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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?

...badly...

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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"?

BK


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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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2006, 02:39:35 am »

Hey Bob K are you talking about a koala or Wild Bill Hickock?   Very Happy
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2006, 04:37:09 pm »

I have the thing and for me its great! It puts weight to the mix.It will give your kick and snare more punch without sounding like a compressor.....also tracking guits. its great more solid. It doent make the material more exciting just stronger.
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2006, 08:53:34 am »

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"?

BK


Does anyone find it ironic that tape machines are gone, and tape emulators are the hottest thing?
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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2006, 04:26:34 pm »

Has anyone who records to tape used one as an effect?

Or is that too much irony?


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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2006, 04:41:34 pm »

Quote:

Has anyone who records to tape used one as an effect?
my 16 track otari mx70 that i got in excellent head condition for the same price does a great job at "true tape saturation".

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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2006, 08:23:10 pm »

Hallams wrote on Tue, 21 February 2006 22:00

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"?

BK


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Re: Portico 5042 Tape emulator
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2006, 04:15:40 pm »

I'am curious about the 5042.

if it works well at what it does, then its a cool idea made manifest.
I think i'll try one out.
I'd like to hear more about it from people who've used  it.
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