Rupert Neve Designs unveil Newton Channel

Rupert Neve Designs have introduced the discharge of the Newton Channel, a new channel strip that mixes a Class-A mic preamp, three-band EQ and VCA compressor, and in addition presents a vary of tonal choices because of the inclusion of the corporate’s Pink and Blue Silk circuits.


The Newton Channel’s preamp part guarantees to ship the tight, clear and detailed sound that Rupert Neve Designs are famend for. Though tailor-made to be used with microphones, the enter is claimed to be equally comfortable accepting line-level indicators, permitting the unit to be utilised as a mixing instrument along with excelling at monitoring duties.

A 12-position rotary change presents as much as 66dB of acquire in 6dB steps, while a Trim management supplies a additional ±6dB for fine-tuning and degree matching when working with stereo arrays. A variable high-pass filter starting from 20 to 250 Hz can be current, together with a polarity button and switchable phantom energy.


The unit’s EQ part has been designed with pace and adaptability in thoughts, providing three bands of equalisation through a simplified set of controls. The low- and high-frequency shelf bands and provide ±12dB of adjustment, with switches permitting their frequencies to be set to 60/150 HZ and eight/16 kHz respectively.

The mid-range part once more incorporates a ±12dB vary, and might be regularly adjusted between 220Hz and 7kHz, with RND’s engineers rigorously selecting a fastened Q setting which goals to supply a stability between musicality and precision.

All the controls make use of 31-detent potentiometers, and the part might be independently bypassed, permitting to customers to audition their settings rapidly and simply.


The subsequent part is supplied with the most recent iteration of the corporate’s VCA compressor. The Threshold management presents a vary of +20 to -30 dBu, and compression will start with a comfortable knee at a 2:1 ratio as soon as indicators rise above the outlined threshold. Launch occasions might be set between 50 and 500 ms, and the part is able to offering as much as 20dB of make-up acquire.

31-detent potentiometers are once more used for every of the part’s controls, and the person bypass is joined by a Pre EQ change, permitting the compressor circuitry to be positioned both earlier than or after the EQ part.


While the Newton Channel is designed to ship a clear and clear sound, it is usually potential to introduce some ‘character’ because of the addition of the corporate’s Silk characteristic. The ultimate part incorporates a change which supplies a selection of Silk Pink or Silk Blue circuits, and a Texture management defines the general quantity of saturation utilized.

Silk Pink enhances high-mid and high-frequency content material, including a “sparkly sheen” to the sign which is claimed to be very best for sources akin to vocals, pianos, snare drums, strings and different acoustic devices. Silk Blue then emphasises a sign’s low-mid and low-frequency vary, offering some further weight for drums, bass guitars, male vocals and synthesizers.

The unit incorporates a customized transformer output stage, and presents a balanced line-level fundamental output. Moreover, a separate -6dBu output is current, offering the choice to drive the Silk sections tougher to attain extra transformer harmonics with out clipping the subsequent machine within the sign chain. It’s also potential to make use of each outputs on the identical time.

Pricing & Availability

The Newton Channel will probably be accessible in June 2023, priced at $1999.


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