Good to know that TC are committed to new plugins for their PowerCore system. First available on a PCI card (see our reviews) and now as a FireWire connected rackmount unit the PowerCore takes the strain off your host CPU by using it’s own DSPs to run special PowerCore savvy plug-ins. The latest addition to the range is Filtroid, which consists of two filters with low pass, hi pass and band pass shapes with 12, 18 or 24 db charateristics, and the filters can be used in series or parallel.
Amongst the extensive modulation capabilities you'll find independent LFO's per filter plus the envelope follower, and the external sidechain input even allows you to modulate the filter from another track.
"Utilizing only the processing power of PowerCore, the creative possibilties of Filtroid transform PowerCore into a serious sound design tool, while keeping your host CPU free to meet other creative demands", says product manager John Epperson.
The tempo sync ensures that the filter movements are always syncronized to the speed of the sequencer, and a distortion unit adds an additional edge to the sound if desired.
With serial or parallel filter routing, massive modulation posibilities, side chain input, resonance with self-oscillation, envelope follower, distortion and out of phase modulation, PowerCore users have all the tools they need to make the most extreme filter effects.
Filtroid is the definitive filter plug-in for DAWs!
Shipping: November 2003
Price: €215 ex. VAT / $249 MSRP. A free demo will be available at time of shipping.