TC Electronic announces that PowerCore 6000 ($3,495), the latest addition to the PowerCore platform, is now shipping. PowerCore 6000 is designed for DAW users and combines TC Electronic’s System 6000 algorithms with its PowerCore platform.
PowerCore 6000 features eight FreeScale DSP engines, the same DSPs used in System 6000, and has an SRAM memory design that supports high-performance reverbs and delays. This enables users to run famous and heralded reverbs and delay-algorithms from System 6000 with popular DAWs such as Apple Logic Pro, as well as with any other VST- and Audio Units-compatible host.
With the inclusion of the System 6000 plug-ins, PowerCore 6000 offers powerful mixing and mastering solutions for DAWs. PowerCore 6000 includes seven pristine plug-in algorithms that are ported 1:1 from System 6000: VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb, NonLin2, DVR 2 Digital Vintage Reverb, MD3 Stereo Mastering, Brickwall Limiter, UnWrap stereo to 5.1 conversion and TapFactory.
PowerCore 6000 includes three of TC Electronic's best reverbs, starting off with the VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb, a genuine and original reverb directly ported from the System 6000. NonLin2 is an effects reverb that differs from the traditional natural-sounding TC reverbs. NonLin2 is capable of generating compact vocal ambience, percussive and dramatic drum sounds, reverse reverbs and completely new “twisted” effects. Completing the reverb section of PowerCore 6000 is DVR 2 Digital Vintage Reverb. Careful attention was put into preserving the qualities of the original EMT250 processor, including sweet modulation, spectral balance, spaciousness and saturation. DVR2 is said to be the most precise EMT250 emulation up to now, and emulates its predecessor in the way parameters interact for different settings.
MD3 Stereo Mastering plug-in
PowerCore 6000 also offers System 6000's high-end mastering tool, MD3 Stereo Mastering. M/S components of a stereo signal can be processed separately and provide more control, making full use of the Spectral Stereo Enhancer. The MD3's mastering options are supported through two more plug-ins: Brickwall Limiter, the plug-in used to get rid of the signals known to generate distortion in consumer CD players, radio processors and data reduction codecs; and Unwrap 5.1, the tool that facilitates smooth and fast stereo to 5.1 up-conversion. Users also get TapFactory, a delay/reverb hybrid based on the Reflector algorithm from System 6000. TapFactory features effects that range from Reverbs such as Ambience and Early Reflections to Delay, and allows individual parameter settings for each of its 24 taps within seconds.
PowerCore 6000 ships with PowerCore software Version 3.2 and is compatible with the latest Mac OS and Windows XP/Vista 32.
For more information, visit TC Electronic's PowerCore 6000 page at www.tcelectronic.com/powercore6000.asp.