Firmly rooted in six decades of console design experience, the 5057 Orbit gives your mixes the legendary tonality, power, and wide-open soundstage that only Rupert Neve's class-A analog summing can provide. Coupled with Rupert's famous custom audio transformers and Silk Red & Blue circuitry for variable, harmonic saturation, the Orbit launches sterile in-the-box mixes to new heights of tone, depth and clarity -without compromising the recallable convenience and repeatability of your DAW-based workflow.
Born to Drive
When you push a mix buss and output transformers towards saturation, the non-linear, musical harmonics that occur are what truly glue a recording together and bring it to life. Rather than using an external summing solution that offers little more than an ultra-clean representation of the in-the-box experience, the Orbit provides the extraordinary richness, harmonic complexity and depth that only a Rupert Neve console can bring to your mixes.
The Orbit utilizes a highly custom output transformer configuration originally developed for the acclaimed Shelford Channel, which provides both a Main Output and a -6dB Output - the latter of which enables you to fully drive the Orbit to achieve more transformer harmonics without clipping the next device in the chain. This unique transformer drive is a hallmark of the sound of Rupert Neve throughout the years - and the sound of countless classic hit records.