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TC Electronic Powercore X8 DSP Rack Processor

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Improve your studio production instantly with the addition of a PowerCore X8 rackmount processor which features 8 fast DSPs, ample RAM, and 14 built ...Click To Read More About This Product

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With Powercore X8, even a laptop can become a world-class production suite.

Improve your studio production instantly with the addition of a PowerCore X8 rackmount processor which features 8 fast DSPs, ample RAM, and 14 built in plug-ins. Whether you're reworking a complex mix on a laptop or other complicated, demanding projects like mastering dynamics in the recording studio, the PowerCore X8's internal floating-point Power PC and 150MHz Motorola DSPs will provide optimal signal processing as well as solid integration with your DAW, without draining your CPU's resources.

PowerCore X8 ships with PowerCore 3.0 software, a vast update to the previous incarnations and features new interfaces for each of the plug-ins, liquid signal meters for better overview during mixing and mastering, parallel compression, as well as a redesigned sidechaining option. The collection of plug-ins includes a virtual finalizer (Master X), a vintage compressor, voice channel stripper, two TC-quality reverbs, modulation effects, EQs, synthesis, and more. You also get a voucher worth $500, which you can redeem at www.TC-Now.com for additional PowerCore plug-ins that fit your needs.

The PowerCore X8 signal processor is compatible with all VST host applications, Apple's AU format, and RTAS (Pro Tools) via a wrapper obtainable at www.fxpansion.com, It also works with several film and post applications making it a highly versatile and desirable piece of hardware for any professional studio engineer or musician.

FEATURES
  • 19" rack space
  • 8 150MHz Motorola DSPs for running a massive number of high-end plug-ins
  • 14 very versatile plug-ins included: 24/7¬ĘC Character
  • Chorus¬ĘDelay, ClassicVerb, DeNoise, Dynamic EQ, EQSat, Filtroid, MasterX3, MegaReverb, PowerCore 01, Tubifex, PowerCore CL, VoiceStrip
  • Built-in demo system for all TC distributed optional plug-ins
  • $500 voucher for customizing the plug-in bundle
  • Very broad ecosystem of optional TC and 3rd-party plug-ins
  • Compatibile with all VST host applications, such as Nuendo, Ableton Live, Cubase, Sonar, Wavelab, Acid, Sound Forge, numerous film & post applications, and more
  • Compatible with AU format and host applications like Logic, GarageBand, and more
  • Compatible with RTAS (Pro Tools) via wrapper attainable at www.fxpansion.com
SPECIFICATIONS
System requirements
    Mac:
    • Desktop or laptop, G4, G5, or Intel (733mHz or better)
    • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    • 512 MB RAM or more
    • X8, FireWire and Compact: 400 MBit FireWire connector (IEEE 1394)
    • PCI mkII and Unplugged: A free PCI/PCI-X slot
    • PowerCore Express: A free PCI Express slot
    • VST, Audio Units or RTAS) compatible application such as Logic, Nuendo, Live, or Digital Performer
    Windows PC:
    • Desktop or laptop.
    • Pentium 4, 1.4 Ghz or better
    • Windows XP or higher
    • 512 MB RAM or more.
    • FireWire and Compact: 400 MBit FireWire connector (IEEE 1394)
    • PCI mkII and Unplugged: A free PCI/PCI-X slot
    • PowerCore Express: A free PCI Express slot
    • VST, Audio Units or RTAS) compatible application such as Nuendo, Cubase SX, Sonar, or Live
    • Comes with 8 x 512 kWords of SRAM (kWord = 24-bit wordlength)
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    Garbage - avoid

    By Greg Martin

    from Edmonton AB

    Craps out constantly and is sure to ruin your mixing sessions. TC Electronics support is non-existant. Check the TC users forums if you need confirmation.

     
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    Defective Product

    By Ike-geuRD

    from College station

    The theory of this would be sweet, but sadly it never works. After several reboots it will work for an hour or so but most of the time only 4 dsp chips will show up instead of 8 dsp chips. I thought I was alone in this however after reading user forums everyone is having the same problem. Do not buy...

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