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TC Electronic Unleashes PowerCore Compact

Lightweight and portable hardware platform with FireWire ports (September 21, 2004)

PowerCore Compact

PowerCore Compact

TC Electronic introduces PowerCore Compact, a lightweight and portable hardware platform with FireWire ports for easy laptop connection. Right out of the box, the 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. PowerCore Compact will ship at the beginning of October a tEUR760515andUSD995MSRP.

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 "analog" filter bank Filtroid, and Master X3, the virtual incarnation of the TC Electronic Finalizer.

Like all PowerCore devices, 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: "There 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."

About The PowerCore Platform
PowerCore is the open platform DSP engine for professional signal processing for Mac and PC. Its serious processing power seamlessly integrates with any Audio Units- or VST compatible host application. PowerCore includes a number of world-class quality TC plug-ins right out of the box. Optional plug-ins are available from TC and a growing number of respected 3rd-party developers such as Access, Sony Oxford, Novation, Noveltech, TC-Helicon, Waldorf and D-Sound. The PowerCore platform consists of PowerCore Element, PowerCore Compact and PowerCore FireWire.

About TC Electronic
TC Electronic was founded in 1976 with the objective of developing, manufacturing and marketing first class audio products that provide lasting user value for audio professionals and musicians.

Based in Risskov, Denmark, TC sell their products through a dedicated sales force in Europe, and through sales subsidiaries located in Los Angeles (for the North American markets), Mexico (for the South American markets), Beijing (China), and Tokyo (Japan). Independent distributors cover other markets. Currently TC employs close to 185 people worldwide working in 15 different countries.

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