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danickstr

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Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« on: February 16, 2006, 11:06:19 am »

Has anyone seen any reviews on this thing?
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2006, 11:59:02 am »

This month's TapeOp. And they like it. (Its Rupert, after all!)

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006, 12:01:42 pm »

I will check it out...thanks for the tip!
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006, 12:06:09 pm »

does anyone else find it ironic that it costs around $1600 to emulate tape?

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2006, 02:13:58 pm »

scottoliphant wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 12:06

does anyone else find it ironic that it cost's around $1600 to emulate tape?



Does anyone find it ironic that Neve calls it "True Tape Emulation"?

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2006, 06:57:38 pm »

scottoliphant wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 12:06

does anyone else find it ironic that it cost's around $1600 to emulate tape?

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006, 01:11:42 pm »

I heard it at Wagener's on a few sources.  It didn't impress me much, but I have no business reviewing high end gear on this site.

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006, 05:39:50 am »

bobkatz wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 11:13

scottoliphant wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 12:06

does anyone else find it ironic that it cost's around $1600 to emulate tape?



Does anyone find it ironic that Neve calls it "True Tape Emulation"?

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006, 01:00:23 am »

Bryson wrote on Sun, 19 February 2006 10:39

bobkatz wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 11:13

scottoliphant wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 12:06

does anyone else find it ironic that it cost's around $1600 to emulate tape?



Does anyone find it ironic that Neve calls it "True Tape Emulation"?

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 01:45:48 pm »

I've been up on some salines.

They hadn't been taken care of very well... they were kinda stiff.
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006, 05:15:23 pm »

bobkatz wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 14:13

scottoliphant wrote on Fri, 17 February 2006 12:06

does anyone else find it ironic that it cost's around $1600 to emulate tape?



Does anyone find it ironic that Neve calls it "True Tape Emulation"?

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to his defense, he markets it as "True Tape" Emulation, like it's a tape emulator with the branding of "true tape" on it, not as one phrase.
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2006, 08:44:43 pm »

1600 hundred bucks would be cheap compared to the cost of installing a studer and maintaining it, although in this case of course before the pundits run to correct me, there could only be 2 channels down at a time.  9600 (6 boxes) would be req'd to do a decent drum kit, but still could be worth it if it does its job.
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2006, 10:02:26 pm »

$10,000 for 12 channels of tape emulation! there's your studer? or at least an ampex 1600 and a decent console?

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2006, 10:18:31 pm »

nrosborough wrote on Mon, 27 February 2006 17:15



to his defense, he markets it as "True Tape" Emulation, like it's a tape emulator with the branding of "true tape" on it, not as one phrase.




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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006, 02:52:41 am »

There was a review in TapeOp saying that only the 15 ips mode was really practical and that the 7 ips mode on anything other than minute drive really sounded over done. Thats just what i read from the review though, never have seen or heard one myself.
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