Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5033 and 5043 plug-ins released

Dear forum members,

Steinberg is elated to announce the shipping of RND Portico 5033 and RND Portico 5043, two top-notch signal processor plug-ins reflecting the close cooperation between Rupert Neve, Yamaha and Steinberg. Based on Yamaha’s unique VCM technology and approved by Rupert Neve, the RND Portico plug-ins deliver the unparalleled Neve sound that already brought some of the most successful records in music history to perfection.

The RND Portico 5033 is a five-band equalizer with three full parametric filters and one band each of high and low-shelving filters. Whether applied to a single instrument track, the drum bus or the entire mix, the Portico 5033 plug-in will add sonic finesse to your recordings. The RND Portico 5043 plug-in is a high-end compressor featuring two entirely different characteristics, feed-forward and feed-back. By incorporating the punch, warmth and clarity of its hardware counterpart, this plug-in provides uncompromising compression quality for various applications.

RND Portico 5033, RND Portico 5043 and the 5033/5043 bundle are available as boxed version from authorized Steinberg resellers or as boxed and download version from the Steinberg Online Shop. Best of all, both plug-ins are also available as free trial versions. The trial versions come with the same range of functionality as the full versions and may be used without limitations for 30 days.

Watch the exclusive “Behind the Scenes” interview with Rupert Neve and Toshifumi Kunimoto from Yamaha about the early days of audio recording and the evolution of digital modeling technologies.

Here you can download the official Trial version of the Rupert Neve Portico 5033 and 5043 plug-ins: Download Trial Version.


Thanks for the inspiring video, I look forward to buying this package.

Currently demoing these plugins and they are absolutely amazing :open_mouth: I remember the original price was extremely high so I did not even want to demo them but the price seems to be adjusted.

I can’t find trial version on that page

There apparently is no trial version anymore. You cannot find the installers in the Steinberg Download Manager, either. Also, these products are not covered by Zero Downtime. Very strange, indeed. Awesome plugins, but I wouldn’t feel quite right recommending them to anyone at this point.

Edit: It seems there is actually a trial version available. Sorry about the misinformation. See David_W’s post below …

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There appears to be a trial version available from the Steinberg trials page.


Wow! Good find. I stand corrected on that one.

I just noticed the RND Portico plugins are now available in the Steinberg Download Assistant. It’s also an updated version. Unbelievable! Thank you, Steinberg. :grin: