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DSP Board from TC Electronic belonging to the Powercore series.

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  • PowerCore

    TC Electronic PowerCore FireWirePublished on 04/21/13 at 12:16
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    having the DSP for plugs and thus relieved my machine.

    For what purpose?
    I used mainly for master especially with the master x3 which is a very good multi-band compressor.
    but also for the filter very interested and are synth that is a replica of SH 101 with a very special and pleasant to the ear grain.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable?
    on mac it will RAS I do not test on PC.

    Are they often updated?
    anymore but they are stable enough for it is useless to change.

    What you get lag?
    it's almost instantaneous but I think it also depends on the machine.

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is done it without problems?......
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    having the DSP for plugs and thus relieved my machine.

    For what purpose?
    I used mainly for master especially with the master x3 which is a very good multi-band compressor.
    but also for the filter very interested and are synth that is a replica of SH 101 with a very special and pleasant to the ear grain.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable?
    on mac it will RAS I do not test on PC.

    Are they often updated?
    anymore but they are stable enough for it is useless to change.

    What you get lag?
    it's almost instantaneous but I think it also depends on the machine.

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is done it without problems?
    no problem just follow the instruction.

    The general configuration is easy?
    yes like any VST or Audio Unit.

    Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
    not mac.


    The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    I do not know I did not open.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    about 7 or 8 years.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    in DSP as this is the first one I tested.

    What is the particular feature you like best and least?
    to +
    -It frees the CPU for the machine.
    -Synth is really good.
    The multi-band compressor is fine too.
    to the -
    -Rack takes up, I think a pci express would be more practical.

    How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    when I was bought a while ago now it was worth the shot.
    for my firewall today I will not repeat DSP system whatsoever because my machine the ability to run all my need for plugs or synthetic.
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  • TC Electronic PowerCore FireWirePublished on 09/04/05 at 03:44
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    External DSP card effect
    Connects FireWire (possibility of chanage 2 Units)
    Many plug-in quality. (14 if I remember correctly ...)

    UTILIZATION

    No problem to use, easy instalation and connection could not be more simple.
    Only inconvniant, it is better not connect the PowerCore FireWire bus on utilisbr /> The plugs are easy to use
    The manual is very well Designed with a clear explanation of each effect
    I do not 10 because of a few dcrochages sync ...

    GETTING STARTED

    The effects are powerful trs, Night compressors and rverbs.
    There is everything ....
    Deplus, many additional plug are available in BMD, with a quality monster (VSS3, MD3, Sony Oxford, etc.)

    OVERALL......
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    External DSP card effect
    Connects FireWire (possibility of chanage 2 Units)
    Many plug-in quality. (14 if I remember correctly ...)

    UTILIZATION

    No problem to use, easy instalation and connection could not be more simple.
    Only inconvniant, it is better not connect the PowerCore FireWire bus on utilisbr /> The plugs are easy to use
    The manual is very well Designed with a clear explanation of each effect
    I do not 10 because of a few dcrochages sync ...

    GETTING STARTED

    The effects are powerful trs, Night compressors and rverbs.
    There is everything ....
    Deplus, many additional plug are available in BMD, with a quality monster (VSS3, MD3, Sony Oxford, etc.)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for 6 months, I used for each project.
    This card allows the use of effects of quality with minimal CPU load, allowing you to run big project.
    Once acquired, we quickly realized we had not lost his money ...
    It is unfortunate that additional plugs are as expensive ... makes you want to ... when you hear the sound that you can have! (Plugs from the M6000 ..... adj !!!!) but what to do with those provided!
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  • TC Electronic PowerCore FireWirePublished on 09/29/07 at 10:30
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    Laptop Pentium M 2.0 Gz, 2GB ram, 80 GB HD int and ext HD 250 GB, MOTU 828 MKII sound card.

    I bought basically the PC to mix our record without investing in a machine flopped expensive hardware. The EFET and treatment seem to me of very good quality (for that price anyway)

    UTILIZATION

    Installation without difficulty and it's not complicated understanding of use. The PC does not seem to get along well with my sound card of the era (ECHO INDIGO DJ) c but perfect with my MOTU.

    The manual is a little too succinct at the rglage effects.

    GETTING STARTED

    Drivers with no problem, frquemment updated. Used to dpart with BRAINSPAWN FORTE (I used the effects live on the voice that came......
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    Laptop Pentium M 2.0 Gz, 2GB ram, 80 GB HD int and ext HD 250 GB, MOTU 828 MKII sound card.

    I bought basically the PC to mix our record without investing in a machine flopped expensive hardware. The EFET and treatment seem to me of very good quality (for that price anyway)

    UTILIZATION

    Installation without difficulty and it's not complicated understanding of use. The PC does not seem to get along well with my sound card of the era (ECHO INDIGO DJ) c but perfect with my MOTU.

    The manual is a little too succinct at the rglage effects.

    GETTING STARTED

    Drivers with no problem, frquemment updated. Used to dpart with BRAINSPAWN FORTE (I used the effects live on the voice that came into input, but the latency was quickly empch such use), I use Cubase SX now. Latency dpend lot of paramtrage and sound card, not possible to say how it is. However, to function, it is quite important concerver latencies, which is not very serious mix). In any case, the PC is what I expected of her.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years, and everything is just good prs (I have a few "dsynchros" which forces me to restart the computer project when cell arrives, but must be once every 30 hours of work not dramatic, especially as a Cubase does not crash so far so I can save). For someone who has the same buying motivations than I am, my opinion is a good investment trs.

    I bought the ACCESS VIRUS POWERCORE later and Fidler is the original (without the countless bugs of this hardware!).

    An important detail: The licenses of plugs that you buy an option are not claimed because the license is binding for life with the serial number of your PC. If you buy one used, so it can be good to get this dj quip that interests you because you can not buy plug-hand. (I wanted to sell my VIRUS TC and I have to refund the buyer 10 days because of a APRS).
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  • TC Electronic PowerCore FireWirePublished on 02/19/08 at 21:31
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    T say everything on performance.
    The 4x Motorola processors have enough memory and power to load 10 SSV3 reverbs and compressors 100. So for example I do not see too much to buy intrt X8 offers a memory that will never be used.
    It is in my opinion the hardware has to be the mastering and mix with the Focusrite Liquid Mix.
    Mention specially for the magnificent reverbs sound better than most plug-ins and of course do not process the computer.
    Come of good plugins so you can make your life without buying other plugs, the Master x3 is superb, the Master Verb, Character, the guitar amp sounds, the channel, a nice synth, nothing is missing in The pack comes with and the quality is to......
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    T say everything on performance.
    The 4x Motorola processors have enough memory and power to load 10 SSV3 reverbs and compressors 100. So for example I do not see too much to buy intrt X8 offers a memory that will never be used.
    It is in my opinion the hardware has to be the mastering and mix with the Focusrite Liquid Mix.
    Mention specially for the magnificent reverbs sound better than most plug-ins and of course do not process the computer.
    Come of good plugins so you can make your life without buying other plugs, the Master x3 is superb, the Master Verb, Character, the guitar amp sounds, the channel, a nice synth, nothing is missing in The pack comes with and the quality is to go.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs symple really, I have not had any compatibility problems with my firewire card. Aa say nothing of the cot, plug and play.

    GETTING STARTED

    I have had the Creamware, the UAD-1 and Korg Oasys, so I can compare. I also have the latest Lexicon.
    - Creamware: unstable plant regularly. The original plugs but not trs pro, a big problem with effects that require line delays (reverbs, delays, chorus, flagers etc ...) because the memory for the delay is that of the computer which requires using the bandwidth of the PCI bus and therefore two reverbs and a plant.
    - The Oasys: a big m.rde .. only works on Win95 and Mac OS 9
    - The UAD-1, uses the reputable Universal Audio Fast Fashion in good vintage compressors, except that despite an effort in the designs of plugs, the likeness s'arrte. The quality overall is mdiocre plugs, compressors do not sound as well as the true course and reverbs are worse than Freeverb ...
    - The Powercore: for me the best, trs stable used by many groups on scne the REFERENCE mastering the MX3, the REFERENCE of reverbs with the algorithm of the M6000, the REFERENCE of synths with a Virus C optional (Powercore Virus).

    PowerCore Integrates perfectly with the DAW with plgus VST / AU / RTAS. Only one regret, not enough for some preset plugs and a rather ugly interface for rverbs.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for years, I started with an Element, and I now have a firewire.
    The MX3 is a great multi-band compressor, the reverbs sound really basic, not really need to buy plug in options has less be a purist when it MUCH carefully s'apperoit the sound base is virtually identical, the SSV3 has more possibilities of it but did nothing rvolutionnaire. 2 is the NonLin crative and original.
    The sound was something special that makes your exact ring trs PRO on. The presets are raliss and we feel that there is exprience and use feedback from the studio with producer amlior the product.
    So great product, many who watched.
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  • TC Electronic PowerCore FireWirePublished on 08/11/09 at 05:30
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    I chose this machine because I wanted to gain power CPU without changing the computer, I also wanted to improve the "mastering" of my pieces. I have an iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram, 2.16GHz ) I'm using the poco with Logic Audio and Ableton Live.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stables.Pour the moment, I was not able to crack the four DSPs, but at the same time I only use compressors, reverb in one or two SEND and the Master x3 ... so I do not push the machine.

