Rupert Neve Designs proudly release their new bus compressor, the 5254 dual diode bridge compressor.
The 5254 has two channels of iconic diode bridge compression, thoughtfully improved and refined for modern tracking, mixing, and mastering.
Since the early 1970s, Rupert Neve’s early diode bridge compressors have been revered for the punch & glue they bring to drums, instruments, and the mix buss – but these desirable characteristics were unfortunately accompanied by inflexible controls and fairly limited versatility. Rupert Neve Designs created the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor to capture the soul of these coveted compressors while providing modern updates including advanced timing control, significantly lower noise, fully stepped controls throughout, higher voltage power rails, and internal parallel processing capabilities.
Watch the introduction video
“The 5254 is the latest example of Rupert Neve Designs taking a classic circuit, developing it even further for modern applications and exceeding all sonic expectations in doing so. It’s surprisingly versatile and performs brilliantly on both individual instruments and stereo program. Returning the test unit was a difficult promise to keep.”
John O’Mahony, Mixer / Producer
(Matt Maeson, Sara Bareilles, The Kills)