Im going to try the RND Portico 5033 EQ and 5043 compressor
next mounth. They are probably good. But the price is to high
if you compare with other plugins in the same divison. Im mean
for the price of 711 Euro for the bundle for the EQ and the
compressor I can buy Waves Platinum Native Bundle for 769 Euro
witch is a collection of more than 30 plugins. Or I can
buy all of the Abbey Road Plugins for $620 where they also now
have 50% off for a limited time.
I would recommend you to try the plug-ins. Surely you can buy other stuff that is cheaper. But it depends on the viewpoint. Some people are “collecting” plug-ins, having dozens of them, changing them week by week. Others rely on very few plug-ins, which do the things they’re designed for, pretty well. They work with these plug-ins day by day and won’t use other EQs/Comps, as they want to develop a specific sound over the time. The RND Portico plug-ins are more made for these kind of use cases.
Timo, I would like to use Portico plugin as my standard arsenal BUT with hardware knobs. I own the CC121. Can i dream of them working together?. Otherwise i will sell my cc121. Want to use the EQ with pro plug.
My idea of ‘worth it’ involves both functionality and subjective quality, something I believe we all do when assessing any equipment/software.
I downloaded the trial version and set out to compare apples with apples - in this case the stock std Cubase EQ and UAD’s Cambridge.
1)Portico : no low/hi pass cut-off filters (especially weak compared to Cambridge)
2)Portico : unable to invert band-pass filters .i.e less flexible (possible on both Cambridge & Cubase Eq)
3)Portico : no slope control on high pass/low pass (compared to Cambridge)
3) Portico : graphic interaction showing effect of individual bands is really useful and powerful
The audio effect of the filters is probably what everyone would be interested in - to this end I thought a spectrum analysis would make for better discussion, than “it sounds great”…