TC Electronic has introduced PowerCore Compact, a lightweight and portable hardware platform with FireWire ports for easy laptop connection.
Twelve plug-ins provide professional processing tools for mixing,
mastering and music production, and the new PowerCore device is
expandable via optional plug-ins from TC Electronic, Sony Oxford,
Access Music and others.
With the included and optional plug-ins, PowerCore Compact can be
optimized for a variety of applications such as mastering, vocal
processing and sound design. On top of the nine standard included
plug-ins for the PowerCore platform – two types of reverb, two types of
compressors/limiters, a chorus/delay, a parametric EQ, a synthesizer, a
complete voice channel and a guitar amp simulator – PowerCore Compact
comes with the brand new Character?„? plug-in from Noveltech, the dual
?€œanalog?€ filter bank Filtroid, and Master X3, the virtual
incarnation of the TC Electronic Finalizer?„?.?€
PowerCore Compact supports any VST or Audio Unit based digital
audio workstation. It moves professional signal processing beyond the
walls of the studio, and has the capability to run multiple reverbs,
virtual Finalizers and other high-end effects simultaneously. The
PowerCore Compact comes with a 266 MHz PowerPC and two 150 MHz Motorola
DSPs each with 512 Kb Ram, and it connects instantly to computers via
FireWire connectors. Multiple PowerCore Compacts can be combined with
each other or with several PowerCore FireWires and/or PowerCore
Elements for even more power.
Thomas Valter, Product Manager at TC Electronic explains: ?€œThere
is no doubt that portability and access to high-quality processing are
key issues for users of professional music and film editing
applications. With the PowerCore Compact, you get both.?€
More information is available at the TC Electronic site.