The Powercore 6000 from TC Electronic is a FireWire based DSP accelerator and software plug-in bundle that's been designed to give producers the extra processing power they need, and provide them with better sounding tools for computer based audio production (Mac and PC compatible). Included in this system are the same algorithms and DSP/RAM hardware design used in the acclaimed System 6000, which has been used in countless Oscar-winning films and in many high-end mastering facilities.
The Powercore 6000 comes with a formidable set of powerful plug-ins, with the option to add additional effects, instruments, and utilities that were all custom coded to take advantage of the powerful on-board DSP. Dozens of these plug-ins are currently available, and even more are being developed and rolled out in an ongoing basis. Among them you will find offerings from some of the most respected names in the industry, such as Access, Sonnox Oxford, Tube-Tech, and more. Because this software was written specifically to utilize the hardware, their performance and sound quality achieve a much higher caliber. Likewise, the Powercore hardware was tailor-made to support these custom plug-ins.
Using these tools in your DAW isn't any different from using native VST and AU plug-ins. The Powercore tools will work seamlessly with your current work flow. What you gain by choosing this system is access to some of the finest sounding tools in the industry, and the ability to run a great number of them without taxing your host computer's CPU.
- Experience the full potential of plug-ins with dedicated DSP hardware and software that was written to fully take advantage of the extra processing power
- 7 High-quality plug-ins that are exactly the same as the tool's found in the System 6000
- Additional software plug-ins from TC Electronic and 3rd party developers will become available in an ongoing effort to supply Powercore users with more powerful tools
- 3rd Party instruments, effects, and utilities are available from some of the most respected names in the industry, including Access Virus, Sonnox Oxford, Novation, and Tube-Tech
- Dramatically increase the amount of plug-ins you can run without taxing your host computer's CPU
VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb The original reverb ported directly from the System 6000
MD3 Stereo Mastering Process the M and S parts of a stereo signal separately, apply a Spectral Stereo Enhancer, and more. A high-end mastering tool through and through.
BrickWall Limiter Eliminates signals known to create distortion in consumer music player systems and in radio station processing
NonLin 2 Stereo Effects Reverb Provides a unique approach to reverb via untriggered gated reverb and a new "twist" parameter. Build distinct vocal ambiances, transform drum sounds, and uncover new twisted effect sounds.
DVR2 Digital Vintage Reverb A very precise EMT250 emulator
UnWrap Stereo to Surround Conversion Quickly converts a stereo signal into 5.1 surround sound
TapFactory Multi-tap Delay Based on the System 6000 Reflector algorithm, you can create unusual effects with this hybrid of delay and reverb
Also includes 14 high-quality custom Powercore effects:
24/7-C The most desired vintage-style compressor/limiter
Character An intuitive tool that enhances the sonic characteristics of the input material that are pleasing to the human auditory system
Chorus-Delay A modulation multi-effect spatial expander with unique sounding choruses, flangers, slap delays, and more
ClassicVerb Produces the same warm and lush reverbs normally associated with expensive hardware units
DeNoise A useful restoration plug-in that can remove tape hiss, static, and environmental noise
Dynamic EQ Dynamically applied equalization that is useful in mixing and mastering
EQSat Incredibly clean sounding EQ suited for mastering, or any work that needs an exact adjustment
Filtroid Analog sounding filter banks with extensive modulation capabilities
MasterX3 A software incarnation of the TC Electronic Finalizer, one of the most popular mastering processors in the industry
MegaReverb Based on the technology found in the M5000 processor, this is high-end reverb at its finest
PowerCore 01 A monophonic synthesizer based on the venerable SH-101 with some added capabilities
PowerCore CL A vintage compressor/limiter that's been optimized so you can run a lot of them, up to 28 instances can be run on one card
Tubifex Tube amplifier and speaker cabinet modeling based on the classic tone of 12AX7 lamps
VoiceStrip A full-featured vocal processing channel strip with compression, de-essing, a specialized vocal EQ, low cut, and gate