Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Transformer

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Rupert Neve Designs MBT Overview

The Rupert Neve Designs MBT (Master Bus Transformer) is a versatile and powerful audio processing unit. It is a stereo audio processor designed to provide tonal shaping and dynamics control for mix buses, stems, or individual tracks.  It is designed to sweeten, enhance, drive, widen, and transform audio source material for musical coloration.

It features a versatile EQ with high and low-frequency shelving, a smooth opto-compressor, and the ‘Silk’ harmonic enhancement circuitry Rupert Neve is known for. The MBT aims to offer flexible tone shaping and compression options to help add depth and dimension to mixes.

The MBT has a simple interface with just a few controls per section. The EQ provides up to +/-9dB of boost/cut on the low and high shelves, with a wide frequency range on each band. The compressor offers variable threshold, release, and ratio controls, plus wet/dry parallel compression. The Silk section recreates Rupert Neve’s famous transformer color through harmonic distortion and frequency-focused drive stages.

Some key benefits of the MBT are its rich, musical sound – courtesy of Rupert Neve, the broad tonal shaping options, intuitive interface, and robust +26dBu maximum input/output levels. It’s built to satisfy professionals in commercial studios and passionate hobbyists alike. The MBT brings coveted Rupert Neve tone-shaping to mix buses, subgroups, and tracks in a simple, flexible 1RU form factor.

Whether used in a professional recording studio or a home audio system, the MBT is a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve the sound of their music.

Select Features of the Rupert Neve Designs MBT

  • Versatile high and low-frequency EQ with up to +/-9dB boost/cut
  • Smooth opto-compressor with variable controls
  • ‘Silk’ harmonic enhancement recreates Rupert Neve’s famous saturation
  • Maximum +26.8dBu input and output levels
  • Intuitive layout and controls
  • Tonal shaping for mixes, subgroups, and tracks
  • Adds depth and dimension to recordings
  • Robust levels to suit professional studio use

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