Rupert Neve Designs (RND) are showing up in more and more studios around the world.
Rupert Neve Designs (RND) are showing up in more and more studios around the world. Rupert Neve Designs are Rupert Neve’s circuits, named after the Neve company was sold off and became AMS Neve. AMS Neve continued to produce Rupert’s historic circuit designs, while RND forged ahead with newer creations.
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The Newton Channel Strip is the latest in this long run of preamps, EQs and compressors that began with the Portico series of modules in 2005. Featuring a preamp, EQ and compressor in a 1U unit, the Newton is a mono channel strip waving the RND flag and featuring their famed ‘Silk’ texture control for extra grit and colour where required.
The preamp section of the Newton has Gain (a stepped control) and Trim controls, as well as a high pass filter that can be set from 20Hz up to 250Hz. The EQ and Compressor follow, and their order can be switched depending on your preference for EQ into compressor or vice versa. The EQ Low and High boost/cut, switchable between 60Hz/150Hz and 8kHz/16kHz respectively, while the Mids can be swept from 220Hz to 7kHz to taste. The Compressor has Threshold, Release and (makeup) Gain controls, with the front panel featuring metering for both Gain Reduction and overall Output.
The Newton encapsulates a bunch of the circuits that’ve made RND famous, from their preamps and compressors to the Silk function; and there’s now a unit that does it all. You’ll be sure to see the Newton in a growing number of studio rundown videos that we all seem to love trawling through – and hopefully a pair of Newton’s in your own studio before too long.
For more information, head to Rupert Neve Designs.