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is no problem s'ait must just be careful how you plug the audio card (Firewire) and external hard drives (firewire in tjs). the config is clear, I regret that the poco plugin shows ALL in......
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    I chose this machine because I wanted to gain power CPU without changing the computer, I also wanted to improve the "mastering" of my pieces. I have an iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram, 2.16GHz ) I'm using the poco with Logic Audio and Ableton Live.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stables.Pour the moment, I was not able to crack the four DSPs, but at the same time I only use compressors, reverb in one or two SEND and the Master x3 ... so I do not push the machine.

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is no problem s'ait must just be careful how you plug the audio card (Firewire) and external hard drives (firewire in tjs). the config is clear, I regret that the poco plugin shows ALL in the window of Ableton Live. It's drunk, because there BCQ plug which I have not the license! Manuel? no manual, you have to download .. print ... read ... It's going :-)
    sinbon all the plugs are of quality for a price "reasonable" compared to the number of plug supplied

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it? 6 months. What is the particular feature you like best and least? Plus: THE MASTER MEGA REVERB and x3 and Dynamic Eq! the rest of the plugins Deliv are generally of good quality, easy to use. It's still a good tool that POCO. THE SH101 is nice, it has something to play with.
    Tubifex is good too (not bad at all even!).

    the least: the poco comes with lots of plug which is not licensed with some demos of 20h ... buy it pushes the plug ins (well I say that but once we know the price is forgotten quickly!)
    I'm not a fan of the compressor (trs is good but I wanted even better! gournmandise ah!)
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  • TC Electronic PowerCore FireWirePublished on 12/04/08 at 14:57
    Firewire DSP Interface with a bunch of Effects loaded. It has everything from a very nice sounding vintage compressor to the M3 Mastering plugin. It is also expandable and professional plugins (like Sony Oxford) can be purchased afterwards.
    I use an old PC and have a MOTU2408 with PCI card installed. Since this device and the MOTU PCI card take up a lot of the processing already I have been able to work quite nicely even with an inferior computer (check also my posts about the 2408 and Melodyne).
    I use mainly Steinberg Cubase SX and Wavelab. This unit really works well and is basically plug-and-play. The only problem occurs at times with the firewire port on laptops - but on my Dell......
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    Firewire DSP Interface with a bunch of Effects loaded. It has everything from a very nice sounding vintage compressor to the M3 Mastering plugin. It is also expandable and professional plugins (like Sony Oxford) can be purchased afterwards.
    I use an old PC and have a MOTU2408 with PCI card installed. Since this device and the MOTU PCI card take up a lot of the processing already I have been able to work quite nicely even with an inferior computer (check also my posts about the 2408 and Melodyne).
    I use mainly Steinberg Cubase SX and Wavelab. This unit really works well and is basically plug-and-play. The only problem occurs at times with the firewire port on laptops - but on my Dell laptop I have had as many or few problems as on my PC. Sometimes the unit just doesn't get recognized and rebooting it takes care of the problem.

    UTILIZATION

    As I said the installation worked pretty well. At first my PC didn't recognize the unit though and I had to restart twice to get it working. After that it was smooth sailing (most of the time...).
    TC gives you a lot of nice plugins right away and supplies trial versions of their other products. Those you can use for 10 or 20 hours without restriction - after that you have to buy them. It is a bit annoying that they also show up on the VST folder and you have to remember which ones you own and which ones you don't. So it could easily happen that you use the MX5 instead the MX3 and suddenly it stops working. Some kind of visual filter would have been nice here - but it seems they really want to push their products.

    GETTING STARTED

    The unit is very stable. Every once in a while it can't be recognized but it really doesn't happen often. The latest update was quite nice because it gave a grafic overhaul to most of the plugins...but it seems they also changed the architecture! So after installing the update all my previous projects in Cubase weren't finding the plugins anymore!!! That was really annoying and even though I do like this device it really made me mad. This shouldn't happen with such a prestigious company.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have been using the TC Firewire for about a year now and I think if I spent the money again I would buy a product from Universal Audio. It seems that they have more of a unique sound. The TC Reverb, the Dynamic EQ and the compression are very nice - the same goes for the Master Compressor. I also like the Voice Strip (especially the Vintage preset). There is a lot of potential in this machine but I always have a feeling that they held back the coolest plugins. Yes they gave me Character but I would have prefered the way Universal Audio goes about it. They give you a few basic plugins along with coupons for software you can buy at their online store. That way you get the four or five plugins you really want and need and not twenty plugins that fill up space and will never really see the light of day.
    TC Effekts sound very clean and sometimes a bit cold. But they are very precise and can be used in a lot of ways. I think this product is pretty good but I think for me I would choose a different route next time.
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