Napoli, Italy (August 28, 2018)—Italy’s Polosud Records has returned to analog after more than a decade of digital operation with the installation of a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 mixing console.
Originally formed in 1981 as a rehearsal room and project studio for owner Ninni Pascale’s band Walhalla, Polosud Records became a professional studio in 1987 and a focal point of the Neapolitan music scene. After a “digital switchover” in the late 1990s, which lasted until 2017, Pascale says, “The analog is finally back with the purchase of a great console, the Rupert Neve Designs 5088,” supplied by Rupert Neve Designs’ Italian distributor MidiWare.
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Pascale says, “Having been a Rupert Neve fan for a long time and already having his equipment in my studio, I had the chance to talk about the console during a MidiWare event—and on that occasion, it was love at first sight. I have used a lot of consoles, but the RND 5088 is the ‘true’ mixer for me.”
Pascale’s console is configured with a 16-channel penthouse loaded with 14 channels of Shelford 5052 mic preamp/EQ and two Shelford 5051 EQ/compressor modules. “Working with the Shelford EQs or compressors, you get a feeling of perfect control of the sound—and furthermore, just the simple signal passing through the console gives a sensation of enhancement. But the most significant help that the 5088 gives me is to achieve excellent targets sooner. It is simply about the sound.”
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