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The full range of existing PowerCore plugins are compatible with the new machine, existing authorizations automatically registering with the new hardware. TC provide a range of free EQ, dynamics and mastering plugins with the system as well as their own O1 synth (based on the SH101) with several more developed plugins from third parties notably Sony with their highly regarded Oxford EQ. TC Electronics product manager John Epperson told us that they would be aiming to add three more bundled free plugins per year with more planned, including virtual instruments in the pipeline from third parties.
TC also announced a new voice processing plugin for PowerCore. VoiceModeler utilizes TC Helicon’s unique technology to change or improve the sound of a voice. The realtime process can turn a “thin” vocal into a “throaty” one – or even transform a “male” into a “female” sounding voice. “This unique technology is truly inspiring to work with”, says Ralf Schluenzen, CEO of TC Works. “We’ve all got accustomed to those clichéd pitch effects. VoiceModeler takes vocal processing to a whole new level by providing complete control over the voice sound!”
Shipping: April 2003
Price: US$ 249,- / EUR 215,- (ex. VAT)
The PowerCore platform uses specially coded plugins that utilize the on-board DSP power and leaves the host CPU free, giving you more processing power.
PowerCore FireWire is shipping in May 2003 at 1395 Euros/$USD + tax