Then only the Stereo 1 output would return to your DAW or recorder. For instance, the input signal to a channel is always present on its insert send, allowing a mult for splitting a record signal or for parallel processing that signal; the insert return is only monitored when the Insert button is engaged. Continuously variable control for Silk and Silk+ modes allows the engineer to fine tune the harmonic ratio and tonality of both stereo outputs. I feel that the Satellite contributed to the workflow and helped impart the classic big analog sound we wanted to maintain throughout the process. Rupert Neve Designs: 5059 Satellite Summing Mixer Reviewed by Adam Kagan. Spec-wise, the unit is a thoroughbred. Variable amounts of Red or Blue Silk modes are available to each output bus and provide about three times the amount of color and saturation as the original Portico units can. By now, we are all familiar with the Rupert Neve Designs Portico Series of processors and RND's big-daddy 5088 console [Tape Op #73]. For many interfaces, you may have to back the stereo bus down by as much as 10 dB so as not to overload your inputs. The Silk mode accentuates the transformer saturation in the high frequencies to add a “sparkle” to tracks. One drawback to mixing “in the box” is the inability to use high quality analogue outboard equipment. Over the last few years, these products have proved themselves worthy of the Rupert Neve badge and are now staples in million-dollar facilities and project rooms alike. Built around many of the topologies and custom transformers made famous with the 5088 mixer and Portico II Series, the Rupert Neve Designs 5059 is designed to deliver the ultimate "out of the box" sonics and ergonomics in a 2U, rack-mountable chassis. The 5059 Satellite summing mixer isn’t simply a resistive network with a couple of preamps for output gain. Burl Audio, under the direction of owner/designer Rich Williams, has developed some of the best new recording equipment over the last eight years. I like to maintain a calibrated summing amp to allow recalls and mix consistency, so at the beginning of the project, I ran tones through all the channels and calibrated all the level pots within 0.1 dB of each other. Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Summing Mixer. The +/- 24V class-A topologies in the 5059 have been fine-tuned over a number of years to provide exceptional sonic performance and completely eliminate cross-over distortion. Aside from providing aux functionality with a second 5059 module, the dual stereo outputs of the 5059 are generally used for creating stem mixes. Final Sale. I did not use the inserts on the 5059 because I use a patch bay. In serious audio circles, Rupert Neve needs no introduction. Shelford Shelford Channel 5051 5052 5254. Having fallen foul of a few ADATs back in the day, I badmouthed the sonics of digital: the crispiness, the sterility, the lack of depth, etc. Built around many of the topologies and custom transformers made famous with the 5088 mixer and Portico II Series, the 5059 is designed to deliver the ultimate “out of the box” sonics and ergonomics in a 2U, rack-mountable chassis. The basic building blocks of the Satellite mixer utilize the same custom transformers and Class A circuits that Rupert Neve has designed and implemented in the Portico Series as well as in the venerable 5088 console. 500 Series R10 R6 511 517 535 542 543 545 551. Individual level controls are provided for each channel from -∞ to +10dB. I have a master buss compressor and 5033 and 5032 from RND. $3,995.00. During setup, the sophistication and routing flexibility of this simple-looking box soon become apparent and the manual outlines a few useful routing options. I was an analog snob. the 5033s are very versatile and great sounding eqs, while the 5032s with silk on and off gives great versatility.