Rupert Neve Designs 5057 Orbit

16 x 2 Summing Mixer With Silk

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16x2 summing mixer using Class-A circuit design with custom transformers and Rupert Neve’s Silk Red and Blue circuitry and Texture.

At a glance

  • 16 Channel +/- 21V Class-A mix buss for massive headroom
  • Silk Red & Blue modes with Texture control to precisely dial in the desired amount of classic tone
  • Dual-tap output transformers create rich harmonic character without clipping the next device in the chain
  • Mono switches enable you to precisely center any mono mix elements like vocals, kick, snare and bass
  • Exceptional linearity and accuracy, better than +/-0.1dB per channel
  • Ultra-low crosstalk for wide-open stereo imaging and sonic depth
  • Expandable for higher channel count via bus link to other 5057 units
  • Repeatable, rapid DAW-based recall while adding the rich, unrivalled sound quality of Rupert Neve Designs
  • Robust and compact 1U chassis design with DB25 inputs and XLR outputs
  • Combine with other Rupert Neve Designs summing products to create a world-class modular mix system

The Rupert Neve Designs 5057 Orbit is a 16x2 summing mixer using Class-A circuit design with custom transformers and Rupert Neve’s Silk Red and Blue circuitry and Texture.

The Rupert Neve Designs 5057 Orbit delivers the tone, punch and open soundstage associated with its class A analogue summing for the past 60 years and transforms sterile mixes into vibrant, clear and deep while keeping the convenience of mixing with a DAW.

Custom Transformer

At its heart, the 5057 Orbit features a highly custom output transformer configuration originally found on the Shelford Channel. the output transformer feeds two different outputs, a Main output and a -6dB output. The lower output can drive the 5057 hard without clipping the AD converter or the next device in the chain. 

Hitting the output transformer towards saturation will create music harmonics and a glue that will bring digital mixes to life, adding richness, harmonic complexity and depth unlike anything else.

This transformer colouration is the essence of Rupert Neve’s legacy throughout the years. 

Rich Texture and Sound

In addition, the 5057 includes Rupert Neve’s renowned Silk circuit with both Silk Red and Silk Blue options (available at a press of a button), giving you additional control over the harmonic density and tonality of the mix.

Used with the Silk Red mode, it will boost the transformer saturation in the high and high mid-region, creating a vibrant midrange full of natural presence often associated with Rupert Neve’s vintage equipment.

On the other hand, the Silk Blue will excite the lows and low midrange, adding density, thickness, and weight, ideal for thin-sounding mixes.

The Silk brings highly musical harmonics to the mix based on the amount of Texture applied.

By driving a mix hard and combining Silk and texture controls, the 5057 provides a rich saturated sound full of a vintage vibe. For situations where a clean and open sound is required, disengage the Silk texture.

Accurate with Wide Stereo Image

Each channel of the 5057 has been set with precision within +/-0.1dB and has extremely low crosstalk. This ensures the widest and most accurate stereo image, resulting in superior depth and detailed audio rendition. 

Modular by Design 

Multiple units can be chained together using the Buss Link connections allowing for larger track counts. Alternatively, it can be used with the 5059 Satellite for additional summing flexibility and routing.

Paired with the 5060, the Orbit creates a core of a world-class analogue modular console system capable of rivalling any large-scale studio setup.

Perfect integration with DAW Systems

The simple design of the Orbit makes it easy to recall a session and set its level with precision while adding the rich tone of Rupert Neve’s Class A transformer-coupled designs.

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