with the widest and most accurate stereo image, the greatest depth, and the most direct signal path, allowing you to hear every single detail of your mixes.
Frequent recalls can be a challenge for modern mix engineers. The Orbit’s elegant simplicity and fixed level accuracy provides rapid, repeatable DAW-based recall from mix to mix, while adding the rich, unrivaled sound quality of Mr. Neve’s Class A transformer-coupled mix bus channel summing mixer.
There are other summing solutions in the world – but only the 5057 Orbit, 5059 Satellite, and 5060 Centerpiece give you the legendary sound of Rupert Neve Summing Mixers.
|Input Connectors||Analog DB25|
|Output Connectors||1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR|
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