Steinberg has announced the shipping of RND Portico 5033 and RND Portico 5043, two top-notch signal processor plug-ins reflecting the close cooperation between Rupert Neve, Yamaha and Steinberg. Based on Yamaha’s unique VCM technology and approved by Rupert Neve, the RND Portico plug-ins deliver the unparalleled Neve sound that already brought some of the most successful records in music history to perfection.
“At Yamaha and K’s LAB, we apply very strict circuitry modeling if required. This way we can choose how to emulate the sound and tonality of each hardware unit accordingly,” comments Toshifumi Kunimoto, general manager of the Corporate Research & Development Center at Yamaha Corp. “We invest lengths of time to obtain the right sound.”
The RND Portico 5033 is a five-band equalizer with three full parametric filters and one band each of high and low-shelving filters. Whether applied to a single instrument track, the drum bus or the entire mix, the Portico 5033 plug-in will add sonic finesse to your recordings.
The RND Portico 5043 plug-in is a high-end compressor featuring two entirely different characteristics, feed-forward and feed-back. By incorporating the punch, warmth and clarity of its hardware counterpart, this plug-in provides uncompromising compression quality for various applications.
On the Mac, the RND Portico plug-ins require OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6 (32-bit or 64-bit), an Intel Core processor (Intel Core Duo recommended), 1 GB of available RAM, 50 MB of free hard-disk space, a compatible VST 3 or AU host application, a USB-eLicenser (not included), USB port for USB-eLicenser, and an Internet connection for license activation and registration.
The RND Portico 5033/5043 bundle is available at retailers worldwide, and via direct download from Steinberg online for $799.99. RND Portico 5033 and RND Portico 5043 may also be purchased individually for $499.99 each. Free trial versions come with the same range of functionality as the full versions and may be used without limitations for 30 days.