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TC Electronic PowerCore FireWire Rackmount Interface  

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    Need blazing-fast, insanely powerful signal processing?

    TC Electronic's PowerCore is the open DSP-platform for rackmount-quality processing inside any VST or AudioUnit compatible audio application such as Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, or Performer. The unique combination of a floating-point PowerPC with 4 Motorola DSPs ensures tight integration into the native world—at the same time maintaining all of the advantages that DSP offers for pristine signal processing. It also ensures that you gain access to all this audio recording and editing power without draining the host computer's resources.

    9 virtual signal processors provide a Finalizer (Master X), vintage compression, a voice channel strip, 2 TC-quality reverbs, modulation effects, EQ, chorus/delay, and a vintage-sounding monophonic synthesizer.

    Aside from the included music recording software, PowerCore users may choose from the growing number of optional TC and 3rd party tools, featuring renowned brands such as Waldorf, Sony, TC-Helicon, DSound - and many more to come. Naturally, the PCI-card and the FireWire version of PowerCore may be used in the same system!

    Important Note
    After receiving your PowerCore go to the TC Electronic website to download software including the PowerCore control program and plug-ins.

    Features
    • 4x Motorola 56K 150MHz DSPs with 512kWords of SRAM per DSP
    • 1x Motorola 266MHz PowerPC processor with 8MB DRAM
    • 3 FireWire channels
    • External power supply

    Order today and get serious DSP power.

     

    PowerCore FireWire Rackmount Interface Specifications:

    • Mac:
    • G3 or G4 with OS X.2 or higher, 256MB RAM, VST compatible host application, most sound systems supported by VST/AudioUnits application. PCI card slot required for PowerCore PCI. PowerCore FireWire requires a 400MB FireWire connector.
    • PC
    • PIII/500 or better, 256MB RAM, WIN XP, VST compatible host application. PowerCore PCI requires a full length PCI-slot and a 3.3V PCI Bus (spec. 2.2). PowerCore FireWire requires a 400MB FireWire connector.
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    2.0

    Disappointing

    By YetAnotherAcousticPlayer

    from Philadelphia area

    Comments about TC Electronic PowerCore FireWire Rackmount Interface:

    I bought this based on TC's reputation and because it was mentioned in an audio engineering training course I was going through. I haven't experienced any of the functional problems mentioned in the other reviews, but I do have to say that I'm disappointed overall - there are not enough really useful plugins included, and the additional plugins for it are very expensive. The MegaReverb plugin in particular (which is supposed to be based on the legendary M5000) is particularly disappointing; not at all what I expected. Get a UAD-2 card instead - it comes with a lot of useful plugins right out of the box, and the additional plugins are reasonably priced.I will say one thing: if TC were to come out with a really good convolution reverb that ran on PowerCore Firewire and wasn't too expensive, I would feel much better about it. But for now, the PowerCore is definitely taking a back seat to my UAD card, and I wish I had spent my money elsewhere.

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    1.0

    Buyer Beware !!

    By BuyerBeware!

    from Boston MA

    Comments about TC Electronic PowerCore FireWire Rackmount Interface:

    I bought this based on TC's reputation; well was I wrong! Powercore does not work stabley at all on OSX 10.5 and above, Win 7, and Vista 32/64.Read the TC forums, customers are angry, TC has been promising 64 bit drivers for over a year, there are none. The 32 bit drivers don't even work on 64 bit machines. They check their forum maybe once a month. They are horrible. Both UADs and Duendes have been working wonderfully since Snow Leopard, Vista etc...Not Powercore. One customer mentioned that there has been NO Firmware update in over 26 months !!!!Waste of time and sure to give you headaches and regrets!

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    4.0

    When It works, you get work done!

    By Pink Noise!

    from Vic Falls

    Comments about TC Electronic PowerCore FireWire Rackmount Interface:

    Not for the faint hearted. It requires attention like a baby, however, when it work, it gives you the results. Do not upgrade software when it's working, you will take a free trip to Hell and it may be a while. Support does come back to you, but sometimes they can't fix the problem, so you wait. Don't expect 100% from it, so ensure you demo what you want from it and ensure that those components work. If you are not a tweaker, leave it alone!

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    1.0

    many issues with soundcards as well as firewire ca

    By dirtyman

    from USA

    Comments about TC Electronic PowerCore FireWire Rackmount Interface:

    many issues with various soundcards, as well as firewire cards. do your research, as it is not a returnable item and you will be left with an expensive purchase that you cannot use!

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