TC Electronic Kills Off PowerCore Platform, Announces Crossgrade Options

TC Electronic kills off PowerCore2011 NAMM Show: TC Electronic and Universal Audio have announced a crossgrade option to the new UAD-2 for registered PowerCore users worldwide, as TC Electronic has decided to cease development of the PowerCore product range.

TC Electronic will continue to sell all of the existing PowerCore plug-ins and hardware variants and will keep offering user support for the platform.  In addition, TC Electronic has announced a collaboration with Universal Audio in order to offer a crossgrade program, allowing registered PowerCore users to receive a pack of up to $1,300 worth of UAD Powered Plug-Ins free of charge when registering their newly purchased UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Package.

Details below.

PowerCore Crossgrade

The crossgrade offer is valid from February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. In order to qualify for the crossgrade offer, PowerCore users must register a new UAD-2 package, including the recently announced UAD-2 Satellite Firewire DSP Accelerator, within this period. Further, the offer is only valid to new users, i.e. users that are new to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.

PowerCore users, who qualify and want to make use of this offer, simply have to register their newly purchased UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Package via Universal Audio’s website. During the registration process, they just enter the serial number of their PowerCore unit which will trigger the release of the corresponding UAD Powered Plug-Ins.

The crossgrade offer includes three different plug-in packages that are linked to corresponding UAD-2 processor level purchased (SOLO, DUO, or QUAD):

UAD-2 SOLO / SOLO Flexi / SOLO/Laptop crossgrade plug-in package contains:

  • Fairchild ($149)
  • Cambridge ($149)
  • Pultec-Pro ($79)
  • Total Value: $377

UAD-2 DUO / DUO Flexi / Satellite DUO crossgrade plug-in package contains:

  • Fairchild ($149)
  • Cambridge ($149)
  • Pultec-Pro ($79)
  • LA-3A ($149)
  • DreamVerb ($149)
  • Total Value: $675

UAD-2 QUAD / QUAD Flexi / QUAD Omni / Satellite QUAD crossgrade plug-in package contains:

  • Fairchild ($149)
  • Cambridge ($149)
  • Pultec-Pro ($79)
  • LA-3A ($149)
  • DreamVerb ($149)
  • Precision Limiter ($199)
  • Precision Equalizer ($199)
  • Precision Multiband ($249)
  • Total value: $1322

4 thoughts on “TC Electronic Kills Off PowerCore Platform, Announces Crossgrade Options

  1. Such a pity…
    It would have so much interesting to upgrade to the current version of Virus TI, and possibly adapt the Nord Modular 2, both of them using the same DSP…

    Using powercore and audio interfaces, I really liked this company for their computer/music integration, but it seems to be a closed case now. I'm clearly disapointed and will move to other brands…

  2. Giving customers the shaft ! Never buy DSP cards that get shutdown and support dropped, these are expensive things and buying real gear is better.

  3. God that is weird… just a couple hours ago I was first introduced to the TC PowerCore. What exactly is the point of these? They just run custom plugs? I've got a beefy rig and DSP out the ass already with Reaktor. Can I run Reaktor on one of these? Otherwise using an old PC as an effects farm looks a lot cheaper and I can run and write my own DSP.

  4. This is just the first step
    TC appears to be just another hardware vendor starting to run out of business… step by step…
    Next year, they will annouce end of audio interfaces, as all the market will become fully digital
    The following year, they will stop their 19" business, as one core of multicore CPUs will become more powerfull than their 42U racks engines….
    Please, help them to speed up their long agon; they are deeply suffering !

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